Project Explorer in Civil 3D

Project Explorer is an Add-on to Civil 3D and an all-in-one hub for managing the contents of and extracting information from Civil 3D models. Project Explorer has been released with the Civil 3D 2021.1 update and also works with Civil 3D 2020 and is available exclusively with Civil 3D in the AEC Collection.

  • It has a tabbed user interface divided into object categories such as Alignments, Surfaces, Corridors, Pipe Networks etc.. Each tab features a wide range of information in both tabular and graphical formats and many parameters can be edited directly from the Project Explorer window:


  • Project Explorer is entirely style-driven so custom Geometric reports can be exported to Dynamic AutoCAD Table, Excel Spreadsheet, PDF files or some other formats.


  • Subassembly parameters can be edited and Corridors can be rebuilt right from the Project Explorer Window.

  • It has many tools for reviewing and editing pipe networks such as a multiple part swap tool and Pipe run editor for setting a constant pipe slope throughout a network.
  • Installation:

Project Explorer is a standalone application which can be downloaded and installed from your Autodesk Accounts Portal.


The Version listed on the account page only states 2021. However, once installed the Project Explorer will be available from the Add-ins tab in both Civil 3D 2020 and 2021 versions.

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