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RiverNET is the leading software that incorporates HEC-RAS and HEC-2 in AutoCAD. It includes a range of features and capabilities that automates HEC-RAS modeling tasks. Automatic cross section cutting, mapping of roughness values and bank station locations, floodplain mapping, floodway determination, bridges, culverts, and more. RiverNET is used by over 2,500 organizations worldwide.

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RiverNET is a sophisticated river modeling software that completely supports HEC-RAS and HEC-2 within AutoCAD or its own stand-alone CAD environment. RiverNET reads and writes data from the latest versions of HEC-RAS and HEC-2. Find out what our clients are saying about RiverNET.

...best surface water hydraulic modeling tool...

I absolutely LOVE RiverNET. The features are easy to use and the pull down menus and dialogue boxes put everything right there in front of you in a logical format all the while embedding this information directly into my working drawings. I use it for everything. From extensive Federal Insurance Studies to simple driveway crossing analyses, it is the best surface water hydraulic modeling tool around and always saves my clients and me both time and money.

Jacob Rod, P.E.
Project Manager
San Diego, CA

This program works seamlessly with AutoCAD...

RiverNET has greatly reduced the time required to produce stream and floodplain modeling. This program works seamlessly with AutoCAD, using elevational data within the drawing to automatically produce cross sections. I have never experienced software crashes, lockups, or bugs. Even for those who are not proficient with HEC-RAS, BOSS makes this program easy to learn and use. If questions do arise, a detailed user's manual and helpful support staff are there to assist. The program's output makes it easy to produce detailed water surface elevation data and flood maps. I would recommend this product to any firm that strives to be competitive in flood plain modeling.

Brian T. Sartain, E.I.
Project Manager
Tucson, AZ

…orders of magnitude faster…

RiverNET can perform floodplain / floodway analysis iterations at a very fast rate—orders of magnitude faster than the US Army Corps HEC-RAS can.

Chinmay G. Vyas, P.E.
Vice President
Lanham, MD

...used the program successfully to import and export HEC-RAS files.

I have been using RiverNET for 6 or 7 years now to create flood maps for the USDA/NRCS. I am currently using RiverNET XP for AutoCAD, Version 7.4.0.12000 dated June 16, 2008 from BOSS International. I have found this program extremely useful to visually show the ground that the flood events will cover by using a Sid file for the background. I also have used the program successfully to import and export HEC-RAS files. I also like the way I can edit the ground geometry for each cross section. I use this program for all my watershed projects.

Lee Hackleman, P.E.
Water Supply Specialist
Bentonville, AR

It is easy to learn, versatile and has an ability to accurately map floodplains.

Recently we were tasked with mapping the pre and post construction floodplains relative to road projects we are designing. We attempted to use a different software to build the mapping with limited success. With our project deadline fast approaching, we contacted BOSS International. Using the online training videos and help from RiverNET tech support we were able to easily complete the projects. The tech support department was exceptional. Without their help, we would not have completed the projects as timely as we did.

We are impressed with the overall organization of the RiverNET software. It is easy to learn, versatile and has an ability to accurately map floodplains. The import/export capabilities to and from HEC-RAS software made it easy for the project engineer to communicate their results to the mapping model. Its added function of creating GIS elements at the same time you create CAD results is also a nice feature.

Again, many thanks to all of your staff. You were exceptional.


Tom Baumburger
Casper, WY

The RiverNET software has cut our design time nearly in half...

The RiverNET software has cut our design time nearly in half with its capabilities and integration with AutoCAD. Time setting up the model, running the model, and showing the results within our design drawings proves tremendously valuable. I would recommend this software to all my colleagues in the floodplain modeling profession.

Merwin T. Yellowhair, P.E., CFM
Principal Engineer
North Charleston, SC

We were impressed with the level of service...

We have found BOSS RiverNET extremely easy to use and learn. We were impressed with the level of service provided, and with the speed of response to queries, which allowed us to assist our developer clients with their schemes.

We believe the existing package offers excellent value for money, and allows us to provide assessments of pre- and post development scenarios for approval by relevant authorities in a speedy manner. By allowing to export results into GIS systems, we can also immediately provide relevant new mapping to such authorities.

Thanks for coming up with this software. It is simply very good.


Olaf Bierfreund
Associate Civil Engineer
Tucson, AZ

RiverNET is a powerful software...

RiverNET is a powerful software—and is user friendly. It saves me a lot of time in automating the generation of cross sections and in performing floodplain delineations. I like how it can rescale and rearrange the cross sections and profile plots very easily. What is great is that it links HEC-RAS with AutoCAD, and once you have created your cross sections, you can run the HEC-RAS analysis and then have it automatically generate the floodplain map—and the AutoCAD drawing is completed—ready to go! Overall, I think that RiverNET provides a very smooth workflow—speeding up the engineering process. This software meets and exceeds my expectations.

Limin Zhang, P.E.
United Kingdom

...a good base when it came to modeling the mitigated channel.

RiverNET is an awesome and powerful tool.  The features are easy to use since the program incorporates pull-down menus & input dialog boxes for interaction between CAD and HEC-RAS.  Once the support staff gave me a tutorial on using the software, I was off to the races.  Our flood study had a typical existing scenario; therefore, the modeling turned out to be rather simple.  The mitigated channel that was modeled had some interesting features.  I felt like the support staff gave me a good base when it came to modeling the mitigated channel.  Not many issues arose when modeling our proposed channel except when it came to an unusual weir structure downstream.  I was amazed when I called the support staff and they came through with their impressive amount of knowledge to help with the weir in the proposed model.  It was very neat to see such user-friendly interface to help in the modeling of a flood plain.

Matthew G. Breckenridge, EI
Staff Engineer
Warren, NJ

The principal Spanish review agency Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (Ministry of Environment) accepts RiverNET...

We use RiverNET as the main specified software in our engineering consulting to develop hydraulic studies for river flow simulation, floodplain studies, and designing roadway bridges and culverts. The principal Spanish review agency Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (Ministry of Environment) accepts RiverNET as efficient and valid software to develop hydraulic studies and this is the best guarantee to use the RiverNET program.

