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BIM tools for civil engineering

AutoCAD® Civil 3D® civil engineering software tools support Building Information Modeling (BIM) and help reduce the time it takes to design, analyze, and implement changes. 

Cloud service available with purchase of a perpetual license with Maintenance Subscription or a Desktop Subscription.

Civil design

  • Corridor design (enhanced)

    Tools for corridor modeling.

  • Pressure pipe networks (enhanced)

    Tools for pressure network creation.

  • Gravity pipe networks (enhanced)

    Tools for sanitary and storm drainage systems.

  • Grading

    Terrain models for grading.

  • Parcel design

    Automated parcel layout tools.

  • Bridge modeling

    With Civil 3D and Infrastructure Design Suite Premium and Ultimate editions on Desktop or Maintenance Subscription.

  • Geotechnical modeling

    With Civil 3D and Infrastructure Design Suite Premium and Ultimate editions on Desktop or Maintenance Subscription.

  • Rail track layout

    With Civil 3D and Infrastructure Design Suite Premium and Ultimate editions on Desktop or Maintenance Subscription.

  • Design concepts with InfraWorks 360

    Communicate and collaborate more effectively.

Civil drafting & documentation

  • Drafting standards

    Use an extensive library of CAD drafting styles.

  • Construction documentation (enhanced)

    Generate annotated production plans.

  • Map production

    Use cartographic mapping functionality.

  • Reports and tables

    Use dynamic tables for linework.

GPS survey & data collection

  • Data access and exchange

    Read, write, and convert data between widely used formats.

  • Surface modeling

    Use tools for dynamic surface creation.

  • Base map creation

    Help streamline mapping and surveying workflows.

  • Reality capture (enhanced)

    Use point clouds to digitize as-built features.

Visualization & analysis

  • Geospatial analysis

    Advanced mapping and analysis functionality.

  • Storm and sanitary analysis

    Stormwater management using dynamic model.

  • Model analysis

    Dynamic QTO and earthwork calculations.

  • Visual analysis

    Better understand civil designs with visualization.

  • River & flood analysis

    Available with Civil 3D and Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 Premium and Ultimate on Desktop or Maintenance Subscription. (video: 1:09 min.)

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D with 3ds Max

    Create professional-quality visualizations. (video: 1:29 min.)


  • AutoCAD Civil 3D with Vault Professional (enhanced)

    Create, organize, and share model, design, and project data. (video: 1:25 min.)

  • New

    AutoCAD Civil 3D with InfraWorks 360

    Use preliminary design models inside of Civil 3D.

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D with Navisworks

    Gain better predictability. (video: 1:22 min.)

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D with Revit Structure

    Enhance structural and civil design collaboration. (video: 46 sec.)

  • Prior version compatibility

    Prior version compatibility for better collaboration.

  • New

    IFC Export

    Import and Export Industry Foundation Class (IFC) files.

  • Cloud-based collaboration

    A360 and AutoCAD 360 for design sharing.

    Cloud Service

  • Data shortcuts and references (enhanced)

    Share model data using data shortcuts and xrefs.