Grading Optimization Help Center Get started quickly with the new Help Center and gain greater visibility into your optimization process.
Pressure networks keyword search Find the pressure parts you need quickly with new Search by Keyword, show property set data in profile view labels, and experience other improvements to editing pressure pipes in profile.
Corridor solid property set and targeting Civil 3D 2023 adds additional property set data for corridor solids based on BIM mandates. It also adds filter corridor target options, targeting multiple surfaces and dynamically targeting of specific layers.
Rail switch and crossing 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 table, report, and object comparison Add summaries to tables and quantities, and customize row heights for tables.
Site and survey workflows Download, create, analyze, and adjust survey data, as well as transfer field-captured data to the office
Terrain modeling Create digital models of topography for land-use studies, transportation system planning, and water flow simulations
Corridor modeling Create dynamic and data-rich corridor models for highways, roads, and rail tracks
Intersection design Create dynamic models of 3-way (T-shaped) or 4-way intersections, as well as roundabouts
Drainage design and analysis Manage stormwater and sanitary sewer design. Define pipeline paths, optimized with hydraulics/hydrology analysis
Pressure networks Lay out horizontal and vertical pressure network designs; model deflected-curve pipe segments and use design and depth checks
Plan production and documentation Quickly create construction documents from drawings, including plan/profile, plan(s)-only, profile(s)-only, and section sheets
Interoperability Civil 3D supports import, export, and links with commonly used CAD formats, including IFC, and connects with Esri ArcGIS and Bentley data
Design automation Use visual programming to generate scripts that automate repetitive and complex tasks, including electrification and signaling
Geotechnical modeling Visualize and analyze subsurface data and easily utilize that data directly in the Civil 3D design model
Materials and quantities Use materials and sectional or profile information to create reports for volumes, comparing design and existing surfaces and quantity takeoff
Bridge design Coordinate workflows more efficiently across the various disciplines working on complex bridge design projects
Surface modeling tools - Create surfaces composed of a combination of points, breaklines, boundaries, and contours with support for TIN, Grid, and Cropped, and Corridor surfaces.
Point cloud tools - Use a large collection of points acquired by laser scanners and other capture technologies to create digital representations of existing conditions and structures. Import the point data to Civil 3D to generate a 3D model to be used in your design project.
Surface editing - Work with editing tools that add edits to a surface definition as edit operations and not to any of the existing surface data components.
Surface masks - A display tool that enables you to block out areas of a surface and prevent them from being displayed or to render a section of the surface using a specified render material.
Surface watersheds - Analyze how water flows along and off a surface to better determine drain targets and watersheds.
Surface volumes - Use the Volumes Dashboard to calculate and analyze volume surfaces and bounded areas within those surfaces.
Surface analysis - Conduct surface-related analysis, including contour, directions, elevations, slopes, slope-arrows, watersheds, and water drop path.
Site and survey
Site design tools - Manage objects (parcels, alignments, gradings, and feature lines) with a common topology in a site collection.
Survey tools - Streamline the download, creation, analysis, and adjustments of field-captured survey data.
Field-to-finish workflow - More efficiently process field-captured survey data to create an intelligent base map in Civil 3D.
Geotechnical modeling - Visualize and analyze geotechnical data then use that data directly in the Civil 3D design model.
Grading tools - Grading tools and commands facilitate the efficient design of finished ground surfaces.
Grading Optimization (AEC Collection only) - Automate the process for conducting grading design studies for land areas based on established design project criteria.
Corridor design tools - Create dynamic and data-rich corridor models for highways and roads. Build rail track corridor models, incorporating designs for switches, turnouts, and cant calculations.
Export corridor data - Extract corridor feature lines with ease to use as a basis for creating grading objects or other design projects. Extracting feature lines can be done all at once, selected one-by-one, or by selecting a subset within a corridor region or a polygon.
Assemblies and subassemblies - Efficiently use assemblies and subassemblies to establish the basic building blocks of a roadway or other alignment-based design.
Intersections and roundabouts - Create dynamic 3-way, 4-way, or roundabout intersections.
Advanced roundabout design - Model roundabouts according to defined standards. Build your roundabouts into existing corridor models, enabling your design to update automatically when you make changes to the corridor alignments.
Storm and sanitary
Modeling pipe networks - Efficiently draw 2D and 3D models of utility systems, such as storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and more.
Hydraulics and hydrology tools - Perform a variety of stormwater management tasks, including storm sewer design, watershed analysis, detention pond modeling, and culvert, channel, and inlet analysis.
Pressure network design - Generate 3D models of pressure networks, such as water transmission systems.
Plan production and documentation
Plan production and construction documentation - Create plan-only, plan and profile, profile-only, and section sheets by including multiple plan or profile views on a single sheet.
QTO and earthwork calculations - Extract and report material volumes and analyze quantities from materials and sectional or profile information.
Productivity and automation
Dynamo for Civil 3D - Use the Dynamo visual scripting environment to develop routines that automate repetitive design tasks and expedite workflows.
Project Explorer for Civil 3D (AEC Collection only) - Manage the staggering volume of design data in Civil 3D models in this all-in-one hub. Easily review, validate, report, export and edit models. Gain a better understanding of your design and more efficiently control the distribution of geometric information to project stakeholders.
Corridor data shortcut (DREF) - Create and share data shortcuts for corridors.
3ds Max interoperability - Create professional-quality visualizations.
IFC import and export - Import and export AutoCAD solids to IFC files.
Exchange data with InfraWorks - Bring context modeling and conceptual design into your design process. Make better decisions with a real-world context of existing conditions, more efficiently consider alternatives, and complete detailed design and documentation in Civil 3D.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly runCivil 3Dare as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO P620
Hard Drive: 500GB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.