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.
I know that it was great for us with our 3D printers and modeling. We made classroom prototypes with students but also used it to make classroom materials, solve problems in our organization, create images/models, etc. I also know many engineers who use this software. Overall we were able to tailor it to our 4th-6th grade students but would be great if there were some modifications that we could make for students.
- 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.
- PTC Creo contains many advanced tools with better optimization for creating part models and other production related drawings.
- The initial concept designs can be done more adequately.
- The parameters of 2D drawings can be changed easily by editing the 3D model.
- The productivity can be increased by customized tools for modeling.
- 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.
Civil 3D 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
PTC Creo 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I liked the training manuals I used to learn some, as I didn’t have CAD background in college or before this job. My coworkers were able to share with me what they learned in PTC training and I was able to get support online and through reading.
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.
PTC Creo has two main advantages. First, large assemblies with lots of different parts files, and its file structure that can handle these large assemblies without bogging the software done. Second, its ability to do advanced simulations without having to export the files to do the animations in a third-party software.
Employee in EngineeringDesign Company, 10,001+ 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.
- Creo is our standard design package and as such we have had a negative impact on time spent designing because it is less user-friendly.
- In difficult design situations, we have had a positive impact because Creo is better suited for complex designs.
Engineer in EngineeringDesign Company, 51-200 employees
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?
PTC Creo Editions & Modules