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Hydratec Software

Software for fire sprinkler hydraulic calculations, fire sprinkler design, material listing, BIM, Revit, NavisWorks, and residential applications.

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HydraCAD for AutoCAD™

        Designed as an overlay program for AutoCAD®, HydraCAD is a fully integrated software package specialized toward the design of fire sprinkler systems.

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HydraCALC™

    Software handling the fundamental principles of pressure loss calculations and the discard of water through a sprinkler head and other types of nozzles.

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HydraLIST™

    Stocklisting software, in use by fabricators and contractors the world over

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HydraCAD
for Revit™

    Complete hydraulic design solution for Revit.

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HydraCALC
for Revit™

    Hydraulic calculations calculated directly from standard Revit MEP models.

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HydraLIST
for Revit™

    Hydratec solves the problem of sorting through doezns of manufacturers to find just the right sprinkler head, valve, or accessory you need for your situation.

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HydraCAD-R™

    Complete hydraulic design solution specifically created for the residential fire sprinkler market.

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HydraCALC-Sizer™

    Graphic-based design and estimating tool which works with both HydraCALC and HydraBID.

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HydraLIST™
Head Selector
& Valve Selector

    Hydratec solves the problem of sorting through doezns of manufacturers to find just the right sprinkler head, valve, or accessory you need for your situation.

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HydraBID™

    A spreadsheet built specifically for pricing inventoried materials using speed and simplicity.

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HydraTRACK™

    Keep track of all materials from fabrication to installation.

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Software Packages Overview

HydraCAD™ Software

HydraCAD

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 available.

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.

HydraCALC™ Software

HydraCAD

Hydratec's hydraulic programs have been industry leaders for more than thirty years. From their humble beginnings on Wang cassette tape computers to modern super-desktops and networks, they have always allowed for more flexibility and greater customization than any other hydraulic package.

Analysis
  • Full compatibility with NFPA 2007 printout requirements
  • Library of pump and backflow device curves included
  • Full screen graphics display
  • Use multiple pump and water supply arrangements
  • User definable pump and backflow curves
  • Backflow loss read automatically off of curves based on flow required
  • Designate flow schematic reference points or let the program generate them automatically
  • Enter actual diameters for each pipe or use nominal diameter and pipe type
  • Enter diameters for each pipe with a simple mouse click and make global or line-by-line changes to input
  • Automatic remote head location and auto-peaking of a calculation
  • Fitting equivalent length adjusted based on pipe type
  • Automatic error checking
  • Calculates using Velocity Pressure or Total Pressure
  • Calculates using Hazen-Williams or Darcy-Weisbach
  • Displays and instantly updates calculated flow, pressure and velocity for each pipe
  • Graphical Pressure Usage Display readily displays where pressure is being used
Estimating
  • Quickly set up or estimate a system using included HydraCALC Sizer
Reports
  • Flow schematics for checking data
  • Many predefined submittal printout forms
  • Review printouts on the screen or send directly to printer
  • Submit calculations to AHJ electronically
  • Reports come in the following languages - French-Canadien Swedish Icelandic English
Utilities
  • Unlimited pipe types and fittings tables
  • Change pop-up menu defaults
  • Use either Imperial or Metric (bar and kPA) and convert between them
Integration
  • Integrates with HydraCAD™, the most capable full-design package in the industry. A job designed in HydraCAD can be analyzed with Hydraulics; adjustments can be made and changes will be returned to the drawing automatically.

Hydratec™ is proud of our training philosophy. We train only one company at a time and charge per instructor, not per student, so can have us train as many of your people as you like (within reason, naturally) without worrying about huge training costs. 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 up to 8 weeks to schedule. Training at our office usually takes 3 to 4 weeks to schedule.

Training is available either on site, or at our Windham, NH location. Cost is $600/day plus travel related expenses. All in-house training will be $500/day.

Suggested days of training: 1 day

  • USB Port (required)
  • 150 Mb available on hard drive
  • Windows compatible printer
  • Internet Connection
  • DVD

HydraLIST™ Software

HydraLIST

Hydratec's stocklisting programs have been industry leaders for more than 25 years. HydraLIST has been in use by fabricators and contractors all over the world. No other package has as much flexibility or as much use in the field.

HydraLIST is compatible with all current Windows Versions.

