AutoCAD Civil 3D – Design better civil infrastructure
Autodesk® Civil 3D® — civil engineering design and documentation software that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.
Autodesk® Civil 3D® software is a civil engineering design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows on a variety of civil infrastructure project types, including roads and highways, land development, rail, airports, and water. Civil 3D helps civil infrastructure professionals improve project delivery, maintain more consistent data and processes, and respond faster to project changes. Additionally, users can help streamline time-consuming tasks such as intersections, roundabout and corridor design, parcel layout, pipes, and grading with specific tools and customizable design standards.
Civil 3D 2019 contains new features and enhancements in the following areas:
Fixed vertical curves with low/high points
Civil 3D users can define a new type of fixed vertical curve in an alignment profile by specifying a high or low point—enabling them to start the profile design from a specific point. For example, if a road has a low point (such as for a box culvert) and that low point will control the design of the whole road, that point can be used to define a vertical curve. This feature allows users to develop the rest of a design from a known point and adhere to
that design constraint throughout their design process.
Rail cants supported in Subassembly Composer
Rail subassemblies created in Subassembly Composer now have the ability to read the cant that has been calculated on the alignment and then use those cant values to build a corridor that accurately reflects the calculated cant.
Multiple drawings and template files can be opened and saved to the latest versions of Civil 3D using the Autodesk Batch Save Utility. Custom scripts can also be included in the batch operation, such as a script for drawing cleanup that runs the PURGE and AUDIT commands on every drawing. This feature can be an enormous time-saver when moving a project to a newer version of Civil 3D—eliminating the need to individually open, save, and perform cleanup for the hundreds or thousands of drawings in a project. In addition, it runs outside of the Civil 3D software environment and therefore doesn’t slow down ongoing production.
The new AutoCAD DWG Compare feature identifies and visually displays the differences between two drawings. Objects that were modified, added, or removed are displayed in a new comparison drawing using different colours to highlight the differences.
Import InfraWorks roads as Civil 3D corridors
Component roads imported from InfraWorks will automatically become Civil 3D corridors of simple assemblies and subassemblies. This expands the interoperability between InfraWorks and Civil 3D and strengthens the connection of BIM processes on infrastructure
The Shared Views tool provides a quick and simple way to share models and drawings in the cloud. Anyone can view and comment on the shared view by using a free Autodesk account, even if they do not have an Autodesk product installed.
Perform faster design iterations and streamline time-consuming tasks.
Relative feature lines
Obtain elevation feature lines from a surface or relative to a surface, so feature lines update with changes to the surface.
Drafting and documentation
Connect design to documentation to help boost productivity and deliver higher quality.
Dynamic offset profiles
Create dynamic offset profiles using a default cross slope. Modify them by editing the profile properties.
Visualization and analysis
Use visualization, simulation, and water analysis tools integrated with the design process to improve project delivery and decision making.
Create a new dynamically linked alignment and profile that transitions between 2 intersecting alignments and their profiles.
Collaboration features help you overcome team coordination and workflow challenges within civil infrastructure projects.
Pipe sizing and analysis
Resize pipes and reset inverts, and compute the energy and hydraulic grade lines per HEC-22 2009 standards.
Use AutoCAD Civil 3D with other Autodesk software
Connect design to detailed engineering
AutoCAD Civil 3D + InfraWorks
Quickly model your project in InfraWorks. Then, work in AutoCAD Civil 3D to further develop detailed engineering and analysis of the model.