River and Flood Analysis Tool Now Available to Civil 3D Users

Jason Porter

Architecture and Engineering, All, River and flood analysis, Civil 3D, Construction 0 Comment

Autodesk created the much anticipated River and Flood Analysis tool a few years ago, but it was only available to anyone who had a subscription for the Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate. Recently, that has changed. According to the Autodesk website, in their features section for Civil 3D, this tool is now available to any Civil 3D 2016, Infrastructure Design Suite Premium 2016, or Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2016 user on desktop or maintenance subscription:

So if you are on 2016 and on subscription and you want this tool all you need to do is follow these steps to download it:

  1. Login to your Autodesk Account site:

  2. Navigate to the “management” section in the site and click on “Product Enhancements”:

  3. You might have to search for it (I used CTRL+F to search for the word “river” to get me there), but you should see in your list the link to “Autodesk River and Flood Analysis Module 2016”:

  4. Simply click on the executable file to install the software (NOTE: you cannot have Civil 3D running while installing the software). If you have network based software there are instructions on how to add the tool to your network deployment in the Read Me file:

If you are unsure how to use the tool John Sayre, Autodesk Technical Marketing Manager, put together a good YouTube video for beginners:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUN45EdoeEM