Download, create, analyse and adjust survey data, as well as transfer field-captured data to the office
Create digital models of topography for land-use studies, transportation system planning and water flow simulations
Create dynamic and data-rich corridor models for motorways, roads and rail tracks
Create dynamic models of 3-way (T-shaped) or 4-way intersections, as well as roundabouts
Manage stormwater and sanitary sewer design. Define pipeline paths, optimised with hydraulics/hydrology analysis
Lay out horizontal and vertical pressure network designs; model deflected-bend segments and use design and depth checks
Quickly create construction documents from drawings, including plan/profile, plan(s)-only, profile(s)-only and section sheets
Civil 3D supports import, export and links with commonly used CAD formats, including IFC and connects with Esri ArcGIS and Bentley data
Use visual programming to generate scripts that automate repetitive and complex tasks, including electrification and signalling
Visualise and analyse subsurface data and easily utilise that data directly in the Civil 3D design model
Use materials and sectional or profile information to create reports for volumes, comparing design and existing surfaces and quantity take-off
Co-ordinate workflows more efficiently across the various disciplines working on complex bridge design projects
Surface modelling tools
Create surfaces composed of a combination of points, breaklines, boundaries and contours with support for TIN, Grid Cropped and Corridor surfaces.
Point cloud tools
Use a large collection of points acquired by laser scanners and other capture technologies to create digital representations of existing conditions and structures. Import the point data to Civil 3D to generate a 3D model to be used in your design project.
Work with editing tools that add edits to a surface definition as edit operations and not to any of the existing surface data components.
A display tool that enables you to block out areas of a surface and prevent them from being displayed or to render a section of the surface using a specified render material.
Analyse how water flows along and off a surface to better determine drain targets and watersheds.
Use the Volumes Dashboard to calculate and analyse volume surfaces and bounded areas within those surfaces.
Conduct surface-related analyses, including contour, directions, elevations, slopes, slope-arrows, watersheds and water drop path.
Site design tools
Manage objects (parcels, alignments, gradings and feature lines) with a common topology in a site collection.
Streamline the download, creation, analysis and adjustments of field-captured survey data.
More efficiently process field-captured survey data to create an intelligent base map in Civil 3D.
Visualise and analyse geotechnical data then use that data directly in the Civil 3D design model.
Grading tools and commands facilitate the efficient design of finished ground surfaces.
Grading optimisation (AEC Collection only)
Automate the process for conducting grading design studies for land areas based on established design project criteria.
Corridor design tools
Create dynamic and data-rich corridor models for highways and roads. Build rail track corridor models, incorporating designs for switches, turnouts and cant calculations.
Export corridor data
Extract corridor feature lines with ease to use as a basis for creating grading objects or other design projects. Extracting feature lines can be done all at once, selected one-by-one or by selecting a subset within a corridor region or a polygon.
Assemblies and subassemblies
Efficiently use assemblies and subassemblies to establish the basic building blocks of a carriageway or other alignment-based design.
Intersections and roundabouts
Create dynamic 3-way, 4-way or roundabout intersections.
Advanced roundabout design
Model roundabouts according to defined standards. Build your roundabouts into existing corridor models, enabling your design to update automatically when you make changes to the corridor alignments.
Modelling pipe networks
Efficiently draw 2D and 3D models of utility systems, such as storm sewers, sanitary sewers and more.
Hydraulics and hydrology tools
Perform a variety of stormwater management tasks, including storm sewer design, watershed analysis, detention pond modelling and culvert, channel and inlet analysis.
Pressure network design
Generate 3D models of pressure networks, such as water transmission systems.
Plan production and construction documentation
Create plan-only, plan and profile, profile-only and section sheets by including multiple plan or profile views on a single sheet.
QTO and earthwork calculations
Extract and report material volumes and analyse quantities from materials and sectional or profile information.
Project Explorer for Civil 3D (AEC Collection only)
Manage the staggering volume of design data in Civil 3D models in this all-in-one hub. Easily review, validate, report, export and edit models. Gain a better understanding of your design and more efficiently control the distribution of geometric information to project stakeholders.
Corridor data shortcut (DREF)
Create and share data shortcuts for corridors.
3ds Max interoperability
Create professional-quality visualisations.
IFC import and export
Import and export AutoCAD solids to IFC files.
Exchange data with InfraWorks
Bring context modelling and conceptual design into your design process. Make better decisions with a real-world context of existing conditions, consider alternatives more efficiently and complete detailed design and documentation in Civil 3D.