sits on the AutoCAD software platform and has been around for several years. It is most commonly used for the design of land
development sites as well as Road and Rail design and supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.
- Existing ground model & surface
- Design model & surface
- Pipe networks
- Cross Sections
- Quantity Analysis
surveyors as the software has a dedicated survey interface. This interface can
be used to setup standards for interpreting the information from the survey equipment
while importing the field data straight into Civil 3D. If setup correctly Civil
3D will recreate the survey automatically drawing lines and breaklines between
points, adding symbology and traverse lines. As stated above, Civil 3D can perform quantity
analysis which is ideal for cut and fill calculations by using surface models
such as existing ground vs excavated level vs design level. Civil 3D is built on a GIS engine (MAP 3D) so this allows for the import and export of GIS information and the ability to assign NZ coordinate systems.
and editing tools.
to handle a large amount of data and provides various tools for exploring and
interpreting the point cloud.
getting the data into a format that the surveyor or contractor can use (setout coordinates). With the progression
of technology Civil 3D can make this process easier by exporting 3D
models in a format that is suitable so that it can be viewed and used on
site using mobile devices, tablets and GPS.
- Data Extension for 12d – Import/Export 12d data.
- Civil Engineering Data Translator – Exchange civil
engineering data between other software applications.
- Extension for Civil View 2015 – Export civil
engineering data to 3ds Max.
- Import-Export Extension for GENIO.
- LINZ Survey Utility – interact with LINZ
- Rail Layout Module – place and edit track layout
- Shared Reference Point – Create a shared
reference point with Revit.
- Productivity Pack:
analyse 2D traverse data.
in Civil 3D.
surfaces and pipe networks.
- Geotechnics Module – Bring geotechnical data
straight into Civil3D.
- Bridge Modeler – Create concrete bridges.
or Desktop Subscription users.
Civil 3D works well with Autodesk Infraworks 360, the import/export between both have been streamlined to allow quicker and smoother collaboration. A concept design can be output from Infraworks 360 and brought into Civil 3D for more detailed work to be done. Any changes made to the model can be reflected in either Infraworks 360 or Civil 3D.