How to Import a HEC-RAS Model?

GeoHECRAS is a data wrapper to the HEC‑RAS software. It is quite easy to import any existing HEC‑RAS model.

Follow these steps to import a HEC‑RAS model:

  1. Select Input | Import HEC‑RAS from the ribbon menu.
    Import a HEC-RAS Models
  2. The Import HEC‑RAS Project dialog box will be displayed.Import HEC‑RAS Project/Model dialog box
  3. Click the […] file browse to select the HEC‑RAS project file. The software will display the Import HEC‑RAS Project File dialog box. After selecting a HEC‑RAS project file, the user will be returned to this dialog box.
  4. The Import HEC‑RAS Project dialog box provides the ability to import a specific scenario (or plan) from the HEC‑RAS model. This is helpful with extremely large HEC‑RAS models where only one scenario needs to be considered. By default all scenarios will be imported.
  5. The Fix intersecting geometries in HEC‑RAS model data checkbox option is used when schematic HEC‑RAS models that are not georeferenced are imported. The software will auto-detect when to apply this option and the user does not need to override this option.
  6. When all of the options have been properly defined, click the [Import] button to import the HEC‑RAS project. After the HEC‑RAS is imported, the extent of the model will be displayed in the Map View.

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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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