Civil Site Design V21.30

Civil Site Design V21.30 is now released and available for download. Check out the detailed Release Notes here:

Civil Site Design V21.31

Civil Site Design for Civil 3D, AutoCAD & BricsCAD. This readme contains important information regarding the installation and use of Civil Site Design versions as described above. Civil Site Design is available for: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2021AutoCAD 2015 to AutoCAD 2021 including
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Civil Site Design | Project Assist

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are now considered to be one of the biggest innovations since the microchip. As this technology continues to improve and evolve, the more we use it in our daily life.

The Development Team at Civil Survey Solutions have been following the evolution of A.I. and leveraging machine learning technology to build tools to assist civil designers.

Created & developed for Civil Site Design, this is called Civil Site Design | Project Assist.

Released as a BETA plugin in 2020, Project Assist is now installed with all future releases of Civil Site Design.

Note: CSD A.I. functionality is not available on the BricsCAD V20 version.

Civil Points and Survey Lines

This release of Civil Site Design introduces new functionality to connect Civil Points with breaklines, 2D polylines and/or 3D polylines.


Grip Functionality (Not available on BricsCAD platform)

In this version you click on a Civil Site Design Surface object to see a ‘grip’ circle display.  Hover on it to obtain shortcut menu access to functionality for that surface:

Civil Site Design Grips

This menu is context sensitive (for example, clicking on a Paste Surface will add an option to Rebuild Paste. Picking a surface created from Model Builder will include an option to rebuild the model).

You can also click on the code linework for immediate design feedback:

Grip Editing CSD Linework Example

When selected, grips will display at the sampled points along the linework. Text information will describe the code information (chainage/station, crossfall, code and offset) and a section line will be drawn to show the origin of the code. Select multiple lines to show grips and information for multiple codes.

You can use the hover shortcut menu to edit the code, delete the code, review the current cross section, and more. The shortcut menu will display the source string name at the top, so you know where the coded linework has come from.

For the batter (daylight) code, you can also click on the grip and force an offset (note that this sets a fixed offset for both left and right sides of the string, as per the Fixed Width batter/daylight override in the Design Data form). All changes are written back to the Design Data form so can be ‘managed’ by the user.

Civil Points and Viewports (New Auto Scale and Rotate)

  • The Create Civil Point command now repeats point creation until the user presses Esc on the keyboard
  • When you create Civil Points, you can now create a Viewport in a layout and the Civil Points will:
    • Rescale to plot ‘true size’ in paper space.
    • Rotate to show horizontal in paper space

If you change viewport scale/rotation you will need to type REGENALL to update the label size/rotation (same as what you need to do in Civil 3D). 

CSD Cogo Point preview in viewports

Pipes Ribbon Update

Civil Site Design Pipes ribbon has undergone a make over for more consistent command naming and with updated icons.

Civil SIte Design Pipes Ribbon update

Significant changes have been made to the Edit panel, where the Structure and Pipe editing tools have been consolidated into single pulldowns.

CSD Pipes Ribbon Editing Pulldown