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What is Civil Site Design?
Civil Site Design is a string and template based road design program which operates on AutoCAD, MAP 3D, Land Desktop, Civil 3D and BricsCAD.
What is the difference between Advanced Road Design and Civil Site Design?
Advanced Road Design was in development from 2002 to 2015. Upon release of the V16.1 version, it was decided to rename the product Civil Site Design.
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What other functionality does Civil Site Design have?
In addition to road design tools, Civil Site Design has surface modelling, alignment, stormwater, sewer, pipe and site grading functions. In AutoCAD Civil 3D, the Civil 3D surfaces and alignments are used directly.
Which versions of Autodesk software does Civil Site Design support?
Civil Site Design supports AutoCAD, MAP 3D, Land Desktop and Civil 3D versions 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. If you have old Autodesk software, then you can give them a new lease of life with Civil Site Design!
Civil Site Design supports BricsCAD V14.
Civil Site Design will continue to be updated to support future versions of the above products. At the time of writing this FAQ Autodesk products were at release 2015.
Who develops Civil Site Design?
Civil Survey Solutions, an Australian based Authorised Autodesk Developer and BricsCAD Developer, develops Civil Site Design.
Who will provide technical support for Civil Site Design?
What happens if I don’t want to pay the software support subscription?
Civil Site Design is regularly updated, and there is a major update annually (normally aligning with the next year release of Autodesk products) - during the subscription period you are entitled to all Civil Site Design software updates, training and webinar recordings. If you choose to discontinue subscription your Civil Site Design license will continue to operate on the platform product you installed it on, and you would not receive any further software updates.
How Long Does my Activation Key Last?
For a commercial product key, your Activation Key is permanent - it never stops.
For a Home Use License, your Activation Key will stop licensing your software at the same time as your subscription renewal date, and you will need to request a new Home Use License after renewing your commercial subscription
For rental licenses, there will be an agreed duration for which the license will operate. After that, Civil Site Design will not run.
For evaluation licenses, you have 30 days of full functional use. After that period you will need to contact us to arrange permanent licensing.
Is Civil Site Design standalone or network
Civil Site Design is avaialble Standalone or Networked.
For standalone licenses, the software is activated (licensed) on one computer only.
For network licensing, the license is managed by a server computer. Multiple workstations can access the license/s on the server.
Is Civil Site Design compliant to Australian drafting standards?
Civil Site Design outputs profiles and cross sections to Australian requirements and supports Australian design standards.
Plotting and outputs is very configurable to suit other countries/regions.
US plotting outputs are included and are exclusively used in the USA version of Civil Site Design - download from www.civilsitedesign.com.
Can Civil Site Design work in imperial only units?
Civil Site Design is purpose built for both metric and imperial units, and includes plotting outputs and design criteria suitable for many countries/regions using the metric system.
How long has Civil Site Design been in development?
Civil Site Design was first released in 2002. It was originally named Advanced Road Design. The name was changed in 2015 to better reflect the current functionality in the software as a comprehensive civil engineering design solution.