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CAD solution that enables hydraulic engineers to model drainage systems with tools such as breach simulations, hydrograph routing, reporting on rainfall data, exfiltration calculations & more.

Average Ratings

7 reviews
  • Overall 4 / 5
  • Ease of Use 3.7 / 5
  • Customer Service 3.6 / 5
  • Features 3.4 / 5
  • Value for Money 4 / 5

Product Details

  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Windows
  • Training Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • HydroCAD Software Solutions
  • http://www.hydrocad.net
  • Founded 1986

About HydroCAD

HydroCAD Stormwater Modeling provides easy TR-20, TR-55, SBUH, and Rational hydrology, plus TC calculations, pond storage, outlet hydraulics, pump routing, underground storage, pollutant loading, and more. Version 10.0 adds many new features including direct CAD import, dam breach routing, skimmers, tubes, siphons, local rainfall data import, and a constantly expanding chamber library. Interactive graphical environment is fast and intuitive, producing better results in less time on every project

HydroCAD Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Collaboration
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Export
  • Document Management
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Presentation Tools

HydroCAD Most Helpful Reviews

I use this software quit often and find it to be very user friendly and easy.

Reviewed on 04/05/2018
Christine B.
Engineering Technician III
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Makes my job more efficient.

Pros: I didn't have to do a lot of set up for entering data. Everything is in the manor in which it should be for me (like units, etc.) It prints out reports the way I want them.

Cons: I don't have a stand alone program. It's just through AutoCAD. I am not sure if it is available through stand alone now. We used to have it that way. I like that better. Sometimes the picture of the pond prints off out of place and the letting is too small.

Vendor Response

by HydroCAD Software Solutions on 29/08/2018

Thanks for the review. Please note that HydroCAD has always been a stand-alone Windows application. Although we have the ability to import watershed data from AutoCAD, HydroCAD always runs as a separate stand-alone program and does not require AutoCAD.

intuitive software to deal with complex systems

Reviewed on 18/02/2018
Julio a R.
Director
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: The benefit I get is to do my hydraulics work, recommending solutions that have a support through the reports of network calculations, easy to visualize and that the clients and municipal officials can easily understand

Pros: What I like most is that it deals with complex hydraulic systems through simple mechanisms, easy to visualize and identify in the hydraulic network that is being designed. In the same way, the application handles quantities like flow of entrance, exit and allowed storage, excellent and practical designing tool

Cons: What I like the least is that the design of hydraulic networks there are elements of flow control that make the network more efficient, however, hydrocad does not have an element that identifies it, for example valves or gates

Hydrographs no longer by hand

Reviewed on 06/12/2018
Julia M.
Landscape architect
Architecture & Planning, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Stormwater management plans in compliance with national polution discharge elimination (npdes) law.

Pros: Industry standard for stormwater analysis and design..

Cons: Just such a bugger to use... the graphics are odd

Can't complain, not too flashy but great where it counts

Reviewed on 15/12/2016
Trisha D.
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I used HydroCAD for one of my Civil Engineering classes in college. I like that it treats designs realistically, for example, if a building is not fully or functionally shaped, the software shows weird designs (great feedback).

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Reviewed on 04/04/2017
James R.
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Used software for about 1 month helping customer with a project. The software was easy to use. I found the commands simple and easy to understand

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