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Better civil design workflows with Civil 3D 2021

Streamline tasks, maintain consistent data and respond to changes quickly.

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What’s new in Civil 3D

Discover how the newest features in Civil 3D® can help to improve your civil design workflows.

  • ProjectExplorer for Civil 3D


    Explore and share design information in your Civil 3D model with an intuitive tool for review and reporting. (video: 2 mins)

  • Enhancement

    Collaboration for Civil 3D

    Process more file types faster and navigate projects easily with cloud-based collaboration for Civil 3D. (video: 1:20 mins)

  • Bridge object support

    Assign layers for bridge generic-object subtypes and configure layers for existing bridges.

  • Enhancement

    Connector for ArcGIS

    Enjoy geometry upgrades, edit and save back features, and further enhancements to the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS. (video: 1:55 mins)

  • Enhancement

    Pressure pipe network

    Do more with new capabilities for pressure pipe networks, such as snapping specific angles, snapping to a pipe and adding PVI bends. (video: 1:57 mins)

  • Rail profile view bands

    Create new settings, input additional profile band information and revise cant data based on your rail project needs. (video: 1:47 mins)

Previous release features

  • Bridge design interoperability

    Link your bridge model between InfraWorks and Civil 3D. (video: 1.02 min.)

  • Pressure network

    Enjoy greater design flexibility and efficiency with pressure pipe layout and editing. (video: 2.02 min.)

  • Dynamo Player

    Easily locate and run Dynamo scripts directly in Civil 3D. Create and share scripts for design automation tasks. (video: 1.37 min.)

  • Collaboration for Civil 3D

    Manage the exchange of design data, visualise changes, track project progress and manage issues in a cloud-based single source of truth. (video: 1.59 min.)

  • BIM 360 project creation

    Set up project teams, add members, set user permissions and more. (video: 2.39 min.)

  • Connect to BIM 360 Design

    Add a Civil 3D file to a BIM 360 project. Connect to BIM 360 through the Desktop Connector. (video: 1.46 min.)

  • Connector for ArcGIS

    Bring ArcGIS data into your Civil 3D drawings, update features as needed, then save back or publish that data for use in ArcGIS.

  • Dynamo for Civil 3D

    Use Dynamo for programming and design automation. Define scripts and routines in a visual environment to design and expedite workflows.

  • Rail and centreline exports

    Generate rail lines based on specified tolerance or interval and that dynamically adjust to modifications to the parent rail alignment, profile and cant.

  • Storm and sanitary analysis

    Set individual tailwater conditions for each designed storm, use dimensionless Hydrographs per sub-basin, and use new storage chambers by ADS.

  • Gravity network analysis

    Use the updated Analyse Gravity Network dialogue to analyse a pipe network and apply the results.

  • BIM 360 File Locking for AutoCAD

    Automatically lock and unlock for DWG and DWT files that are stored in BIM 360 when they are opened in AutoCAD.

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