How to Download and Install Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 for Windows 64-bit
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is a software that helps civil engineers, designers, and surveyors to design, analyze, and document civil engineering projects. It supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows and provides tools for creating 3D models of terrain, roads, bridges, pipes, and more.
If you have a subscription to Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 or a previous version, you can download and install it from your Autodesk Account. Here are the steps to follow:
Sign in to your Autodesk Account at https://manage.autodesk.com.
Under All Products and Services, find AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 and click on the current version.
Select a previous version from the drop-down menu. In this case, select AUTODESK.AUTOCAD.CIVIL3D.V2016.WIN64-ISO.
Click on Download and choose a download method. You can use the Autodesk Download Manager, the browser download, or a virtual agent.
Save the file to your computer and run it to start the installation process.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. You may need to enter your serial number and product key during the installation. You can find them in your Autodesk Account or at https://knowledge.autodesk.com/customer-service/download-install/activate/find-serial-number-product-key/product-key-look/2016-product-keys.
Before you install AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016, make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements. According to Autodesk, you need at least an IntelÂ PentiumÂ 4 or AMD AthlonÂ 64 processor, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended), a display resolution of 1280 x 1024 with True Color and DirectXÂ9 capabilities, and 12 GB of free disk space.
If you have any questions or issues with downloading or installing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016, you can contact Autodesk Support at https://www.autodesk.com/support/contact-support or visit the Installation & Licensing forum at https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/installation-licensing/bd-p/24.
What are the benefits of using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016?
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 is a powerful software that can help you improve your civil engineering design and documentation workflows. With AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016, you can:
Create dynamic and data-rich models of civil infrastructure projects, such as roads, bridges, drainage systems, and land development.
Use intelligent objects that are connected and updated automatically, such as alignments, profiles, corridors, surfaces, and pipe networks.
Analyze your designs for performance, safety, and compliance with standards and regulations.
Collaborate with other project stakeholders using interoperable data formats and cloud-based services.
Generate high-quality construction documents and reports from your models.
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 also includes new features and enhancements that can help you work more efficiently and effectively. Some of these features are:
The integration of the Autodesk Point Cloud Surface Extraction 2015 feature, which allows you to create surfaces from point clouds with more control over the point density.
The integration of the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 features, such as the ability to import InfraWorks 360 data and bridges, create AutoCAD solids from TIN surfaces and pipe networks, and label pipe crossings in profile and section views.
The option to create exclusionary catchments, which exclude other catchments from drainage calculations.
The option to select alignments by layer to use as width and offset targets for corridors.
The ability to import and export Industry Foundation Class (IFC) files for better interoperability with other BIM applications.
The Manage Data Shortcuts command, which allows you to repair broken data shortcuts and replace drawing objects with data shortcuts.
The option to control the direction of sections in section views.
The ability to view project objects in subfolders within the Prospector tree.
The ability to create data references to objects that exist in different Vault projects.
How can you learn more about AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016?
If you want to learn more about AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 and how to use it for your civil engineering projects, you can access various resources and support options from Autodesk. Some of these are:
The AutoCAD Civil 3D User Guide, which provides comprehensive information about the software's features and workflows. You can access it online at https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/civil-3d/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/Civil3D-UserGuide/files/GUID-8F4E0A7F-9B9C-4A7E-BF0B-8B8F8E1F4C0E-htm.html.
The AutoCAD Civil 3D Learning Resources, which provide tutorials, videos, webinars, tips and tricks, blogs, forums, and more to help you get started and improve your skills. You can access them online at https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/civil-3d/getting-started/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/Civil3D-Learn/files/GUID-A2A1C5A5-CB9C-4A7E-BF0B-8B8F8E1F4C0E-htm.html.