  • Completely customizable - build your own kits and sub-assemblies for hangers, valves, drains, etc.
  • Add and update prices easily - either use simple spreadsheet, or one of our wizards
  • Creates either horizontal or vertical weld sketches
  • Scrap minimization - efficiently cut pipe, saving material costs
  • Thousands of report formats - if we don’t have yours, we can make it
  • Weather-Proof Thermal or Conventional paper pipe labels
  • Interfaces with your existing accounting and inventory programs
  • Windows NT® and Windows 2000® network compatible
  • Calculates material and labor costs, even shipping weight!
  • Input list in Metric for design and have it print out in English for fabrication
  • Input directly or automatically through our HydraCAD design package
  • Customizable buttons let you add control buttons to the input program
  • Ability to batch process many jobs at once
  • Many ways to input - use mouse, keyboard, Fast Buttons or TenKey keypad
  • Email stocklist to one of dozens of fabricators using HydraLIST
  • Ad hoc lists of materials can be saved, loaded and altered to provide dynamic assemblies for such things as system risers, standpipes, etc.
  • Project wizard allows a single input to serve multiple fabrication standards
  • HydraLIST has been used by contractors and fabricators for more than 30 years
Integration
  • Integrates with HydraCAD™, the most capable full-design package in the industry. A job designed in HydraCAD can be analyzed with Hydraulics; adjustments can be made and changes will be returned to the drawing automatically.

Hydratec™ is proud of our training philosophy. We train only one company at a time and charge per instructor, not per student, so can have us train as many of your people as you like (within reason, naturally) without worrying about huge training costs. 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 up to 8 weeks to schedule. Training at our office usually takes 3 to 4 weeks to schedule.

Training is available either on site, or at our Windham, NH location. Cost is $600/day plus travel related expenses. All in-house training will be $500/day.

Suggested days of training: 1 day

  • USB Port (required)
  • 150 Mb available on hard drive
  • Windows compatible printer
  • Internet Connection

HydraCAD for Revit™ Software

HydraCAD for Revit

Fire Protection add on to Revit MEP.

HydraCALC for Revit™ Software

HydraCALCforRevit

HydraCALC for Revit will produce hydraulic calculations directly from standard Revit drawings. This software can use the families that ship with Revit, with just a few user-initiated changes. HydraCALC for Revit includes HydraCALC, our industry leading stand-alone calculation software.

HydraCALC for Revit is compatible with the 64-bit versions of Revit MEP 2015, 2016 and 2017

Hydratec™ is proud of our training philosophy. We train only one company at a time and charge per instructor, not per student, so can have us train as many of your people as you like (within reason, naturally) without worrying about huge training costs. 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.

Training is available either on site, or at our Windham, NH location. Cost is $600/day plus travel related expenses. All in-house training will be $500/day.

Suggested days of training: 1 day to use and 1 day to set up your database, it desired.

Required Software
Approved Revit Versions:
  • Revit MEP 2017
  • Revit MEP 2016
  • Revit MEP 2015

HydraLIST™ Head Selector & Valve Selector Software

HydraList Head and Valve Selector
Head Selector

This exciting part of Hydratec's HydraLIST solves the problem of figuring out just what kind of sprinkler head to choose when there are thousands to choose from.

Valve Selector

This exciting new part of Hydratec's HydraLIST solves the problem of sorting through doezns of manufacturers to find just the right valve or accessory you need for your situation.

Head Selector
  • All major manufacturers are included
  • Choose by Manufacturer, Application, Type, Hazard, Response, Orifice or Model.
  • Search by SIN, Element, Approvals, K-Factor, Pressure or Spacing
  • Data sorted by either Imperial or Metric criteria
  • View PDF cut sheets of every head in the database
  • Change or use our Long Description which simplifies the complexity inherent in today’s sprinkler head capabilities
  • Create Hydratec part numbers for each head on-the-fly
  • Configure a list of your favorite sprinkler heads to speed up selection time
  • Select the available finish and temperature of the head you choose
  • Pick the Head Cabinet, Escutcheon and Head Guard - each of these is pre-sorted by the HydraLIST Head Selector to show you only those models which go with your sprinkler head
  • In addition, the HydraLIST Head Selector is fully integrated with HydraCAD and HydraLIST
Valve Selector
  • All major manufacturers are included
  • Choose by Manufacturer, Application, Type, End Prep, Size or Model.
  • Data sorted by either Imperial or Metric criteria
  • View PDF cut sheets of every valve or accessory in the database
  • Create Hydratec part numbers for each head on-the-fly
  • Configure a list of your favorite valves and accessories to speed up selection time
  • The HydraLIST Valve Selector is fully integrated with HydraLIST

HydraCAD-R™ Software

HydraCADR

HydraCAD-R™ is a complete solution specifically created for the residential fire sprinkler market. It can be used to design, hydraulically analyze, material list and price residential sprinkler systems. HydraCAD-R represents the application of 40 years of experience in the development of software for the fire sprinkler industry.

