What’s New in Civil 3D 2022

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What's New in Autodesk Civil 3D 2022

The Autodesk Civil 3D 2022 release brings new alignment and ArcGIS workflows, enhancements with pressure networks and for AEC Collection subscribers, new functionality to the Project Explorer. 

Alignment Workflows

The better handle complex geometry for ramps and interchanges, there has been new enhancements to connected alignment functionality:

  • Curve group combinations
    • Free Reverse Spiral-Curve-Spiral-Spiral (From entity, end curve)
    • Free Reverse Spiral-Spiral-Curve-Spiral (From curve, end entity)
    • Free Reverse Spiral-Spiral-Curve-Spiral-Spiral (Between two curves)
  • Curves grater than 180 degrees
  • Connected alignments can now be created at offsets from parent alignments to support slip lane and off-ramp scenarios.
  • A preview option to view before executing the command
Civil 3D 2022 Curves greater than 180 Moving at the Speed of Business

Pressure Networks

  • The color and diameter of the compass can now be specified using options on the ribbon when laying out a path-based pressure network.
  • The Profile Layout ribbon tab has been updated for path based pressure networks to make it more consistent with the plan layout ribbon.
  • Spanning labels for pressure networks can now be created in plan and profile views.
  • PVIs can now be removed from overridden station ranges of pressure network in profile view that are set to static (non-dynamic) state. When selected, the Clean Up PVIs check box on the Pipe Run Profile Settings dialog box removes PVIs from overridden station ranges. You can use the Apply button to preview the changes in the drawing.
  • A command named RegenPressureSolid was added to regenerate 3D solids for pressure network parts.


  • Raster data imported from ArcGIS can now be refreshed from ArcGIS. For more information, see To Refresh Data from ArcGIS.
  • When importing and refreshing raster data, users can configure the resolution for each raster layer separately.
  • The number of available resolution levels has been extended for importing ArcGIS raster data  from 19 levels to 23 levels.

User Profile

Users can create their own custom profile based on information about their disciplines and job roles.

Project Explorer

  • Support has been added for pressure networks in Project Explorer:
    • Added support for displaying and editing pressure network information, such as name and style.
    • Added support for displaying dynamic profile views for pressure pipe runs in the Project Explorer window.
    • Added support for editing multiple pressure network properties and pressure part properties.
    • Added support for editing the layout and view style of pressure networks and pressure parts.
    • Added Object Set support for pressure networks and pressure parts.
    • Added support for generating reports for pressure networks, pressure parts, and pressure pipe runs.
    • Added support for generating AutoCAD tables for pressure networks, pressure parts and pressure pipe runs.
    • Added support for comparing pressure pipe run sample points with other surfaces.
    • Added support for searching for pressure networks by name.
  • Support has been added for feature lines in the <None> site (siteless feature lines).
  • Project Explorer is now launched from the Home tab of the Civil 3D ribbon.
  • Project Explorer is now available in all languages currently supported by Civil 3D. The assigned language for Project Explorer is determined by the regional language settings in Windows.

Grading Optimisation

For AEC Collection users, Civil 3D now includes Grading Optimisation which works as a preliminary terrain optimisation tool for site designers. It uses design data and automates otherwise repetitive manual grading tasks according to customized object constraints.

Available objects include:
  • zones
  • drain lines
  • low points
  • building pads and reveals
  • curbs
  • sidewalks
  • paths
  • parking lots
  • ponds

Once these objects are defined with their project relate constraints, Grading Optimization delivers an optimized terrain surface and 3D geometry back into the design tool for further detailed design.

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