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Civil 3D Alternatives & Competitors

(259)4.3 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Civil 3D? Tons of people want Civil Engineering Design Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. MicroStation, SketchUp, OpenRoads Designer, and AutoTURN are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Civil 3D.

Top Alternatives to Civil 3D

  • MicroStation
  • SketchUp
  • OpenRoads Designer
  • AutoTURN
  • Archicad

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Civil 3D

    #1
    #1
  1. MicroStation

    (234)4.0 out of 5

    MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads and rail, bridges, buildings, communications networks, water and wastewater networks, process plants, mining, and more. MicroStation can be used either as a software application or as a technology platform.

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  2. MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads and rail, bridges, buildings, communications networks, water and wastewater networks, process plants, mining, and more. MicroStation can be used either as a software application or as a technology platform.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    BW
    It has both 3D and 2D models and the features are fully functional. For instance I used the architectural CAD features to design our recent project with was a commercial building and the results...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, MicroStation is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    More usable
    #2
    #2
  3. SketchUp

    (464)4.4 out of 5

    SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

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  4. SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    UC
    We can design a 3D document in a 2 dimensional space to make our life so easy. We can also share our designs in the internet by hosting. We can also add several extensions by downloading from internet

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, SketchUp is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    More usable
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    #3
    #3
  5. OpenRoads Designer

    (112)4.0 out of 5

    OpenRoads is a transportation, civil analysis and design software, designed to enable the project delivery of road networks through construction-driven engineering and deliver all the information needed to support operational workflows.

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  6. OpenRoads is a transportation, civil analysis and design software, designed to enable the project delivery of road networks through construction-driven engineering and deliver all the information needed to support operational workflows.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    pramod kumar g.
    PG
    I think the designing concept and modeling technique is the best part of openroad designers, such as the concept of civil accudraw (based on civil element) , it saves a lot of manual updating the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, OpenRoads Designer is:

    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
    #4
    #4
  7. AutoTURN

    (46)4.3 out of 5

    Advanced vehicle swept path and turn simulation software for the transportation and engineering professional.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:
  8. Advanced vehicle swept path and turn simulation software for the transportation and engineering professional.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    Rich H.
    RH
    I appreciate the easy interface with Autocad Civil 3D..

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, AutoTURN is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    More usable
    #5
    #5
  9. Archicad

    (102)4.5 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    GRAPHISOFT ignited the Building Information Modeling revolution in 1984 with the release of Archicad, the industry-first BIM software for architects and designers. Developed by architects, for architects, Archicad offers an award-winning design suite with 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and other BIM functions from the planning phase through construction to facilities management.

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  10. GRAPHISOFT ignited the Building Information Modeling revolution in 1984 with the release of Archicad, the industry-first BIM software for architects and designers. Developed by architects, for architects, Archicad offers an award-winning design suite with 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and other BIM functions from the planning phase through construction to facilities management.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    Christine M.
    CM
    -ARCHICAD is the most reliable and powerful innovative BIM package with many different reliable capabilities from 2D documentations to 3D modeling and 3D rendering through its unique rendering...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, Archicad is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    #6
    #6
  11. Carlson Civil

    (16)4.2 out of 5

    Carlson Civil is one component of the Carlson Civil Suite and is designed especially for civil engineers and CAD technicians who need power and flexibility to make “short work” of even the most challenging design projects. At its foundation, Carlson Civil contains sophisticated and integrated command sets that are easy to learn, cost-effective and even fun to use!

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  12. Carlson Civil is one component of the Carlson Civil Suite and is designed especially for civil engineers and CAD technicians who need power and flexibility to make “short work” of even the most challenging design projects. At its foundation, Carlson Civil contains sophisticated and integrated command sets that are easy to learn, cost-effective and even fun to use!

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    Patrick M.
    PM
    I used Carlson Civil for DTM .tin modeling for GPS/RTK layout as well as machine control. Was able to build off of road sections or 3D poly lines the model I needed.

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, Carlson Civil is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #7
    #7
  13. OpenFlows WaterCAD

    (21)4.3 out of 5

    OpenFlows WaterCAD is a robust and easy-to-use water distribution modeling program.

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  14. OpenFlows WaterCAD is a robust and easy-to-use water distribution modeling program.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    CC
    User Friendly and good with AutoCAD Civil 3D.

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, OpenFlows WaterCAD is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #8
    #8
  15. Civil Designer

    (10)4.7 out of 5

    An integrated design system for civil engineering infrastructure, including roads, earthworks, sewer, water & stormwater networks.

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  16. An integrated design system for civil engineering infrastructure, including roads, earthworks, sewer, water & stormwater networks.

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    BJ
    I like how reliable and quick this software is ,it is cheap and easy to operate,it is more efficient when using.

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, Civil Designer is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #9
    #9
  17. Vectorworks Architect

    (110)4.3 out of 5

    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:
  18. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    UA
    Very easy to use and learn. The graphics are crisp and great. Really is suited to architects who are graphic learners. I enjoy working in 3D.

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, Vectorworks Architect is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
    #10
    #10
  19. Vectorworks Designer

    (73)4.4 out of 5

    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:
  20. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    CA
    Speed that you can produce presentation boards and planning drawings. Graphic quality and accuracy.

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, Vectorworks Designer is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #11
    #11
  21. RoadEng Civil Engineer

    (18)4.6 out of 5

    RoadEng is a tool that help civil engineer to make civil design projects faster and easier, its a civil design package for surveying, terrain modeling, corridor design and site planning ideal for roads (public and industrial), rural highways, rail and pipeline projects, streams, and many site design applications.

