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What’s new in Civil 3D 2024?

The latest release of Civil 3D offers design efficiencies, optimized workflows, and performance enhancements that help cut overall design time and streamline project delivery.

 

New features and enhancements:

New Subassembly Deployment and Management Functionality:

We are excited to introduce the new subassembly deployment and management functionality in Civil 3D 2024.  Civil engineers can deploy both subassemblies and assemblies more efficiently. In Civil 3D 2024, a custom subassembly can be posted to a shared project location. If a new version of the subassembly is posted to this location, corridors that consume the subassembly can be easily updated to use the new version. This new process makes it much easier to ensure all corridors in a project are using the most current content.

Project Explorer:

The project explorer is now included in the Civil 3D 2024 installer, providing all Civil 3D subscribers access to this powerful tool at no additional cost. Prior to this it was an extension that came with a cost. In the new version, we enhanced the navigation capabilities between Project Explorer and Civil 3D and provided powerful new tools to make management and reporting of custom property data more efficient.

New in Pressure Networks:

There have been a number of enhancements to pressure networks in the 2024 release. These include the ability to specify a user-defined block for displaying vertical bends in plan view, display of hatch pattern in plan view, more scaling options, the ability to connect a pipe run to an existing tee, wye or cross on another pipe run and improvements to layout and editing behaviour.

Improved features and enhancements:

ArcGIS Workflows:

There are new enhancements to the Connector for ArcGIS. As a reminder, The Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS maintains a live connection between Civil 3D, InfraWorks, AutoCAD Map3D and ArcGIS. The latest enhancements to the Connector for ArcGIS for Civil 3D enable customers to have greater control over the import and export of ArcGIS data into Civil 3D drawings, so you can design with geographic context and sustainability in mind. Now you can import objects from ArcGIS as AutoCAD points, polylines, or polygons. New configuration settings for importing objects from ArcGIS give you more control of project data including support for different types of geometry. Also, you have better support for the import of arc objects into Civil 3D as arcs, so you can reduce your overall design time and project complexity. Taking the surrounding environment into consideration from the outset like this means the planning process is easier and faster.

Corridor Workflows:

Improvements and additions have included the ability to create a transition by selecting the .NET class name of the subassembly, support for locking in lengths in the transitions set so the transition can be easily moved along the baseline and the ability to specify the order in which transitions are processed. 

Pressure Networks:

There have been a number of enhancements to pressure networks in the 2024 release. These include the ability to specify a user-defined block for displaying vertical bends in plan view, display of hatch pattern in plan view, more scaling options, the ability to connect a pipe run to an existing tee, wye or cross on another pipe run and improvements to layout and editing behaviour.

Full Product release notes can be found here: https://help.autodesk.com/view/CIV3D/2024/ENU/?guid=Civil3D_ReleaseNotes_2024_Release_Notes_html

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