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Solutions for Civil Infrastructure Design


Autodesk Civil 3D is software created for infrastructure design and is built on the familiar AutoCAD platform. Work with intelligent 3D models for the design of roads, highways, and railways in Autodesk Civil 3D.

Design in a dynamic, 3D model-based environment that streamlines design workflows, connects design to plans production, and supports BIM throughout the project lifecycle.

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Design solutions for civil infrastructure

Modena Design Centres is at the forefront of service delivery offering the best advice on civil infrastructure design solutions. Our experienced team will find you the right software that will ensure you maximise your workflows, speed-up design time, improve the quality of your designs while designing with sustainability in mind.

Choose the best design and construction documentation software for water & waste, road & highway, site design, rail, and bridge projects. Reduce repetitive, monotonous tasks with automations and free up your time to focus on critical design decisions. Get increased stakeholder buy-in, improve coordination and collaboration and reduce rework and errors today.


Improved planning decisions by accessing digital models for infrastructure assets all in one place. Increase transparency with the public and gain their support sooner.


Easily manage design teams, oversee and detect project clashes and facilitate handover to construction.


Gain insights with a shared model between your designers and contractors. Easily access changes to time and costs to minimize surprises. Leverage final as-built drawings for future planning.

Water & waste workflow

Choosing the right digitisation strategy, software and workflow processes shouldn’t be a challenge. Our consultants have the insight and knowledge of the water & waste industry and can work out agile solutions that will prepare you to adapt to changing legislation, environmental factors, and other demands.

Autodesk products such as Civil 3D, AutoCAD Plant 3D and Revit support building information modelling (BIM) in plant design and these products are also included the Autodesk AEC Collection. Our team has the expertise to find the best solution to assist plant professionals across the project lifecycle. 

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Roads & highways workflow

Create roadway and highway models with greater efficiency with Autodesk’s AEC Collection. Establish collaborative practices across disciplines, coordinate horizontal design and vertical structures, and drive more positive outcomes on transportation projects. 

50 percent of new projects are using BIM at some level.  Civil Infrastructure owners and consulting firms have been moving cautiously toward adoption of this new way of working as are contractors and other stakeholders that also stand to benefit.

By embracing BIM, civil engineers have a unique opportunity to lead the industry’s transformation to a more efficient way of working. BIM allows for earlier design insight and decision making, allowing changes to be made when it’s less costly. Because BIM automates the production and coordination of much of the construction documentation needed on a project, civil engineers and designers can spend more time on design, and less time on tedious, resource-intensive tasks.

Find out what products and options are best suited for project from Modena today.

Get connected workflows for road & highway projects with the AEC Collection

Bridge design workflow

Bringing together three design tools — Autodesk InfraWorks, Autodesk Civil 3D and Autodesk Revit — the bridge design workflow connects the road design, bridge design and documentations team in one project model. This applies to teams within one organization as well as in partner organizations. If your business often partners with others, you can still enjoy the collaboration benefits of the bridge design workflow.

Structural Bridge Design is bridge analysis software for small to medium-span bridges used by engineers to deliver design reports faster. Features include section design, girder design, loading, analysis design, design calculation reports and more. 

This software is only available in the AEC Collection which includes Civil 3D for design, optimisation, and documentation of bridge designs.

If you’d like to find out more about how the workflow can help your business improve efficiency and collaboration, you can get free 30-day trials of Civil 3D, Revit, InfraWorks, and many more essential BIM tools included in the Autodesk AEC Collection.

Site design & land development workflow

Accelerate workflows with tools that connect with existing site conditions data to conceptual and detailed design processes across various project types.

Autodesk Civil 3D is capable of handling a multitude of tasks during site design projects. Accelerate workflows with tools that connect the capture of existing site conditions data to conceptual and detailed design processes across various project types.

Some of these features include:

  1. Use the survey feature to download, create, analyse, and adjust survey data.
  2. Use the pipe network features to draw 2D and 3D models of utility systems, such as storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and more.
  3. Get visual programming and generate scripts to automate repetitive and complex tasks with Dynamo for Civil 3D.
  4. Create comprehensive digital models of ground topography for studies.
  5. Create dynamic and data-rich corridor models for designs such as residential roads, curbs, and sidewalks, swales within a subdivision, and parking lot design. Use materials and sectional or profile information to create reports for volumes along an alignment, comparing design and existing ground surfaces, and quantity takeoff. 

Get connected workflows for site design projects with the AEC Collection

Is your team using AutoCAD to design civil engineering workflows?

Autodesk commissioned a study that explored the productivity differentiations between AutoCAD® and Civil 3D® when performing civil engineering workflows including surface creation, alignment and profile design, grading, and schedule production.

Results showed that Civil 3D could allow a user to complete tasks up to 20 times faster compared with AutoCAD, when these tasks were performed by an experienced Civil 3D user. Find out how Autodesk Civil 3D improves project performance and saves time. Download the productivity study today.

Autodesk Civil 3D vs. AutoCAD

Productivity Study

Project team collaboration for civil infrastructure

BIM Collaborate Pro is the only Civil 3D, Revit, and Plant 3D cloud collaboration solution on the market that offers multidiscipline design coordination capabilities with multiple companies. With change visualisation, issue and comment management, and mobile markups, BIM Collaborate Pro is a comprehensive solution for your teams, while also helping your client leverage design data across the project lifecycle.

Infrastructure Design Automation Suite

Devotech iDAS provides advanced features that fulfil the standards and requirements for the South African engineering industry including SABS 1200 and SANRAL. iDAS builds on top of the Autodesk Civil 3D database, and allows you to share your design with other designers anywhere in the world on the Autodesk Civil 3D platform. 

Are you ready for more connected workflows?

We’re here to help you choose the right solution for your team. Talk to Modena today.