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WaterCAD Alternatives & Competitors

Looking for alternatives to WaterCAD? Tons of people want Civil Engineering Design software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you.

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Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to WaterCAD

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  1. Civil 3D

    (145)4.2 out of 5
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    Civil 3D civil engineering design software is a civil design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, Civil 3D is:

    More expensive
  2. Civil 3D civil engineering design software is a civil design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, Civil 3D is:

    More expensive

    Civil 3D review by Nafis I.
    "Advantage of Civil 3D software: It's a complete solution of Geometric design of highway, intersection design, drainage design. It helps anyone to prepare a quality enriched product with in a very short time. Can use GIS based Data and Infraworks data concurrently with Civil 3D. From importing field data to creating design, it has many powerful tools. From 2015 version they have deployed Bing map as a background. It is very helpful for designers. Sometimes in our company we have used this option, to conduct feasibility study, when Topographic data is not fully prepared. and as they have also tsudent versionavailable, which is completely free for students, It helps university learners to have this software easily. And thier product is available then other road design products in the market. Their community is huge and helpful. I have solved many problems by asking them questions. And every time I have found positive results."
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  3. Bentley InRoads

    (65)4.0 out of 5
    Running atop Bentley’s flagship product, MicroStation, InRoads Suite provides complete drafting capabilities, powerful mapping tools, and design automation for civil transportation professionals.
  4. Running atop Bentley’s flagship product, MicroStation, InRoads Suite provides complete drafting capabilities, powerful mapping tools, and design automation for civil transportation professionals.

    InRoads review by Ryan M.
    "A great but becoming outdated civil design package: It's a great civil design package that contains almost all the tools you need for a complete civil design. While it's a bit old and the replacement for it looks very promising, it's still the most stable way to go until it's replacement is fully ready for production. "
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  5. AutoTURN

    (46)4.3 out of 5
    Advanced vehicle swept path and turn simulation software for the transportation and engineering professional.
  6. Advanced vehicle swept path and turn simulation software for the transportation and engineering professional.

    AutoTURN review by Andrew S.
    "Autoturn Vehicle Path Analysis Software: I like that Autoturn is simple in the fact that it comes pre-loaded with many catalogs of vehicles to choose from. It is nice that I don't have to go searching to download and install the vehicle that I want (and if I did want something special, I could use something already in the catalog and just edit the dimensions).`"
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  7. GEOPAK Civil Engineering Suite

    (31)3.9 out of 5
    Civil Engineering Road and Transportation Infrastructure Design Software
  8. Civil Engineering Road and Transportation Infrastructure Design Software

    GEOPAK review by Tyler D.
    "Seriously is there a better option?: Most days it's not great but i have used it to place cells in our plans and it allows me to do things much much quicker. But for the most part it's very buggy and crashes a lot."
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  9. Autodesk InfraWorks 360

    (28)4.3 out of 5
    InfraWorks 360™ preliminary engineering and design software improves your infrastructure project outcomes throughout the asset lifecycle. Make decisions in the context of the real world, not the CAD world. Combine and connect data to better create, view, analyze, share, and manage information anywhere, on any device using the power of the cloud.
  10. InfraWorks 360™ preliminary engineering and design software improves your infrastructure project outcomes throughout the asset lifecycle. Make decisions in the context of the real world, not the CAD world. Combine and connect data to better create, view, analyze, share, and manage information anywhere, on any device using the power of the cloud.

    InfraWorks 360 review by Pierre C.
    "Excellent logiciel de simulation 3D: Here at WSP. we mainly use Autodesk Infraworks 360 for 3D visualization of large infrastructure projects. What I especially like with Infraworks 360 is the ease with which the integration of geospatial data is. The result is very much appreciated by our customers in static images at the level of cutscenes rendered."
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  11. Site3D

    (19)4.3 out of 5
    Site3D is a fully featured software product for the engineering design of road systems and housing developments.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, Site3D is:

    More usable
    Better at support
  12. Site3D is a fully featured software product for the engineering design of road systems and housing developments.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, Site3D is:

    More usable
    Better at support

    Site3D review by Kevin H.
    "Ease of use, great price point: Site 3D’s easy user interface is very simple to negotiate and manoeuvre around. It’s flexible payment structure and keen price point are essential for a small practice like mine, where price is the key consideration. Using Site 3D has saved me a lot of time in producing long sections for Clients and to include drainage long section details - something which I produced manually as many drainage packages were prohibitively expensive. One of the best things that I have found has been their support after purchase. Whenever I had a few teething problems, they were more than glad to help me out - indeed asking for the specific technical details so they could be proactive about solving common user issues. All in all if definitely recommend Site 3D, bey easy to use, keenly priced and particularly for a smaller practice like mine, does everything that you will need and more!!!"
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  13. CityEngine

