Likelihood to Recommend
- Simple and self-explanatory user interface.
- Inter usability between other software such as MicroDrainage and Bentley CivilStorm.
- Autodesk customer service.
- Easily customizable.
LabView is a great tool to connect your sensors to your data aquisition hardware. It makes it really easy to set-up a data acquisition routine that meets your individual requirements. I, as an engine researcher, find it very well suited for engine experimentation. For any other programming needs, i.e. not data acquisition, I would not recommend using LabView because of its graphical programming architecture. The architecture makes it a great tool for Data Aquisition but puts at a disadvantage when it comes to other computational tasks, e.g. making a thermodynamic engine model. For those applications having text-based programming is better suited
- The best part of using Autodesk software is that all of its software is connected, which helps us to switch according to our project use.
- Pipe Network Part Replacement is very easy. It analyze the gravity flow and recommends the size accordingly. It also helps to understand the pressure parts.
- Being a graphical programming language, it is a little easier for a layperson to understand than text based programming languages.
- The program has very good debugging features.
- Support is good.
- There are a variety of tutorials which make it easier to do something that you aren't sure about.
Professional in EngineeringConsumer Electronics Company, 51-200 employees
- There is nothing to improve in Civil 3D, I personally use Autodesk products like Maya, max and other including Civil 3D and Autodesk has a separate R&D team for tools development which they do their jobs perfectly.
- Barrier to entry is large
- Install times are crazy
- Just in time help needs to be more apparent (most students do not know about the examples section)
Engineer in OtherHigher Education Company, 10,001+ employees
Civil 3D 10.0
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They have a vast open community, which has helped us understand Autodesk Civil 3D from the beginning. They have provided many templates and tutorials videos to our team due to that we can learn every new feature from them. Autodesk Civil 3D has also helped us to interconnect all its software in an internal bridge, which helps us switch between software as we need.
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There is nothing like Civil 3D stacks up against them, I personally use all this software but we this software because of our client demands. But I personally found no problem with each other’s software and obviously Autodesk team of research and development works really great and whenever you are stuck their backend team reaches you immediately and responds back asap.
We chose LabVIEW over MATLAB due to the integration with hardware and the graphical programming interface. Also, the ability to use LabVIEW with FPGAs and real-time processors without having to make large changes to the code base or swapping to a separate programming environment was a big benefit since we don't know what hardware will be suitable for each customer application.
Engineer in EngineeringIndustrial Automation Company, 11-50 employees
Return on Investment
- In term of accuracy our firm has some positive impacts , mainly in pipeline design.
- When design changes have to be made: change any aspect of the corridor, whether alignment, profile, or any cross-section, and Autodesk Civil 3D automatically recalculates and redraws everything else affected by that change. Due to this, we can save more time.
- We use NI's data acquisition hardware as well which has made it possible to get whatever experimental data we need to get for our studies.
- LabView has made it possible for us to post-process and tailor the raw data to our specific needs.
- With a responsive customer support team, NI allows us to expand our data acquisition and post-processing capabilities to carry out the kind of research projects that we would want.
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Civil 3D Editions & Modules
Additional Pricing DetailsCan be licensed monthly ($305), Annually ($2,430), or every 3 years ($6,560).Available free for one year on a student license.
Premium Consulting/Integration Services—
Entry-level set up fee?
LabVIEW Editions & Modules
- per year