Óscar Sánchez Morán
Castinsa S.L.
Hot Springs, Arkansas

RiverNET proved us its effectiveness in saving time…

RiverNET proved us its effectiveness in saving time and effort in the hydraulic analysis of watercourses; as it enhances the base model of HEC-RAS with its capacity to process topographic contours for getting river cross sections and its ability to draw automatically the flood footprint.

Casiano Ancalle, P.E.
President
Salamanca, Spain

RiverNET will be implemented...

RiverNET will be implemented into our FEMA H&H flood insurance studies, and will greatly help improve our in-house procedures for riverine modeling. RiverNET is a very useful tool for engineers involved in H&H modeling.

Hani Rimawi, P.E., CFM
San Juan, PUERTO RICO

...It is absolutely brilliant...

I have used the RiverNET to carry out it's first full project! It is absolutely brilliant. I managed to construct a 21 section river model in less than an hour. It would have taken me at least half a day before! It is paying for itself already and is proving to be a very powerful and productive tool.

Danny Curtis
Hackettstown, NJ

...RiverNET has saved us time and money...

The floodplain automation in RiverNET has saved us time and money. The technical support was very helpful and willing to take the time to walk us through our questions and troubles. I would recommend RiverNET to anyone doing floodplain modeling and analysis.

Mike Curran
Hackettstown, NJ

It is a good time saving tool for hydraulic modeling

We are mainly using RiverNET for floodplain mapping. It is a good time saving tool for hydraulic modeling. I particularly like the ease for creating the model from existing ground geometry.

Olivier Troianowski
South Portland, ME

RiverNET was able to shorten the time it would have take to do a hydrology project.

I really like RiverNET. RiverNET was able to shorten the time it would have take to do a hydrology project. With its accurate results of water elevations and floodplain results. The features are helpful to show the floodplain and the non-flow areas. I have used this program for a small stream with and area of acre to a project with 3 streams with a drainage basin over 5 square miles. The quick buttons and text boxes take your right through every aspect of the program. The online videos/tutorials are a great help for use of the program to answer almost any questions about the program. The technical support with BOSS International is great, treat you as a very valuable customer and help you right away.

Aaron Hiemstra
Gap, France

The RiverNET program has been an excellent tool for us to develop hydraulic studies for river flow simulation...

The RiverNET program has been an excellent tool for us to develop hydraulic studies for river flow simulation, floodplain studies, and designing roadway bridges and culverts. The RiverNET program is quite easy to work with. The automatic generation of cross sections from existing AutoCAD drawing file contours, the rescaling and rearrangement of cross sections and profile plots, the analysis, reports and file export options are among its most powerful features that greatly helped improve our procedures for river flow modeling. Last, but not least, the amazing support service, which we find impeccable.

Chara Marantou
Civil Engineer, Partner
Eagle River, AK

RiverNET is the ultimate tool in combining the acclaimed HEC-RAS River Analysis System to a cad environment.

RiverNET improved my understanding of floods and helped me model rivers and storm water channels in flood. RiverNET is the ultimate tool in combining the acclaimed HEC-RAS River Analysis System to a cad environment.

Natie van der Merw
Athens, GREECE

...RiverNET a complete and accurate software for making river analysis models.

In my opinion RiverNET is a very useful program for every hydraulic engineer. It combines a variety of advantages related to inputting data to a model and outputting results in an easy way. Inputting data, such as cross-section geometry, can be done by reading various data formats or even using a raster file. This can be very useful in many occasions especially when survey 3D data or when a contour drawing file is used. RiverNET also uses automated procedures for drawing sections and cross sections in any scale within the AutoCAD drawing file that includes the main plan of the river reach. Also outputting the results of the analysis directly in ESRI ArcGIS shapefiles gives RiverNET the advantage of making flood maps and creating other elements, which can be used by GIS programs.

All these advantages mentioned above combined with a very sophisticated computing engine such as HEC-RAS make RiverNET a complete and accurate software for making river analysis models.


Dr. Jacob Evangelides
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
South Africa

 

...using RiverNET for the past 4 years and have found it invaluable in digitising our project flood conditions.

We have been using RiverNET for the past 4 years and have found it invaluable in digitising our project flood conditions. We mostly use the software to calculate floodplain maps through valleys neighbouring or traversing our residential and industrial developments.

It has taken away the laborious task of taking cross sections and manually plotting the floodplain and flood-lines on our layout.

We would recommend RiverNET to any consulting engineer that is looking to calculate flood-lines more efficiently.


Dominic Collett
Assistant Professor
Thessaloniki, Greece

The program has allowed us to perform hydraulic analyses in a timely manner...

JLC Engineering & Consulting has had great success using RiverNET to perform flood plain and hydraulic analyses for natural streams and rivers. The program has allowed us to perform hydraulic analyses in a timely manner and has increased our productivity. The RiverNET program is a valuable tool for our engineering staff.

Joe Castaneda P.E.
President
Pinetown
South Africa

RiverNET proved to be a very cost-effective and user-friendly tool for completing our task.

At the beginning of 2009, our Department was faced with the task of performing scour analyses for twenty bridges in our County highway system to remain in compliance with the FHWA’s National Bridge Inspection Standards. We purchased RiverNET Pro to transform all of our terrain data (floodplains, channels and roadbeds) into the inputs required for HEC-RAS analyses of the scour conditions at each bridge. RiverNET proved to be a very cost-effective and user-friendly tool for completing our task. We are extremely pleased with your product, your customer and technical assistance, and the website tutorials that you provide.

Don Krizan, P.E.
Civil Engineer
Murrieta, CA

...able to generate cross section data quickly from our existing AutoCAD drawing file contours has been a tremendous time savings.

The RiverNET program has been a great tool for us to provide HEC-RAS flood study modeling. The RiverNET program has been quite easy to work with, and the learning curve was short. The benefit of being able to generate cross section data quickly from our existing AutoCAD drawing file contours has been a tremendous time savings. The analysis, reports, and file export options have worked very well to provide what is needed for review and approvals. With each project that we work through the time to needed to complete the study and analysis has become less and less. This is a very efficient program, and much faster than standard HEC-RAS data entry and modeling. I would recommend RiverNET to those wanting a faster and more versatile method of river modeling.

