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.hcu File Extension

Developer: HydroCAD Software Solutions
File type: Hydrograph Units Definitons File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .hcu. Files with the file extension .hcu can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .hcu files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .hcu file?

The HCU file extension contains definition of units utilized in the HydroCAD Stormwater Modeling application. This application features CAD, Computer Aided Design technology used for creating and designing stormwater runoff drainage systems based on the application’s pre-defined values or actual values defined by the user. HCU files are installed along with the HydroCAD applications which contain complete metric (SI) and English capacities. Data storage, projects and data entries generated from HydroCAD application may use any of these two units and may even use both metric and English units simultaneously. Conversion of English units to metric units is automatically done through the use of HCU files. The HCU files enable users to change the unit system used in current project in just one click. Users of HydroCAD 6 and subsequent versions of HydroCAD are given the access to create custom units definition files from standard units definition using text editor or similar to that of Microsoft Notepad. These custom definitions must be saved as HCU files so it can be accessed by the HydroCAD application.

how to open a .hcu file?

Launch a .hcu file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .hcu file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .hcu files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .hcu file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .hcu file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .hcu file association errors

applications that open a .hcu file

HydroCAD Software Solutions HydroCAD

HydroCAD Software Solutions HydroCAD

HydroCAD is software that was developed by HydroCAD Software Solutions which is usually being used by Civil Engineers in order to aid with their creation of stormwater runoff. The software has a wide variety of built-in drainage calculators mainly used for culvert and automatic hydraulics calculations, modelling and automated layout for storage systems which are underground, runoff hydrographs which includes SBUH, NRCS as well as SCS. HydroCAD has a built-in library consisting of predefined rainfall or local rainfall. It has simulations which are being used for advanced dam breach. It gives its users the capabilities of managing as well as reporting different rainfall events. The package has the ability of automatically calculating pond storage as well as calculating of storage chambers which are embedded. HydroCAD works on just about any desktop which has Windows Operating System without the need to install other types of CAD software.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .hcu files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .hcu. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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