Instead of using dozens of generic drafting commands, HydraCAD-R provides virtually all of the tools necessary to design residential sprinkler systems. HydraCAD-R allows you to design with fewer than a dozen powerful commands.

HydraCAD-R™ for AutoCAD. This version acts as an add-on to AutoCAD™ in a manner similar to HydraCAD. AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD 2013 are supported on 32-bit operating systems. AutoCAD 2014 and 2015 are suported on 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD 360 are not supported.

Design
  • Complete library of residential sprinklers - including cut sheets for every head
  • Sprinkler selection based on spacing and flow requirements
  • Can be used to design NFPA 13D, NFPA 13R and NFPA 13 residential systems
  • Supports design of multi-purpose systems
  • AutoCAD based tools to import or underlay virtually any floor plan - DWG, DGN, JPG, DWF, PDF, etc
  • Special layout tools for simplified graphical placement of sprinklers
  • Support for all listed residential pipe and tubing types - Copper, CPVC, Steel, PEX
  • Support for all major manufacturers of specialized fitting connection methods - Rehau, Uponor, Viega
  • Easy to use pipe layout tool with automatic connections to sprinklers
  • Simplified multi-story piping connections
  • Automated sprinkler legend and title block completion
  • Automated drawing clean up tools for submittals
Hydraulic Analysis
  • Totally automated hydraulic calculations - single head, two head and multi-head
  • Can be used to calculate 13D and and some applications of 13R
  • Automatic determination of hydraulically remote condition - no guess work!
  • Supports mixed pipe designs
  • Support for all listed residential pipe and tubing types - Copper, CPVC, Steel, PEX
  • Support for all major manufacturers of specialized fitting connection methods - Rehau, Uponor, Viega
  • Complete hydraulics in NFPA standard format
  • Support for all kinds of water supplies - domestic, dedicated pump and tank, mixed water sources
  • Support for friction loss curves for variable and fixed loss devices such as backflows and meters
Material Listing:
  • Single button complete material list comprised of all designed components
  • Includes extensive library of standard pipe, fitting and sprinkler material for multiple manufacturers
  • Materials library is customizable for multiple manufacturer product lines
  • Pricing can be updated easily with automated tools or done manually, item by item
  • Pricing can be read from HydraBID or HydraLIST
  • Specialty items can be 'picked off' from a catalog-like selection tool
  • Materials library is Microsoft Excel based for easy customization
  • Summary reports supplied for many manufacturers in their preferred format
  • Material reports are customizable by user

Hydratec™ is proud of our training philosophy. We train only one company at a time and charge per instructor, not per student, so can have us train as many of your people as you like (within reason, naturally) without worrying about huge training costs. 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.

Training is available either on site, or at our Windham, NH location. Cost is $600/day plus travel related expenses. All in-house training will be $500/day.

Suggested days of training: 1 day to use and 1 day to set up your database, it desired.

Required Software

Approved AutoCAD Versions:

  • AutoCAD 2017
  • AutoCAD 2016
  • AutoCAD 2015
  • AutoCAD 2014
  • AutoCAD 2013
  • Autodesk Building Design Suites
  • AutoCAD MEP
  • AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD 360 are not supported

HydraBID™ Software

HydraBID

HydraBID is a spreadsheet built specifically for pricing inventoried materials using the speed and simplicity of Microsoft Excel® - part of the Microsoft Office Suite. We know that many companies have created their own estimating spreadsheets using MS Excel. With that in mind, we have customized a tool many of you already know how to use and added in the pricing features you were missing.

Compatible with Windows XP Professional , Vista Professional and Windows 7 Professional. Requires Excel 2000 or Excel XP. Windows 8 not supported.

If you can use Excel, you can use HydraBID! If you can customize Excel, you can customize HydraBID!

