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What software do you use for 'engineering'?

  • 1.  What software do you use for 'engineering'?

    Posted 04-02-2020 04:41 PM
    Whether you're into fluid dynamics, soil models, septic systems, structures, or something else, I'm interested to know what software you are using to get the job done. If you use quite a few, list the more interesting ones!

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    John "JB" Brindley
    Research Assistant
    University of Maine
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  • 2.  RE: What software do you use for 'engineering'?

    Posted 04-03-2020 04:53 PM
    Good evening. We use MATLAB software





  • 3.  RE: What software do you use for 'engineering'?

    Posted 04-04-2020 05:26 PM
    I use WWHM-SWMM (combined EPA HSPF and EPA SWMM software) for continuous simulation hydrology modeling of stormwater systems and urban and natural watersheds.  I use HEC-RAS for backwater analysis.

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    Douglas Beyerlein HG, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE
    Principal Engineer
    Clear Creek Solutions, Inc.
    Mill Creek WA
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  • 4.  RE: What software do you use for 'engineering'?

    Posted 04-05-2020 08:10 PM
    I do use matlab, staab pro, auto cad





  • 5.  RE: What software do you use for 'engineering'?

    Posted 04-05-2020 05:11 PM
    I am a 3 waters engineer working internationally. For stormwater assessments (mostly for flood assessments) we use Infoworks ICM or DHI (MIKE) software. They essentially couple 1D elements (i.e., pipe networks) to a 2D surface (i.e., surface runoff). Although more expensive, I prefer Infoworks because it has fewer instability issues and has a much better user interface than the DHI products. Internationally I have also seen people use EPA SWMM.

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    Allison Baugham P.E., M.ASCE
    Water Design Engineer
    Palmerston North
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  • 6.  RE: What software do you use for 'engineering'?

    Posted 07-10-2020 10:21 AM
    Hi John,

    It might depend on what specialty you work in and the level of detail some projects require. I have been using AutoCAD for environmental and geologist work, Microstation for transportation work, but depending on the state you work in it could be AutoCAD too. There are a few softwares that pair up with the different focuses but most of the programs are usually compatible.


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    Oanh Le, She/Her
    Rochdale, MA
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  • 7.  RE: What software do you use for 'engineering'?

    Posted 07-10-2020 01:54 PM
    Hi John,

    I used AutoCAD for drawings and STAAD fro structural analysis. There are many other software's depending on the work: ArcGIS, HEC-RAS, Rstudio

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    Varshini Reddy A.M.ASCE
    Chicago IL
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