Autodesk Buys ProjectExplorer

May 11, 2020 – Autodesk announced that it purchased the ProjectExplorer product from 3AM Solutions Limited

Autodesk purchased ProjectExplorer for AutoCAD Civil 3D, an editing, reporting, and custom reports tool for Civil 3D from 3AM Solutions Limited, a privately owned UK-based software developer. Autodesk did not acquire 3AM Solutions Limited which will continue to operate as an independent company.

Autodesk has previously purchased software from 3AM Solutions Limited including the Civil View for 3DS Max product.

ProjectExplorer for Autodesk Civil 3D

ProjectExplorer provides for a much more dynamic, interactive, and customizable interface for editing, reporting on, and managing Civil 3D Features and the resultant Civil 3D models.

ProjectExplorer was first launched as a Civil 3D software addon product in Nov of 2013. The product has a proven track record in the Civil 3D marketplace and in Civil 3D production environments.

Autodesk has made no immediate commitments to how, where, and when the ProjectExplorer product and tools will be integrated into Autodesk Civil 3D.

Quotes to Note

“We are excited by how ProjectExplorer addresses many strategic customer requests in the areas of reporting and table generation. As we spent even more time with the product, it became clear that it offered users a more accessible, holistic, and informative understanding of the Civil 3D model.

Information otherwise exposed in disparate Civil 3D properties and inquiry interfaces is surfaced in a unified panel where users can view, edit, and assess design conditions. We are thrilled to welcome this technology into the Autodesk Infrastructure solution family.”

– Dave Simeone, Sr. Product Manager, Autodesk, Inc.

“I’m very excited to be working with Autodesk to help bring ProjectExplorer to a much wider audience.
I know that Civil 3D users are going to be delighted about getting a powerful tool for building custom reports, spreadsheets and dynamic tables. But more than that, users are going to be surprised to learn how this tool can help them to better understand their projects and work more efficiently within Civil 3D. This acquisition should be a win-win for everybody concerned.”

– Bruce Harfield, Director, 3AM Solutions (UK) Limited

More Details

See the 3AM Solutions Ltd website for more about ProjectExplorer functionality.

Read the announcement on the Autodesk Infrastructure Reimaged blog.
The post includes some basic Q&A and frequently asked questions.