Civil engineers and civil engineering students are often in need of using software. Their are several software that can be useful to a civil engineer. But in most cases the famous software are used in to solve real life civil engineering problem solution. There are many software and of course there are some famous software. For analysis, for designing and for management of the project theses software play a vital role in most of the cases.

Here are the list of most used civil engineering software and they are sorted according to their application areas:

a) Management of project

    • Microsoft Project

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    • Primevera
    • Project Kickstart

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  • Smarta

b) Analysis/ Design of Structure

    • Staad Pro

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    • GTS
    • STRAP
    • Sap 2000

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    • Struds
    • ETABS

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    • NISA
    • GT Strudl
    • Xsteel
    • Microstation
    • Tekla
    • Ansys

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c) Modelling

    • ArchiCAD

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    • AutoCAD Rivet
    • Dstudio Max
    • PDS
    • PDMS
    • SP 3D
    • Tekla structures
    • Adobe Photoshop

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d) Water Tanks Design
Water Storage: Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds for Domestic Supply, Fire and Emergency Use–Includes How to Make Ferrocement Water Tanks


e) Quantity and Estimation

  • QE PRO

f) Geotechnical Engineering
Principles of Geotechnical Engineering

  • Plaxis
  • Geo

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  • Arc View
  • Geo Matics

h) Sewer Modelling

  • Kanal++

i) Water Distribution
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  • Network
  • Aqua++

j) Highways Design
Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis

  • MXRoads
  • HDM
  • Autoplotter
  • Heads

k) Green Building Design

  • Ecotect
  • Visual Doe
  • Energy+
  • IES
  • Dialux

l) Drafting Sotware

    • Vector Works
    • Maya

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  • Rhino

m) PSC Girder Design


n) Offshore Platform Design

  • SACS

o) Foundation Design

  • SAFE
  • STAAD Foundation

There are many other software also. But these are the most popular software ever.