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HydroCAD Manual

HydroCAD Owner's ManualHydroCAD Owners' Manual

Author: HydroCAD Software Solutions LLC
ISBN:  0913633151,  176 pages,  8.5" x 11.5", 3-hole drilled

The HydroCAD Owner's Manual provides detailed documentation, including equations and illustrations, for all the calculations performed by HydroCAD.  Although most of the content is also included in the built-in Help system, we continue to offer a real book for those of us who still like to turn the pages!

The Manual is a valuable guide for all HydroCAD users, and an excellent  hydrology & hydraulics reference in general.  The 176-page book is organized into seventeen major sections covering all the topics listed below.

How to get a copy:

The Owner's Manual is available in two formats:

You can order the printed Manual through Amazon.com or directly from HydroCAD.

We also offer a free non-printable PDF by download.  Please note that the PDF version is provided only for on-screen use, like an eBook, and cannot be printed.  Printed copies can be ordered using the links above.

HydroCAD User's Guide

bulletInstalling HydroCAD
bulletStarting and Configuring HydroCAD
bulletOpening a Project
bulletWorking with the Routing Diagram
bulletPrinting Reports
bulletWorking with Individual Nodes
bulletEntering Your Data
bulletHydrograph Calculations
bulletEvaluating Your Results
bulletUnits of measure
bulletProject files
bulletData import


bulletA list of helpful references covering all the topics and techniques employed by HydroCAD.


Technical Reference Manual

bulletUnits of measure
bulletRainfall data
bulletIDF library
bulletUse NOAA/NRCC data
bulletRainfall library
bulletSynthetic mass curves
bulletUnit hydrographs
bulletCurve Number
bulletTime of Concentration
bulletSCS Runoff Methodology
bulletSanta Barbara Urban Hydrograph Method
bulletRational Method
bulletReach Routing Calculations
bulletPond storage calculations
bulletHydraulics Calculations
bulletPond Routing Calculations
bulletWater Quality & Detention Time
bulletLink Calculations
bulletAdditional Hydrograph Calculations
bulletLand use analysis and pollutant loading
bulletCalculation messages
bulletFrequently asked questions


bulletHydrologic soil groups
bulletRunoff Curve Numbers
bulletCN adjustment for AMC/ARC
bulletRainfall library
bulletSCS synthetic rainfall distributions
bulletManning's Number Tables
bulletBroad-Crested Weir Coefficients
bulletCulvert Entrance Loss Coefficients
bulletSheet Flow Roughness Coefficients
bulletVelocity Factors
bulletCross-sectional area & perimeter calculations


bulletA complete Index makes it easy to find information on a specific topic.

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