Civil 3D for road and highway design

More efficient workflows for better project outcomes

Accelerate design, optimization, and documentation of road and highway projects.

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Civil 3D features for road and highway design



Download, create, analyze, and adjust survey data. Streamline the transfer of field-captured data to the office. (video: 16 sec.)

Corridor modeling

Create dynamic, flexible 3D models of road corridors. Simulate driving through the corridor and visually evaluate sight distance and influence analysis. (video: 35 sec.)

Intersection design

Create dynamic models of 3-way (T-shaped) or 4-way intersections. Model roundabouts according to standards that blend with existing or planned roads. (video: 10 sec.)

Drainage design

Perform storm water management tasks, including storm sewer design. Define pipeline paths, optimized with hydraulics/hydrology analysis. (video: 10 sec.)

Road rehabilitation

Automate assembly generation for your rehab corridor design model. Optimize mill and overlay to balance costs vs. performance. (video: 57 sec.)

Design automation

Use visual programming to generate reusable scripts that automate repetitive and complex tasks. (video: 1:28 min.)

Materials and quantities

Use materials information to create reports for volumes along an alignment, comparing design and existing ground surfaces, and quantity takeoff. (video: 20 sec.)

Plan production and documentation

Create plan production sheets that automatically display station ranges of alignments and profiles that are based on predefined areas along an alignment. (video: 24 sec.)

Connect other Autodesk products for road network design

Deliver roadway projects from concept to design

Design in-context and accelerate detail design with Civil 3D, ReCap Pro, InfraWorks, and Dynamo. (video 2:42 min.)

Work with more connected bridge workflows

Connect Civil 3D road geometry to parametric bridge modeling tools in InfraWorks and custom Revit structures. (video: 2:56 min.)