• The Essential Add-in for AutoCAD Civil 3D
    Discover a more efficient way to edit, validate, and share information from your Civil 3D model.
    ProjectExplorer 5 helps users access, interpret, & leverage the vast array of information held within Civil 3D based projects of any size.

With ProjectExplorer, you can.

Putting project information at your fingertips in a way that no other Civil 3D toolset can. ProjectExplorer 5.

There is a staggering array of information stored within average Civil 3D project. However, accessing and sharing this information can be a real challenge even for the most experienced Civil 3D user.

ProjectExplorer is an easy to use, user-configurable, interactive window which is launched from within Civil 3D. Often considered to be a more powerful alternative to the Civil 3D Prospector, ProjectExplorer features a range of functionality including a powerful report & table generator, essential editing & design validation tools, and more.

Learn about the basic features in ProjectExplorer
10 minutes

Explore

See the contents of your entire Civil 3D project in one place, through a tabbed series of object lists, profile and section views, parameter lists, and other tools.

Edit

Double-click any highlighted parameter to apply a direct edit without the need to delve through Civil 3D's myriad of modal Object Properties dialogs.

Validate

Validate your design using an extensive range of pop-up tooltips which effortlessly reveal portions of the model which may not meet certain design goals.

Report and Share

Generate user configurable reports, spreadsheets, tables, and other drawings from any portion of your Civil 3D model with a single mouse click.

WHAT'S NEW IN PROJECTEXPLORER 5?

Our fastest, most productive ProjectExplorer release yet.

  • Support for Autodesk Civil 3D 2019.
  • Major performance improvements for large Civil 3D datasets.
  • Multiple selection support throughout the user interface.
  • New dynamic station/offset alignment comparison tools
  • New dynamic surface elevation comparison tools
  • New model editing capabilities.
  • Many more improvements.
Learn more about ProjectExplorer 5

ProjectExplorer 5. Discover one of the most comprehensive sets of
value added functionality ever devised for AutoCAD Civil 3D.



Style driven & user configurable

Control the layout and content of both the ProjectExplorer window and any generated output with a range of styles which can be saved and restored on the fly.

Dynamic profile/section views

Review profiles, assemblies, corridors, pipe runs and sample lines with an innovative range of dynamic profile and section views in the ProjectExplorer window.

Editing & validation tools

Enjoy direct access to almost every parameter in your design. Many values can be directly edited or validated from the ProjectExplorer window via a series of tooltips, right-click menus and toolbars.

Reports & spreadsheets

Experience the industry's leading report and spreadsheet generator for Civil 3D. Entirely style driven, user configurable, and fully automatable when used in conjunction with Object Sets.

AutoCAD tables

Effortlessly place user configurable AutoCAD tables into your drawing, using a workflow which is broadly similar to ProjectExplorer's report generation process.

2D export to AutoCAD

Export portions of your Civil 3D project to 2D native AutoCAD drawings. The resulting drawings look identical to the originals, and make ideal lightweight starting points for contract drawings.

Comparison tools

Compare the elevation, slope, and offset between alignments, profiles, corridors, pipe runs and surfaces - then dynamically monitor these relationships as your Civil 3D design evolves.

Content filtering

Filter project content using a range of criteria such as specific point codes, link codes, profile types, elevation or slope ranges, surface types, pipe run paths, and more.

Object search

Easily find any named object in your Civil 3D project then highlight, select, zoom or pan to it instantly in the AutoCAD viewport or ProjectExplorer window.

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Discover the power of Object Sets. The beating heart of ProjectExplorer 5.

Allow Object Sets in ProjectExplorer to take control of the distribution of information to project stakeholders.
Generate or update multiple reports, spreadsheets, and 2D AutoCAD drawings with just a single click.

  • Style driven and user configurable.

    Take the pain out of generating reports, spreadsheets and AutoCAD drawings from your Civil 3D projects. With Object Sets, the content, layout, file type and path of any exported document can be preconfigured by the user. This allows each document to be generated or updated with a single click of the "Run Selected Action" button.

