Access GIS data and perform spatial analysis
Take advantage of different types of data and integrated geospatial analysis to support project decision making. Better analyze existing conditions using combined raster, GIS, and CAD data to evaluate slope, aspect, or elevation of a project area. Help identify environmentally sensitive areas such as wetlands. Perform thematic, buffer and overlay analysis on aggregated data to help identify priority project locations.
Explore civil planning and design options
Evaluate civil planning alternatives faster, and explore more alternatives while spending less time and money building them. Hand the preliminary design*** off to the design team without needing to re-create information. Draw conceptual designs directly into a civil infrastructure model with simple yet powerful sketching tools. Create and manage multiple preliminary design alternatives more efficiently.***
Visualize infrastructure design ideas
Create meaningful 3D visualizations, and more accurately communicate project intent for stakeholder buy-in. Lay out, model, and visualize different design options more quickly. Use underlying attribute data and analysis tools to enrich visual communication. Create photorealistic renderings and visualize projected traffic data to help demonstrate project performance.
Facilitate agency approval
Create more realistic 3D proposals and animated presentations to help streamline approvals with InfraWorks 360 LT. InfraWorks 360 LT software enables the design team to change the conversation with the review agency.
Develop plan submittals more quickly
Use InfraWorks 360 LT and AutoCAD Civil 3D to develop design concepts and project exhibits. Create 3D models and design concepts with InfraWorks 360 LT software***, then import model elements into AutoCAD Civil 3D civil engineering software to develop project exhibits, including right-of-way plans, plan and profile sheets, and cross-sections.
Point cloud capabilities
Begin your design process in context from existing environments. ReCap software helps you create intelligent 3D data from laser scans and photographs. Clean, organize, and visualize massive data sets more easily. Create high-resolution textured 3D models from photos using the power of cloud computing. Add, modify, validate, and document your design process more accurately in context, rather than starting with a blank sheet.
Design & Document
Improve your visuals
Create compelling visuals directly from your project data at any stage of the project. Automatically create cinematic-quality renderings and animations from civil model data, helping to better evaluate design and project performance, more accurately communicate design intent, and build stakeholder support for civil design projects.
Model bridges and tunnels
Model bridges, tunnels, and other infrastructure with collaboration between the Autodesk Bridge Module, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Revit Structure Building Information Modeling software for structural engineering. Design and build civil structures more accurately with specific tools for modeling bridges and tunnels, including girders, abutments, piers, columns, and foundations. Included with Desktop and Maintenance Subscription, the Autodesk
Use model-based tools for utility networks
Streamline projects more effectively with model-based design for electrical distribution design, analysis, and documentation using AutoCAD Utility Design software. Design, analyze, and document electrical distribution networks on the familiar AutoCAD software platform. Help improve design productivity and consistency with easy-to-use templates and customizable standards and workflows that help simplify the electric network layout process.
Comprehensive CAD tools
Maximize productivity with a comprehensive set of CAD tools specifically created for infrastructure projects. Create more consistent, higher-quality project documentation with industry-specific AutoCAD software platform, including AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and AutoCAD Utility Design.
BIM Coordination with AutoCAD 2016
With new BIM coordination model features in AutoCAD 2016, you can open Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue models within design products, to improve project coordination. Designers can now model in context using the integrated Navisworks model as an underlay to assist with clash avoidance.
BIM 360 Glue Integration
Get deeper integration between Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue, which delivers a ‘cloud-connected experience’ to the Navisworks user, supporting shared Navisworks data and workflows with BIM 360 projects.
5D project scheduling
Simulate construction schedules and logistics in 5D to help visually communicate and analyze activities and minimize delays and sequencing problems.
Whole project coordination
Use 3D models to gain greater visibility into the project, develop deeper insights into constructability, and more effectively identify issues earlier.
Construction cost optimization
Perform material quantifications from multidisciplinary design models for a smoother design-to-cost workflow.