With almost 700 employees and a budget of more than $294 million, public works, which includes engineering services, is the largest department in Snohomish County, Washington. In order to achieve higher levels of design excellence and productivity, the engineering services department adopted AutoCAD Civil 3D software and Autodesk Vault data management software.

Using Autodesk tools allowed the team to explore multiple design options quickly. Surveyors collected data in the field, brought it to the office for processing with Civil 3D, and uploaded it to Autodesk Vault, where the designers could access information about the existing ground and features and use it as the basis for preliminary site design.

Autodesk Vault also played an important role in storing design information and facilitating collaboration among various staff members and outside consultants.

Snohomish County Public Works uses AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk Vault software to design a complex road realignment.

Read more about these projects and other road and highway design project.