9 free and best civil engineering softwares to download

Today, I am giving the complete list of free and best civil engineering design software’s to download. Some software’s listed here are trial as well as full versions. Some software’s  are open source which you can download and both students and professionals can use it without any coast. I have listed civil engineering software along with their download link so you can download it easily.

Following section’s are covered in this article,

  • List of free civil engineering design software’s to download
  • Autocad software for civil engineering
  • Estimating/billing software for civil engineers
  • Best civil engineering design software
  • Software for civil engineering students
  • Rcc structural design software free download

# 1. Download AutoCAD Civil 3D (Autocad software for civil engineering)

Civil Engineering Software - Autocad Civil3D
Autocad Civil3D

AutoCAD Civil 3D is a civil engineering design and documentation software which is used to building information modeling workflows. Using AutoCAD Civil 3D, you can better understand project performance, maintain more consistent data and processes, and respond faster to change.

To download Auto CAD Civil 3D just lick on download buttons given bellow,

[themify_button link=”http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/autocad-civil-3d” target=”_blank” ]Download AutoCAD Civil 3D[/themify_button] (Link will open in new window)

I have already explained how to download the Auto CAD civil 3D.

Following are the features of Auto CAD Civil 3D

  • Dynamic Model-Based Design
  • Create Plan and Profile Sheets Faster
  • Bridge modelling
  • Geotechnical modelling
  • Corridor design
  • Pressure pipe networks
  • Plot design
  • Surface modelling
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Storm and sanitary analysis

# 2. Download Revit architecture

Civil engineering software - Revit
Civil engineering software – Revit

I know you have questions in your mind that, what is revit architecture used for?

Autodesk Revit is very useful software for building information modeling for architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, designers and contractors.

By using Autodesk Revit you can,

  • Design a building and structure and its components in 3D
  • Annotate the model with 2D drafting elements
  • Access building information from the building model’s database

You can download autodesk revit architecture 2013 by using buttons given bellow,

By using download button you can download latest version of revit architecture from autodesks official site. Steps to Download revit architecture are same as Auto CAD civil 3D.

[themify_button link=”http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/revit” ]Download Revit[/themify_button]

# 3. Download Tekla Tedds

Civil engineering software - TeklaTedds
Civil engineering Software – TeklaTedds

Tekla Tedds is powerful software to automate your repetitive structural calculations.

By using Tekla Tedds you can,

  • Choose from one or more of our regularly updated calculation libraries or write your own
  • Combine your structural calculations with 2D frame analysis.
  • Write, store and distribute your own custom calculations.
  • Analyze frames such as trusses, cranked beams & portal frames.
  • Visualize input and results graphically in real-time.

# Features of the Tekla Tedds

  • Simple and intuitive interface.
  • Single solution for all common elements & materials.
  • Create transparent calculations that are easy to check.
  • Compare different design options and make changes quickly.
  • Produce consistent documentation.
  • Enhance your Quality Assurance processes.

You can download Tekla Tedds using download buttons given bellow,

[themify_button link=”http://www.tekla.com/products/tekla-tedds/download” target=”_blank” ]Download Tekla Tedds[/themify_button]

# 4. Download Tekla structures


Tekla Structures is a very useful software. Tekla structures is a building information modeling software used to model structures that incorporate different kinds of building materials, including steel and concrete.

By using Tekla structures architects can,

  • Design a building structure and its components using 3D modeling
  • Generate 2D drawings
  • Access building information

Following are the features of Tekla Structures,

  • Seamless BIM integration
  • Automated wind loading
  • Fully automated
  • Unique analysis
  • Efficient reinforced concrete design
  • Optimized steel design
  • Designed with BIM in mind
  • Intelligent synchronization

Click on the following download button to download Tekla structures

[themify_button link=”http://www.tekla.com/tekla-structures-20/” target=”_blank” ]Download Tekla Structures[/themify_button]

# 5. Download CYCAS

Civil engineering software - cycas
Civil engineering software – Cycas

CYCAS is an architectural software for drafting and by using it you can design the presentation in 2 as well as 3 dimensions.

CYCAS offers special elements and techniques for architectural design. Therefore, you can easily design and draft your ideas.

Features of the CYCAS

1. User interface

CYCAS is easy to handle. online help is available for users.

2. 2D elements

Using CYCAS, You can draw 2D elements easily like Lines, circles, texts, patterns and color fillings

3. 3D elements

Using CYCAS, You can draw architectural elements such as walls, openings, windows, doors, 3D basics, extendable symbol library

To download CYCAS just click on download button given bellow,

[themify_button link=”http://www.papierdrachen.de/cycas_win/CYCAS3_EN_390_4.zip” target=”_blank” ]Download CYCAS[/themify_button] (Direct Download)

# 6. Download Google Sketchup


Google SketchUp is my favorite 3D modeling computer program for drawing applications. Google sketchup is available free as well as premium version with some additional functionality.