Timothy A. Smith, PLS, P.E.
Rockford, IL

We have been using quite large data sets, with millions of points and thousands of contour lines and RiverNET has worked fine.

I have been using RiverNET since the year 2004. This software has been very helpful making floodplain maps in large areas of Finland and Northern Europe. We have been using quite large data sets, with millions of points and thousands of contour lines and RiverNET has worked fine. When we recently upgraded to the newest version to RiverNET, I was very pleased because RiverNET looked very familiar (quite a like previous version), but there were some very helpful features that helped me do my work easier. The User Manual that was with the program is very exact and there can be found how to do your work and what things are important to take care of.

I am also very pleased to the BOSS International 's technical assistance. When I have needed help, the assistance was professional and the solution to the problem was quickly solved.


Pekka Leiviska
Civil Engineer
Chapel Hill, NC

I have used this program to do "Hazard Classification and Inundation Mapping" successfully for numerous dams in US.

The RiverNET program is a very user friendly program and has excellent technical support. I have used this program to do "Hazard Classification and Inundation Mapping" successfully for numerous dams in US. The DEM interface is also very useful although some pre-processing in GIS is required for using public domain data from the NRCS Geodatabase.

Chandan Das, Ph.D., P.E.
Water Resource Engineer
Tyrnava, Finland

...the built-in CAD engine and that it also supports GIS, HEC-2 and HEC-RAS...

URS Corporation Washington Division currently uses RiverNET modeling software on an as required basis. Our many reasons for the selection of this software are first the wide acceptance from many governmental and municipal agencies. In addition, the built-in CAD engine and that it also supports GIS, HEC-2 and HEC-RAS that gives us the ability to model our projects completely with site improvements, the adjusted flood plain delineation, cross sections, etc. or as specifically required by the project. Representative projects could be briefly described as large industrial site facilities, commercial developments and infrastructure type projects including bridges, roadways and railroads. RiverNET computes for us water surface profiles for modeling bridges, bridge scour, culverts, spillways, levees, flood plain delineation and reclamation, stream diversions, split flows and channel improvements. Our engineers have demonstrated that the software is fairly easy and straight forward to use. The software advantages include its enhanced floodplain mapping capabilities. Various river hydraulic conditions can be simulated to predict water surface elevations. Overall, a very useful tool for certain specific applications.

Chuck Werner, P.E.
Civil Technical Lead
Littleton, CO

RiverNET can do most of the hardest and time-consuming work within a few seconds.

RiverNET has helped me a lot. I'm using it mainly for floodplain mapping. Before I had to do the river modelling by HEC-RAS and then transfer all the information to AutoCAD to do the floodplain mapping. It was very complicated work to generate the actual floodwater surface this way.

RiverNET can do most of the hardest and time-consuming work within a few seconds. I have imported some older HEC-RAS projects to RiverNET to update the floodplain maps and found out that the same work that took me many weeks before, could be done in few days by RiverNET.

I think RiverNET is extremely well developed, very user friendly and easy to learn. I just took the User Manual and did some basic modelling lessons first to get an overview how everything works and where to found the right tools. After three days I had learned all the most important basics and I could start working with real projects. Most of the questions I have faced later on I have found answer from manual myself. Just a few, more difficult issues, I had to ask from BOSS International technical support. Their answers have always been very fast. And they also announce regularly about updates. So I'm very happy with the BOSS International technical support staff.


Antti Hakola
Denver, CO

I can't imagine doing any channel analysis work without using RiverNET.

RiverNET was very useful in completing our latest channel improvements project. With a small budget, it was important to perform our HEC-RAS analysis efficiently and accurately. During our CLOMR work, we used RiverNET to define our alignment and cut sections. It was then very easy to analyze the channel for our LOMR work. We simply used the same river model, draped over our new as-built surface. Our entire analysis work was completed in less than a day. I can't imagine doing any channel analysis work without using RiverNET.

Jon Y. Honda, P.E.
Project Engineer
Lapua, Finland

RiverNET significantly decreased the time it took to build the geometry model...

We recently used RiverNET to complete a floodplain study on a 14 mile reach of a major drainage near Las Vegas, NV. RiverNET significantly decreased the time it took to build the geometry model, run different flood scenarios and complete sensitivity testing. RiverNET’s precise compatibility with
HEC-RAS allowed us to import existing projects to compare results and perform calibration. The floodplain module, with its ability to seamlessly integrate into a GIS, also allowed us to quickly prepare detailed floodplain maps. Overall, RiverNET was a great tool and I look forward to using it again in the future.


Travis Kluthe
Water Resources Engineer
Golden, CO

RiverNET is user friendly and has excellent technical support.

Since acquiring RiverNET, our company has been able to model and complete floodplain modelling with greater efficiency and accuracy than just using the Army Corps
HEC-RAS. RiverNET is user friendly and has excellent technical support. The ability of RiverNET to allow the user to cut cross sections and complete all the hydraulic modelling, with the integration of the AutoCAD interface, has saved countless hours. We have used RiverNET on several projects and will continue to use RiverNET in the future.


Tim Lozon, E.I.T
Golden, CO

...a real opportunity to see concretely the results given by your software...

First excuse me for my English, I haven't been writing English for a very long time! I just wanted to tell you I was very satisfied of RiverNET. Indeed, we had to work on a project to simulate the effects of a flood on a camping site near a river. Following RiverNET the camping site could have 50 centimeters of water in the case of the 100-year flood, because of two weak points on the riverbank. Unfortunately the 100-year flood came this year (in June 2008) and the flood was developed exactly as RiverNET showed it would. So this was for us (in spite of the damages created by the flood) a real opportunity to see concretely the results given by your software and how good and precise they were!

Thank you again, and we'll be still happier if you release a French language version!


Frédéric Prétou
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

RiverNET is a great tool for performing river hydraulics and floodplain studies.

RiverNET is a great tool for performing river hydraulics and floodplain studies. The ease of entering data has saved me considerable time, and the choices of output result in professional reports. Creating accurate and report-ready floodplain maps are as easy as clicking the mouse.

I am especially pleased with BOSS International 's technical and customer support. Questions are handled in a very timely manner, and solutions to technical issues are always addressed. Customer support is one of my biggest criteria in doing business and BOSS International ranks as high as anyone for that.


