Autodesk, a provider of 2D and 3D design software, has announced that the Florida Department of Transportation plans to implement AutoCAD Civil 3D software, part of the Autodesk building information modeling product portfolio, to develop roadway designs.
The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT’s) implementation of AutoCAD Civil 3D enables its engineers to access and integrate existing data from across the department, including both design and geospatial information, into coordinated 3D transportation models.
FDOT requires roadway design software capable of integrating design data from multiple sources. AutoCAD Civil 3D should meet FDOT’s expectations in providing additional ways for their consultants and customers to develop and exchange design data.
According to Autodesk, with AutoCAD Civil 3D, FDOT’s design workflow can be supported and further automated, providing additional interoperability with a variety of systems. Also, the software’s information modeling for roadway corridors means designers can implement design changes and revisions with automated redrafting, and identify geometric conflicts well before they begin construction. In addition, 3D models of the design can be provided to contractors for use with automated machine guidance for grading projects, enabling savings potential during construction.
AutoCAD Civil 3D provides FDOT with a straightforward migration path from legacy software systems, capitalizing on its previous investment in Autodesk CAiCE software products, and allowing designers to leverage information from providers.
Bill Goodson, vice president of Autodesk Government, said: From design through construction and into operations, the AutoCAD Civil 3D software helps transportation agencies like FDOT easily create and share coordinated digital design information and documentation. Civil 3D will help support FDOT’s efforts to shorten the time to contract letting, reduce errors and omissions, and expedite project delivery.