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Free Design Softwares

  • 1.  Free Design Softwares

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hi,

    Does anyone know about any free design softwares? I have been out of the civil engineering practice for a while and I do not want to lose the skills that I learned. I was able to take advantage of softwares like Civil 3D and Microstation v8i & Inroads when I was a college student, but those are usually offered only to people who are in college.

    I know Sketchup and Google Earth are a couple of software that are available for everyone to use, but on the most basic level the software does not provide the level of design that is needed in meticulous areas of design.

    Thanks,


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    Oanh Le Aff.M.ASCE
    Suwanee GA
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  • 2.  RE: Free Design Softwares

    Posted 22 days ago
    You can use Autodesk softwares as a student for educational and practice use. They not asking you for any proof of student.

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    Sanjay Meena M.ASCE
    Karauli
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  • 3.  RE: Free Design Softwares

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hey Sanjay,

    These are the products that I used when I was in college and they do ask for licenses. They are free for students, but if you're not a student there's an annual fee. Maybe you could direct me to the software that you are referring to.

    Thanks,

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    Oanh Le Aff.M.ASCE
    Suwanee GA
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  • 4.  RE: Free Design Softwares

    Posted 22 days ago
    You can use it again registering as a student. If any difficulty you can email me.

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    Sanjay Meena M.ASCE
    Karauli
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  • 5.  RE: Free Design Softwares

    Posted 16 days ago
    There are a few hydrologic and hydraulic software that are free.  HEC-RAS for hydraulics of rivers and bridges (including scour), HEC-HMS for hydrologic calculations, and HY-8 for calculations on a single cross-section or short reach through a bridge.

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    Crystal Thomas P.E.,P.L.S,M.ASCE
    Project Manager
    Cherry Hill NJ
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  • 6.  RE: Free Design Softwares

    Posted 8 days ago
    Hi Crystal,

    Thanks for the information. I will keep these in mind. At the moment, I am also struggling with cross-compatibility relating to different computer platforms such as PCs and Macs.

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    Oanh Le Aff.M.ASCE
    Suwanee GA
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