Civil infrastructure design and documentation software

Civil 3D® design software empowers civil engineers to realize tomorrow’s infrastructure, today.



Experience more efficient workflows and documentation with Civil 3D® civil engineering design software.

  • Work with a model-based environment for better design decisions and project quality.
  • Streamline documentation with a design-driven approach to plans production.
  • Harness the power of BIM (Building Information Modeling) for greater design coordination and project collaboration.
System requirements:
Civil 3D overview (video: 2:18 min.)

Why use Civil 3D?

Accelerate civil design efficiencies

Work in a 3D model-based detailed design environment with tools for design automation, analysis, and optimization.

Streamline construction documentation

Automate plans production based on your 3D design model.

Use your investment in BIM

Enable multidisciplinary team coordination and more integrated workflows throughout the project lifecycle.


Corridor targeting and property information in Civil 3D

Improve design processes and respond to changes quickly

Work in an intelligent, model-based design environment. Connect design to plans production, integrate design automation, streamline analysis and optimization, and support BIM throughout the project lifecycle.

Design better civil infrastructure

Civil 3D supports workflows for various civil engineering projects, including roads and highways, rail, bridges and tunnels, site development, and storm and sanitary networks.

Rail track and station design using Civil 3D

BIM Collaborate Pro overview (video: 2:01 min.)

Collaborate with ease

Connect project teams anytime, anywhere with Collaboration for Civil 3D and BIM Collaborate Pro to keep teams in sync and projects on track.

What's New?

Discover the newest features in Civil 3D® civil engineering design software. Note: Some features of Civil 3D are available only through the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Collection.

Grading Optimization Help
Get started quickly with the new Help Center and gain greater visibility into your optimization process.
Pressure Networks Search

Find pressure parts quickly with new Search by Keyword, show property set data in profile view labels, plus other improvements to editing pressure pipes in profile.

Corridor Solid Property Set

Added property set data for corridor solids based on BIM mandates, filter corridor target options, targeting multiple surfaces and dynamic targeting of specific layers.

Rail Switch Enhancements
Create rail cant labels at any station along an alignment, manage catalogs more easily, and use the US turnout catalog that is now included in Civil 3D.
Project Explorer Comparisons
Table, report, and object comparisons. Add summaries to tables and quantities, and customize row heights for tables.


Do more with Civil 3D extensions. A separate install or subscription to another Autodesk product may be required.

Grading Optimization for Civil 3D (AEC Collection only)
Automate time-consuming grading tasks, explore alternatives to find optimal solutions, and return to Civil 3D to complete the detailed design.
Project Explorer for Civil 3D (AEC Collection only)
Transform how you navigate, visualize, and interact with Civil 3D design models using Project Explorer.
Geotechnical Modeler
Effectively visualize and analyze geotechnical data, then easily utilize 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 from one location. Keep teams on the same page and clearly visualize the impact of design changes.

The Micrographics Advantage

We don’t just sell software, we are technical experts who understand your industry. We can help you:

Integrate Business Systems

We develop data sharing solutions to improve and speed up the communication between CAD & business management technologies.

Optimize Business Processes

We do unique assessments of our clients, enabling them to address workflow challenges, identify opportunities & achieve objectives.

Leverage the Power of BIM

By understanding BIM philosophies we can develop & implement BIM solutions for any project or establish BIM standards for any company.

Have Questions About Complex Applications?

Speak to us about your operational requirements or outcomes and we'll tailor a solution best suited to your business.

Civil 3D

System Requirements

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10


Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor


Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB

Display Resolution

Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True Color

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10 (with capable display card)

Display Card

Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 12 compliant
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 12 compliant

Disk space

16 GB

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse compliant

.NET Framework

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

Additional Requirements for large datasets, point clouds, and 3D modeling


16 GB RAM or more

Disk space

6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements

Display Card

3840×2160 (4K) or greater True Color video display adapter; 4 GB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card.