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CIVIL 3D FOR RAIL DESIGN

Model and analyze rail projects efficiently

Speed the planning, design, and delivery of transit stations and rail networks.

Rail design

What you can do with Civil 3D

  • Alignments and profiles

    Use rail alignments to create rail lines with common stationing based on specified tolerances that adjust with changes to parent rail alignment geometry, profile, and cant. (video: 1:46 min.)

  • Special trackwork design

    Design turnouts for branching alignments and crossover switches connecting parallel alignments based on a library of turnout and crossover types that you can edit, delete, or supplement.

  • Corridor modeling

    Build 3D track corridor models including alignments, profiles, and assemblies. Incorporate designs for switches, turnouts, platforms, and calculations for cant. (video: 54 sec.)

  • Platform edge design

    Design platform edges for light or heavy rail using single or dual platform subassemblies with a dynamically updating platform edge running along a track. (video: 1:01 min.)

  • Design Automation

    Use visual programming to generate scripts that automate repetitive and complex tasks including electrification, signaling, and other system elements. (video: 2:42 min.)

Workflows and use cases

  • Civil 3D + ReCap Pro + InfraWorks + Revit

    Establish context and perform conceptual and detailed designs of horizontal and vertical structures. (video: 2:18 min.)

  • Trends in the future of rail

    High-speed rail, VR, mobility simulation, and other trends are affecting the future of rail design.

See how people are using Civil 3D for rail design

Video: Arcadis used design automation to deliver a large light rail renovation project in record time

ARCADIS

Saving time with automation

By automating the design in a light rail renovation project, Arcadis was able to adjust the design with just one click.

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