Doug Trieste, P.H.
France

The use of RiverNET and AutoCAD Civil 3D software has speeded the turnaround of floodplain related projects by 40%.

Schatz Consulting Engineers implemented RiverNET river modeling software from BOSS International for floodplain analysis in early April 2008. The use of RiverNET and AutoCAD Civil 3D software has speeded the turnaround of floodplain related projects by 40%. Use of RiverNET and Civil 3D to cut cross sections and HEC-RAS is now seamless. Cross sections from topographical maps are easy to cut and re-topo'd when changes in configuration occur during the design process. Water surface overlays no longer need to be manually digitized and the limits of the water surface conforms to the topography in existing and proposed models. Schatz Consulting Engineers has been very pleased with the RiverNET software.

Ngozye Musenda, M.ASCE, P.E.
Breckenridge, CO

..allows us to utilize our existing data in AutoCAD and perform HEC-RAS modeling.

RiverNET is a great hydraulic tool that allows us to utilize our existing data in AutoCAD and perform HEC-RAS modeling. We have used RiverNET on several projects and are very pleased with the ease of use in cutting cross-sections and creating floodplain exhibits.

Daniel Kim, P.E., T.E.
Senior Engineer
Fort Worth, TX

...greatly increasing our analysis and mapping speed.

We have been using RiverNET for approximately 10 years to do the flood plain mapping for our watershed. We recently upgraded to RiverNET Pro and we have been very impressed with its capabilities. We have been able to streamline our work process with our GIS department, greatly increasing our analysis and mapping speed. The passing of shape files from our GIS system to RiverNET and then back to our GIS system has worked seamlessly. The ability to overlay our aerial photography with the Raster Image Module has simplified both the modeling and the interpretation of the flood plain mapping. Overall, we are very happy with RiverNET and we look forward to working with BOSS International in the future.

Stephen Jackson, P.Eng.
Water Resources Engineer
Calabasas, CA

...the setup of hydraulic models directly from survey data has saved us time and money...

At OASIS Environmental we are very pleased with the RiverNET program. In particular, the setup of hydraulic models directly from survey data has saved us time and money allowing us to more efficiently design projects. In addition, the technical support provided by BOSS International has been excellent.

Mike Cox, P.E.
Wroxeter, ON, Canada

RiverNET has very much improved our efficiency...

RiverNET has very much improved our efficiency with executing and calculating HEC-RAS analyses. We have used its AutoCAD interactive capabilities on several large projects which has saved time and effort for input data to HEC-RAS. RiverNET makes HEC-RAS, which is an otherwise very user-unfriendly program, easy to use and understand.

Murray L. McCullough, P.E.
Principal Engineer
Livingston, MT

The ability to use different elements of HEC-RAS in an AutoCAD interface made it much easier to setup and modify model geometries.

The RiverNET software is a very helpful tool in setting up any HEC-RAS project. The ability to use different elements of HEC-RAS in an AutoCAD interface made it much easier to setup and modify model geometries. BOSS was always helpful in answering question, providing useful tutorials online, and also gave live tutorials showing the functionality and usefulness of the software. For someone that is neither a HEC-RAS or an AutoCAD guru, I found my experience with RiverNET to be very positive.

Thank you BOSS.


Ramzy Makhlouf
Project Engineer
Baton Rouge, LA

...I have found it to be extremely useful.

I have been using RiverNET for two years now and I have found it to be extremely useful. I can quickly evaluate existing channels or swales for drainage design. These existing models convert easily to proposed conditions for agency submittals. In addition, the support staff at BOSS International is helpful and responsive. I look forward to future projects using RiverNET (and other BOSS International software).

James Renfro, P.E.
Liverpool, NY

...that helps us increase our productivity, giving us a competitive advantage...

We are using RiverNET for almost two years now and we can assure you that it brought a major improvement to our work.

Using your program in a series of projects involving dam design in major rivers of our country we managed to save a lot of time and effort and working in the AutoCAD graphic environment helped us also to improve the presentation of our work.

Now we can perform hydraulic calculations in kilometers of river reach in practically no time and that helps us increase our productivity, giving us a competitive advantage in the Greek market.


Effie Latifi
Civil Engineer
Chico, CA

RiverNET's ability to automatically generate HEC-RAS cross-sections based on contour data...

We have used RiverNET for several floodplain studies over the past year and have been very satisfied with the results. RiverNET's ability to automatically generate HEC-RAS cross-sections based on contour data and to quickly delineate floodplain boundaries in AutoCAD provides significant time and cost savings. In addition, the tech support staff has been phenomenal, both in the quality of support and the speed of response to our queries!

Daniel Martinez, P.E.
Project Engineer
Athens
Greece

...RiverNET was immensely helpful and allowed us to accomplish this in considerable less time...

We just received approval from FEMA on a very large floodplain project. The ease of use of RiverNET was immensely helpful and allowed us to accomplish this in considerable less time than it would have taken using our previous methods using the US Army Corps HEC-RAS software.

Roger Walden
Fort Worth, TX

...flood boundary from the HEC-RAS results was also invaluable and required minimal editing and smoothing.

Your BOSS International RiverNET software was a critical part of our project with FEMA in developing Zone A and Zone AE flood boundaries for DFIRM's. RiverNET's capabilities to cut and process cross sections for HEC-RAS from an elevation data set saved our agency a substantial amount of time. The software's functionality to create the flood boundary from the HEC-RAS results was also invaluable and required minimal editing and smoothing.

Rodney Southard
Surface Water Specialist
San Antonio, TX

...our efficiency has improved greatly due to the software's user friendly interface...

Prior to our introduction to RiverNET, we used to work primarily with HEC-RAS as our river analysis software. Subsequently since our introduction to RiverNET we have found that our efficiency has improved greatly due to the software's user friendly interface and the ability of the software to read topographical data rather than manually inputting all the required information by hand.

As RiverNET has a very simple import/export relationship with HEC-RAS working between the two pieces of software is no issue. We have also noted that the BOSS International support team is very effective and that if any issues or queries have arisen they have been dealt with promptly and effectively.


Andrew O'Connell
Consultan
Rolla, MO

It has improved the quality of the models with the direct link...

