Oct 5, 2022 – Autodesk announces changes to the licensing of Project Explorer for Civil 3D and Grading Optimization for Civil 3D
Grading Optimization for Civil 3D (GO) and Project Explorer for Civil 3D (PE) licenses will be available for standalone Civil 3D Autodesk Subscription customers beginning Oct 8, 2022.
GO and PE Included with Civil 3D
Previously, GO and PE licenses required an AEC Collection product Subscription.
The products will now be available to standalone Civil 3D license holders with subscription at no additional cost.
These very important Civil 3D standalone product license changes appear in an announcement posted on the Autodesk Knowledge Network officially dated Sept 22, 2022 and notably prior to AU 2022.
“After considering requests from many of our customers, Autodesk has made the decision to make the Grading Optimization for Civil 3D and Project Explorer for Civil 3D extensions available to customers with subscriptions to standalone Civil 3D.
As of October 8, 2022, customers with a subscription to standalone Civil 3D will have access to these extensions.”
Note that Civil 3D multi-user or EDU classic licenses of Civil 3D are not currently affected.
“…these extensions will not be supported in multi-user subscriptions or EDU (education) classic licenses of Civil 3D. We are working hard to remediate this. However, at this time, we cannot make any commitment to being able to accomplish this and to announce a specific timeframe.”
Product Release Details
Project Explorer is available for the following versions of Civil 3D: 2020 and 2021 (using the same installer), 2022, 2023
Grading Optimization is available for the following versions of Civil 3D: 2022 and 2023
Read the official AKN announcement and the Q&A about the new product licensing details.