|HydraCAD™ Fire Sprinkler Design Software|
V52 - AutoCAD 2014/2013
V51 - AutoCAD 2012/2011/2010
Watch the YouTube Video Presentation of the HydraCAD RevitLink:
View brochure - Espańol (pdf - 180k)
Designed as an overlay program for AutoCAD®,
HydraCAD is a fully integrated 3D software package specialized toward the design of
fire sprinkler systems and is the most complete and integrated CAD package
Only HydraCAD produces True Revit MEP content. Content is generated automatically from the HydraCAD model providing exactly the information specified in exactly the format required for use throughout the entire process, not just 3D coordination. This includes meta data attached to true native BIM objects, not just Revit or Navisworks representations of Autodesk objects.
V52 for AutoCAD 2014 and 2013 is compatible with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8
V51 for AutoCAD 2010, 2011 and 2012 is compatible with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
More than 40 years of experience and innovation in this industry. 25 years in HydraCAD™ and AutoCAD®. HydraCAD™ retains its industry leading status with full implementation of AutoCAD 2014 tools.
BIM, Revit MEP Suite and Navisworks compatible. Produce 3D Hangers, Earthquake braces, Piping, Couplings, Fittings and Zones of Influence
Automatic cut lengths on pipe and hangers
Generate a true 3D drawing from 2D drawing - no need to draw everything in 3D
Hanger, riser nipple and drop lengths automatically figured
Head elevation automatically generated for calculations
Complete documentation - on-line Windows help file and up to date manuals and tutorials
Draw risers and pump details in 3-D
Kits and Assemblies are easy to build and stocklist
Calculate volume of dry pipe systems with one pick
Stocklist plastic systems with one pick and get raw material list
Draw the way you want to: draw at any angle, draw pipe in any order use any AutoCAD command
Use architect backgrounds without any modification, toolkit available to clean up extra information on architect drawings
Draw at any scale or on any sheet size on any size drawing
Automatic cleanup of pipe sizes and hangers - cleaned up sizes stay where you put them
Automatic sizing and noding of entire drawing - or use your own
Two-way automatic calculation process - changed sizes return to drawing
Ability to calculate and stocklist not-to-scale piping and disconnected piping
Automatic drawing checkups to verify piping connections
Convert drawing, stocklist and/or calculations between Imperial and Metric unit systems
And countless more...
View the BIM/Revit/HydraCAD PowerPoint Presentation to see how HydraCAD works with BIM and Revit. This particular presentation emphasizes our ties to Victaulic and references some of the tools that they have that are also BIM compatible.
View the New Features in HydraCAD Presentation to see the top new features of HydraCAD Version 51/52
Hydratec is proud of our training philosophy. We train only one company at a time. You can have us train as many of your people as you like (within reason, naturally) for no additional cost. We can also train you on your own design job. In addition, only Hydratec will come and train you at your office, or you can come here if you feel like getting away from the office.
Earn 0.1 CEU per contact hour.
Training at a customer site may take 6 weeks to schedule. Training at our office usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to schedule.
is available at either customer’s office or ours. Cost is $600 for one day
plus travel related expenses. Additional days are $500 each. All days at our
office at $400 per day.
Suggested days of training: 2-3 days depending on your level of experience.
Required Hardware (minimum)
See the hardware requirements for AutoCAD here.
Approved AutoCAD Versions:
|Autodesk Building Design Suites|
|Autodesk Architectural Desktop|
|Autodesk Mechanical Desktop|
|Autodesk Building Systems|
AutoCAD LT and Quick CAD
are not supported
HydraCAD can be purchased either direct from us at the prices below, or from one of our distributors. Visit the Distributors/Partners page on this website for more information.
|First HydraCAD Complete
- Updates and support
$80/month - Updates only
copies of HydraCAD™
additional discounts apply after five systems - call for details
|$3000||No added charge for additional systems|
|HydraCAD™ Engineers Package
- Updates and Support
$57.50/month - Updates only
copies of HydraCAD™ Engineers Package
|$2500||No added charge for additional systems|
AutoCAD 2014 new seats
and upgrades available when purchased with HydraCAD
*$100 shipping charge added to orders outside of the United States ($50 to Canada)
Hydratec's support plan is the strongest in the industry. You have the choice of full support or updates only support. The support and updates plan includes all upgrades for that product for the platform you purchased.
This plan also includes phone and email support. Minor and major upgrades are available 24 hours a day on this Website. Our support technicians are sprinkler designers or the actual programmers of the software and will respond promptly to your problems. Our support price does not go up when you add additional systems.
To view a complete list of HydraCAD Support Policies, click here
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