April 2, 2014

civil3dAutodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015 civil engineering software supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows by extending the value of the model. With a focus on optimizing transportation design workflows, Civil 3D 2015 offers improved usability and greater efficiency during corridor modeling, profile layout and production drafting. Additionally, project teams can help improve collaboration with the ability to open and edit AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 drawings in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 and 2013 software.

Corridor modeling enhancements

Experience greater flexibility when designing and displaying corridor models.

  • Corridor frequency (target and baseline)
  • Corridor sampling improvements
  • Retain corridor targets when substituting a subassembly

Profile layout enhancements

Experience greater efficiency when creating profiles.

  • Extend curves and tangents to profile extents
  • Create Free curve using Pass Through point
  • Change Parameter Constraint (selected curve)
  • New “Profile Locking” controls and display notifications for impacted Vertical Alignment entities if Horizontal Alignment changes

Production drafting enhancements

Create production deliverables more efficiently.

  • Re-associate various Surface and Alignment labels to different Civil 3D source objects
  • Stagger “Corridor Point” section labels

User Interface

Work more efficiently on daily tasks.

  • Improved consistency between the AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD ribbon / command set.
  • Improved graphics, enhanced visual feedback and object selection.

Subassembly Composer

Build custom subassemblies more easily. Improvements include support for “Voids” in shapes, Axis of Rotation, and Rail Cant.

  • Geographic Location (Online Map Data)
  • Geographic Location functionality is significantly streamlined and enhanced including a new capability to capture and embed Online Map Data (e.g., aerial map information) for offline viewing and plotting.

Reality Capture

Improved performance and more flexibility when working with point cloud files.

  • Interoperability and Data Exchange
  • Help improve collaboration with new and enhanced functionality.
  • Enhanced export capabilities for DWG™ and DGN
  • Export Civil 3D model elements (corridor models, surfaces, alignments/profiles, and gravity and pressure pipes) and 3D solid AutoCAD modeling objects to Keyhole Markup Language (KML).
  • Open and edit AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 drawings in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 and 2013 software.


Storm & Sanitary Analysis Module

If you use the Storm and Sanitary Module, there is a Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis whitepaper created incorporating all the features of the 2015 software.  Read the 2015 whitepaper here.
AutoCAD Civil 3D is available in both the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite (Premium and Ultimate Editions).

Autodesk Subscription Value

Autodesk is increasing the value of the Subscription by offering three types of offerings: Desktop Subscription, Maintenance Subscription, and Cloud Services Subscription. Read more about the changes in Autodesk Subscription in our post, “What’s New in Autodesk Subscription 2015?
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