Why We Love Civil 3D 2024 (and You Should Too!)

This year, Civil 3D 2024 focuses on 3 key themes to accelerate more efficient workflow, automation, and collaboration!

These include civil design efficiencies, designing with sustainability in context, and digitisation of existing transportation systems. 

At Pentagon, we have an in-house team of specialists who collaborate closely with civil engineering experts, educational institutions, and government bodies to digitize their infrastructure assets and improve their sustainability. We’re especially excited about how these new themes will help our customers achieve their regulatory and environmental goals!

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Let’s get started! 

1. For Civil 3D design efficiencies we found the following features:


Subassembly deployment and management

This feature enables more efficiency when managing changes to assembly deployments and configurations!

This positively impacts:

  • Content creators deploying subassemblies to a project team.
  • Corridor designers consuming new and updated subassemblies.

Project explorer enhancements

The property set data feature has been updated so it is quicker to review and make changes to it!

This has been done through the addition of the following:

  • A new Property Set Tab
  • The incorporation of Project Explorer 

Pressure networks: Continued fit & finish

Finding that the design process or your overall project is complex? Good news, Civil 3D 2024 allows for this complexity to be managed better!

This is done by:

  • A separate user-defined block for displaying bends in plan view is available.
  • A hatch pattern for pressure network fittings and appurtenances can be displayed in the plan view.
  • The alignment of branch fittings and branch pipe run slopes through automatic vertical rotation.
  • The ability to connect a pipe run to another pipe run at a tee, wye, or cross.
  • And that’s not all, there’s much more!

2. Here’s what we found that will help with sustainability! 

Connector for ArcGIS enhancements

You can now streamline data flow between Civil 3D and ArcGIS!

This is done by:

  • Objects from ArcGIS as AutoCAD point/polyline/polygon being imported.
  • Configuration of settings when importing from ArcGIS.
  • Support to import arc objects into Civil 3D as arcs (Portal only)

3. And the digitisation of existing transportation systems – this is a big one for our clients… 

Corridor transitions

Improve data exchange and decrease overall design time!

Support has enabled this improvement as it:

  • Provides the feature of locking the length of a transition to enable a smooth movement of the transition along the baseline.
  • Focuses on rearranging transitions in the list to specify the order in which transitions are processed.
  • Enhances transitions from within the dialog box through panning/zooming.
  • Assisting in the creation of transitions by selecting the .NET class name.
  • API for creating transitions.

Rail Turnout API

Enhance the design quality and standards of your project!

Your project can be made more efficient through the following:

  • Turnout APIs are being added, enabling users to create/edit a simple turnout.
  • The importation of design data from other software to use with Civil 3D 2024.
  • The owner or company-specific drafting standards being utilised within the software

Want to learn Civil 3D?

Here at Pentagon, we will provide you with a range of courses suited for all levels, from beginners wanting to learn the software to professionals wanting to further develop their skills!

Our Civil 3D 2024 training courses:

  • Civil Engineering in a 3D Model-Based Environment (3 days)
  • How to Grade Your Site Using Civil 3D (2 days)
  • A Surveyors Guide to Learning Civil 3D (2 days)
  • The Ultimate Civil Bundle (6 days)

Ready to learn? We’re ready to teach you. Get in contact with our team today!

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