Things you need to know about Civil 3D development

Things you need to know about Civil 3D developmenttest
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What is Civil 3D?

The Civil 3D software is a solution that creates civil engineering design and documentation that supports Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

With the AutoCAD Civil 3D, it is easy to understand project operations, maintain relevance in processes and data, and it gives a super-quick response to your changes.

Civil 3D is creative software used by Civil engineers and Architect professionals to plan, design, and manage civil engineering projects. 

These projects fall under the three main categories of land development, water, and transportation projects; and can include Construction Area Development, Structural Engineering, Road Engineering, River Dam Development, Harbor Port Construction, Canals, Embankments, and much more.

How AutoCAD Civil 3D help?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D is designed for people who have land surveys and a Civil Drafting/Drawing background.

The dynamic design operations of the software permit faster development of alternatives via model-based design tools.

AutoCAD Civil 3D helps you to organize project data, create and analyze surfaces, create block layouts, road corridors, and layout of networks.

What is CIM? (Construction/Civil Information Modeling)

The concept of CIM (Construction/Civil Information Modeling) is becoming more apparent in the construction industry.

It is very corresponding to BIM (Building Information Modelling), but what exactly is that?

Opposite to popular belief, BIM is much more than 3D design. BIM is a process of the construction development project. It involves the planning of the project right through to the construction, operation, and maintenance with the considering the full procedure of the cost, process, and plan.

Since BIM started in the building industry, it has now extended to the Infrastructure, Supporting structure and Civil sector.

As a result, civil engineers have improved on the concept, making it more dedicated and specific to the Civil industry, that’s why the CIM (Construction/Civil information modelling) originated.

The idea of both BIM and CIM are same, but the name varies for the one industry to another.

CIM enables Architects and Civil engineers to come together and work on a set of 3D models. In returns, it creates an interactive project which collaboration real-time promotions. When the architects and engineers are works on Drafting/Designing, they get effective results on CIM.

Through the use of CIM, any scale of projects can be constructed, and you can design as small as an individual building to a full-fledged town.

CIM can offer excellent results with the lower cost. This is what drives the change from traditional methods in the industry.

CIM - CAD Drafting - What is Construction/Civil Information Modeling

What’s the difference between AutoCAD and Civil 3D?

AutoCAD is a generic CAD program whereas Civil 3D is a vertical program for Civil Engineering design built upon the AutoCAD platform.

Civil 3D has hundreds of routines that streamline the design process for land development, water, and transportation projects; and can include Infrastructure, construction area development, Structural engineering, road engineering, dam development, port construction, canals, and embankments.

5 Things you have to know about Civil 3D 2019

  1. Civil 3D is NOT part of the latest new One AutoCAD
  2. With the release of 2019 version the DWG format and Civil 3D Object format have NOT changed 
  3. Performance Hotfix and Batch Save Functionality built perfectly into 2019
  4. Vertical Geometry Enhancements for High/Low Point have been added
  5. Infraworks Component Roads can now be imported as Corridors (as long as you have Vehicle Tracking 2019)

What can a Civil CAD Drafter/Designer do?

Civil Drafters, Designers, Architects use computer-aided design (CAD) programs to draft, scale and superfine-tune drawings and maps for roads, bridges, and other construction projects. They also assist project managers and engineers in determining the material, labour, and additional costs.

Are you looking for CAD Draftsman?

Why hire Alpha CAD’s Civil CAD Drafter? As a Civil engineer firms company, we provide class one Civil CAD Drafting solutions under the one roof that covers all of your complete requirements.

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