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What is civil engineering software?

Civil engineering software encompasses a range of tools to help civil engineers during both the design and construction process.

These programs can help in every stage of your project including drafting & documenting, designing, visualizing & analyzing.

Types of civil engineering and infrastructure design

Autodesk software helps multidisciplinary teams better integrate the plan, design, build, and operations phases of a project.

  • Civil engineering

    Save time and resources by capturing survey data in hours versus days, and improve insights at each stage of your surveying and site development work.

  • Structural engineering

    Better anticipate issues and assess information throughout your project with BIM (Building Information Modeling). Design and build bridges and tunnels with better predictability.

  • Transportation engineering

    Promote greater project efficiency and delivery with infrastructure software that provides BIM tools for transportation such as roads, rail, airports, and ports.

  • Civil construction

    Improve coordination and delivery with BIM for virtual design and construction. Give all stakeholders access to project information almost anytime and anywhere.

How is civil engineering used?

Aalborg Energie Technik

AET uses BIM to develop biomass plants that generate environmentally-friendly energy using wood chips, corn stalks, and even chicken droppings.

See what our customers are doing

Bureau of Reclamation

Hi-tech tools such as reality capture and 3D modeling are helping this US government agency manage and protect the Glen Canyon Dam for generations to come.

Galliford Try Costain and Atkins

This partnership used AutoCAD Plant 3D to expand the Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works, gaining more efficient operations.

Featured civil engineering software

Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Collection

Get Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D and more. One essential set of BIM tools for civil engineering, infrastructure, and construction.

Collaboration tools for civil engineering

Free engineering software

Free software for students and educators

We offer free Autodesk software for students and educators. Use the same 3D animation software as top professionals around the world.

Free software for nonprofits

Are you a nonprofit or entrepreneur working to create positive impact through design? See if you qualify for our Technology Impact Program.

Engineering software resources

  • Get resources for transportation, structural, civil, surveying, construction, and plant design. Read customer stories, connect with industry leaders, or view events.

  • Infrastructure owners and firms must change the way they work to have resilient and sustainable infrastructure that protects the environment and creates economic value.

  • How can engineers make innovation a regular—even expected—part of their work lives? By making it a priority every day, with both big-picture and incremental shifts.

  • Learn how new technologies continually change the construction industry and how we build things.

  • Use intelligent, connected BIM workflows to help make your infrastructure projects more resilient, productive, and profitable.

  • Autodesk's civil engineering community for news, forums, galleries, webcasts, learning resources, and more.