Thursday, July 12, 2012

In 2008, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Executive Board made the decision to implement AutoCAD Civil 3D to develop roadway designs.

With this decision, FDOT intends to have a diversified CADD delivery platform based upon the in-house resources and the demands of their Districts.
What this means to civil engineering professionals in Florida:
  • Historically used for FDOT survey work, CAiCE is still in use by consultants of FDOT.
  • On a project by project basis, FDOT determines project deliverable requirements based on AutoCAD Civil 3D or an alternative platform. Consultants hired will then be required to provide deliverables based on the platform selected. The districts may choose to start receiving AutoCAD Civil 3D deliverables upon final management approval of the AutoCAD Civil 3D state kit.
  • Several local resellers have received Autodesk training on FDOT workflows for survey and design. Those resellers, in turn, have started to train FDOT district staff..
  • FDOT workflow documentation on custom applications is available online here.


Currently, FDOT is refining a State Kit for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012.
The beta AutoCAD Civil 3D state kit for FDOT can be downloaded from here.
When beta testing is complete, the state kit installation will be located on the usual software downloads pages accessible from here.
It is estimated that the availability of the production ready state kit is mid-October 2011.
There’s never been a better time to harness the power of AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite, and Autodesk BIM for Infrastructure solutions.
Stay up to speed with the latest in infrastructure design solutions. View the following presentations and learn how FDOT consultants use AutoCAD Civil 3D to gain valuable insight to improve the way they plan, design, build, and manage Florida’s road and highway projects.


1 comment:

  1. If any one is interested in learning more about FDOT's implementation and the FDOT State Kit for AutoCAD Civil 3D, CADD Centers is hosting a webcast on 8/1 at 2 pm.

    Guest Speakers will include Mary Peterman, Lead Implementation Specialist for the Florida Dept. of Transportation and David Fagerman, Autodesk Technical Advisor for AEC.

    More information can be found here: