Autodesk Civil 3D: Comprehensive detailed design and documentation software for civil infrastructure

Why use Civil 3D?

Design more efficiently

Improve design quality with a dynamic 3D model–based design environment and design-driven documentation environment.

Streamline collaboration

Reduce errors and rework by exchanging data across multidisciplinary teams while maintaining standards and accuracy.

Leverage interoperability tools

Share data and models freely between products using the common IFC format(s).

Explore Civil 3D by project type

Civil 3D includes purpose-built tools for critical civil engineering disciplines. See how Civil 3D can help you design and build better roads and motorways, sites and rail projects.

What you can do with Autodesk Civil 3D

Improve design quality with Autodesk Construction Cloud (video: 1 min.)

Streamline your design and documentation workflows

Deliver design and construction documentation for road and motorway, site design, rail and bridge projects. Reduce overall design time with faster modelling for surfaces, corridors, terrain and more.

Collaborate in real time with GIS and BIM (video: 2:26 min.)

Advance workflows with GIS and cloud collaboration

Incorporate GIS data into your design with sustainability and customer satisfaction in mind. View and share data securely in the cloud to improve collaboration with all project stakeholders.

Boost collaboration with effortless data exchange (video: 3:03 min.)

Improve project coordination

Seamlessly exchange data across multidisciplinary teams while maintaining standards and accuracy to reduce rework and improve customer satisfaction.

Autodesk Civil 3D Country Kits

Country Kits can be added to your Civil 3D installation, giving you access to country-specific reports, templates and much more. The content and standards included in Country Kits vary by country, and may include:

  • Drafting and design standards (Civil 3D label and object styles)
  • Design standards files for calculation of superelevation
  • Drawing templates (AutoCAD .DWT files)
  • Sheet templates for Plans Production (AutoCAD .DWT files)
  • Codes files to localise the point, link and shape codes for corridor models
  • Reports
  • Pipes and Structures catalogues
  • Assemblies and subassemblies
  • Country-customised tool palettes

Do more with Civil 3D extensions

A separate instal or subscription to another Autodesk product may be required.

Grading Optimisation for Civil 3D

Use Grading Optimisation to automate time-consuming grading tasks, explore alternatives to find optimal solutions, and return to Civil 3D to complete the detailed design. (video: 1:59 min.)

Geotechnical Modeller

Effectively visualise and analyse geotechnical data (US site), then easily utilise that data directly in your Civil 3D design model.

PPK Survey for Civil 3D

Import base and rover survey data and convert it to coordinate geometry points in a Civil 3D drawing.

Connector for ArcGIS

Bring geospatial information systems (GIS) data from ArcGIS into Civil 3D drawings, save back edited content, and publish and export Civil 3D data for use in ArcGIS.

Collaboration for Civil 3D

Collaborate on Civil 3D projects anytime, anywhere. Keep teams on the same page and clearly visualise the impact of design changes.


Better design collaboration for Civil 3D

Streamline project submission with great design coordination and team collaboration.



See what’s new in Civil 3D

See the latest updates for efficiently designing and digitally modelling infrastructure projects.



What’s next for Civil 3D

Take a look at the product development pipeline for Civil 3D.


Save when you buy Civil 3D as part of a collection

Connect tools for context modelling and concepting with detailed design, analysis and optimisation for better decision making. Better coordinate horizontal and vertical design projects. Support multi-discipline processes with a cloud-based common data environment.

*Compared with purchasing each product separately.

Benefits of Civil 3D as part of the AEC Collection

Road and motorway design

Deliver comprehensive road and motorway designs more efficiently with the AEC Collection. (Watch video: 2:41 mins) 

Bridge design

Connect Civil 3D road geometry to parametric bridge modelling tools in InfraWorks and custom Revit structures. (Watch video: 3:20 mins)

Infrastructure webinar

Webinars to help you expand your skill set

Bring new multi-discipline workflows and capabilities to your projects with industry-specific insights and precision-driven workflows. See the latest from the AEC Collection. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is Civil 3D used for?

Civil 3D is used to plan, design and deliver land development, water and transportation projects

Who uses Civil 3D?

Civil engineers, civil designers and other civil infrastructure professionals rely on Civil 3D for better, more innovative project outcomes.

Can I use Civil 3D for free?

Yes. Students and educators can get free one-year educational access to Autodesk products and services, renewable for as long as you remain eligible. Learn more (US Site).

What operating systems does Civil 3D run on?

Civil 3D runs on Microsoft® Windows®. See Civil 3D system requirements (US Site) for details.

Which versions of Civil 3D can I use if I subscribe to the current version?

Your Civil 3D subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available for subscribers.

How much does a Civil 3D subscription cost?

The price of an annual Civil 3D subscription is  and the price of a monthly Civil 3D subscription is . The price of a 3-year Civil 3D subscription is . If you have infrequent users and are interested in a pay-as-you-go option, please visit to learn more.

Can I install Civil 3D on multiple computers?

With a subscription to Civil 3D software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software Licence Agreement (US Site) for more information.

How do I download Civil 3D?

Autodesk provides download and installation instructions for individuals and administrators. Your available downloads appear in Autodesk Account. Find your product, select a version, platform, language and download method. For more information, visit Autodesk Knowledge Network.

How do I convert my Civil 3D free trial to a paid subscription?

Launch your trial software and click ‘Subscribe now’ on the trial screen or buy Civil 3D here. When buying your subscription, enter the same email address and password combination you used to sign in to your trial. Learn more about converting a trial to a paid subscription.

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