At S. A. Miro, in our ongoing surveys of our client’s needs and issues, one consistent theme that emerges is the desire to visualize site utilities, grading and drainage in a realistic view. To address this issue, the Miro civil team has moved completely to AutoCAD Civil 3D®. This effective software platform extends solid site analytical tools into a graphical, team-based format. The impacts of alternatives related to building siting, roadway alignment and earthwork can be assessed and understood in near-real time, facilitating more productive and efficient team decision making about infrastructure and planning.
Given the ever-critical aspect of time, coupled with the unacceptable costs of miscommunication in the field, the Miro staff is using Civil 3D in a similar fashion to Revit® for structural applications. We are convinced that early, informed team decision making is the key to successful projects, and that site and building information models create a promising platform to enhance such outcomes.