civil 3d workstations

civil 3d workstations

When engineers create and analyze highways, as well as other critical infrastructure, they turn to AutoCAD Civil 3D, a collaborative platform that can improve productivity and project delivery. But in order to take advantage of its features, users need a purpose-built BOXX Civil 3D workstation that can optimize application performance.

AutoCAD Civil 3D is a popular Autodesk product geared toward architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), but focused specifically on civil engineers. BOXX APEXX workstations are ideal for Civil 3D, because the application builds on the basic 2D drafting and drawing functions available in AutoCAD by providing the ability to model 3D designs, conduct analysis, document data, and manage projects. As a leading building information modeling (BIM) solution for infrastructure and civil design, projects are classified under land development, water, and transportation.

3D Modeling

With the variety of projects for which engineers can use Civil 3D (roads, highways, highway exchanges, bridges, pipelines, ports, dams, etc.), the range of the software’s design and modeling allows you to create and edit surfaces, measure cutting and filing materials, grade slopes, simulate water, create waterway corridors, and define break lines and contours.

To drive performance, choose BOXX Civil 3D recommended hardware. Civil 3D is most effective when supported by a high-frequency CPU workstation with fewer processor cores. An ideal option to supply this application with the power needed to manipulate and interact with large data sets is the APEXX S3, a workstation purpose-built for Civil 3D. Equipped with an eight-core Intel® Core™ i7 or i9 processor performance tuned to 5.2GHz and featuring NVIDIA® RTX graphics, APEXX S3 provides outstanding Civil 3D support. Another highly recommended system is the APEXX Denali equipped with the blazing fast AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series processor (4.9GHz and up to 16 cores), two GPUs, and 128GB of RAM. Contact one of our Civil 3D performance specialists to custom-configure your ideal workstation.

  • Powerful & compact for 3D workflows

  • CAD, 3D content & motion media flagship. 



Analyzing projects is just as important as modeling them, and Civil 3D excels in this category as well. Engineers can annotate and see changes reflected across visualizations in real time, import survey data to adjust their designs, and utilize geospatial analysis and sanitary analysis to assess projects. High-frequency Civil 3D workstations are critical for these simulation applications, so one of the best computers for AutoCAD Civil 3D is the APEXX W3 featuring an Intel® Core™ i9 processor. Configurable with up to four NVIDIA GPUs, APEXX W3 is optimized for GPU-centric workflows, including simulation. Contact one of our Civil 3D performance specialists to custom-configure your ideal workstation.

  • Powerful & compact for 3D workflows

  • Rendering, simulation & desk side DL


On the Go

As a civil engineer, you’re often in the field surveying infrastructure projects so you need a Civil 3D laptop that can keep pace. You have options, but the system proven to be among the best laptops for AutoCAD Civil 3D is the GoBOXX MXL featuring a desktop-class Intel® Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA® graphics, and up to 64GB of memory. Another recommended laptop is the GoBOXX SLM. Capable of handling large data sets and performing complex modeling functions, GoBOXX SLM is ultra-thin and light, featuring a fast Intel® Core™ i7 CPU and professional NVIDIA RTX graphics. Contact one of our Civil 3D performance specialists to custom-configure your ideal workstation.


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