    (20)4.1 out of 5
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    Esri CityEngine improves urban planning, architecture, and design. Use its 3D visualization power to see the relationships of projects, assess their feasibility, and plan their implementation.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, CityEngine is:

    More usable
    Better at support
  14. Esri CityEngine improves urban planning, architecture, and design. Use its 3D visualization power to see the relationships of projects, assess their feasibility, and plan their implementation.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, CityEngine is:

    More usable
    Better at support

    CityEngine review by Miguel T.
    "The best software that you can use.: CityEngine is a staggered application that can be utilized by the two novices and further developed clients. The initial ones may value its auto-create contents however the product has quite a lot more to offer. That is the reason we are given an extraordinary quality free Training Materials, for example, instructional exercise recordings and venture documents. Obviously help documentation framework consits of 550 pages loaded up with point by point depiction of each and every alternative alongside numerous instructional exercises. Besides we can take part a free individual online demo to see the programm live in real life and talk about how our generation pipeline may profit by it. There's additionally a discussion where we can trade our encounters with different clients or simply request a counsel if there should arise an occurrence of any issues with CityEngine. I might likewise want to say the way that individuals from Procedural contact their customers through email just keeping in mind the end goal to get some information about the assessment of the programm up until this point. They will answer any inquiry and consider creating programming as indicated by the customer's needs. Not at all like mice restricted to movement on one level plane, 3Dconnexions 3D mice enable amusement experts to move in every one of the three measurements all the while, utilizing six degrees of flexibility sensor innovation. By tenderly lifting, squeezing and turning the 3Dconnexion 3D mouse controller top, diversion designers working in CityEngine can explore and survey 3D urban areas in a characteristic and natural way."
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  15. Carlson Civil

    (15)4.2 out of 5
    Carlson Civil is one component of the Carlson Civil Suite and is designed especially for civil engineers and CAD technicians who need power and flexibility to make “short work” of even the most challenging design projects. At its foundation, Carlson Civil contains sophisticated and integrated command sets that are easy to learn, cost-effective and even fun to use!

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, Carlson Civil is:

    More usable
    Better at support
  16. Carlson Civil is one component of the Carlson Civil Suite and is designed especially for civil engineers and CAD technicians who need power and flexibility to make “short work” of even the most challenging design projects. At its foundation, Carlson Civil contains sophisticated and integrated command sets that are easy to learn, cost-effective and even fun to use!

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, Carlson Civil is:

    More usable
    Better at support

    Carlson Civil review by Diego L.
    "Carlson Civil, Exerllent tool for Engineering projects.: -Quite an easy and simple software to use. Carlson Civil its an Engineering software and very perfect in drafting of different Engineering services, Civil designs and also land surveying documents production. The product has the ability of handling various types of files from the Engineers all the way to the field. They also have a very active and supportive customer team support. Through this software, the user can manage different thing in a very simple manner, like pipeline data and others. This tool produces the perfect final results which can be very reliable in major Engineering projects."
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  17. RoadEng Civil Engineer

    (12)4.5 out of 5
    RoadEng is a tool that help civil engineer to make civil design projects faster and easier, its a civil design package for surveying, terrain modeling, corridor design and site planning ideal for roads (public and industrial), rural highways, rail and pipeline projects, streams, and many site design applications.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, RoadEng Civil Engineer is:

    Better at support
    More usable
  18. RoadEng is a tool that help civil engineer to make civil design projects faster and easier, its a civil design package for surveying, terrain modeling, corridor design and site planning ideal for roads (public and industrial), rural highways, rail and pipeline projects, streams, and many site design applications.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, RoadEng Civil Engineer is:

    Better at support
    More usable

    RoadEng review by Andrew G.
    "Great Service on great software. : Roadeng is exactly that it gets back to the basics of what road and civil design is all about but so fast! Its great so many designers loose focus of whats important and that is optimising cut to fills, grades, drainage, volumes. The best point is that I can do it. I have always drawn the line on software as my time is too valuable in past however now in starting up my own business things change and the speed at which I can knock a design out and present to a client is impressive. Amazing software thankyou! Thankyou for setting up the recent conference session and for your knowledge and help David much appreciated. "
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  19. SkyCiv Structural 3D

    (11)4.7 out of 5
    SkyCiv Structural 3D is a cloud-based Structural Analysis program that allows users to model and solve complex 3D structures. It is completely online; requiring no installation to use.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, SkyCiv Structural 3D is:

