Civil 3D: Comprehensive detailed design and documentation software for civil infrastructure

Why use Civil 3D?

Accelerate civil design efficiencies

Work in a 3D model-based detailed design environment with tools for design automation, analysis and optimisation.

Streamline construction documentation

Automate plans production based on your 3D design model.

Use your investment in BIM

Enable multi-disciplinary team co-ordination and more integrated workflows throughout the project lifecycle.

Explore Civil 3D by project type

Civil 3D includes purpose-built tools for critical civil engineering disciplines. See how Civil 3D can help you design and build better roads and motorways, sites and rail projects.

What you can do with Civil 3D

Corridor targeting and property information in Civil 3D

Improve design processes and respond to changes quickly

Work in an intelligent, model-based design environment. Connect design to plans production, integrate design automation, streamline analysis and optimisation, and support BIM throughout the project lifecycle.

Rail track and station design using Civil 3D

Design better civil infrastructure

Civil 3D supports workflows for various civil engineering projects, including roads and motorways, rail, bridges and tunnels, site development, and storm and sanitary networks.

BIM Collaborate Pro overview (video: 2.01 min.)

Collaborate with ease

Connect project teams any time, anywhere with Collaboration for Civil 3D and BIM Collaborate Pro to keep teams in sync and projects on track.

Autodesk Civil 3D Country Kits

Country Kits can be added to your Civil 3D installation, giving you access to country-specific reports, templates and much more. The content and standards included in Country Kits vary by country, and may include:

  • Drafting and design standards (Civil 3D label and object styles)
  • Design standards files for calculation of superelevation
  • Drawing templates (AutoCAD .DWT files)
  • Sheet templates for Plans Production (AutoCAD .DWT files)
  • Codes files to localise the point, link and shape codes for corridor models
  • Reports
  • Pipes and Structures catalogues
  • Assemblies and subassemblies
  • Country-customised tool palettes

Do more with Civil 3D extensions

A separate installation or subscription to another Autodesk product may be required.

Grading Optimisation for Civil 3D

Use Grading Optimisation to automate time-consuming grading tasks, explore alternatives to find optimal solutions and return to Civil 3D to complete the detailed design. (video: 1:59 mins)

Project Explorer for Civil 3D

Transform how you navigate, visualise and interact with Civil 3D design models using Project Explorer. (video: 2.01 mins)

Geotechnical Modeller

Effectively visualise and analyse geotechnical data, then easily utilise that data directly in your Civil 3D design model.

PPK Survey for Civil 3D

Import base and rover survey data and convert it to co-ordinate geometry points in a Civil 3D drawing.

Connector for ArcGIS

Bring geospatial information systems (GIS) data from ArcGIS into Civil 3D drawings, save back edited content and publish and export Civil 3D data for use in ArcGIS.

Collaboration for Civil 3D

Collaborate on Civil 3D projects any time, anywhere from one location. Keep teams on the same page and clearly visualise the impact of design changes.

Autodesk Vehicle Tracking

Use a set of transportation design tools, including tools for vehicle swept path prediction for steered vehicles, light rail vehicles and aircraft, parking layout design and roundabout design.

Save when you buy Civil 3D as part of a collection

Connect tools for context modelling and concepting with detailed design, analysis and optimisation for better decision making. Better coordinate horizontal and vertical design projects. Support multi-discipline processes with a cloud-based common data environment.

*Compared with purchasing each product separately.

Benefits of Civil 3D as part of the AEC Collection 

Road and motorway design 

Deliver comprehensive road and motorway designs more efficiently with the AEC Collection. (Watch video: 2:41 mins)

Bridge design 

Connect Civil 3D road geometry to parametric bridge modelling tools in InfraWorks and custom Revit structures. (Watch video: 3:20 mins)

Webinars to help you expand your skill set

Bring new multi-discipline workflows and capabilities to your projects with industry-specific insights and precision-driven workflows. See the latest from the AEC Collection.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Civil 3D used for?

Civil 3D is used to plan, design and deliver land development, water and transportation projects.

Who uses Civil 3D?

Civil engineers, civil designers and other civil infrastructure professionals rely on Civil 3D for better, more innovative project outcomes.

Which versions of Civil 3D can I use if I subscribe to the current version?

Your Civil 3D subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers.

How do I download Civil 3D?

Autodesk provides download and install instructions for individuals and administrators. Your available downloads appear in Autodesk Account. Find your product, select a version, platform, language and download method. For more information, visit the Autodesk Knowledge Network.

Can I install Civil 3D on multiple computers?

With a subscription to Civil 3D software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software Licence Agreement (US Site) for more information.

How do I convert my Civil 3D free trial to a paid subscription?

Launch your trial software and click Subscribe Now on the trial screen or buy Civil 3D here. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription.

How much does a Civil 3D subscription cost?

The price of the Civil 3D subscription is  monthly, annually, or for 3 years.

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