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Civil Site Design for BricsCAD

Civil Site Design + BricsCAD is the only real alternative to AutoCAD Civil 3D

For decades now, advanced 3D site design tools have been out of the reach of many of us because they’re just too expensive. We can’t all afford massive “design suites” with dozens of software packages we don’t really need, just to get access to two tools that would actually help us. Most of us also hate the idea of having to pay annual fees for those same tools and being forced to upgrade each year, even when there’s no benefit to us for doing so! Looking for a better answer? One that gives you 3D surfaces, roads, alignments, grading objects, and all the other advanced design tools you want while maintaining the functionality of your current 2D drafting standards? And one that comes with a perpetual license structure so you only upgrade when it’s worthwhile to you?

Let us introduce you to the partnership of BricsCAD & Civil Site Design, a cost-effective, and immensely powerful, civil/site/survey solution that integrates right into BricsCAD, the powerhouse 2D CAD system that is taking the U.S. by storm.

Civil Site Design runs as a plugin for BricsCAD and gives you all the site-related 3D modeling tools you need. And, its output can be converted directly to AutoCAD Civil 3D objects for collaboration with other firms using that system. Better yet, Civil Site Design’s tools and user interface have been designed to be immensely flexible while maintaining ease of use for the drafter/designer. Civil Site Design uses common 2D interfaces and drafting concepts to develop their modeling, not complex and convoluted command structures you need to learn from scratch. Civil Site Design tools are meant to be very intuitive for anyone who has a site design background, keeping you focused on the actual design and not on complicated software procedures. Civil Site design plugs directly into your current BricsCAD package, providing you with the tools you need, right inside the system you're using today!

Want to see how simple it is to use Civil Site Design? Take a look at this short video.

Not already a BricsCAD User? Click here to learn about BricsCAD, the biggest change to the CAD world in decades, and how it’s rapidly taking over the U.S. CAD market.

ZenTek Consultants is the premier U.S. sales and support partner for both BricsCAD and Civil Site Design, and we’d love the opportunity to show you how this amazing site design system can dramatically improve your projects at a far lower cost than you’d imagine. Contact us to learn more or schedule a demo today!

Civil Site Design Features

Project Assist

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are now considered to be one of the biggest innovations since the microchip. As this technology continues to improve and evolve, the more we use it in our daily life.

The Development Team at Civil Survey Solutions have been following the evolution of A.I. and leveraging machine learning technology to build tools to assist civil designers.

Project Assist is designed to allow even junior designers to become productive quickly. Using named alignments, it learns your design intent and generates a design document for the project. Senior designers can review the design document, make changes and share the design drawing amongst the design team.

Surfaces From Point Files, Point Clouds and Satellite Data

Civil Site Design offers all of the standard tools for creating surfaces from 3D faces, 3D points, contours and point files. You can easily configure the outputs to your standards with the COGO Points.

​Civil Site Design also supports point clouds directly with intelligent filtering. You can use the ground surface for design and visualize your design with the point cloud overlay.

​The s​atellite to surface feature will geo-reference your drawing and will use Google elevation data as well as imagery from multiple sources to generate a surface and overlay the image.

Create Alignments from Polylines

With Civil Site Design alignments are created from polylines either individually or automatically from all polylines on a specified layer. Once created, you have full control of the alignment properties, display characteristics and documentation.


Templates provide an intuitive way to define your road, curb, sidewalks, pond elements and related grading strings. Civil Site Design provides a number of examples that can be easily configured to conform to your standards.

Automated Road Network Design

Once your alignments have been created, you can apply a template and generate the design for an entire subdivision with a single mouse click. You can also create all of your curb returns with a single mouse click saving you hours of time.

​This time saving process creates an initial vertical design for each road, applies your default template and allows you to view plan, profile and cross-sections simultaneously. All are tied together so changing the vertical design of one road updates all of the connected profiles.

Interactive, Intuitive Design Tools

The interactive design tools allow you to simultaneously access multiple windows of your design. You can open multiple profile views including curb returns and observe changes as a profile is updated. Same with cross-section views.

​The model viewer tool allows you to see the changes rendered in real time providing an intuitive perspective that helps experienced designers and greatly increases the productivity of new designers.

Real Time Interactive Visualization

The unique Model Viewer not only assists your design process with real time rendering and visualization, it has a number of powerful analysis tools including line of sight analysis and reporting, automated line marking which can be exported to your CAD drawing.

​For those who want to render a design for visualization, you can extrude buildings, insert objects like street lights and vehicles and much more.

Cul-de-Sac, Parking Bay and Roundabout Tools

Another  productivity feature in Civil Site Design is the interactive cul-de-sac and roundabout network strings. These intuitive, form driven tools guide designers through the entire design process.

​Experienced designers can take full control of the design process making manual edits and controlling the design with their own alignments.

Grading Tools

Simply using polylines and templates, the grading tools are great for modelling anything from basins, retaining walls, drains, and much more.​

The Vertical Grading Editor or Grid View can be used to manage the vertical design, whilst the horizontal geometry can be simply grip edited with real time updates in the drawing & model viewer.

Plan/Profile and Cross Section Generation

With BricsCAD, Civil Site Design will generate your profiles, plan profile sheets and cross-sections for you with a spectrum of label styles that can be modified to meet your drafting standards.

Surface Pasting & Exchange

Combine different surfaces created within projects easily with Surface Pasting. Working with BricsCAD BIM, Civil Site Design can exchange surfaces to and from BricsCAD.

Pipe Design

The pipe design module allows you to easily layout your design with simple polylines, will assign pipes and structures and will generate your network automatically.

​The CSD pipe designer, provides a powerful interface that displays pipes in relationship to the ground surface.  Pipes are designed automatically based on minimum slope and design flows. Obstructions from other utilities are displayed and color coated based on minimum clearances.

​Incoming pipes are also displayed and will control the manhole  invert where appropriate.