Civil engineering and architectural software is used to design, simulate and analyze civil engineering and architectural structures such as a bridges, roads, and buildings. This software may include three dimensional (3D) modeling, element analysis, and equipment use and distribution schematics. Some types of civil engineering and architectural software are suitable for managing the administrative aspects of engineering projects, such as costs, budgeting, materials acquisition, resource...
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Q & A on Civil Engineering and Architectural Software

We asked our users for their input on Civil Engineering and Architectural Software. Here are the results of 56 users familiar with Civil Engineering and Architectural Software.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What are the newest technologies influencing civil engineering and architectural software?
10 answers
Answers:
3D modeling, Online Project- and Document management as a service (SAAS), Rendering software, 4D construction schedules.
~Per T, Engineering Consultant, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mathematics ( for example, Linear Algebra) and Civil and Structural Technical knowledge background.
~Ming-Yang Yeh, Engineer, Taipei, Taiwan
Highway engineering, structure engineering.
~Sheeraz A, Student, Matiari, Pakistan
GPS technology 3D capable programs
~Engineering, Design, East Hanover, NJ
I guess it is stad......
~Satya B, GIS Consultant Com Technical Lead, Hyderabad, India
Finite element analysis.
~Dale Plugge, Engineering Consultant, Columbus, NE
CAD, CAM
~Liviu C, Engineer, London, UK
Revit
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Bozeman, MT
IFC
~Charles-emmanuel Lamy, Engineer, Saintes, France
3D
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Brno, Czech Republic

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative civil engineering and architectural software?
10 answers
Answers:
For example, Computers and Structures Inc. , Ansys, and so on.
~Ming-Yang Yeh, Engineer, Taipei, Taiwan
SketchUp-Pro, AutoCAD, Altima Everest 2010 Drawing management.
~Per T, Engineering Consultant, Copenhagen, Denmark
Autodesk, Progman Oy, ...
~Talsi, Latvia
SolidWorks, Autodesk
~Liviu C, Engineer, London, UK
Autodesk cype
~Charles-emmanuel Lamy, Engineer, Saintes, France
Autodesk
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Bozeman, MT
Autodesk
~Engineering, Design, East Hanover, NJ
Autodesk
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Brno, Czech Republic
Orcael
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, Abudahbi, United Arab Emirates
CAD
~Engineering, Design, N.Novgorod, Russia

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used civil engineering and architectural software for?
18 answers
Answers:
Design of residential houses, Design/layout of installations, 3D modeling of existing buildings.
~Per T, Engineering Consultant, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Site Design - Grading - Surveying - Utility Profiles - Landscape Design
~Engineering, Design, East Hanover, NJ
Structural design & analysis, stormwater (hydrology) design and analysis, water systems design and analysis, hydraulics design and analysis incl. pumping systems, waste water collection and transport design and analysis, airport (airside)design, highway design, and CAD.
~Mark M, Engineering Consultant, Nope....., NY
not specific to softwares of civil engg...... working with softwares such as autocad, arcgis, microstation, smallworld, eradas, oracle......
~Satya B, GIS Consultant Com Technical Lead, Hyderabad, India
I am implementing the Civil and Structural Analysis and Design Programming based on R. O. C / USA building and steel structural regulation.
~Ming-Yang Yeh, Engineer, Taipei, Taiwan
For structural & architectural planning, designing & detailing.
~Engineering, Consulting, Alain, United Arab Emirates
Design of high rise building, bridges, dams, irrigation canal.
~Sheeraz A, Student, Matiari, Pakistan
Designing roof trusses and trailer frames.
~Dale Plugge, Engineering Consultant, Columbus, NE
Robot ASD staad SAP ETABS CYPE Graitec
~Charles-emmanuel Lamy, Engineer, Saintes, France
Structure for industrial plants
~Engineering, Design, Stgo, Chile
Mechanical part design class.
~Technical Support/Services, Austin, TX
Steel construction
~Liviu C, Engineer, London, UK
AutoCad, MagiCad
~Talsi, Latvia
Designed
~Engineering, Design, N.Novgorod, Russia
AutoCAD
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Bozeman, MT
Design
~Engineering,Consulting, Brooklyn, NY
ACAD
~Engineering, Design, Os, Croatia
CAD
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Brno, Czech Republic

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” projects that civil engineering and architectural software has been used for.
5 answers
Answers:
3D models used in advertising and by brokers for presentations.
~Per T, Engineering Consultant, Copenhagen, Denmark
Film industry, House market.
~Liviu C, Engineer, London, UK
Graphic designs.
~Engineering, Design, N.Novgorod, Russia
Infrastructure
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, Abudahbi, United Arab Emirates
Buildings,
~Engineering,Consulting, Brooklyn, NY

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of civil engineering and architectural software?
3 answers
Answers:
Minn. bridge failure.
~Dale Plugge, Engineering Consultant, Columbus, NE
Lack of training
~Charles-emmanuel Lamy, Engineer, Saintes, France
These Applications are very expensive. But they are useful for Civil and Structural Engineers to analyze and design structures.
~Ming-Yang Yeh, Engineer, Taipei, Taiwan

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
6 answers
Answers:
Bridges, tunnels, highways, buildings.
~Engineering,Consulting, Brooklyn, NY
Designing of high rise building.
~Sheeraz A, Student, Matiari, Pakistan
Simple, Intuitive for users.
~Per T, Engineering Consultant, Copenhagen, Denmark
Properties calculations
~Dale Plugge, Engineering Consultant, Columbus, NE
SkySkrippers
~Engineering, Design, N.Novgorod, Russia
AutoCAD
~Liviu C, Engineer, London, UK

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of civil engineering and architectural software?
1 answers
Answers:
Try it before buy it
~Charles-emmanuel Lamy, Engineer, Saintes, France

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using civil engineering and architectural software?
3 answers
Answers:
Consider low priced 3D software like SketchUp-Pro before you go for more expensive systems like AutoCAD.
~Per T, Engineering Consultant, Copenhagen, Denmark
Get the latest technology
~Dale Plugge, Engineering Consultant, Columbus, NE
First understand the logic than use it.
~Sheeraz A, Student, Matiari, Pakistan

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