How to install Hydraulic and hydrological software of Hydrologic Engineering Center (USACE) on Linux Mint 17/Ubuntu 14.04


The Hydraulic and hydrological simulation software developed by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Hydrologic Engineering Center are freely available to  the public . These software are prepared to  suit the Microsoft operating systems .Since these simulation software are very useful in advance hydraulic &  hydrologic engineering and water resources planning;It has to be found a method to install the same on linux platforms .

I have found a simple way to install HEC software on Linux Mint, using Wine 1.7.

 Install Wine 1.7.20

Adding the WineHQ PPA Repository:

Open the terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Then update APT package information by running ‘sudo apt-get update‘. You can now install Wine by typing ‘sudo apt-get install wine1.7‘.


Installing Winetricks

Open the Software Manager

find winetricks and install it .


Install mfc40

start winetricks

Then >Select a default wineprefix>Install a Windows DLL component>mfc40

Then press OK


Install HEC software

Download following software




Open “Uninstall Wine Software” and install above software

Install Foxit Reader or suitable pdf reader in Wine in order to read help manual

Now you have a complete set of river basin module for Water Resources Planning


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