HEC‑RAS Element Display Properties

The software allows the user to change the display properties of the following HEC‑RAS elements shown on the Map View:

  • River Reaches
  • Cross Sections
  • Roadway Crossings (i.e., bridges and culverts)
  • Inline Structures (i.e., dams)
  • Lateral Structures (i.e., levees and flood walls)
  • Storage Areas (i.e., reservoirs and off channel storage)
  • Storage Area Connections

These same display properties are utilized when exporting the HEC‑RAS model to an AutoCAD drawing file.

Click the […] properties button on the left side of HEC‑RAS layer in the Map Data Layers panel.

HEC-RAS Layer Properties

This will display the HEC‑RAS Properties dialog box. From the General Options tab, scroll down through the dialog box to see all of the available display options.

HEC-RAS Properties dialog box - General Options tab

The following sections are contained within the General Options tab of the HEC‑RAS Properties dialog box.

River Reach Display Properties

This section allows the user to specify the following items:

  • Display (ON/OFF) of river reach and river junction components
  • River reach line width, line style, and line color
  • River junction symbol size, symbol style, and symbol color
  • Flow directional arrow color

Cross Section Display Properties

This section allows the user to specify the following items:

  • Display (ON/OFF) of the cross section components
  • Cross section line width, line style, and line color
  • Bank and levee symbol size, symbol style, and symbol color
  • Ineffective flow areas and conveyance obstructions fill color

Internal Boundary Condition Display Properties

This section allows the user to specify the following items for roadway crossings, inline structures, and lateral structures:

  • Display (ON/OFF) of elements
  • Line width, line style, and line color
  • 3D structure rendering

Storage Area Display Properties

This section allows the user to specify the following items for storage areas and storage area connections:

  • Display (ON/OFF) of elements
  • Line width, line style, and line color
  • Fill color and fill transparency
  • Flow directional arrow color

Other Display Properties

This section allows the user to specify text label size, offset displacement distance, and alignment.

About the Author Chris Maeder

Chris Maeder

Chris is an experienced civil engineering and software technology leader, with over 30 years industry experience. With proven expertise in global software development, he has built engineering teams that adapt quickly, focus on what’s important and, most importantly, deliver. He is a licensed professional civil engineer with extensive experience in water resource engineering. He has performed and supervised engineering projects in urban stormwater drainage, transportation and roadway drainage, storm sewer design, detention pond design, stormwater quality, green infrastructure, watershed management planning, wastewater sewers, water distribution networks, pump stations, FEMA flood studies, bridge and culvert design, bridge scour and armoring, dam failure analysis, seepage and groundwater modeling, and environmental permits.

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