    Better at support
    More usable
  20. SkyCiv Structural 3D is a cloud-based Structural Analysis program that allows users to model and solve complex 3D structures. It is completely online; requiring no installation to use.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, SkyCiv Structural 3D is:

    Better at support
    More usable

    SkyCiv review by Juan Alejandro C.
    "From the modeling of structures to the innovation of vessels and processes: What I like the most is the quick and easy for creating a model and modify it. I like I can access from any device to my models and I can run it very easily. The libraries of the materials and structural elements are enought to model any physical structure. The way of payment and the accessible prices seems very good to me. I am in Mexico and this product makes my services competitive using genuine software. The online response time makes me feel safe when modeling any structure, I repeat, I am a Chemical Engineer and I learned to model in third dimension and to perform FEM analysis with this software."
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  21. GeoHECRAS

    (8)4.8 out of 5
    GeoHECRAS is an AutoCAD, MicroStation and ESRI ArcGIS compatible interactive 2D/3D graphical user interface data wrapper to the US Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, GeoHECRAS is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
  22. GeoHECRAS is an AutoCAD, MicroStation and ESRI ArcGIS compatible interactive 2D/3D graphical user interface data wrapper to the US Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS.

    Reviewers say compared to WaterCAD, GeoHECRAS is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements

    GeoHECRAS review by Chris R.
    "GeoHecRas: The fact that I can bring in elevation data, GIS shape files, ACAD drawings, Aerial Photographs such that I can easily create a workable HEC_RAS Model, then visually validate the model and its results to ensure it represents what is in the ground or soon to be constructed . I also appreciate the ability to export those results to ACAD or GIS makes it easy to update plans and exhibits. I also like the fact that I can bring in the effective FEMA's SFHA as a way to cross-check my work and review how what I am purposing will impact the floodplain within the study reach but also both upstream and downstream. "
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  23. HydroCAD

    (5)4.1 out of 5
    HydroCAD combines the best of TR-20, TR-55, and SBUH, plus built-in hydraulics, graphics, automatic database, and on-screen routing diagram in a single program. (see comparison table) The result is the fastest, easiest, and most capable stormwater modeling system available. We call it HydroCAD because it brings the benefits of Computer Aided Design to hydrology, while not requiring any other CAD software. However, HydroCAD-10 now offers direct extraction of subarea data directly from AutoCAD®, without any other software.
  24. HydroCAD combines the best of TR-20, TR-55, and SBUH, plus built-in hydraulics, graphics, automatic database, and on-screen routing diagram in a single program. (see comparison table) The result is the fastest, easiest, and most capable stormwater modeling system available. We call it HydroCAD because it brings the benefits of Computer Aided Design to hydrology, while not requiring any other CAD software. However, HydroCAD-10 now offers direct extraction of subarea data directly from AutoCAD®, without any other software.

    HydroCAD review by Edger L.
    "HydroCAD, Perfect tool for Drainage Network Evaluation.: -Excellent software for stormwater designing and analyzing. Its also very useful in calculating of water flow and even designing of various practical designs. It now provides the user with plenty new additional features like direct CAD import, Importation of local data, etc. Production of high quality of services as a final result within a very short time. Not forgetting the support team, its quite nice with quick response."
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  25. Carlson Survey

    (5)3.4 out of 5
    arlson Survey is designed for use for land surveying. It provides a full tool kit for surveyors with everything from network least squares to surface modeling. Users get the ability to work seamlessly between the office and the field and they can establish company-wide design styles to ease and speed their work.
  26. arlson Survey is designed for use for land surveying. It provides a full tool kit for surveyors with everything from network least squares to surface modeling. Users get the ability to work seamlessly between the office and the field and they can establish company-wide design styles to ease and speed their work.

    Carlson Survey review by Terrance R.
    "Good alternative software to big and powerful Autodesk.: What I like best about this software is the fact that a person can get their work done in an industry satisfactory manner without breaking the budget. Also, they have good support and licensing practices."
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  27. OpenRoads Designer

    (4)3.8 out of 5
    OpenRoads is a transportation, civil analysis and design software, designed to enable the project delivery of road networks through construction-driven engineering and deliver all the information needed to support operational workflows.
  28. OpenRoads is a transportation, civil analysis and design software, designed to enable the project delivery of road networks through construction-driven engineering and deliver all the information needed to support operational workflows.

    OpenRoads Designer review by Ryan M.
    "Great potential but still very young: I like that everything is contained within DGN files now. No need for extra database files and it's all property driven. It's designed to build the model as completely and efficiently as possible then the plans are actual views of the model. Everything stays tied together and updated as the design changes. "
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  29. Bentley MXROAD

    (4)4.5 out of 5
    Bentley MXROAD is an advanced, string-based modeling tool that enables the rapid and accurate design of all road types.
  30. Bentley MXROAD is an advanced, string-based modeling tool that enables the rapid and accurate design of all road types.

