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Civil Engineering Software
Civil engineers can spend 6 months to 1 year after graduation to learn new skills that will shine in their resume.

Here's a list of software that civil engineering should learn:

  • Microsoft Office (especially Microsoft Excel)
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Autodesk
  • StaddPro
  • Civil Designer
  • MicroStation
  • Microsoft Project
  • Primavera (Popular project management software)
  • RFEM
  • SoftreeOptimal
  • Visioncivil
  • AutoTURN

The software that you should learn basically depends upon the subfield of Civil Engineering you are working in. But there are some software that every civil engineer should know to work on like AUTOCAD and MS Excel( don’t underestimate it)



Apart from that, the software which may be useful are:

Structural Analysis and Design: STAAD Pro, ETABS, SAP 2000, etc.

Numerical Analysis and mathematical operations: MATLAB, Mathematica, PTC Mathcad, etc.

Simulations and Finite Element Analysis: ANSYSABAQUS, etc.

Project Management: Primavera, MS Project

Geoinformatics: Arc GIS, GeoMedia Professional

AUTOCAD Civil 3D (different from AUTOCAD) is another very useful software.
To know more software that may be useful to visit websites of software makers like Bentley, Autodesk, and Dassault.
Also, it depends on your area of interest as a lot of software is available in every field of civil engineering.
The basic software includes Autocad which is used for designing.
StaadPro is available which is used for structural simulation.

If you are interested in Transportation Engineering, then there are software like MX Road, transit, Oscady, Procady.
I would suggest you to go through the list of software developed by Bentley as Bentley provides a whole range of software in almost every field of civil engineering.


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