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Efficient civil design

Perform faster design iterations with an intelligent, 3D model-based application that dynamically updates related civil design elements when changes are made. AutoCAD® Civil 3D® tools help you streamline time-consuming tasks for road and highway design, parcel design, and pressure and gravity network design. 

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    Civil design

  • Corridor design (enhanced)

    Use corridor modeling functionality to create intelligent models for road and highway design and other transportation systems. Use corridor models to create proposed surfaces, earthwork volumes, material totals, and drafted cross sections. Select linear corridor targets from AutoCAD xrefs. Extract solids from corridor shapes. Directly use alignments, profiles, survey figures, feature lines, and AutoCAD polylines to define corridor transitions and elevation constraints. 

  • Pressure pipe networks (enhanced)

    Model pressure networks in both 2D and 3D. Use 3D pressure networks to check for interferences between components. Create networks from polylines, survey figures, and alignments. Add fitting and appurtenance content. Share pressure network models throughout the project with data shortcut support. Create networks from polylines, survey figures, and alignments. Share pressure network models throughout the project with data shortcut support.

  • Gravity pipe networks (enhanced)

    Use rules-based tools to lay out sanitary and storm drainage systems. Make changes to pipes and structures using graphical or numerical input, and conduct interference checks. Enhancements: Plot and complete final drafting of the pipe network in plan, profile, and section views; share pipe network information with Storm and Sanitary Analysis software; and create AutoCAD solids from AutoCAD Civil 3D TIN surfaces, pipe networks, and pressure networks for visual display. 

  • Grading

    Terrain models maintain dynamic relationships with related elements such as breaklines, corridor models, and grading objects. Use surfaces as references to create profiles, sections, and corridors. Save time and minimize errors with automatic updating. Use powerful daylighting and grade-projection tools to generate surface models for several types of grading projections. Develop surfaces with easy-to-use graphical and tabular AutoCAD Civil 3D grading manipulation tools. 

  • Parcel design

    Combine automated parcel layout tools with geospatial and survey information to work through alternatives more quickly. Use geospatial and survey information in combination with automated parcel layout tools to find a balance between the site layout, stormwater management considerations, local regulations, and environmental concerns. Help identify the best alternatives and more quickly create the documentation necessary for public hearings, agency review, and final layout approval. 

  • Bridge modeling

    The Bridge Module* enables modeling of bridges and bridge components. Model bridges for placement based on AutoCAD Civil 3D roadway geometry and surfaces, including bridge deck, piers, abutments, bearings, and barriers. Extract strings such as girders and barriers to create AutoCAD Civil 3D profiles.  

    *Included with Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 Premium and Ultimate editions on Desktop and Maintenance Subscription.

  • Geotechnical modeling

    The Geotechnical Module* helps streamline import and use of borehole data. Import boreholes into AutoCAD Civil 3D. Create surfaces from borehole strata. Document borehole strips. 

    *Included with Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 Premium and Ultimate editions on Desktop or Maintenance Subscription.

  • Rail track layout

    The Rail Layout Module* helps streamline layout of rail tracks. Create new alignments and switch graphics based on rail turnout catalog.

    * Included with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 and Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 Premium and Ultimate editions on Desktop or Maintenance Subscription.

  • Design concepts with InfraWorks 360

    Accelerate the civil design process using workflows that take advantage of interoperability with InfraWorks 360. Develop plans and estimates at the appropriate level of detail to help confirm scope, budget, and schedule. Better predict how project alternatives will perform within the context of the existing environment, and communicate more effectively to stakeholders.