HydraCAD for Autocad training

Class Description:

This class will cover HydraCAD drawing tools and utilities, 3D risers, system elevation for coordination. We'll also use AutoCalc to generate hydraulic calculations, and AutoList to generate material stock lists.

Our focus will be on how the Hydratec programs function and how to use them effectively and efficiently by taking advantage of shortcuts and built-in automated tools. Little time will be spent on sprinkler theory.

Training Includes:

  • 8 live, 2½ to 3 hour on-line sessions (recorded)
  • Access to each recorded session
  • Access to the material presented in class for review and practice

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with HydraCAD for AutoCAD and exposure to HydraCALC and HydraLIST
  • Some sprinkler design experience
  • Basic understanding of NFPA standards

Agenda & Schedule

Dates Available:

  • July 11th 2023
  • *Registration ends Friday June 30th at 5pm (Eastern time)

Training Objectives:

  • This class will prepare the student to:
    • Externally reference an architect's plan into a HydraCAD template
    • Layout a simple tree and gridded sprinkler system using manual and automated methods
    • Elevate the system into a 3D model
    • Derive hydraulic calculations automatically from the drawing file
    • Derive the fabrication list automatically from the drawing
    • Draw a 3D riser detail
    • Prepare the drawing for coordination in Navisworks
    • Plot the drawing for submittal

Training Schedule:

  • Classes begin at 10:00 AM and run to 1:00 PM. *All times EDT
    • 30 minute practice session - Mon July 10th at 12 noon

    • Week 1 - Tues July 11th & Thu July 13th

    • Week 2 - Tues July 18th & Thu July 20th

    • Week 3 - Tues July 25th & Thu July 27th

    • Week 4 - Tues August 1st & Thu August 3rd


  • First Registered Student per Company - $1,250 USD
  • Additional Registered Students per Company - $500 USD/student
  • Auditors within the same company - Free! (one auditor per registered student)

* Class fee must be prepaid before the class start date.

All registered students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of classes.

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