Civil engineering projects require a high level of specificity, design, and planning. When engineers use software to create and analyze highways and other critical infrastructure, not only do they need robust tools, they also require a collaborative platform that can improve productivity and project delivery. For all those benefits and more, engineers often turn to AutoCAD Civil 3D. But in order to maximize their use of Civil 3D, users need computing hardware that can optimize software performance.

 

 

AutoCAD Civil 3D is a popular Autodesk product geared toward the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professional market, but focused specifically on civil engineers. Civil 3D builds on the basic 2D drafting and drawing functions available in AutoCAD by giving users the ability to model 3D designs, conduct analysis, document data, and manage projects. Civil 3D is a leading building information modeling (BIM) solution for infrastructure and civil design, and many of its features are focused on those applications. For example, projects are classified under one of three domains: land development, water, and transportation. While the 3D modeling capabilities are a highlight of Civil 3D, the solution is as well-regarded for its facilitation of project management and delivery. Civil engineers can use the software to automate certain time-consuming tasks, share data, and improve team coordination.

 

 

 

 

3D Modeling

With the variety of projects for which engineers can use Civil 3D (roads, highways, highway exchanges, bridges, pipelines, ports, dams, canals and more), the range of the software’s design and modeling is equally enticing. Users can create and edit surfaces, measure cutting and filing materials (like pavement needed for a highway), grade slopes, simulate water, create waterway corridors, and define break lines and contours.

Getting the most out of Civil 3D, however, requires a workstation designed to drive performance—and not just any system will work. Civil 3D is most effective when supported by a high-frequency workstation with fewer cores. An ideal option to supply Civil 3D with the power needed to manipulate and interact with large data sets is the APEXX S3 workstation optimized for Civil 3D. The APEXX S3 equipped with a six core Intel® Core™ i7 processor overclocked to 4.8-GHz and featuring  NVIDIA® Quadro™graphics will provide excellent performance in Civil 3D.

Suggested Systems
APEXX ENGIMA S3

Built to accelerate professional CAD and 3D design applications, the compact APEXX Enigma S3 is configurable with 9th generation, eight-core Intel Core™ i7/i9 processors, ample storage, and up to three GPUs, making it ideal for workflows that include significant GPU rendering or GPU compute work.


UP To 5.1 GHz
UP To 8 cores
UP To 3 GPU
UP To 64GB

Typically ships in 19 - 21 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • 8-core Intel® Core™ i7/i9 5.1GHz processor
  • i7 9700K or i9 9900K 
  • 64GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™, NVIDIA® GeForce™, or AMD® Radeon Pro™ graphics
  • 3 x M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$4,239.00

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APEXX S1

The world’s smallest professional workstation, APEXX S1 features an overclocked Intel Core i7 with up to eight cores for demanding 3D content creation, CAD design, motion media, and more. If you have limited desktop space, work in an open environment where aesthetics are a high priority, and your graphics card is mainly used for display, this is your workstation.


UP To 4.8 GHz
UP To 8 cores
UP To 1 GPU
UP To 32GB

Typically ships in 5 - 7 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • 8-core Intel® Core™ i7 4.8GHz processor
  • i7 9700K
  • 32GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ or AMD® Radeon Pro™ graphics
  • 2 x M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$2,799.00

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APEXX S3

Optimize your 3D design, CAD, and motion media workflow with APEXX S3 featuring a 9th Gen, overclocked, eight-core Intel® Core™ i7 or i9, along with support for multiple professional GPUs. If you require a full-size GPU for light GPU compute or VR, need increased storage and prefer upgradability, our flagship workstation is ideal.


UP To 5.1 GHz
UP To 8 cores
UP To 3 GPU
UP To 64GB

Typically ships in 8 - 10 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • 8-core Intel® Core™ i7/i9 5.1GHz processor
  • i7 9700K or i9 9900K 
  • 64GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™, NVIDIA® GeForce™, or AMD® Radeon Pro™ graphics
  • 3 x M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,662.00

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APEXX SE

Inside a metallic blue chassis, APEXX Special Edition (SE) features a professionally overclocked Intel Core i7-8086K Limited Edition Processor capable of reaching 5.0GHz across all six cores and up to three professional graphics cards, making it ideal for CAD design, 3D modeling, and other creative workflows.


