ActCAD Software vs. GeoHECRAS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActCAD Software
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
ActCAD is a 2D & 3D CAD software with two product options: - ActCAD Standard for 2D Drafting Power Users - ActCAD Professional for 2D Drafting & 3D ACIS Modeling Users - ActCAD Prime for 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, and AEC Objects (walls, doors, windows, staircases, roofs, floors, etc.) ActCAD can be used for applications across domains of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) including Structural, Electrical, and…
$199
one-time fee per user
GeoHECRAS
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
GeoHECRAS is an engineering software package from CivilGEO headquartered in Middleton, designed to significantly speed up HEC‐RAS model creation and review, producing better and more accurate results. Compute water surface profiles for steady and unsteady flow models, bridge and culvert roadway crossings, FEMA floodplain encroachments, stream restorations, inline reservoir structures, and off-channel storage areas.N/A
Pricing
ActCAD SoftwareGeoHECRAS
Editions & Modules
ActCAD 2023 Standard
$199
one-time fee per user
ActCAD 2023 Prime
$349
one-time fee per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActCAD SoftwareGeoHECRAS
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$199 one-time fee per userNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
ActCAD SoftwareGeoHECRAS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(3 ratings)
10.0
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User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
ActCAD LLC
Some dimensions move for no apparent reason. 3d modeling could be improved upon. As a 2D program I use it daily and prefer it to 3D modeling programs for drawing details.
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CivilGEO, Inc
It is well suited to determining the capacity and flood levels for existing structures and sizing proposed structures based on the existing flood levels. In cases where we do not have sufficient information for proposed developments that need to be included in terrain for modeling, it can be challenging to modify the terrain, however, I think this would be the case for most software.
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Pros
ActCAD LLC
  • This is one of the most complete packages that I've used, very intuitive, thus saying user-friendly is somewhat on the mild side, as it is a pleasure to use
  • Functionality is straightforward and all pertinent information are right on the screen
  • Its ease-of-use cuts down on documentation time thus allowing me to spend more time where it's really needed
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CivilGEO, Inc
  • Ease of use - functionality
  • Accurate results
  • Considers all types of scenarios and structures etc.
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Cons
ActCAD LLC
  • My major complaint is sometimes the dimensions do not stay where I place them.
  • 3D modeling is complicated for me.
  • Need to specify wall types and be able to create custom walls.
  • Need to have a roof manager to make trusses or hand-stack framing.
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CivilGEO, Inc
  • When dealing with large files, the interface can be slow at times
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Alternatives Considered
ActCAD LLC
It's the best alternative to cost-prohibitive CAD software.
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CivilGEO, Inc
Other software not on the list includes HEC-RAS and SWMM / PCSWMM. Initially, we had to use multiple software before going to HEC-RAS to complete projects. Now we are able to complete the entire project on GeoHECRAS alone with so many different features which enable us to analyze various different scenarios with ease.
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Return on Investment
ActCAD LLC
  • Its ease-of-use allows me more time to focus on project needs and completion
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CivilGEO, Inc
  • Greatly improved timelines for finishing a project as everything can be completed together on GeoHECRAS without having to use other software etc.
  • No negative impact thus far.
  • Makes working on these type of projects easier.
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ScreenShots

ActCAD Software Screenshots

Screenshot of ActCAD 2023 PrimeScreenshot of ActCAD 2023 StandardScreenshot of STL FileScreenshot of KML/KMZ FileScreenshot of 3D PDF ExportScreenshot of Sheet set Manager

GeoHECRAS Screenshots

Screenshot of Assign Land Cover DataScreenshot of Digital Terrain Cross Section CuttingScreenshot of CAD and GIS IntegrationScreenshot of 2D Mesh Generation and RefinementScreenshot of Adaptive 2D Mesh