Software for Civil, Structural & Geotechnic Engineers, Architects, Surveyors.
If any of these types of projects ever lands on your desk, then you are in the right place:-
Don't forget there is much more on the pages to the left.
For survey work, take a look at Pythagoras. This is a specialised program which has been designed from the ground up by land surveyors for land surveyors and civil engineers.
For terrain modelling work, highways, site layout, indeed any work that involves earthmoving, look at HighRoad, a wonderful program that encourages the user to be creative and look at alternatives. In what other program can one move the centreline of the road with a mouse and immediately see the plan, complete with all batters, the longitudinal profile, the cross sections, the mass haul diagram and quantities all change to suit? Other modules include download and upload of survey and setting out data, site layout and road junctions, building pad design for estates, 3D and drive through visualisation etc.
This the fastest and most versatile program of its type we have ever seen and the most economic. Used in over 38 countries on projects as diverse as highway, haul road design, estate layouts, coastal stabilisation, airport runway design, golf course design, etc Use it as a stand alone program or it will of course interface with Pythagoras, MOSS or your normal CAD package.
If you are dealing with smaller sites or housing estates you should also look at Landform. A sister program to Highroad specifically developed for Architects and engineers dealing with small projects.