UP To 5.0 GHz
UP To 6 cores
UP To 3 GPU
UP To 64GB

Typically ships in 5 - 7 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • 6-core Intel® Core™ i7 5.0GHz processor
  • 16GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ P2000 5GB graphics
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,881.00

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Simulation

Analyzing projects is just as important as modeling them in the first place, and Civil 3D excels in this category as well. With Civil 3D, engineers can annotate and see their changes reflected across visualizations in real time. They can also import survey data to adjust their designs, as well as utilize geospatial analysis and sanitary analysis to assess projects. High-frequency workstations are useful for these simulation applications as well. Particular models that support high-level performance include the APEXX X3—with an Intel® Core™ i9 processor. This would serve as one of the best computers for AutoCAD Civil 3D available.

Suggested Systems
APEXX 4 7404

The ultimate combination of power and performance, APEXX 4 7404, featuring an overclocked, liquid-cooled, ten-core Intel® Core™ i7, is ideal for both single-threaded and multi-threaded applications.


UP To 4.3 GHz
UP To 10 cores
UP To 4 GPU
UP To 128GB

Typically ships in 8 - 10 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • 10-core Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme 3.0 processor
  • One core OVERCLOCKED to 4.3GHz (nine to 4.1GHz)
  • 16GB DDR4-2133 memory
  • 1 x NVIDIA® Quadro™ K620 2GB graphics
  • 512GB SATA 6GB/s SSD


DETAILED SPEC SHEET
APEXX X3

Whether you’re editing feature films or deploying cutting edge VR experiences, the APEXX X3, with support for up to three graphics cards and 128GB of memory, is an ideal platform for extreme multi-taksing in your complex production pipeline.


UP To 3.6 GHz
UP To 18 cores
UP To 3 GPU
UP To 128GB

Typically ships in 5 - 7 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • 6-core Intel® Core™ i7 3.5GHz processor
  • 32GB DDR4-2666 memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro™ P2000 5GB graphics
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10

Starting at
$3,896.00

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On the Go

Civil engineers are often in the field, surveying the infrastructure projects they're planning and designing. When on-the-go, they need a mobile workstation laptop that can keep pace and support high-level use of Civil 3D. Civil engineers have a number of options, but the standout mobile workstation is the GoBOXX MXL featuring an 8th generation, desktop-class Intel® Core i7 processor, NVIDIA® graphics, and up to 64GB of memory. The GoBOXX MXL has proven itself to be on of the best laptops for AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Suggested Systems
GoBOXX MXL VR

Optimized for seamless deployment of incredible VR experiences in entertainment, VFX, product design, and architecture, GoBOXX MXL VR houses a desktop-class 8th generation Intel®  6 Core™ i7 Processor at 3.7 GHz (Turbo Mode up to 4.7 GHz) And, with up to 64GB of DDR4-2400 memory, this mobile powerhouse makes for an amazing desktop replacement.


UP To 3.7 GHz
UP To 6 cores
UP To 1 GPU
UP To 64GB

Typically ships in 11 - 13 business days. Please refer to the Ship Date on the emailed receipt upon order completion.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • DESKTOP-CLASS 6-core 8th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 
  • 32GB DDR4-2400 memory
  • NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1070 8GB graphics
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • Microsoft® Windows™ 10
  • 17” Full-HD (1920x1080) Display

Starting at
$4,073.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET

 

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Keep working while you render! BOXX offers unique hardware packages specifically designed to reduce the bottlenecks that plague professional software applications. By offloading your rendering, simulation, or other multi-threaded tasks, creativity never has to be put on hold by your hardware. That's the philosophy behind The BOXX Workflow.

 

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