Powerful tool that I would recommend personally
Updated March 23, 2021

Powerful tool that I would recommend personally

vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Autodesk Civil 3D

Facilitates site grading and utility design, dynamic, so many tools available to the user, still discovering new ways to use it to make my work easier. Generates excellent work product. Facilitates detail orientation. The aesthetics of the program layout are also a bonus. The ability to use the program for various utilities applications is also beneficial as is its integration with other programs like StormCAD. This is a great tool for anyone looking to get into Surveying/Engineering or further their design skills and shorten the design time with association of AutoCAD Civil 3D software tools. Revisions are made quick, easy and efficiently. Creating a surface is made with less that a few click of the mouse from the toolspace, which contains all the necessary tools and command settings. Once your surface is made, now you can open up to new designs. Examples like changing an alignment of a road, storm structure or any other alignment allows the profile to change along with the modifications made. If you have structures, corridors and labels associated they too will be adjusted as well. If you are looking for a great efficient, effective and essential software for surveying and/or engineering, this is the one for you.
  • We use this software for the optimal and advanced design of pipelines and complex structuring, or it can also be said that we use it mainly for a geotechnical model, due to its high definition of the large proportion of the works that are carried out through of this application, since the tasks that are used with Civil 3D require extreme patience, precision and a lot of time to develop a model in its entirety, but we managed to acquire all the necessary and strategic points, to establish and start the production of a prototype digitized in particular.
  • Easy to export to normal AutoCAD or collaborate with most Autodesk products.
  • Vehicle Turning Simulation and Stormwater analysis is great addition to the package. Ability to use the all familiar AutoCAD tools, as well as LISP and SCR to automate some processes is one of the greatest advantages of the software.
  • 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.
  • Underrated and undervalued application.
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.

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Well suited:
  1. Simple and self-explanatory user interface.
  2. Inter usability between other software such as MicroDrainage and Bentley CivilStorm.
  3. Autodesk customer service.
  4. Easily customizable.

Not suitable: The software is still very resource intensive on the machines and often crashes when too much data is being shown. Though significant improvements have been made in other Autodesk software like Revit, older applications like AutoCAD and C3D seem to be stuck on old, inefficient source codes.