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HEC-RAS 5 – 2d Modelling

We have a lot of new exciting features currently in the works. One of which is the new HEC-RAS 5 importer/exporter.

This new module allows designers to take their existing and design surface models to HEC-RAS 5 for 2d model analysis. These results can be imported back into Civil Site Design for 3d visualisation of the overland flows.


Check out the video below:

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Intelligent Sections

In this three part series, we show you how to use the Intelligent Sections tool to create conditional templates.

Designers can easily create the following (and many other) types of intelligent (rules based) sections using this tool:

– Repeated benching for heavy cut/fill areas
– Inclusion of a verge and fill batter/daylight when the fill height exceeds a certain value
– Inclusion of retaining walls (at, say, 200mm sections) depending on the depth of cut
– Application of different batter/daylight slopes depending on the amount of cut or fill
– Inclusion of a ditch drain at the top of a batter/daylight
– Changing batter/daylight slopes at a distance below the surface

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


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Rural Road Design

Learn how to design a rural road using Civil Site Design in this 6-part video series.

This video series demonstrates the following:

1. Template creation and vertical design
2. Table drain design
3. Applying superelevation
4. Sight distance analysis
5. Line-marking and visualisation
6. Cross sections, long sections, and volumes


Video Playlist (6 videos):

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Kerb Replacement Project

We have a released a 5 part video series demonstrating the design of a kerb replacement project using Civil Site Design for AutoCAD. This project was a job supplied to us a by a council in Sydney who are using Civil Site Design for road reconstruction projects.

This ‘off-the-cuff’ video series will demonstrate the following:

  1. Using strings to design kerb and channel with design constraints to attain suitable cross fall
  2. Defining the sub-base regions
  3. Matching into an existing road edge and adding kerb returns
  4. Visualising the design in 3d for public presentation
  5. Outputting setout points, cross sections, and long sections


Videos Playlist (5 videos):

Next week, we will be releasing a video series on rural road design.

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Civil Site Design v17 – Released!

Civil Site Design v17 is now available for download via the Subscriptions Centre or via the Civil Site Design Welcome Screen.  Your subscription manager has full access to the Civil Survey Solutions Subscription Portal, which contains the latest download as well as the new v17 serial keys.

CLICK HERE to access the Subscription Portal.

If you have any problems accessing your eligible downloads and/or license keys, please email our Subscription Manager, Andrea Diaz and she will assist.

This new release of Civil Site Design will run on the following platforms:

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 to 2017
  • AutoCAD 2012 to 2017
  • BricsCAD v16 (64 bit only)


New features videos:


Civil Site Design v17 – Sneak Peek

Civil Site Design v17 will be released very soon. This version of the software will be available for versions of AutoCAD and Civil3D 2012 to 2017 and also BricsCAD. Subscription users will be sent an e-mail soon, which includes a new serial key.

Along with minor improvements through-out the software, we have added some new functionality including line marking to Model Viewer. A new lightweight object called a “cut-out” has also been added to Model Viewer. This object allows for the fast insertion of objects such as trees to the visualisation.

Check out some of these new commands in the videos below:

Interface Improvements