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3D design tools for civil engineering

Use the intelligent, model-based tools in Infrastructure Design Suite to gain more accurate, accessible and actionable insight throughout the lifecycle of your civil engineering projects. 


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Understand and communicate project dependencies better

  • Explore and communicate design concepts
  • Get projects approved faster and help win work
  • Promote greater visibility into project constructability

Maintain more consistent data, context, processes

  • Aggregate data from a variety of formats
  • Develop more consistent, accurate construction documentation
  • Apply industry standards more easily

Respond more quickly to change

  • Gain greater flexibility to make design changes 
  • Apply discipline-specific tools for a more streamlined process
  • Improve designs by conducting engineering analysis 

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Aggregate and visualise data more effectively

  • Manage data from many sources
  • Build large data-rich city models 
  • Enhance insight into existing conditions 

Analyse information to help inform decisions

  • Conduct spatial analysis to help see trends
  • Facilitate identification of priority locations
  • Analyse impacts of new developments


Communicate project options more easily

  • More quickly model and visualise alternatives
  • Show intent more effectively with realistic visuals 
  • Create thematic maps to support reporting requirements

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Create more consistent designs

  • Design in a AutoCAD environment
  • Improve accuracy with rules-based standards
  • Work more quickly with templates and workflows

Optimise with analysis

  • Calculate voltage drop and flicker
  • Calculate underground cable tension
  • Calculate overhead sag for wind and ice

Deliver more complete documentation

  • Deliver documentation in a single package
  • Provide more complete engineering data
  • Automate bill of materials creation

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Create better proposals

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of project needs
  • Create more realistic proposals of design alternatives
  • Communicate options more effectively 

Minimise project dependencies

  • Create visualisations to help validate design decisions
  • Help minimise construction documentation errors
  • Identify issues before construction

Improve profitability

  • Use tools to help decrease hours on fixed-cost projects
  • Accommodate last-minute changes more easily 
  • Support productivity with more consistent data

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Produce better designs

  • Minimise errors with model-based tools
  • Optimise with integrated analysis
  • Minimise documentation errors

Improve co-ordination

  • Share information with teams and stakeholders
  • Generate documentation as a by-product of the design 
  • Help identify issues earlier to minimise errors in the field

Achieve greater transparency

  • Attract more competitive bids 
  • Improve cost estimate accuracy
  • Demonstrate impact with more realistic visuals

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Promote design efficiency

  • Improve knowledge transfer
  • Optimise workflows to minimise re-work
  • Incorporate industry design standards

Improve materials use

  • Optimise materials with engineering analysis
  • Improve design to construction processes
  • Deliver more accurate estimates

Improve data confidence

  • Help reduce time-consuming processes
  • Minimise as-built backloguES
  • Deliver design data to the enterprise

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Explore constructability virtually

  • Aggregate data for whole-project review
  • Understand scope of labour and materials better
  • Co-ordinate site and workflow planning more effectively

Improve cost reliability

  • Generate material take-offs more quickly 
  • Evaluate the cost of design alternatives
  • Help resolve conflicts before construction

Predict project outcomes more accurately

  • Simulate schedules and logistics in 4D
  • Assess and quantify scope changes
  • Communicate plans to stakeholders more easily 

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