Use corridor modeling functionality to create intelligent models for road and highway design and other transportation systems.
AutoCAD Civil 3D includes modeling tools built for creating pressure pipe networks.
Use rules-based tools to lay out sanitary and storm drainage systems.
Terrain models maintain dynamic relationships with related elements such as breaklines, corridor models, and grading objects.
Combine automated parcel layout tools with geospatial and survey information to work through alternatives more quickly.
Use geospatial and survey informationin combination with automated parcel layout tools to find a balance between the site layout, stormwater management considerations, local regulations, and environmental concerns.
Identify the best alternatives and quickly create the documentation necessary for public hearings, agency review, and final layout approval.
The Bridge Module* enables modeling of bridges and bridge components.
*Included with Infrastructure Design Suite 2015 Premium and Ultimate edition Subscription.
Accelerate the civil design process using workflows that take advantage of interoperability with InfraWorks.
Use the extensive library of country-specific CAD styles in AutoCAD Civil 3D for your civil drafting and documentation needs.
Generate production plans, including annotated section sheets, profiles, and grading designs.
Automate typical drafting while better maintaining drafting standards with the styles-based drafting environment. Use xrefs and data shortcuts to generate drafting across multiple drawings, resulting in a workflow that enables production sheets to use a single instance of the model.
Synchronize production sheets to reflect changes to the model. Derive annotation directly from design objects, and automatically update annotation when the design changes.
AutoCAD Civil 3D software responds to changes in drawing scale and view orientation, and updates labels when the plot scale rotates or changes in different viewports.
Use cartographic mapping functionality to create maps that highlight specific features or information.
Such information includes:
Create legends and reuse mapping styles to help streamline map creation.
Gather real-time quantitative information from your model using dynamic tables for linework, volume information, and more.
Harvest quantities, earthwork, and stakeout information using a broad collection of standard reports or create your own custom report to meet your submittal requirements.
Read, write, and convert data between widely used formats.
Access aerial and satellite imagery and connect to web mapping and web feature services to take advantage of publicly available data.
Import and export between widely-used GIS, CAD and other formats including:
Terrain creation tools support a wide variety of surface data including DEM, LIDAR (light detecting and ranging), SHP, and ground survey.
Handle large surfaces and develop a deeper understanding of the terrain while creating dynamic analysis, labeling, and documentation. Get real-time feedback on design performance such as earthwork quantities, steep slopes, and drainage patterns.
Survey functionality is fully integrated into workflows.
GPS surveying functionality includes:
Work within a more consistent design environment in which you can use points, survey figures, and surfaces throughout the design process without having to manually translate coordinate systems or transfer data from a survey package to your civil engineering design software. Introduce survey data into a project, and design elements update automatically.
Create point clouds using data from LIDAR (light detecting and ranging) scanning.
Use point cloud tools to:
Enhanced to include improved performance and more flexibility when working with point cloud files.
Storm and Sanitary Analysis software is included in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 and all editions of Infrastructure Design Suite 2015.
Dynamic model elements are no longer limited to design and construction documents. Create more design scenarios while keeping the model up-to-date. Perform analysis much earlier in the design process for multiple types of projects including:
Minimize redundancy in your workflow by analyzing the model you’ve already built. Get feedback in real time as you refine the design.
Develop a better understanding of your surface model using slope, elevation, and contour analysis.
The mass haul and earthwork features help contractors and engineers plan the movements, amounts, and placements of material during construction. As designs change, quickly generate mass haul diagrams to:
In addition to earthworks, you can import customizable pay item lists for use in assigning pay item values to objects in the drawing. Automatically calculate quantities and generate reports based on pay item assignments.
Develop reproductions of corridor models using render materials that correspond to corridor elements in the model, such as asphalt or concrete.
Use line-of-sight tools, including point-to-point and sight distance along a corridor, to visually inspect the 3D models. Take advantage of the IMX import/export functionality between AutoCAD Civil 3D and InfraWorks software products for additional visual analysis.
Enhanced to include improved line-of-sight calculations.
Available with Infrastructure Design Suite 2015 Ultimate, the River and Flood Analysis Module* automates analysis and mapping functions.
*With Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate Subscription.
Create professional-quality visualizations using AutoCAD Civil 3D software with 3ds Max Design software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing.
Transform civil design geometry and models into near-photorealistic design visualizations faster and more efficiently with 3ds Max Design 2015 software and the Civil View feature set included with 3ds Max Design. Civil View has simple, style-driven functionality and an extensive library of parametric civil-oriented objects and materials. It helps civil engineering professionals achieve impressive results. Civil View dynamically links to AutoCAD Civil 3D data. When a design changes, you can easily refresh design visualizations, so they can evolve in tandem.
Improve collaboration between structural and civil designs using AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit Structure Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for structural engineering.
Enhanced to include capability to open and edit AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 drawings in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 and 2013 civil engineering software.
AutoCAD 360 mobile cloud computing helps you take your designs with you wherever you go, providing everything you need to view, edit, and share DWG™ files using your smartphone or tablet.
Connect civil engineering project teams by working from the same consistent, up-to-date project model from survey through construction documentation.
Using data shortcuts and xrefs, team members can share model data—such as surfaces, alignments, and pipes—and use one design object for multiple design tasks.
For example, if a surveyor creates the existing ground surface, designers can connect to that data in parallel to design the road or parcel layout. Drafters can generate annotation from the data shortcuts or directly through an xref, to keep production drafting in sync.