Software every Civil Engineer should know

In this digital era, Each and every one has to adept digital media so as construction industry also. How hard construction industry tries to hold on to the traditional methods for execution doesn’t matter, the increasing complexities and intricacies of construction sites are going to bend it down eventually unless the industry makes itself adept with all the necessary digital software.This pandemic has given the opportunity to learn the software and this updation in your resume will help you in your career.
Here is a list of important software, a civil engineer must know.

Microsoft Excel
As we all are well educated, we know how to use it but it is bigger than you imagine. Spreadsheet programs are used to perform routine calculations in engineering especially for repetitive calculations that do not need sophisticated programming. Sophisticated programming can be performed inside Excel by using Visual Basic for Applications.

Microsoft Project
Microsoft Project is used in various aspects like, CPM building, planning activities, setting baselines, assigning resources to various tasks, resource levelling, assigning costs to various activities and monitoring. In short it can be used from the inception of the project to the completion of the project.

Primavera P6 Professional Projects Management is a powerful yet easy-to-use solution for planning, managing, and executing projects and programs. You can even add information about your company, employees, and functions assigned to them, etc.

AutoCAD is the go-to tool for creating and testing 3D models and designs and is used by civil engineers, architects, and graphic artists. With AutoCAD, you get access to seamless workflows, specialized industry toolsets, and new automation to help you achieve the ultimate productivity in 2D and 3D design.

Civil engineers work with a voluminous amount of data from a variety of sources. Geographic information system (GIS) technology provides the tools for creating, managing, analyzing, and visualizing the data associated with developing and managing infrastructure.

STAAD Pro is one of the most widely used structural analysis and design software products worldwide. STAAD Pro is a comprehensive and integrated finite element analysis and design offering, including a state-of-the-art user interface, visualization tools, and international design codes.

Revit not only captures the reality but it’s also the ultimate tool to convey the project ideas and scopes to the clients. This all-important software has got some fascinating features such as walkthrough, rendering, etc. where you can represent the reality of the buildings, interior, and structure virtually. 

Navisworks is not a 3D modeling program but a program that converts large REVIT 3D model files into smaller 3D models that are far more manageable for a multitude of team members. Navisworks is a powerful desktop application that can filter and separate specific model information.


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