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What's surveying software?

Surveying (or land surveying) software assists in the process of evaluating a 3D landscape to determine the angles and distances between a series of points. Measuring the positioning of these points is typically used to establish maps and boundaries for buildings and other subterranean civic projects.

What is Surveying Software?

How is surveying software used?

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Workflows for surveying

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Surveying software resources

Learn more about land surveying software with these tutorials, tips and guides.

  • Tutorials to help get you started working with the AutoCAD Civil 3D survey features.

  • Learn how to create a model from external survey information, how to manipulate surface data and process multiple survey data into one model.

  • Discover how to use AutoCAD Civil 3D for various day-to-day operations of consulting engineering and surveying companies.

  • This video course uses 5 real-world examples to help you to understand survey functionality within AutoCAD Civil 3D software.

  • Learn more about our offerings for civil engineering tools and software for construction, design, infrastructure, BIM and architecture.

  • Read our whitepaper about using 3D laser scanning (or LIDAR), a relatively new technology that is quickly becoming an infrastructure industry standard for collecting data.