What I like about RiverNET is the speed a model can be generated then linked back into HEC-RAS for an unsteady state modeling. It has improved the quality of the models with the direct link to AutoCAD topographic information.

Mike Paget
Water Resource Engineer
Limerick, Ireland

....Floodplain Mapping Module has greatly enhanced the evaluation...

The RiverNET software has been a great help to my firm. The ease of use and ability to adjust parameters for various scenarios has made the use of HEC-RAS very convenient. Also, the use of the Floodplain Mapping Module has greatly enhanced the evaluation of flood inundation areas. Using the software I have been able evaluate more options, complete projects much quicker, and be more cost effective than before.

Tom Suchoski
Hydrologist
Burnaby, BC, Canada

RiverNET helps me to create HEC-RAS cross section quickly...

RiverNET helps me to create HEC-RAS cross section quickly on any of my projects. I can create, change, or update the modelisation, if I need to.

RiverNET is a "easy learning" software and the User Manual is great and contains a lot of useful information.


Olivier St. Amour
South Jordan, UT

...quality and speed are what's best that the novice RiverNET user will experience.

RiverNET was great for my large land development projects where floodplain mapping was involved.

I use it to create my base hydraulic file and export/import into/out of HEC-RAS for 3 reasons. The first is RiverNET creates a river network that is to the scale of the project when I don't know how to make it as detailed when just using HEC-RAS from the start. The second reason I like using RiverNET is it defines floodplain limits with a realistic graphic in an instant. This gives the client and municipalities a better perception of the river system along with other hydraulic calculations that are optionally shown like water elevations. This makes exhibits in my drainage reports look professional along with the supporting calculations. The third reason is municipalities require HEC-RAS files and RiverNET will produce in an instant.

I am still in the green with RiverNET and haven't fully released it's capability, but it has produced results I needed during situations when deadlines are a major factor in drainage designs. So perhaps quality and speed are what's best that the novice RiverNET user will experience.

Oh yeah, the free tech support for RiverNET is the best I've experienced for any software.


Seaver Fields
Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada

...RiverNET to be a great time saver in developing HEC-RAS model...

I have found RiverNET to be a great time saver in developing HEC-RAS model cross sections from 3-D DTMs and contour data sets using the Trace Line Cut option. I have also successfully used the RiverNET Floodplain Module quite often for displaying HEC-RAS model results in the form of floodplain inundation maps. Overall, RiverNET is a very useful software package in my day-to-day work flow.

Mike Phillips, P.E., CFM
Project Manager
Fountain Hills, AZ

It has saved us a great deal of time in mapping floodplain and floodway boundaries.

I have used RiverNET on dozens of civil engineering projects in the last 2 years. It has saved us a great deal of time in mapping floodplain and floodway boundaries. We have frequently contacted BOSS International for customer support who have done an outstanding job helping us. Customer support is top notch with solutions via phone, emails, or live interactive demonstrations. Thank you BOSS International for a great product and great customer service.

Dean Wilkinson
Nashville, TN

The software has increased the efficiency and quality of my work.

I have been using RiverNET over the past year for floodplain modeling. I have found the software to be both intuitive and very clear. The software has increased the efficiency and quality of my work. I have been able to more quickly model flows and integrate changes and revisions than previously. I have also found the technical support staff extremely supportive and responsive.

Maggie Anderson, Project Engineer
Oak View, CA

It's much more interactive and user-friendly than HEC-RAS.

We find the RiverNET software very good. It's much more interactive and user-friendly than HEC-RAS. And, the online video tutorials are excellent.

Michael O'Connell
Senior Civil Engineer (Chartered)
Boulder, CO

...very high success in determining base flood elevations on FEMA LOMA and CLOMA surveys.

Since purchasing RiverNET from your company we have used the software with very high success in determining base flood elevations on FEMA LOMA and CLOMA surveys.

Your RiverNET software is user friendly and does a very good job of flood surface elevation modeling. Another asset is that your company has provided all the needed technical assistance we have required to implement this program into our surveys. I would recommend any engineering consultant that performs this type of work to investigate RiverNET and I believe they will see the benefits of RiverNET.


Jay Springer, President
Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland

RiverNET provides our firm with a cost effective solution to conduct these studies quickly, concisely...

We use RiverNET, which greatly simplified the process of floodplain modeling, significantly reducing the time it would have taken with HEC-RAS. RiverNET also provides SNR geologists, hydrogeologists, hydrologists, and engineers with a tool that greatly simplifies the modeling process and allows us to quickly conduct models using many different scenarios. We have found that there are significant time savings realized when we use RiverNET to conduct our hydrologic and floodplain studies. RiverNET provides our firm with a cost effective solution to conduct these studies quickly, concisely, and at whatever level of detail is required.

Steven F. Neugebauer
Principal Hydrogeologist
Havre, MT

RiverNET’s capabilities ensures efficient work...

RiverNET is an extremely useful software package as its integration with the AutoCAD interface provides a user friendly environment where models and sections can be generated swiftly using terrain contours. RiverNET’s capabilities ensures efficient work and our company has applied it in various projects with great success and will remain to do so.

Morgan MacMillan
Duvall, WA

...able to use RiverNET and produce an extremely detailed study...

With the technical support from BOSS International, I was able to use RiverNET and produce an extremely detailed study which pleased our client.

Jason R. Flowers, P.E.
South Africa

...extremely useful tool for modeling fish passage projects.

I have found that RiverNET is an extremely useful tool for modeling fish passage projects. The biggest advantage using RiverNET is the ability to run flows through fish passage projects that have been modeled in AutoCAD. Being able to see the interaction of water to the planned topographic changes has helped to streamline my hydraulic structures and avoid pitfalls.

Ryan McCormick, M.S.C.E, P.E.
Greenville, SC

RiverNET allows full functions of HEC-RAS in a CAD & GIS environment...

RiverNET allows full functions of HEC-RAS in a CAD & GIS environment and greatly increases the ability to add cross-sections and terrain features that the stand alone US Army Corps HEC-RAS cannot.

Chuck Dalby
Hydrologist

State of Montana
Salem, OR


RiverNET saves me hours of cross section generation and hydraulic calculations.

