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Design more reliable infrastructure

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3D design tools for civil engineering

Use the intelligent, model-based tools in Infrastructure Design Suite to gain more accurate, accessible, and actionable insight throughout the lifecycle of your civil engineering projects.

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Infrastructure Design Suite civil engineering software for better design decisions

Civil engineers

Understand and communicate project dependencies better

  • Explore and communicate design concepts
  • Get projects approved faster and help win work
  • Promote greater visibility into project constructability

Maintain more consistent data, context, processes

  • Aggregate data from a variety of formats
  • Develop more consistent, accurate construction documentation
  • Apply industry standards more easily

Respond more quickly to change

  • Gain greater flexibility to make design changes 
  • Apply discipline-specific tools for a more streamlined process
  • Improve designs by conducting engineering analysis 
Highlighting benefits for transportation and urban planners

Urban planners

Aggregate and visualize data more effectively

  • Manage data from many sources
  • Build large data-rich city models 
  • Enhance insight into existing conditions

Analyze information to help inform decisions

  • Conduct spatial analysis to help see trends
  • Facilitate identification of priority locations
  • Analyze impacts of new developments 

Communicate project options more easily

  • More quickly model and visualize alternatives
  • Show intent more effectively with realistic visuals 
  • Create thematic maps to support reporting requirements
View video highlighting civil engineering software benefits for electric distribution networks

Utility designers

Create more consistent designs

  • Design in an AutoCAD environment
  • Improve accuracy with rules-based standards
  • Work more quickly with templates and workflows

Optimize with analysis

  • Calculate voltage drop and flicker
  • Calculate underground cable tension
  • Calculate overhead sag for wind and ice

Deliver more complete documentation

  • Deliver documentation in a single package
  • Provide more complete engineering data
  • Automate bill of materials creation

(Video: 2:39 min.)

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Engineering firm

Create better proposals

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of project needs
  • Create more realistic proposals of design alternatives
  • Communicate options more effectively

Minimize project dependencies

  • Create visualizations to help validate design decisions
  • Help minimize construction documentation errors
  • Identify issues before construction

Improve profitability

  • Use tools to help decrease hours on fixed-cost projects
  • Accommodate last-minute changes more easily 
  • Support productivity with more consistent data
Model for city of Bamberg, Germany

Government agency

Produce better designs

  • Minimize errors with model-based tools
  • Optimize with integrated analysis
  • Minimize documentation errors

Improve coordination

  • Share information with teams and stakeholders
  • Generate documentation as a by-product of the design 
  • Help identify issues earlier to minimize errors in the field

Achieve greater transparency

  • Attract more competitive bids 
  • Improve cost estimate accuracy
  • Demonstrate impact with more realistic visuals
View Southern California Edison customer video highlighting benefits for electric utilities

Electric utility

Promote design efficiency

  • Improve knowledge transfer
  • Optimize workflows to minimize rework
  • Incorporate industry design standards

Improve materials use

  • Optimize materials with engineering analysis
  • Improve design to construction processes
  • Deliver more accurate estimates

Improve data confidence

  • Help reduce time-consuming processes
  • Minimize as-built backlogs
  • Deliver design data to the enterprise

(Video: 4:30 min.)

View Mortenson Construction customer video highlighting benefits for construction firms

Construction firm

Explore constructability virtually

  • Aggregate data for whole-project review
  • Understand scope of labor and materials better
  • Coordinate site and workflow planning more effectively

Improve cost reliability

  • Generate material takeoffs more rapidly 
  • Evaluate the cost of design alternatives
  • Help resolve conflicts before construction

Predict project outcomes more accurately

  • Simulate schedules and logistics in 4D
  • Assess and quantify scope changes
  • Communicate plans to stakeholders more easily 
Features for civil infrastructure development

Infrastructure Design Suite images illustrate how you can plan, design, document, and build your civil infrastructure development projects. Explore and analyze civil engineering design options. Develop visuals to help speed the agency approval process. Optimize construction costing for transportation, land, utility and water projects.
Support project decision making with GIS data and geospatial analysis

Access GIS data and perform spatial analysis

Support project decision making.
Explore civil planning and design options for faster evaluation of project alternatives

Explore civil planning and design options

Faster evaluation of project alternatives.

Improve visual communication and communicate project intent more accurately

Visualize infrastructure design ideas

Improve visual communication.

Preliminary design
Create more realistic 3D proposals and animated presentations to help explain options and streamline agency approval

Facilitate agency approval

Explain options and help streamline agency approval.
Develop functional plans and detailed estimates more quickly

Develop plan submittals more quickly

Develop functional plans and detailed estimates.

Use point cloud capabilities to design in context from existing environments

Point cloud capabilities

Design in context from existing environments.

Design & document
Create visuals directly from project data at any stage of the project

Improve your visuals

Create visuals directly from project data.
Model, analyze, and document civil structures more accurately

Model bridges and tunnels

Model, analyze, and document civil structures.

Use model-based tools to help streamline electrical distribution design

Use model-based tools for utility networks

Help streamline electrical distribution design.

Use comprehensive CAD tools created for infrastructure projects

Comprehensive CAD tools

Use CAD tools created for infrastructure projects.
Use BIM coordination features in AutoCAD 2016 to model in context

BIM Coordination with AutoCAD 2016

Model in context.
Gain deeper BIM 360 Glue integration with Navisworks

BIM 360 Glue Integration

Get deeper integration between Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue.

Simulate schedules and logistics in 5D to help minimize delays and sequencing problems

5D project scheduling

Simulate schedules and logistics in 5D.

Use 3D model for greater visibility into projects, and identify issues earlier and more effectively

Whole project coordination

Use 3D model for greater visibility into projects.
Use the Quantification feature to optimize costs and save more time and materials

Construction cost optimization

Use the Quantification feature to optimize costs.

System requirements for Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite 2016 - All Editions
CPU Type AMD Athlon® 64 or AMD Opteron® with SSE2 technology
Intel® Xeon® or Intel Pentium® 4  with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
Memory 8 GB minimum
Disk Space 25 GB (Standard Edition)
40 GB (Premium and Ultimate Editions)
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant (three-button recommended).
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration, prerequisite component download, Maintenance Subscription-enabled features, and full user assistance documentation.
Media (DVD) Download via internet or installation from USB 2.0 key