  • Provides the simplest possible input procedure. Virtually the only input required is the quantity of each item to be priced
  • Customizable 'Quick Pick' sheets provide the fastest and easiest way to pick material from a pricing grid
  • Integrates material and labor
  • Build and edit assemblies and kits of your most common items
  • Can be connected to the Hydratec Stocklisting System through a simple utility. This utility generates price updates for HydraBID for virtually any customer pricing scheme
  • Provides full access to the entire inventory of items in the Hydratec Stocklisting System without requiring Stocklisting on the user's computer
  • Produces a simple subtotaled and total report of those items counted along with a simple to read cover sheet
  • Includes HydraCALC Sizer for fast, graphic based grid, tree or loop generation
  • Automatically generated raw materials list consolidates all extended take offs for a complete listing of materials used in the estimate

Hydratec™ is proud of our training philosophy. We train only one company at a time and charge per instructor, not per student, so can have us train as many of your people as you like (within reason, naturally) without worrying about huge training costs. 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.

Training is available either on site, or at our Windham, NH location. Cost is $600/day plus travel related expenses. All in-house training will be $500/day.

Suggested days of training: 2-3 days depending on your level of experience.

Hardware (minimum)
  • Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007 and 2010
  • 1+ GHz Pentium
  • 15 inch monitor
  • USB Port (required)
  • 150 Mb available hard drive space
  • Windows compatible printer
  • Internet connection
  • DVD

HydraCALC Sizer™ Software

HydraCALC-Sizer

HydraCALC-Sizer is a graphic-based design and estimating tool which works with both HydraCALC and HydraBID. Its easy to use interface ensures a short learning curve and rapid estimate turnaround.

Most estimators do not have the time to use a CAD program for estimating purposes, nor do they have the time to do a full layout and hydraulic calculation. HydraCALC-Sizer is designed for those estimators that need to get an accurate bid in a short amount of time.

HydraCALC-Sizer is also for those designers that may be calculating a job outside of HydraCAD. The Sizer will set up an entire hydraulic calculation job quickly and easily.

Compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7

  • An easy to use graphical interface
  • Estimate a Grid, a Tree or a Loop
  • Choose a Wet system, Dry system or an ESFR system
  • Comes with a complete set of fittings and a utility to define your own
  • Choose your remote area configuration based on U.S. or European standards
  • Define your own pump curves or use a previously stored curve - NFPA standard and custom curves can be specified
  • Graphical Pressure Display readily displays where pressure is being used
  • Change K-Factors or drop or sprig lengths just by picking on a sprinkler head
  • Change a pipe type or diameter simply by picking on a pipe
  • Estimate in Imperial or Metric - PSI, Bar or kPa
  • Transfer results into HydraCALC for final calculations
  • Transfer material into HydraBID for detailed estimate
  • Print out results in an easy to read format
  • HydraCALC-Sizer is included with HydraCALC at no extra charge

Hydratec™ is proud of our training philosophy. We train only one company at a time and charge per instructor, not per student, so can have us train as many of your people as you like (within reason, naturally) without worrying about huge training costs. 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.

Training is available either on site, or at our Windham, NH location. Cost is $600/day plus travel related expenses. All in-house training will be $500/day.

Suggested days of training: 1 day

  • 1+ GHz Pentium
  • 15 inch monitor
  • USB Port (required)
  • 1 50 Mb available on hard drive
  • Windows compatible printer
  • Internet Connection
  • DVD

HydraTRACK™ Software

HydraTRACK

Software for tracking pieces on a project from listing to installation. With unique bar codes for each fabricated piece on project provided by HydraLIST. Unique bar codes for each bundle and each truck.

File containging each fabricated piece provided by HydraLIST. Bar code is scanned and time stamped as each piece is placed in a bundle, loaded for delivery, and unloaded on site. Data from scanner is downloaded into the HydraSCAN database on computer.

Scanned data is merged into the project data each time the project is reviewed
Tracking Report:
  • Shows each fabricated piece
  • Shows bundle number and time and date piece bundled
  • Shows when bundle was loaded on truck
  • Shows when bundle was delivered
  • For contractors shows date and time each piece is installed
Allows shop manager to determine how many more pieces need to be fabricated on a project
Provides a check list:
  • that verifies each piece has been fabricated and bundled
  • that verifies each bundle has been loaded on a truck and has been delivered
  • that can help the fabricator locate missing pieces
  • to see when a piece is installed

Hydratec™ is proud of our training philosophy. We train only one company at a time and charge per instructor, not per student, so can have us train as many of your people as you like (within reason, naturally) without worrying about huge training costs. 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.

Contact us for more information.

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