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Generate comprehensive and more accurate designs

Get your projects off the ground quickly with tools to help you to prepare and shape ground surfaces for carriageway, subdivision and other site projects.

Site design

What you can do with Civil 3D

  • Survey

    Download, create, analyse and adjust survey data. Streamline the transfer of field-captured data to and from the office. (video: 11 sec.)

  • Terrain modelling

    Create comprehensive digital models of ground topography for studies such as land-use feasibility, transportation system planning and water flow simulations. (video: 14 sec.)

  • Corridor modelling

    Create dynamic and data-rich corridor models for designs such as residential roads, kerbs and footpaths, swales within a subdivision and car park design. (video: 10 sec.)

  • Vehicle tracking

    Use swept path analysis to speed planning and evaluate safety standards compliance. Animate vehicle paths with 2D or 3D animations using multiple camera angles. (video: 20 sec.)

  • Stormwater and sanitary sewer

    Model storm and sanitary sewer systems. Analyse networks to resize pipes, reset inverts and compute energy and hydraulic gradient lines according to HEC-22 standards.

  • Stormwater analysis

    Integrate stormwater and wastewater analysis during planning and design of urban drainage systems, storm and sanitary sewers. (video: 39 secs)

  • Pressurised utilities

    Lay out horizontal and vertical 3D design of pressure networks. Model deflected-bend segments and use design and depth checks to meet project standards. (video: 11 sec.)

  • Design automation

    Use a visual programming application to generate scripts that automate repetitive and complex tasks. Save these scripts in a library and re-use them as needed. (video: 1.49 min.)

  • Materials and quantities

    Use materials and sectional or profile information to create reports for volumes along an alignment, comparing design and existing ground surfaces and quantity take-off. (video: 13 sec.)

Workflows and use cases

  • Civil 3D + ReCap + InfraWorks

    Leverage conceptual designs to improve site project layout, site grading and drainage design. (video 1.49 min.)

  • Civil 3D + Revit + InfraWorks + Navisworks

    Share co-ordinate systems to improve co-ordination between architects and civil engineers. (video 1.59 min.)

  • Keys to effective context modelling

    The aggregation of LiDAR, drone data, GIS and other data sources is critical to generating a real-world context model of your project.

See how people are using Civil 3D for site design

Model of greenfield site development created for township in Kuala Lumpur WDI STUDIOS


Modelling civil works faster, cheaper

WDI Studios had just 3 weeks to interpret raw survey data, model civil works and visualise improvements to reduce site development costs.

Image courtesy of WDI Studios

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