What’s New in InfraWorks 360 and Civil 3D

Last fall saw some major updates to Autodesk’s flagship civil engineering software -  InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D.

To give users an overview of what’s new, the Autodesk product team have come together for “The Dan and Dave Show” once more. What features will be added or updated? Why were these changes chosen over others? The on-demand video below includes answers to these questions and more from the guys who call the shots when it comes to the development of InfraWorks 360 and Civil 3D.

10 Reasons to Make the Switch from Land Desktop to Civil 3D

The much beloved Autodesk Land Desktop civil engineering solution was discontinued almost 10 years ago and replaced by Civil 3D, but that’s not to say it went away entirely.

However, Land Desktop is no longer supported by Autodesk (i.e. no technical assistance if things go wrong, hot fixes, or service packs). Additionally, civil engineering software, in the form of Civil 3D, has evolved drastically since 2008, adding more features, functionality and product integrations.

How to Improve the Performance of Large AutoCAD Civil 3D Surfaces

From grading to storm and sanitary sewer design, AutoCAD Civil 3D Surfaces serve as a foundation for nearly all aspects of a typical civil engineering project. Given the far reaching impact of AutoCAD Civil 3D Surfaces, it's important to keep your data as lean as possible as not to negatively effect your projects performance. There are several ways to accomplish this including the best practice of limiting the total number of surfaces contained within any one drawing.

BIM isn’t Just for Buildings. What it means for Public Sector Highway Design

Despite its name, the many benefits of building information modeling (BIM) are no longer restricted to the architecture and building industry. BIM is quickly establishing a foothold with civil engineers, public sector transportation, and infrastructure officials as a tool to deliver design projects faster and smarter thanks to technology like AutoCAD® Civil 3D® and Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite (a comprehensive software solution for planning, designing, building, and managing civil and utility infrastructure – also known as the ultimate “BIM for Infrastructure” solution).