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      Plan, design, construct, and manage buildings with powerful tools for Building Information Modeling.

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      Control outcomes with clash detection and advanced coordination, 5D analysis, and simulation tools.

      CIVIL 3D

      Better civil design workflows with Civil 3D 2021

      Streamline tasks, maintain consistent data, and respond to changes quickly.


      What’s new in Civil 3D

      Discover how the newest features in Civil 3D® can help improve your civil design workflows.

      • Video: Introduction to Project Explorer for Civil 3D

        Project Explorer for Civil 3D


        Explore and share design information in your Civil 3D model with an intuitive tool for review and reporting. (video: 2 min.)

      • Enhancement
        Video: Enhancements to Collaboration for Civil 3D with BIM 360 Design

        Collaboration for Civil 3D

        Process more file types faster and easily navigate the project with cloud-based Collaboration for Civil 3D. (video: 1:20 min.)

      • Enhancements to bridge object support with Civil 3D

        Bridge object support

        Assign layers for bridge generic-object subtypes and configure layers for an existing bridge.

        Video: Enhancements to the Connector for ArcGIS

        Connector for ArcGIS

        Enjoy geometry upgrades, edit and save back features, and more enhancements to the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS. (video: 1:55 min.)

        Video: Enhancements to pressure network capabilities with Civil 3D

        Pressure pipe networks

        Do more with new capabilities for pressure pipe networks, like snap specific angles, snap to a pipe, and add PVI bends. (video: 1:57 min.)

      • Video: Updates for rail profile view bands with Civil 3D

        Rail profile view bands

        Create new settings, input additional profile band information, and revise cant data based on your rail project needs. (video: 1:47 min.)

      Previous release features

      • Video: Connected bridge design between InfraWorks and Civil 3D

        Bridge design interoperability

        Link your bridge model between InfraWorks and Civil 3D. (video: 1:02 min.)

      • Video: Streamlined pressure network layout and editing

        Pressure network

        Enjoy greater design flexibility and efficiency with pressure pipe layout and editing. (video: 2:02 min.)

      • Video: Dynamo Player in Civil 3D

        Dynamo Player

        Easily locate and run Dynamo scripts directly in Civil 3D. Create and share scripts for design automation tasks. (video: 1:37 min.)

      • Video: BIM 360 lets you extend all project data to stakeholders for greater visibility and more informed decision-making

        Collaboration for Civil 3D

        Manage the exchange of design data, visualize changes, track project progress, and manage issues in a cloud-based single source of truth. (video: 1:59 min.)

      • Video: Learn how to get started with and activate the services you’ll need in BIM 360 Design

        BIM 360 project creation

        Set up project teams, add members, set user permissions, and more. (video: 2:39 min.)

      • Video: Learn how to use BIM 360 Design for Civil 3D

        Connect to BIM 360 Design

        Add a Civil 3D file to a BIM 360 project. Connect to BIM 360 through the Desktop Connector. (video: 1:46 min.)

      • Connector for ArcGIS

        Bring ArcGIS data into your Civil 3D drawings, update features as needed, then save back or publish that data for use in ArcGIS.

      • Dynamo for Civil 3D

        Use Dynamo for programming and design automation. Define scripts and routines in a visual environment to design and expedite workflows.

      • Rail and centerline exports

        Generate rail lines based on specified tolerance or interval and that dynamically adjust to modifications to the parent rail alignment, profile, and cant.

      • Storm and sanitary analysis

        Set individual tailwater conditions for each designed storm, use dimensionless Hydrographs per sub-basin, and use new storage chambers by ADS.

      • Gravity network analysis

        Use the updated Analyze Gravity Network dialog to analyze a pipe network and apply the results.

      • BIM 360 File Locking for AutoCAD

        Automatically lock and unlock for DWG and DWT files that are stored in BIM 360 when they are opened in AutoCAD.