GeoHECRAS Review: Bolton & Menk, Inc.


My name is Jordan Thole. I work with Bolton & Menk Engineering. I am Water Resources Design Engineer here at our firm. The time savings with GeoHECRAS have been pretty incredible for me to be honest. If I am running a steady state 1D
model that I have in GeoHECRAS, it easily cuts my time down by half. The brilliance of GeoHECRAS is that all of
the editing functionality and software and model manipulation and output are all in one
contained package. I can do everything in one software
and if you ever want to add or change anything it’s as simple as just drawing another line
and it automatically puts it in for you. We’re probably spending half the time building
these models as we did before. The ability to just cut cross sections and
modify your geometry on the fly and have everything projected correctly. The user interface that they’ve developed
at CivilGEO for GeoHECRAS is probably the greatest
development that I have seen. We ran into a very unique situation where
we really needed to do an unsteady flood model and it’s not a model that’s done super commonly
and so we were starting to build it from the ground up. Out of whim, I emailed the IT at CivilGEO and I said,
is there any way that you guys can help us. They had a team working on it immediately
and within a week we had a solution to a problem that we had never been able to solve before. It’s pretty awesome, it’s a very powerful
tool.

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