Key Features of Civil Site Design for Civil 3D
Civil Site Design for Civil 3D increases your productivity with intuitive design tools and seamlessly integrates with your existing workflows by generating your Civil 3D design surfaces, profiles, assemblies, corridors and pipe profiles with a simple mouse click.
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The brief videos below will introduce you to some of the key features of Civil Site Design.
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Surfaces From Satellite Data, Point Files And Point Clouds
Civil Site Design offers all of the standard tools for creating surfaces from 3D faces, 3D points, contours and point files. You can easily configure the outputs to your standards with the COGO Points features
Civil Site Design also supports point clouds directly with intelligent filtering. You can use the ground surface for design and visualize your design with the point cloud overlay.
The satellite to surface feature will geo-reference your drawing and will use Google elevation data as well as imagery from multiple sources to generate a surface and overlay the image in just minutes.
Templates Simplify Assemblies
Templates provide an intuitive way to define your road, curb, sidewalks, pond elements and related grading polylines.
They replace the need to build out complex assemblies and can be easily customized to meet specific project needs
Civil Site Design provides a number of state specific templates that can be easily configured to conform to your standards.
When your design is complete and you are ready to create a corridor – Civil Site Design will create the required assemblies for you.
Automated Road Network Design
Once your alignments have been created, you can apply a template and generate the design for an entire subdivision with a single mouse click. You can also create all of your curb returns with a single mouse click saving you hours of time.
This time saving process creates an initial vertical design for each road, applies your default template and allows you to view plan, profile and cross-sections simultaneously.
All are tied together so changing the vertical design of one road updates all of the connected profiles.
Interactive, Intuitive Design Tools
The interactive design tools allow you to simultaneously access multiple windows of your design. You can open multiple profile views including curb returns and observe changes as a profile is updated. Same with cross-section views.
The Model Viewer tool allows you to see the changes rendered in real time providing an intuitive perspective that helps experienced designers and greatly increases the productivity of new designers.
Real Time Interactive Visualization
The unique Model Viewer not only assists your design process with real time rendering and visualization, it has a number of powerful analysis tools including line of sight analysis and reporting, automated line marking which can be exported to your CAD drawing,
For those who want to render a design for visualization, you can extrude buildings, insert objects like street lights and vehicles and much more.
And you can easily create videos with fly overs that you can share with your clients.
The First Civil Design Software to Introduce AI for Subdivision Design
The Benefits of AI in Subdivision Design
- Design speed is everything in today’s competitive environment.
- Civil Site Design’s AI for subdivision design reduces the time taken to layout a subdivision road network from hours or days to just minutes.
- The software deduces your design intent based on how you name your alignments and learns as you make corrections.
Surface Pasting & Exchange
As you build out your designs, you will often have multiple surfaces such as existing ground, mass grading for a site, ponds, lots and building pads.
Civil Site Design provides an intuitive interface to create new surfaces by simply pasting the individual surfaces in order.
When complete, you can easily create a Civil 3D surface representing your final grading surface.
Intuitive Gravity Pipe Design
The pipe design module allows you to easily layout your design with simple polylines, will assign pipes and structures and will generate your network automatically,
The Civil Site Design pipe designer, provides a powerful interface that displays pipes in relationship to the ground surface. Pipes are designed automatically based on minimum slope and design flows. Obstructions from other utilities are displayed and color coded based on minimum clearances.
Incoming pipes are also displayed and will control the manhole invert where appropriate. And, these pipe networks can be exported to Civil 3D.
Automatic Corridor Generation
Creating corridors is one of the most complex procedures in Civil 3D. It also adds bloat to Civil 3D drawings and significantly decreases performance.
With Civil Site Design for Civil 3D, corridors are generated automatically when your design is complete and you are reading for production drafting.
Profiles Generated with Your Production Standards
Creating profiles could not be simpler. Again, with a single mouse click, Civil Site Design will generate all of your profiles for you annotated with your styles.
Even better, you can use Civil 3D tools to adjust these profiles. They will automatically be updated in Civil Site Design along with any connected curb returns. Design made easy!