Who Uses This Software?

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

Average Ratings

14 reviews
  • Overall 4.5/5
  • Ease of Use 4.5/5
  • Customer Service 4.8/5
  • Features 4.4/5
  • Value for Money 4.5/5

Product Details

  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Windows
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • CivilGEO Inc
  • https://www.civilgeo.com
  • Founded 2010

About 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 Features

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

GeoHECRAS Most Helpful Reviews

GeoHECRAS is the BEST

Reviewed on 24/05/2019
Mark L.
Principal Engineer
Civil Engineering, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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.

Business Owner and Senior Water Resources Engineer Review

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

Great Resource

Reviewed on 05/12/2019
Verified Reviewer
Civil Engineer
Civil Engineering, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: We are able to build models and edit much faster. Makes interacting with GIS/CADD files much easier as well.

Pros: Makes building models very simple and fast.

Cons: It tends to crash fairly easily/often, especially if there is a large surface.

Improved functionality for HEC-RAS but at a cost

Reviewed on 31/10/2019
Jeremiah S.
Project Engineer
Civil Engineering, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
2/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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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

GeoHECRAS Software Customer Review

Reviewed on 20/01/2019
Phil J.
Hydraulic Engineer
Civil Engineering, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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.

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