Using Google sketchup you can draw following types of designs,

  1. architectural
  2. interior design
  3. civil and mechanical engineering
  4. film and video game design

Following are the features of Google Sketchup – :

  1. Area & Volume Calculations
  2. BIM Classifier
  3. Advanced Camera Tools
  4. Accurate measurements
  5. Add Dimensions and Callouts

To download Google sketchup just click on following download button and you will be redirected to Google’s download page.

[themify_button link=”http://www.sketchup.com/download/all” target=”_blank” ]Download Google Sketchup[/themify_button]

How to Download -Google-sketchup - ERPlanet
How to Download -Google-sketchup – ERPlanet

From download page, you can download Google Sketchup as per your operating system type as shown in above image.

# 7. Cloud Calc

Civil engineering software Cloud-calc
Civil Engineering Software Cloud-Calc

Cloud Calc is online civil Application i.e. You can’t download it. You have to use it online only. Cloud Calc has following features,

  • Structural Analysis Software in the Cloud.
  • Analyzes steel structures to the AISC Code
  • Gives you the freedom to run your analyses from a PC or a tablet, in your office, at the client’s, or at the job site
  • Saves on IT support – since there’s nothing to install
  • Validated against AISC Design Examples
  • Costs nothing! Sign up and use it for free today
  • .Easily build your structural model
  • Model graphically or via text input
  • Zoom/rotate/pan using mouse, tool bars, or hot keys
  • Database of over 4,000 AISC steel shapes provided
  • Auto-modelling of columns, beams, and braces
  • Select/view/hide elements graphically or by group name
  • Three display modes: 3D, center-line, or texture
  • Unlimited Undo/Redo

Click on given link bellow to use Cloud Calc application online


# 8. Download STAAD

Civil Engineering Software - STAAD
Civil Engineering Software – STAAD

STAAD Pro is a structural design and analysis tool which was developed by Research Engineers. Research Engineers was later bought by a Pennsylvania based CAD/CAM software company Bentley Systems. STAAD Pro is considered number 1 structural analysis tool and is widely used all over the world. STAAD Pro is the ultimate choice of more than a million structural engineers all over the world and the reason being the number one choice is its ease of use and availability of all the necessary tools which are required to complete an analytic process on different structures.

Features of STAAD Pro V8i:

  • Below are some features of STAAD Pro V8i
  • Used for structural design and analysis.
  • Most trusted structural analysis application.
  • Easy to use.
  • Simple and state of the art interface.
  • Supports most modern FEM tools.
  • Integrated with ISM.
  • STAAD Foundation application included.
  • Wind loading included.
  • Eurocodes included.

You can download STAAD Pro V8i by using one of following two links,

[themify_button link=”http://getintopc.com/softwares/3d-designing/staad-pro-v8i-free-download/” target=”_blank” ]STAAD Pro V8i Free Download – Link 1 [/themify_button]

[themify_button link=”https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5TprzoGfXVHSmYteWoyb1pULUE/edit” target=”_blank” ]STAAD Pro V8i Download – Link 2[/themify_button]

# 9. Download Estimate (Estimating/billing software for civil engineers)

Billing and Estmation Software - Estimator
Billing and Estimation Software – Estimator

“Estimate” is an Open Source web-based Construction Cost Estimating/billing Software designed for medium and large Civil Construction and EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) companies.


  • Web-based Construction Estimating Software
  • Manage Schedule of Rates and Bill of Material (BOM)
  • Generate Bill of Quantity (BOQ)
  • Project Costing, Audit, Reconciliation and Projection
  • Bid management and Analysis
  • Contacts and Document Management
  • Generate graphical reports in PDF
  • Multi user, Access rights can be defined
  • In-built Arithmetic Parser reduces manual calculations and errors
  • Prepare Analysis of Rates; include Profits, Contingencies and Overheads
  • Ships with Basic Calculator and Unit Converter
  • Flexible, Easy to use and Accurate

Click on following button to download Free estimating software used by civil engineers. (You will redirected to download page)

[themify_button link=”https://sourceforge.net/projects/estimate/” ]Download Estimate[/themify_button]

I have given all the Civil Engineering Software’s along with their download link, which is helpful to both students and professionals. All the download links given here are legal and you can download it without any worries. If have any query or you are facing any issue while downloading just add it in comment down bellow and I will help you to download it. Have a  nice day 🙂

22 thoughts on “9 free and best civil engineering softwares to download”

  1. ajaya kumar praharaj

    i want to download Staad pro V8i free software for structural analysis.please help me

  2. Hello,
    It was great reading blog..!!! It seems you have deep knowledge about the software and from where to download.It will help the civil engineering students.Thank you so much…!!!

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