Civil infrastructure design and documentation software

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Overview

Summary

Experience more efficient workflows for surface modeling, corridor modeling, site design, storm and sanitary, and plan production and documentation with Civil 3D® civil engineering design software.

Civil 3D® supports BIM (Building Information Modeling) with integrated features to improve drafting, design, and construction documentation.

System requirements:
Civil 3D overview (video: 2:18 min.)

Highlights

Grading Optimization overview (video: 1:59 min.)

Grading Optimization for Civil 3D

Conduct grading design studies based on project constraints. Grading Optimization is available in Civil 3D only as part of the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection.

  • Explore alternatives to achieve an optimal grading solution.
  • Return the selected grading proposal to Civil 3D for detailed design.
  • Automate time-consuming grading tasks.

Project Explorer for Civil 3D

Transform how you navigate, visualize, and interact with Civil 3D design models. Project Explorer is an extension available in Civil 3D only through the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Collection.

  • Simplify design review and modification.
  • Efficiently validate that design objectives are met.
  • Automate custom report and table generation

Project Explorer overview video (2:01 min.)

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

Automate complex and tedious site grading processes. Optimize terrain surface and 3D geometry for further design.

Connected alignments

Experience greater control when designing complex interchanges with expanded geometric options and more.

Project Explorer pressure network support

Use the pressure network tab in Project Explorer to select gravity pipe runs.

Integrations

Civil 3D can be integrated with other CAD software to create purpose-specific workflows.

Civil 3D + InfraWorks + Revit

Integrated bridge analysis and design. (video: 2:44 min.)

Civil 3D + InfraWorks + Revit

Further enhance 3D modeling and designing in Civil 3D by using reality capture data from ReCap Pro. (video: 2 min.)

Civil 3D + InfraWorks + Revit + Navisworks

Improve site and building design coordination with shared coordinate systems. (video: 2:13 min.)

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.

Windows OS

AutoCAD & All Specialized Toolsets

Operating System

64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 and Windows 10.

Processor

Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Multiple processors: Supported by the application

Memory

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, 64-bit systems (with capable display card)

Display Card

Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant

Disk space

7.0 GB

Network

Deployment via Deployment Wizard.

The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.

Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.

In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on Windows® Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019 editions.

.NET Framework

.NET Framework version 4.8 or later

Mac OS

AutoCAD & All Specialized Toolsets

Operating System

Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11 (requires Update 2021.1)
Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15
Apple macOS Mojave v10.14
Apple macOS High Sierra v10.13

Model

Basic: Apple Mac Pro® 4.1, MacBook Pro® 5.1, iMac® 8.1, Mac mini® 3.1, MacBook Air®, MacBook® 5.1

Recommended: Apple Mac® models supporting Metal Graphics Engine
Apple Mac models with M series chip are supported under Rosetta 2 mode.

CPU Type

64-bit Intel CPU
Recommended: Intel Core i7 or higher

Memory

Basic: 4GB
Recommended: 8GB or higher

Display Resolution

Basic: 1280 x 800 display
High Resolution: 2880 x 1800 with Retina Display

Disk space

3 GB free disk space for download and installation

Pointing Device

Apple-compliant Mouse, Apple-compliant Trackpad, Microsoft-compliant mouse

Display Card

Recommended: Mac native installed graphics cards

Disk Format

APFS, APFS(Encrypted), Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)