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

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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‘.

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Installing Winetricks

Open the Software Manager

find winetricks and install it .

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Install mfc40

start winetricks

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

Then press OK

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Install HEC software

Download following software

HEC-RAS

HEC-HMS

HEC-ResSim

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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