GeoHECRAS

Who Uses GeoHECRAS?

Designed for civil engineering businesses of all sizes, it is a CAD tool that helps with digital mapping, 2D HEC RAS models, and more.

What Is GeoHECRAS?

GeoHECRAS significantly speeds up HEC-RAS model creation and review, producing better and more accurate results. Rapidly construct HEC-RAS models from a variety of data sources. Accelerate engineering workflow and streamline analysis review. Compute water surface profiles for steady and unsteady flow models, bridge and culvert roadway crossings, FEMA floodplain encroachments, stream restorations, inline reservoir structures, off-channel storage areas, and much more.

GeoHECRAS Details

CivilGEO Inc

https://www.civilgeo.com

Founded 2010

Quickly build 1D and 2D HEC-RAS models using the provided CAD/GIS tools.
Stamp bridge piers into the 2D mesh
Conveyance obstructions can be assigned to the 2D mesh using polylines or polygons. Alternatively, draw conveyance obstructions on the Map View.
Incorporate 2D flow training structures for river and stream restoration projects. Define river structural measures to improve the flow of the river and maintain the channel within the floodway, preventing and reducing river channel migration during flood
In addition to HEC-RAS’ default rectangular (structured) 2D computational mesh, the software can create an adaptive 2D mesh to better represent more complicated 2D flow conditions and structures.
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Quickly build 1D and 2D HEC-RAS models using the provided CAD/GIS tools.-thumb
Stamp bridge piers into the 2D mesh-thumb
Conveyance obstructions can be assigned to the 2D mesh using polylines or polygons. Alternatively, draw conveyance obstructions on the Map View.-thumb
Incorporate 2D flow training structures for river and stream restoration projects. Define river structural measures to improve the flow of the river and maintain the channel within the floodway, preventing and reducing river channel migration during flood-thumb
In addition to HEC-RAS’ default rectangular (structured) 2D computational mesh, the software can create an adaptive 2D mesh to better represent more complicated 2D flow conditions and structures.-thumb

GeoHECRAS pricing overview

GeoHECRAS does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.


Starting Price

Not provided by vendor

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

GeoHECRAS deployment and support

Support

  • Chat

Deployment

  • Windows (Desktop)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Documentation

GeoHECRAS Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Imaging
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Assessment Management
  • Bills of Material
  • CAD Tools
  • Change Management
  • Chemical Management
  • Civil
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Content Library
  • Custom Development
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Analysis
  • Design Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Electrical
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Historical Reporting
  • Manufacturing Design Data
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Planning Tools
  • Presentation Tools
  • Process Control
  • Product Data Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Templates
  • Projections
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Summary Reports
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics

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GeoHECRAS Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.5
Customer Service 4.7
Features 4.5
Value for Money 4.5

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Leonardo S.
President
Civil Engineering, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2018

"Save Time and Effort"

Comments: I have used the model now for over 4 years, and my experiences have been very positive.

Pros: GeoHECRAS provides the features of HEC-RAS, RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, ArcGIS including the Analysis Add-ons, and AutoCAD in one software package, where you can actually see your model as you develop it, add or remove sections, edit bridges and structures, and plot the floodlines. The model includes all the features of these programs that you require for a complete model in one package.

Cons: I cannot think of any significant drawback in GeoHECRAS. As we issue our wish list to the CivilGeo, they proceed to improve the software.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/12/2018
Mark L.
Principal Engineer
Civil Engineering, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/05/2019

"GeoHECRAS is the BEST"

Comments: I do quick studies, where FEMA mapping does not exist, to determine how much of a property is developable for potential developers. I size stream crossings for FEMA “No-Rise” situations. I analyze FEMA floodways where they would be impacted by crossings I size using the software. Mapping is updated by the click of a button for any changes.

Pros: I like the ease of use and fast productivity. I can set up a model from scratch and determine flood elevations in 4 hours. That requires selecting the orthophoto and importing a CAD file to use as a background, importing contours (or LIDAR), turning them into a DTM (which it does very fast), drawing the reach centerline, cutting cross sections, inserting a crossing (if needed), turning on FEMA flood data (FIRM info), determine base flows using USGS Stream Stats inside the software (faster than using a web browser), and I have base flood elevations and floodplain mapping in 4 hours! Technical Support is the best ever! They are always quick to reply to questions with a call. They call periodically to make sure all is well with the software. They provide updated software regularly that makes its use easier.

Cons: I have no complaints. If I ever have a need, they take care of it quickly. They are a pleasure to work with to solve any issues.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/05/2019
Jeremiah S.
Project Engineer
Civil Engineering, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    4/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/10/2019

"Improved functionality for HEC-RAS but at a cost"

Comments: Great customer service from CivilGEO. Improvements to a existing free software. Too expensive for most.

Pros: The additional features that have been added to the HEC-RAS. These features make analysis of the model results easier and more intuitive.

Cons: The subscription-based model of the software distribution. The annual maintenance fee is far too high for smaller firms to justify purchasing the product

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/10/2019
Eric G.
Principal
Civil Engineering, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/01/2019

"Business Owner and Senior Water Resources Engineer Review"

Comments: GeoHECRAS provides cost savings to our clients because it significantly cuts modelling time through ease of use and integrated GIS tools.

Pros: The software allows one to undertake hydraulic analysis in a very efficient manner. The easy to use interface and geographic tools allow you to complete tasks in a much shorter time than using traditional methods. GeoHECRAS provides a cost effective solution compared to other similar softwares with focus on the key tools that are used most often by water resources engineers in southern Ontario.

Cons: After years of use, there is still a lot of room to integrate more features to simplify/automate the modeling design and analysis process.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/01/2019
Phil J.
Hydraulic Engineer
Civil Engineering, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/01/2019

"GeoHECRAS Software Customer Review"

Comments: The software has allowed our company to provide more detail data for our clients in a more timely and efficient manner. State and Federal regulatory agencies seems to like output generated from detail DEM and LIDAR data.

Pros: The software has capabilities to import maps, photographs, and other features available from online sources. These items save time by making them readily available as a component of the software. The capability to provide georeferenced data is helpful in providing solutions to real world problems easily located on the ground. Numerous features to select data from graphical input or from tabular entry of data are very helpful. The capability to merge DEM data sets with CAD or survey data is very helpful. Support team seems to be available and helpful when needed.

Cons: Program is updated frequently. Installation of the updates was cumbersome for me and required help from the support team. The support team did provide tips on how best to address this issue.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/01/2019