HydroCAD

HydroCAD

by HydroCAD Software Solutions

Who Uses HydroCAD?

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.

What Is 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 Details

HydroCAD Software Solutions

http://www.hydrocad.net

Founded 1986

HydroCAD Pricing Overview

HydroCAD has a free version and offers a free trial.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Windows

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

HydroCAD Features

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

HydroCAD Reviews

Showing 5 of 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
Julio a R.
Director
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/02/2018

"intuitive software to deal with complex systems"

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/02/2018
Christine B.
Engineering Technician III
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/05/2018

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

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/05/2018
Verified Reviewer
Highway Design Engineer
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/02/2018

"Great program if I could grasp it. "

Comments: Very accurate and a great way to store information.

Pros: Has a lot of things you can do. Used it for a stormwater detention basin and it did a great job at calculating water flows.

Cons: It was very hard to understand. But maybe if I specialized in hydraulics instead of roads/structures I would understand it more.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/02/2018
Julia M.
Landscape architect
Architecture & Planning, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    1/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    1/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/12/2018

"Hydrographs no longer by hand"

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

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 06/12/2018
Trisha D.
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/12/2016

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

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).

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/12/2016