Who Uses This Software?
Global civil engineering companies.
Average Ratings12 reviews
- Overall 4.5 / 5
- Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
- Customer Service 5 / 5
- Features 4.5 / 5
- Value for Money 4.5 / 5
- Free Version No
- Free Trial Yes
Installed - Windows
- CivilGEO Inc
- Founded 2010
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 Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reviewed on 03/06/2019
Comments: Our experience has been good overall.
Drawing cross sections and extracting data from surfaces is simple.
Combining LIDAR data with survey (conflating points) works well.
Inundation mapping is easy. Merging different data sets together is quicker than using ArcGIS.
Customer support has been great and they call to check in monthly.
There is a slight learning curve, but after a few times of using the software, it is pretty easy.
It would nice to be able to see the comparison of the LIDAR terrain within a cross section view like in HEC-RAS.
Reviewed on 15/05/2019
What we always wanted Hec-RAS to be
Comments: The whole team at CivilGEO has been great to work with. They have always been very receptive to any additional tools that we've wanted to see in the software and have helped work through any problems we've ever had. Hands down the best technical help that we've had from any hydraulics modeling software that we've used.
Pros: Very easy user interface that combines aspects of GIS and CAD into one single platform. GeoHECRAS makes modifying the geometry data of your RAS models simple and seamless which substantially reduces the time it takes to build or modify and existing model. Most importantly though they added an undo button!
Cons: Occasional software bugs may affect productivity but their IT staff is always very responsive and typically fixes and bugs within days.