Sincpac C3D™ Software for AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
The Sincpac C3D™ Software for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® was
designed and created by actual users of Civil 3D - people attempting to use Civil
3D "in the trenches". As such, it addresses many of the real-world weaknesses
of Civil 3D, and adds more than 150 new commands and features to Civil 3D 2008 and
All utilities are entirely designed inside of Civil 3D, extending and enhancing
the built-in Civil 3D functionality, and using default Civil 3D entities.
The Sincpac C3D creates no custom entities in your drawings, and your drawings may
be shared freely with those who do not have the Sincpac C3D.
Since Civil 3D itself is stronger for Engineers than for Surveyors, the Sincpac C3D
features many commands that are geared specifically toward Surveyors.
But it also contains many features that any user of Civil 3D will find welcome.
If you already thought Civil 3D was powerful, just wait until you turbo-charge it
with the Sincpac C3D!
Not Another Linework Generator...
displays data about items under the cursor.
While the Sincpac C3D does include the handy
PtConnect command for connecting Cogo Points, it is not intended to be a
field-to-finish solution. There are enough offerings for that, including the
new linework features introduced in Civil 3D 2010, and we assume you have that part
of your task covered. Likewise, it is not another file format converter, or
piece of traverse adjustment software. Again, those areas are well-covered
by other sources.
Instead, the Sincpac C3D contains a large number of tools that come in handy for
any user of Civil 3D. Many people have said that they have grown to
think of the Sincpac C3D as the "Express Tools for Civil 3D", because
of the way it enhances so many basic tasks. However, there are many other tools,
such as the Dynamic Reporting tools, which can be found nowhere else.
The Sincpac C3D features dialog boxes with pop-up help that explain most of what
you need to know, so you can start using most Sincpac C3D features without even
reading the help file. However, complete help is also included, and most commands
also feature context-sensitive help that can be activated by hitting the F1 key
on your keyboard. You can review the complete help file on-line to see in
detail what commands are available in the Sincpac C3D. Additionally, the revision
history of the Sincpac C3D may be found in the change
Here's a brief synopsis of just a few of the tools available:
- Create alignments and profiles in a variety of ways, such as from
Feature Lines, or by selecting Points,
- Create Dynamic Links between various
Civil 3D elements.
- Create Dynamic Station/Offset and Cut/Fill tables.
- The so-called Dynamic Reporting tools, which
are actually incredibly powerful, multi-function, interactive interfaces that must
be experienced to be believed.
- Extract linework and points from
Civil 3D elements and XREFs.
- Style Management: Import
or Export Civil 3D Styles
between drawings, Search and Replace
on Civil 3D Style names, or Compare
two drawings to see what Styles exist in each drawing.
- A Curve Solver - type in any two
parameters for a curve, and solve for the remaining parameters.
- The incredibly-handy Entity Tracker,
which reports a lot of useful information about items under the cursor.
- Stretch and
- Check parcels for gaps and mark perpendicular
and radial intersections.
- Create parcel offsets with different
front, back, and side offset distances, for lot setbacks and easements.
- Export Cogo Points to a KML file,
which can be loaded into Google Earth.
- Select Points by Point Group,
ID which Point Groups a Point
belongs to, and add and remove Points
to and from Point Groups by right-clicking.
- Enable automatic update of
Civil 3D Point Groups.
- A Point Group Browser allows
for fast adjustments to styles and override settings, and displays an editable list
of points that are currently in the selected Point Group. The browser may
also be used to enable/disable the Automatic Point Group Update feature for each
Point Group individually.
- A point-creation command that can add
points to point groups by number as they are created, using elevations from 3D linework,
and more. A Surveyor's favorite!
- Numerous routines for datum-adjusting Points.
- Move and
Scale Cogo Points without changing their elevations, regardless of your OSNAPZ
- Find and Replace text in Parcels
and Points, with an option
to use regular expressions.
- A Drawing Log feature, which logs drawing open and close times, along with total
edit time for each drawing.
- And more!
28-Day Trial Activation available for Civil 3D 2008
Sample output from the Drawing Logging feature,
which may be configured from the OPTIONS
A routine for creating
Alignments and Profiles from Surfaces makes it a breeze to get Profiles
that follow existing ground surfaces without having a ton of PVIs. This little
gem can more than pay for the Sincpac C3D, just by itself. Never has it been
easier to calc up a waterline. And got a situation where you don't really
want to use StakeFeatures to
set a bunch of offset points for a Feature Line? Then go ahead and
turn that Feature Line into an Alignment and Profile that you can dump straight
into your data collector.
And believe it or not, this is still just the beginning! The Sincpac C3D is
undergoing constant revisions and improvements, and there are many more new features
planned, so new versions will be released on a regular basis. (The latest
changes are added to the change log.)
The Sincpac C3D is available now from
our secure web store for $350 for the complete Sincpac C3D, which includes a
license for the 2008 through 2015 versions of the Sincpac C3D.
Individual modules cost $175, while two modules are $285 (both modules must be run
on the same computer for the discounted price). There are also discounts for multiple
seats, as detailed on our full price list
(also see the Product Matrix
for a list of features available in each module). If you require an even larger
number of licenses or are interested in educational licenses, contact us for details
about even greater discounts.