In the past, calculating floodlines kept me busy for weeks. Using RiverNET, the working time is cut down to just an hour. RiverNET saves me hours of cross section generation and hydraulic calculations.

RiverNET is understandable, easy to learn and saves time. I would recommend the use of RiverNET to all civil engineering professionals.


Nico Roets
State of Montana
Helena, MT

...I am able to work inside AutoCAD and switch easily between HEC-RAS and HEC-2...

The thing I like best about RiverNET is that I am able to work inside AutoCAD and switch easily between HEC-RAS and HEC-2, using similar approaches.

Craig Steward, P.E., CFM
South Africa

...makes modeling easier and saves time in preparation of exhibits

We used RiverNET on several past projects and intend to use it on current and future projects requiring detailed hydraulic analysis. The program makes modeling easier and saves time in preparation of exhibits.

Joe R. Carter, P.E.
Partner
Santa Barbara, CA

RiverNET has significantly reduced the time taken to do floodlines...

RiverNET has significantly reduced the time taken to do floodlines, both on small, single river systems and on large, multiple river systems. With good survey data, the software is easy to use and cross sections are simple to take off. The automatic drawing of floodlines onto electronic survey data is a massive time saver. Large multiple river floodlines for city councils and metropolitans used to take weeks to complete. RiverNET has more than halved the time taken to do these floodline projects.

Dr. Bruce Randell
Water Resources Engineer
Dallas, TX

...gives us more confidence and peace of mind.

RiverNET is a good tool when analyzing stream flows and how will they affect a particular project. We have used it a few times to streamline the decision making process and the calculations for bridges, culverts, etc. In the land developing industry it is very important to check all factors that could possibly flood a subdivision or any other site and to be able to see better where the flood plains are and how will they behave, gives us more confidence and peace of mind.

George McDavid
Principal Manager
Thandanani Park, Halfway Gardens, Midrand, South Africa

RiverNET has been a great time saver...

RiverNET has been a great time saver with simple and complex HEC-RAS models. Exact cross sections are easy to extract and edit. Results are simple to review and compare. The software is user friendly and easy to use.

Clinton J. Garner, P.E.
Project Manager
Augusta, GA

...extremely powerful software package...

We have been using RiverNET since 2002. We were immediately impressed by the time and cost savings that we could achieve over conventional HEC-RAS. It is an extremely powerful software package that is easy to use and works seamlessly in AutoCAD. It certainly represents excellent value for money. This coupled with the excellent customer service offered by BOSS International, makes for an unbeatable package.

Michael Palmer, MSc
Associate Director
Mesa, AZ

We highly recommend the RiverNET software.

We highly recommend the RiverNET software. We use it as an alternative to HEC-RAS to quickly cut cross-sections and analyze water surface profiles. The time that it has saved us in these tasks is incredible. The seamless interaction with AutoCAD is a huge bonus and makes us much more productive.

Richard D. Graham, P.E.
Project Manager
Rivonia, South Africa

RiverNET really put us a step over.

Using RiverNET is simple and straight forward; we have used it in a couple of projects so far and definitely will continue using it. RiverNET really put us a step over.

Carlos E. Marquez
Project Engineer
Phoenix, AZ

...RiverNET has already paid for itself due to the time saved...

O’Shea Leader Consulting Engineers Limited is a multi-disciplined consultancy working in the Irish civil and building industry. While we do not tender for major infrastructural development we have a thriving business providing services to the residential and industrial markets for all sizes of developments. The past number of years within the state has seen an overhaul and generally a betterment of the Irish construction industry towards sustainable development; in the context of RiverNET this includes assessing impacts and formulating mediating measures against the impacts on rivers and catchments. The effects of development on an existing watercourse are now routinely requested as part of requests for further information during development planning.

Initially when considering river modeling software I was surprised to discover that there is no continuous maintenance charge on RiverNET; in my experience this is unusual and in all honesty led me to be a bit apprehensive about investing. Once I had reviewed the online demonstration I knew that this software would suite our purposes provided that customer support was adequate. In terms of customer service I can confirm that it is second to none; this is not something that can be said for some of the other companies that supply software to O’Shea Leader and is a major factor when investing in software (and hardware).

Prior to investing in RiverNET hydraulic analysis work was prepared by hand resulting in an ever increasing burden on resources in an age where clients expect more in a shorter time. Since switching to RiverNET there is a substantial time saving to O’Shea Leader and furthermore local authorities have more confidence in computer modeling rather than hand calculations. In effect the invest in RiverNET has already paid for itself due to the time saved and the quality of the work generated; additionally the software allows for substantially more detailed analysis and modeling of multiple scenarios in a shorter period increasing the level of service that can now be offered to our clients.

While Irish engineers cannot yet make full use of all the time saving benefits of the system; many of the ground modeling data import options are not available to us yet, O’Shea Leader Consulting Engineers have been able to modify our in-house surveying practice to benefit from the time saving applications of RiverNET.

As the software is fully integrated with the industry standard AutoCAD drafting package is a major boon to users of RiverNET. Allowing for the fact that at the time of purchasing there are differences between the user interface and user manual there is a relatively short learning curve in becoming proficient with the software. Report generation and integration of results into engineering documents and drawing is also made reasonably simple.

In conclusion O’Shea Leader’s investment in the RiverNET software has proved to be a successful one. Project assessment time has decreased dramatically while the quality of the output information and the numerous options that can be modeled for a development has increased. In operational terms O’Shea Leader Consulting Engineers now have a distinct advantage over our competition and while I cannot recommend the software to other Irish Consultants, I can recommend it to engineering professionals outside of Ireland. In hindsight I should have recommended investment in RiverNET years ago and have since invested in BOSS International StromPack.


Pierce Jacob BEng, NECA Dip Eng, MIEI
Scottsdale, AZ

...RiverNET is a very useful tool...

I think that RiverNET is a very useful tool in stream analysis and it has helped me a lot in delineating floodplains. What I like the most is the fact that with RiverNET, HEC-RAS is incorporated into the AutoCAD software. BOSS International came to our office one year ago and provided a 3 day training session that help me a lot understanding all the great features of the software. I have used RiverNET for 5 stream analysis and all of them were approved by NJDEP. Overall I feel very confident in using RiverNET for all my future applications.