  • Batch produce reports, spreadsheets and drawings - with a single click.

    Once several Object Sets are configured in your drawing, the production or revision of an entire series of files is achieved with one click of the "Run All Actions" button. If you consider Civil 3D to be a single source of truth for your project, there is no better way to guarantee that all documents are in sync with your design.

  • Integrated Document Version Control.

    ProjectExplorer stores a permanent history in your drawing of all generated documents. This allows version information to be reviewed, along with the creation date and originating user of every generated document.

Learn more about the key features in ProjectExplorer 5

Watch our featured videos to learn some basic skills with the product

Introducing ProjectExplorer.

Learn the basic principles of using ProjectExplorer 5 for Autodesk Civil 3D.

Export to AutoCAD with Object Sets.

Learn how to use Object Sets to export portions of a Civil 3D project to 2D AutoCAD, for use in the production of contract drawings.

Generating AutoCAD Tables.

Learn how to place AutoCAD tables into a Civil 3D drawing from ProjectExplorer.

Our Pricing for ProjectExplorer 5

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  • $199

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  • $299

    per year

  • Users1 Concurrent User
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  • $999

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  • $1899

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  • £249

    per year

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  • £799

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  • £1499

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  • 169

    per year

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  • 279

    per year

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  • Includes support for 1 year
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  • Payment planAnnual plan, prepaid
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  • 899

    per year

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  • Includes support for 1 year
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  • 1699

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  • Includes support for 1 year
  • Includes updates for 1 year
  • Payment planAnnual plan, prepaid

Prices quoted in Euros (EUR), exclusive of local taxes (where applicable).

Frequently Asked Questions

Civil 3D users who have a need for more productive workflows in the product, and for more efficient ways to share information to project stakeholders in the form of reports, spreadsheets and drawings.
Your contract will renew automatically, on your annual renewal date, until you cancel.
Network (floating) licensing is a software licensing approach in which a limited number of licenses are shared among a larger number of users. When an authorized user wishes to run the application they request a license from a central license server. If a license is available the license server allows the application to run. When they finish using the application, the license is reclaimed by the license server and made available to other authorized users.
Yes, perpetual licenses may be ordered offline, by purchase order. Please contact us for pricing and further details.
Yes, enterprise licenses may be ordered offline, by purchase order. Please contact us for pricing and further details.
The only prerequisite to use ProjectExplorer is an installed copy of any supported AutoCAD Civil 3D release.
ProjectExplorer 5 supports AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Not currently. Please let us know if this functionality would be of interest to you.
In ProjectExplorer 5, the following file formats are supported: DOCX, HTML, RTF, PDF, TXT, CSV, XLSX.
ProjectExplorer can be accessed by clicking the ProjectExplorer icon in the "Add-Ins" tab of the Civil 3D ribbon, or by typing "PROJECTEXPLORER" at the AutoCAD command prompt.

I just wanted to say, this add-on is amazing! 10/10 to the team that developed this.

I have been wanting something like this for a long time for Civil 3D, and on top of all the other wonderful features, to be able to quickly export individual objects to 2D dwgs is a breeze!

ProjectExplorer is going to save me some serious man-hours. This is my new best friend. ;)

Amir Habibi

Civil Engineer
ATCS PLC, United States

An essential add-on for exporting reports for site use. Output can be customised exactly how I need to give the information for setting out. Geometry reports and other outputs are far better than standard Civil 3D reports.

Brian Johnson

Senior Assistant Engineer
Atkins, United Kingdom

Just wanted to compliment you on ProjectExplorer again. I had to carry out a ‘Part Swap’ operation on 209 pipes.

I just selected them all in ProjectExplorer, right-click, Swap Part(s). Job Done!

Graham Riddleston

Senior Highways Technician

This is exactly what we need. Great program!

Mark Harris

Highways Engineer
GMT CAD Solutions Ltd, United Kingdom

This is wonderful; it’s exactly what I’m looking for!

Andrew Czech

Roadway Engineer
AECOM, United States

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