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AutoCAD Civil 3D
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Compare Civil 3D with AutoCAD, Infrastructure Design Suite, InfraWorks 360, and other Autodesk civil engineering design software. Explore the connected workflows of BIM for Infrastructure.
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Perform faster design iterations and minimize rework with an intelligent 3D model
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Create CAD designs and drawings, and connect workflows from desktop to mobile
Gain more accurate, accessible, and actionable insight into infrastructure projects
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Improve quality, productivity, and asset management with broad access to mapping data
Make decisions in real-world context and improve infrastructure project outcomes
Evaluate constructability and design before construction begins for better project outcomes
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Base map creation
Reality capture and point cloud capabilities
Create surfaces from point clouds
Work in real world coordinate systems
Read, write, and convert GIS and CAD data between widely used formats. Access aerial and satellite imagery as well as web mapping services.
Introduce survey data into a project with automatic updating of design elements. Help accelerate data processing parallel to collection activities.
Handle large surfaces and create dynamic analysis, labeling, and documentation. Get real-time feedback on design performance.
Work in a more consistent design environment, using points, survey figures, and surfaces throughout the design process without manual translation.
Incorporate 3D data from laser scans and photographs that are generated in ReCap.
Create TIN surfaces from point cloud files created with Autodesk Recap, generate surfaces from one or multiple point clouds.
Use custom grid files and modern algorithms to transform coordinate systems and achieve more accurate georeferencing.
Comprehensive 2D and 3D CAD tools
Corridor modeling output and analysis
Pressure pipe networks
Gravity pipe networks
Pipe network documentation
Bridge and tunnel structural detailing
Rail track layout
Use model-based tools for utility networks
Create a 3D model of the existing environment
Sketching and layout capabilities for design
Create multiple design proposals in context
Create more consistent, higher-quality project documentation in the familiar AutoCAD environment.
Perform faster design iterations and minimize mistakes with an intelligent 3D model that dynamically updates to incorporate design changes.
Create intelligent models for road and highway design and other transportation systems.
Generate surfaces, earthwork volumes material totals, and drafted cross sections from corridor models.
Model pressure networks in both 2D and 3D. Create networks from polylines, survey figures, and alignments. Check for interferences between components.
Use rule-based tools to lay out sanitary and storm drainage systems.
Plot gravity pipe networks and complete final drafting in plan, profile, and section views.
Maintain dynamic relationships between terrain models and related elements, including breaklines, corridor models, and grading objects.
Combine automated parcel layout tools with geospatial and survey information to evaluate alternatives for public stakeholder review.
Model bridges and surfaces, including bridge decks, piers, abutments, bearings, and barriers.
Model and detail bridges, tunnels, and other infrastructure using collaborative workflows between AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit Structure.
Import borehole data and create surfaces from borehole strata and document borehole strips.
Streamline layout of rail tracks. Create new alignments and switch graphics based on the rail turnout catalog.
Streamline projects more effectively with model-based design for electrical and gas distribution design, analysis, and documentation.
Create a 3D model to display plans in the setting of the surrounding environment.
Add rich, lifelike details such as roads, bridges, and buildings that make models and proposals more realistic and easier to understand.
Evaluate multiple alternatives more efficiently using the data behind preliminary design concepts to better predict how alternatives may perform.
Dynamic linking of design to documentation
Section and detail views
Reports and tables
Minimize documentation errors through a persistent dynamic connection to the design model.
Customize styles and standards with an extensive library of country-specific CAD styles. Share drafting and design standards across organizations.
Generate production plans and automatically synchronize production sheets to reflect changes to the model.
Easily access tools for creating section and detail views. Choose from common section methods including full, half, offset, and aligned.
Use cartographic mapping functionality and reuse mapping styles to help streamline map creation.
Gather real-time quantitative model information using dynamic tables for linework and volumes.
Storm and sanitary analysis
Surface model analysis
River & flood analysis
Create high quality visualizations
Shadow and lighting analysis
Photorealistic model rendering
QTO and material calculation
Help inform planning studies by performing spatial queries, creating thematic maps, and conducting buffer, tracing and overlay analysis.
Perform analysis related to urban stormwater drainage network systems, highway storm drain catch basins and culverts.
Develop a better understanding of your surface model using slope, elevation, and contour analysis.
Use line-of-sight tools, drive tools, and rendering to visualize and analyze 3D roadway and rail models.
Automate HEC-RAS cross section cutting, water surface analysis, and flood plain mapping. Generate floodplain and floodway maps for agency submittals.
Create professional quality visualizations for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing, faster and more efficiently.
Conduct real-time lighting analysis and predict how shadows could affect your project proposal. Analyze sun shadows throughout a period of time.
Develop compelling 3D animations and imagery for project presentations. Customize and configure render aspects.
Calculate, report and visualize volumes between two surfaces.
Attach pay item data and generate quantity take-off reports.
Cloud based collaboration
Data shortcuts and references
Clash detection and management
Manage and publish drawings and models in the cloud, where they can be shared and viewed. Take your designs wherever you go.
Connect your project teams with a consistent, up-to-date project model from survey through construction documentation.
Anticipate and avoid potential clash and interference problems before construction, minimizing expensive delays and rework.
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