Alexandru Szabo
Senior Staff Engineer
Cork, Ireland

... I must say, I am impressed.

I have been using RiverNET for 4 or 5 months and I must say, I am impressed. I received the new "XP" version and the enhancements over the previous version are many. I can tell because I do not have the XP version of the User's Manual, yet, and the difference between old and new is obvious.

I have been using AutoCAD, DTM, and HEC packages for land and stream channel management since 1990. After running through the first couple tutorial examples, I was able to start using RiverNET right away. I spent less than a day learning my way around. The integration of CAD, DTM, and HEC within one interface is the way I have always wanted it.

The technical support team have been very helpful and responsive. As I said, I didn't need much help getting going but I did find a "bug". Jacob and his team responded immediately and a patch was available within a couple days. Great service.

In another tech support instance Chris, again, in response to our need for importing LiDAR (.las) formatted data recommended Global Mapper as a file translator. Thanks Chris! It is indeed a terrific add-on to RiverNET and, its only $250.00. Native .las support in RiverNET would be nice but GM has some other great stuff too.

RiverNET was not inexpensive but, I guess, you get what you pay for.

Thanks guys.


Steve Fisher
Aquatic Biologist/Owner
Elmwood Park, NJ

...readily reduces production time from weeks or months to days.

We use RiverNET and StromPack regularly. The product is seamless with AutoCAD and saves us precious time on all projects. These two products can be used on large or small applications, and readily reduces production time from weeks or months to days. B&B Engineering, LLC and myself, Bruce Bosshard, PE strongly recommends these products.

Bruce Bosshard, P.E.
Missoula, MT

RiverNET is an excellent tool...

RiverNET is an excellent tool to use, in conjunction with HEC-RAS, to quickly cut cross-sections and for use in floodplain mapping.

Ethan Hynick
Hackberry, AZ

...very happy with RiverNET...

We are very happy with RiverNET and especially like the way it works in conjunction with AutoCAD. RiverNET has certainly met our expectation.

Jeff Fedorchak
Project Engineer
Phoenix, AZ

...thank you for your software...

Just wanted to thank you for your BOSS International software. I personally bought the RiverNET XP, Floodplain Mapping, and DTM Interface Module in December of 2007.

This was my first project using HEC-RAS and it involved the largest river in the valley. I obtained some HEC-RAS data from two other engineering companies and melded two projects together by adjusting datum and by adding junctions and additional cross sections.

The project, a stockpile plan that is in a floodplain, was approved the first time through by the City's plan checker and the site is currently being graded. Our client and my boss were impressed and I was reimbursed immediately for the purchase.

Please thank Matt and Jacob in Tech Support for their continued assistance.

I look forward to future HEC-RAS projects using BOSS International 's software.


Reed W. Searl, P.E.
Project Manager
Matawan, NJ

...I am very pleased with RiverNET...

You can rest assured however that I am very pleased with RiverNET and will be promoting its use as widely as possible in our project work.

Dr. Dominic (Dom) Blackham
Associate Director
Hemet, CA

 

...invaluable to our company.

We have established a new civil engineering firm approximately 2 years ago. We have purchased new software for all applications, and the software we purchased for modeling flood studies was RiverNET. He met with our staff over a 2 day period for software training that was invaluable to our company. We have had a few issues with learning the software, and the follow up technical assistance has been with an almost immediate response. We have enjoyed the new relationship with BOSS, and are now looking into purchasing their StromPack package. I would highly recommend RiverNET software to other engineers.

Paul Oglesby, P.E.
Ultimo, Sydney, Australia

...increased our engineering productivity...

RiverNET greatly increased our engineering productivity for HEC-RAS studies. This software is impressive.

Dennis Sanders, P.E.
Project Manager
Madison, GA

The RiverNET software is extremely powerful.

The RiverNET software is extremely powerful. I have a project to start on right away.

John Zhang, P.E.


RiverNET will greatly increase our efficiency...

RiverNET will greatly increase our efficiency in performing HEC-RAS studies.

Mr. Jimmy Medellin
Warren, NJ

RiverNET cuts the time...

We do a lot of flood control projects. RiverNET cuts the time used to develop a model—allowing you to be more competitive in the consulting market.

Mr. Adolph Lugo, P.E.
Project Manager
Irvine, CA

RiverNET is an extremely useful tool...

RiverNET is an extremely useful tool for floodplain mapping.

William Sherlock
Medina Consultants, Inc.
Hackettstown, NJ

...save us a great deal of time...

RiverNET will save us a great deal of time and production work in FEMA projects.

Jose Delgado
San Diego, CA

I don't really want to recommend...

I don't really want to recommend this product to anyone else, since we'd lose the advantage that we have using it.

Name with held upon request
Lyndhurst, NJ

Thanks for your very prompt reply...

Thanks for your very prompt reply—you guys are amazing. You should give lessons in customer service.

Jacob Brooker, Director
Bethlehem, PA

Your help is really appreciated.

Thank you for your assistance on using RiverNET. Your help is really appreciated. Please keep CDG Engineers posted for your latest new features on RiverNET."

Thank you again.


Katerina Polovina
Fourways, South Africa

...useful in almost all aspects...

I can see applications for this software useful in almost all aspects of my job.

Dave O'Driscoll
St. Louis, MO

It is really encouraging and efficient.

I really appreciate the way BOSS International respond to the help of the client. It is really encouraging and efficient.

Imtiaz Shah
St. Johns, NF, Canada

Awesome!...

Awesome! Thanks for creating such a great product and getting this out so quickly. 

Blaine Nite
Brampton, ON, Canada

The programs simplify the entire process.

Both RiverNET and StromPack are super sophisticated programs capable of analyzing any size watershed or river I've thrown at it. The programs simplify the entire process. The modeler can change design storm with a simple click of the mouse, this saves hours of hand computations. RiverNET's ability to interface with HEC-RAS, provides the much awaited solution to HEC-RAS slow cross section input method. Dozens of cross sections can be drawn up within hours. An experienced modeler can independently handle long lengths of rivers with ease. Moreover, He has been and continues to be a great help in utilizing both StromPack and RiverNET. Jacob is extremely knowledgeable and friendly during our phone conversations in assisting me with technical support.

