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What's civil engineering software?

Civil engineering software encompasses a range of tools to help civil engineers during both the design and construction process.

These tools for civil engineers can help in every stage of your project, including drafting & documenting, designing, visualising & analysing.

Types of civil engineering and infrastructure design

Autodesk’s civil engineering software programs help multi-disciplinary teams better integrate the plan, design, build and operations phases of a project.

  • Civil engineering

    Civil engineering software can help you to save time and resources by capturing survey data in hours versus days and improve insights at each stage of your surveying and site development work.

  • Structural engineering

    Better anticipate issues and assess information throughout your project with BIM (Building Information Modelling). Design and build bridges and tunnels with better predictability via our engineering software tools.

  • Transportation engineering

    Promote greater project efficiency and delivery with infrastructure software that provides BIM tools for transportation such as roads, rail, airports and ports.

  • Civil construction

    Improve co-ordination and delivery with BIM for virtual design and construction. Civil software gives all stakeholders access to project information almost any time and anywhere.

How is civil engineering design software used?

  • Aalborg Energie Technik

    AET uses BIM to develop biomass plants that generate environmentally-friendly energy using wood chips, corn stalks and even chicken droppings.

  • Bureau of Reclamation

    Hi-tech tools such as reality capture and 3D modelling are helping this US government agency manage and protect the Glen Canyon Dam for generations to come.

  • Galliford Try Costain and Atkins

    This partnership used AutoCAD Plant 3D to expand the Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works, gaining more efficient operations.

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Engineering software resources

  • Autodesk’s infrastructure design software simplifies the identification and mapping of terrain features of a project area.

  • Infrastructure owners and firms must change the way they work to have resilient and sustainable infrastructure that protects the environment and creates economic value.

  • How can engineers make innovation a regular – even expected – part of their work lives? By making it a priority every day, with both big-picture and incremental shifts through civil design software implementation.

  • Learn how new technologies and civil engineering computer programs continually change the construction industry and how we build things.

  • Use intelligent, connected BIM workflows to help make your infrastructure projects more resilient, productive and profitable.

  • Autodesk's civil engineering community for news, forums, galleries, webcasts, learning resources and more.