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  22. RoadEng is a tool that help civil engineer to make civil design projects faster and easier, its a civil design package for surveying, terrain modeling, corridor design and site planning ideal for roads (public and industrial), rural highways, rail and pipeline projects, streams, and many site design applications.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    Stephen K.
    SK
    I love the simplicity of use, speed and excellent features of this software. Its great, all together.

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, RoadEng Civil Engineer is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    #12
    #12
  23. Site3D

    (25)4.3 out of 5

    Site3D is a fully featured software product for the engineering design of road systems and housing developments.

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  24. Site3D is a fully featured software product for the engineering design of road systems and housing developments.

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    Kevin H.
    KH
    Site 3D’s easy user interface is very simple to negotiate and manoeuvre around. It’s flexible payment structure and keen price point are essential for a small practice like mine, where price is the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, Site3D is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #13
    #13
  25. DataCAD

    (64)4.8 out of 5

    DataCAD is a professional-level CADD program for architectural design, presentation, and construction document creation.

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  26. DataCAD is a professional-level CADD program for architectural design, presentation, and construction document creation.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    Eddie C.
    EC
    I have been with DataCad since it's inception. I like the 2D drawing that is design specifically for Architectural drafting. I like the fact that it's ready to use right out of the box and not...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, DataCAD is:

    Easier to set up
    Better at support
    More usable
    #14
    #14
  27. CityEngine

    (21)4.1 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    Esri CityEngine improves urban planning, architecture, and design. Use its 3D visualization power to see the relationships of projects, assess their feasibility, and plan their implementation.

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  28. Esri CityEngine improves urban planning, architecture, and design. Use its 3D visualization power to see the relationships of projects, assess their feasibility, and plan their implementation.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    Cynthia K.
    CK
    The implementation process was very simple and didn't take much learning curve. Its easy to create planning simulations and and 3D visualizations with City Engine. Has great reporting ability...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, CityEngine is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #15
    #15
  29. SkyCiv Structural 3D

    (13)4.6 out of 5

    SkyCiv Structural 3D is a cloud-based Structural Analysis program that allows users to model and solve complex 3D structures. It is completely online; requiring no installation to use.

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  30. SkyCiv Structural 3D is a cloud-based Structural Analysis program that allows users to model and solve complex 3D structures. It is completely online; requiring no installation to use.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    Matthew N.
    MN
    Good economical way of performing 3D modelling without having to purchase expensive software. Simple to use.

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, SkyCiv Structural 3D is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    #16
    #16
  31. GeoHECRAS

    (18)4.8 out of 5

    GeoHECRAS is an AutoCAD, MicroStation and ESRI ArcGIS compatible interactive 2D/3D graphical user interface data wrapper to the US Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:
  32. GeoHECRAS is an AutoCAD, MicroStation and ESRI ArcGIS compatible interactive 2D/3D graphical user interface data wrapper to the US Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    Tina F.
    TF
    How well it is integrated with GIS, and how it streamlines repetitive processes that we used to have to do by hand.

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, GeoHECRAS is:

    Better at support
    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    #17
    #17
  33. Vectorworks Landmark

    (13)4.5 out of 5

    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:
  34. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    LC
    I love the pre-designed elements that make it very easy to have a good overview of a project with detailing, dimensions, line weight all embedded within the components you chose from the catalog

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, Vectorworks Landmark is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    #18
    #18
  35. HydroCAD

    (10)4.2 out of 5

    HydroCAD combines the best of TR-20, TR-55, and SBUH, plus built-in hydraulics, graphics, automatic database, and on-screen routing diagram in a single program. (see comparison table) The result is the fastest, easiest, and most capable stormwater modeling system available. We call it HydroCAD because it brings the benefits of Computer Aided Design to hydrology, while not requiring any other CAD software. However, HydroCAD-10 now offers direct extraction of subarea data directly from AutoCAD®, without any other software.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:
  36. HydroCAD combines the best of TR-20, TR-55, and SBUH, plus built-in hydraulics, graphics, automatic database, and on-screen routing diagram in a single program. (see comparison table) The result is the fastest, easiest, and most capable stormwater modeling system available. We call it HydroCAD because it brings the benefits of Computer Aided Design to hydrology, while not requiring any other CAD software. However, HydroCAD-10 now offers direct extraction of subarea data directly from AutoCAD®, without any other software.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    UC
    Industry specific storm products are built in making design and cost estimates accurate and seamless. The variables available to modify allow for a variety of situations and designs

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, HydroCAD is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    #19
    #19
  37. OpenFlows SewerCAD

    (14)4.3 out of 5

    OpenFlows SewerCAD is Ideal for system design and the rehabilitation of sanitary sewers.

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  38. OpenFlows SewerCAD is Ideal for system design and the rehabilitation of sanitary sewers.

    Categories in common with Civil 3D:

    MK
    Its very easy design tool can be used for any region globally. model building is very easy compared to any other mainstream sewer design software. Loading elevation or DEM surface is very quick and...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, OpenFlows SewerCAD is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #20
    #20
  39. MicroDrainage

    (23)4.2 out of 5

    Advanced drainage design software that optimises the performance and effectiveness of drainage systems, including SuDS – both greenfield and retrofit.

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  40. Advanced drainage design software that optimises the performance and effectiveness of drainage systems, including SuDS – both greenfield and retrofit.

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    TARAKESWARA RAO V.
    TV
    I have been using the Windes software from last 3years, It's an amazing experience. Interface is very much User-friendly and it's reduce alot of time in laying and analyzing the storm networks....Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Civil 3D, MicroDrainage is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Better at support