Quang Tran
Staff Engineer
Rexburg, ID

...appreciation for support... timely and professional...

This letter is being sent to you to express my appreciation for the support that was delivered by BOSS engineers in a timely and professional manner that meets, if not exceeds, industry standards that I am aware of.

On the same note, I cannot miss this opportunity for acknowledging the excellent and comprehensive review of our floodplain delineation project provided by BOSS engineers in March this year.

Please spread the word of my gratitude to appropriate staff involved, especially He whom I have had the pleasure to communicate with the most.


Dr. Marek Zaluski
Thousand Oaks, CA

...one of the most important tools...

Thank you again for helping me resolve my technical problem. I'm continually amazed at the speed with which you reply to our request for technical assistance. In this case, your reply came within about an hour. Given the ease of use, high quality of your software, user training, and prompt technical support, we will certainly continue to use and upgrade BOSS RiverNET. As consulting water resources engineers, we find BOSS RiverNET to be one the most important computational tools we offer to our client base.

Justin Turner, P.E.
Butte, MT

...thank you all for all the time you spent...

I just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know that I completed my report and submitted it yesterday. I want to thank you all for all the time you spent and the quick response you had to my questions. I'm very pleased that I made the decision to purchase this software through BOSS International. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Kerry Sessions
Tucson, Arizona

...superb customer support of RiverNET.

I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I appreciate your superb customer support of RiverNET. The Tulsa District Corps of Engineers has been using this product extensively and the support you have furnished us is the best software support I have encountered. Your timely advice and guidance has enabled us to meet tight schedules and develop good graphical products for our customers. Your organization is a model of how things should be done.

RiverNET is a great product and your customer service is exceptional.

Scott A. Henderson, P.E.
San Clemente, CA

...RiverNET has been a great tool...

The introductory sales presentation given was very informative and helpful. The presentation got right to the point while demonstrating the capabilities of RiverNET. The program loaded easily, and automatically attached itself to AutoCAD 2000. The User's Manual is very easy to use with great step-by-step instructions and graphics. I am very impressed with the report output capabilities of BOSS. Technical support has also been great. He has been a great help by responding to my phone calls and e-mail's the same day or the first of the next day. Overall RiverNET has been a great tool in helping us with our current project. A real nice change from input files for HEC-2 and more Fortran or DOS based programs. Love it!

Cable Murray
Tulsa District
Tulsa, OK


...RiverNET has demonstrated itself to be an invaluable tool.

I want to thank you for the outstanding support you have provided Northern Arizona University (NAU). I have related to you many times what an outstanding product the RiverNET is. As a research entity working with rural watersheds, river hydraulics and stream restoration designs, RiverNET has demonstrated itself to be an invaluable tool. I recently completed my masters of engineering thesis in which potential stream restoration designs were evaluated. Using the RiverNET interface with HEC-RAS allowed expeditious iterations of various design alternatives. Working with RiverNET allowed me to download my survey topography, create a surface/contour map and analyze existing and design hydraulic conditions within one software environment. Thankfully I will never have to enter another GR record again!!!

Sean Welch, M.E.
Vernal, UT

BOSS was very patient and helpful...

FTN Associates Ltd. gives RiverNET (formerly BOSS HEC-2 for AutoCAD) an enthusiastic "two thumbs up." We find it to be a valuable tool for creating all types of models— not just HEC-2. In addition to using it for developing HEC-2 models, we use it in developing other models that can utilize HEC-2 type input files to represent riverine, reservoir, and estuary geometry. Our clients for these studies have included the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Corps of Engineers Districts, municipalities, developers, industries, and other consultants.

RiverNET significantly reduces our time in developing an HEC-2 input file and interpreting its output. Its ability to graphically merge cross section data from two data sources (e.g., topo map and detailed surveys) is one of the features our engineers love. The documentation is thorough and adds a lot more explanation than the Corp's user manual on most topics—great for training new users. When digital contour data is available you get the added benefit of minimizing human error (and lots of time) in picking cross section points from a contour map. RiverNET automated floodplain mapping feature also allows us to easily meet FEMA's requirement that all floodplain maps be submitted in digital format.

BOSS International 's technical support is also something we appreciate. They know the product and we've never waited for more than fifteen minutes for a return call. We even called late one evening after we had just purchased RiverNET and were surprised that someone answered the phone; it turns out we had called in the middle of the BOSS International Christmas party and they still took the time to answer our question!

Thanks for providing us with this great tool.


Marc C. Johnson
Senior Water Resources Engineer
Flagstaff, AZ

...paid for itself on the first two kilometers...

RiverNET eliminates all the "grunt work" normally associated with HEC-2: no more arcane data input codes and formats to remember, because BOSS handles it all. Results are interpreted much more quickly and presented in report quality form, immediately. The software paid for itself, on the first two kilometers of waterway, in reduced input and results interpretation costs.

Documentation is superb. Telephone assistance is always there, no matter how stupid the question. I am very satisfied with its performance.


Robert J. Deom, P.Eng.
Little Rock, AR

If it weren't for RiverNET, this would have been a big problem...

As civil engineering consultants specializing in hydraulics, hydrology, and sedimentation, we are faced with challenging and unique problems all the time. A recent project falling into the category of "challenging and unique" was an FEMA floodplain study that changed in scope halfway through the study after we learned that high flows were leaving the system as split flow. The client initially requested the study to be modeled in HEC-RAS, which at the time did not support split flow. HEC-2 supports split flow, but how can HEC-RAS be converted to HEC-2? If it weren't for RiverNET, this would have been a big problem. Fortunately, I had been using RiverNET from the start of the project. Using the provided digital topography, it was easy to use RiverNET to cut over 60 cross sections. Preferring to work in HEC-RAS, I was able to export this geometry to HEC-RAS and proceed with my modeling. When it came time to consider the flow reduction from split flow, I imported my HEC-RAS model back into RiverNET, then I exported it again to HEC-2. Simple as that!

In general we have been very pleased with BOSS products over the years, and found the technical support to be very responsive to our questions. If you are serious about being on the topo-cutting edge, RiverNET is the way to go!


David Smith, P.E.
Kahnawake, Quebec
Canada