    MXROAD review by Libu T.
    "USER FRIENDLY AND EASIER TO WORK ON: MX road is a userfriendly design platform which makes work easier and faster. The main advantage is that once you are familiar with it, its quiet easy with the coding and visualization. The outputs can be backed up and saved. Even if the software crashes we can recover it using the codes. Programme sharing is easier and inputs can be transfered as a simple notepad file rather than bulkier inpurts compared to the other softwares. Both Vertical and horizontal allignment designs can be dome more aaccurately and easily without much glich. Input parameters can be easily adjusted accordingly. Once you are familiar with the software and the coding. its quiet easy to design allignments. Output options are available based on the desired formats. "
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  31. Civil Designer

    (4)4.6 out of 5
    An integrated design system for civil engineering infrastructure, including roads, earthworks, sewer, water & stormwater networks.
  32. An integrated design system for civil engineering infrastructure, including roads, earthworks, sewer, water & stormwater networks.

    Civil Designer review by Bruno M.
    "Civil Designer, perfect Civil tool.: -Easy implementing process of Civil Designer to getting started. -Plenty of very important useful features. -The customization ability of Civil Designer to any style of using in order to get the best from the software when designing. -Through an experienced user, Civil Designer can design a quite a number of project. eg Roads etc. -Efficiency of their customer support team. -Designing sewer line, pipes Civil Designer is the solution software. -Very compatible with many different types of file from other apps."
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  33. SewerCAD

    (3)4.3 out of 5
    SewerCAD is Ideal for system design and the rehabilitation of sanitary sewers.
  34. SewerCAD is Ideal for system design and the rehabilitation of sanitary sewers.

    SewerCAD review by Mohana  K.
    "Design of Large scale Sewer network is Made easy by Bently: Its very easy design tool can be used for any region globally. model building is very easy compared to any other mainstream sewer design software. Loading elevation or DEM surface is very quick and many formats of input can be used."
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  35. Softree Optimal

    (3)4.2 out of 5
    Softree Optimal is a Mathematical Optimization tool for Geometric Design that optimize the vertical alignment of a road created in any civil design program to minimize construction costs, save engineering time, and evaluate design parameters like never before.
  36. Softree Optimal is a Mathematical Optimization tool for Geometric Design that optimize the vertical alignment of a road created in any civil design program to minimize construction costs, save engineering time, and evaluate design parameters like never before.

    Softree Optimal review by Kevin O.
    "High volume & difficult alignment capacity: The RoadEng package already includes some very precise calculations that, once the context is understand, can be easily laid out to display a "best practice" design. When Optimal kicks in, the same presentation is improved upon seamlessly. The various options are therefore an additional improvement to something that has meat to it, with a final alignment that is provided with the confidence necessary to proceed with construction. The next flip is to download the final version into a DTM file and the survey crew proceed, within a 2 cm accuracy, to deliver the model which for all extensive purposes is the best possible vertical alignment, a field engineer's dream."
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  37. ATIR STRAP

    (2)5.0 out of 5
    STRAP is a powerful structural engineering tool for the design and analysis of all types of structures. It covers the entire design process including the production of drawings and schedules.
  38. STRAP is a powerful structural engineering tool for the design and analysis of all types of structures. It covers the entire design process including the production of drawings and schedules.

    ATIR STRAP review by Octavian P.
    "Fast and reliable structural analysis FEM software: The precise way of data input with excelent snap. The nice workflow, starting with modeling, going through loads applying and satatic/dynamic analysis, and great output in concrete and steel drawings. You can do your estimation in 30 minutes for almost any building. The concrete design is so well detailed that it can almost go direct on site. I experienced situations when I really took out plans from the concrete design module and handled them to the workers on site. You can also have great results in steel design. The program does excelent optimisation of quantities and shows results in an easy to understand maner."
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  39. SITEOPS

    (1)4.5 out of 5
    SITEOPS is a tool for engineers, developers, and land planners to better identify cost effective solutions to the complicated and costly process of site development.
  40. SITEOPS is a tool for engineers, developers, and land planners to better identify cost effective solutions to the complicated and costly process of site development.

    SITEOPS review by Chris D.
    "SiteOps for Civil Design: The 'grade button', while not called that it'll do what it sounds like. I also like the ability to layout a ton of parking over a large area and even change angles very quickly. Finally I like that it runs via browser and doesn't require a powerful workstation. Overall it's a great preliminary/concept design tool. "