Autodesk Civil 3D: Comprehensive detailed design and documentation software for civil infrastructure

Why use Civil 3D?

Design more efficiently

Improve design quality with a dynamic 3D model–based design environment and design-driven documentation environment.

Streamline collaboration

Reduce errors and rework by exchanging data across multidisciplinary teams while maintaining standards and accuracy.

Leverage interoperability tools

Share data and models freely between products using the common IFC format(s).

Explore Civil 3D by project type

Civil 3D includes purpose-built tools for critical civil engineering disciplines. See how Civil 3D can help you design and build better roads and motorways, sites and rail projects.

What you can do with Autodesk Civil 3D

Improve design quality with Autodesk Construction Cloud (video: 1 min.)

Streamline your design and documentation workflows

Deliver design and construction documentation for road and motorway, site design, rail and bridge projects. Reduce overall design time with faster modelling for surfaces, corridors, terrain, and more.

Collaborate in real time with GIS and BIM (video: 2:26 min.)

Advance workflows with GIS and cloud collaboration

Incorporate GIS data into your design with sustainability and customer satisfaction in mind. View and share data securely in the cloud to improve collaboration with all project stakeholders.

Boost collaboration with effortless data exchange (video: 3:03 min.)

Improve project coordination

Seamlessly exchange data across multidisciplinary teams while maintaining standards and accuracy to reduce rework and improve customer satisfaction.

Autodesk Civil 3D Country Kits

Country Kits can be added to your Civil 3D installation, giving you access to country-specific reports, templates and much more. The content and standards included in Country Kits vary by country, and may include:

  • Drafting and design standards (Civil 3D label and object styles)
  • Design standards files for calculation of superelevation
  • Drawing templates (AutoCAD .DWT files)
  • Sheet templates for Plans Production (AutoCAD .DWT files)
  • Codes files to localise the point, link and shape codes for corridor models
  • Reports
  • Pipes and Structures catalogues
  • Assemblies and subassemblies
  • Country-customised tool palettes

Do more with Civil 3D extensions

A separate instal or subscription to another Autodesk product may be required.

Grading Optimisation for Civil 3D

Use Grading Optimisation to automate time-consuming grading tasks, explore alternatives to find optimal solutions, and return to Civil 3D to complete the detailed design. (video: 1:59 min.)

Geotechnical Modeller

Effectively visualise and analyse geotechnical data, then easily utilise 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. Keep teams on the same page and clearly visualise the impact of design changes.


Better design collaboration for Civil 3D

Streamline project submission with great design coordination and team collaboration.



See what’s new in Civil 3D

See the latest updates for efficiently designing and digitally modelling infrastructure projects.



What’s next for Civil 3D

Take a look at the product development pipeline for Civil 3D.


Save when you buy Civil 3D as part of a collection

Connect tools for context modelling and concepting with detailed design, analysis and optimisation for better decision making. Better coordinate horizontal and vertical design projects. Support multi-discipline processes with a cloud-based common data environment.

*Compared with purchasing each product separately.

Benefits of Civil 3D as part of the AEC Collection

Road and motorway design

Deliver comprehensive road and motorway designs more efficiently with the AEC Collection. (Watch video: 2:41 mins)