Civil Site Design V21.00

Civil Site Design V21.00 is now released and available for download.

View the online readme below for details about downloads, installation requirements & new features in depth:


Civil Site Design V21.00

Civil Site Design for Civil 3D, AutoCAD & BricsCAD V21.00. This readme contains important information regarding the installation and use of Civil Site Design versions as described above. Civil Site Design is available for: AutoCAD Ci
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Civil Site Design V20.30

Civil Site Design V20.30 is now released and available for download.

Civil Site Design v20.30 is now available for download via the Civil Survey Solutions Subscription Centre.  For existing customers, a direct link to download will also be available from the Welcome Screen.

This release is supported on any of the following platforms:

  • Civil 3D 2015 to Civil 3D 2020 
  • AutoCAD 2015 to AutoCAD 2020 
  • BricsCAD V19 and BricsCAD V20

About Licensing

This release is available to all current Subscription customers.  A V20 license is required to activate and run Civil Site Design V20.30 beyond the evaluation period. If you are running Civil Site Design v20.00 or later, you will not need to update your license.

Full details for installation and licensing are contained in the Licensing and Installation Guide.

Special Note for Civil 3D Users: Where is the Civil 3D Outputs Ribbon?

Civil Site Design V20.30 for Civil 3D comes complete with a new Ribbon Tab dedicated to Civil 3D exchange functionality (as shown below):

If for any reason you don’t see this ribbon tab, type UNLOADCSD at the command line. After the menu is unloaded, close and restart Civil 3D – the ribbon tab should then display.

What’s New

For a complete list of new features, fixes and other important information please refer to the Readme document.

This release includes the following new features and enhancements:

  • ‘Walk Mode’ has been added.  Walk on the surface, look around and press [Space] to jump
  • Toggle between orthographic and perspective views with this button
  • The Import Object command now supports importing of .IFC files
  • There is a new Drawing File Import tab – overlay drawings directly into Model Viewer.
  • The OBJ Export command has been renamed Export. Here’s why:
    • You can now output to the following file formats:
      • Wavefront .obj
      • WebGL.html (view directly in a web browser)
      • 3D .pdf
      • Drawing file .dwg or .dxf
      • Lidar .las (point clouds only)
  • A new Civil 3D Output tab has been added (check out the notes in the Readme if this doesn’t automatically display)
  • You can now create a fully functional corridor from any Civil Site Design model via the Export Corridor command. The corridor process includes: creating alignments and profiles, assemblies, regions, baselines, target mapping and parameter overrides. Leverage the corridor through the full Autodesk BIM cycle, export to survey via Trimble Link and build surfaces from the corridor links
  • The new Feature Lines from Models command will create feature lines for every Code in your model, in the site you specify.
  • We’ve added to the current Civil 3D Profile tools.
    • Export Profiles will export all Civil Site Design centreline strings to Civil 3D profiles (including creating profile views)
    • Update Strings takes design changes you make to Civil 3D profiles and pushes those changes back to Civil Site Design (including updating all intersections, cul-de-sacs and knuckles). If you like the profile editing tools then go for it – use this button to write the vertical design changes back to Civil Site Design
    • Profiles from Codes provides designers with the ability to pick individual Civil Site Design codes to export out as alignments and profiles. Note: If you created a Civil Site Design string using the alignment, the Update Strings command will write the profile vertical design to Civil Site Design.

  • Model Viewer point cloud import is faster than previous versions.
  • Alignment edits adjust design IP chainages/stations
    • If you have a design string and you edit the alignment, the software will do a chainage/offset check between the new and original alignment geometry to determine adjusted chainage positions for the design IP’s. This functionality also applies to XML imports that update alignment geometry
    • ModWhen plotting through any alternative surface, users can now choose Surfaces from the bands list. Surfaces that have design codes (models) will have the codes respected for the offsets and the all crossfalls displayed where necessary.

For more details see the readme.

This release includes addressing issues raised by customers and identified through internal testing.  For details see the  readme .

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