Software plays a central role in almost all aspects of daily life.
Today, technology is circulating in almost every field of humans’ life, whether it is social life, business management, construction, engineering or medical. A time will come, when a life will become much more difficult without the use technology in our lives. So, keeping the involvement of technology in mind, it's important to cover some of uses of computer technology in different areas of civil engineering. However, it is not possible to cover all of them, but surely some of them!
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft.
Excel forms part of Microsoft Office.
It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables , and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.
AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided drafting software application. Developed and marketed by Autodesk.
AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and many other professionals.
STAAD or (STAAD.Pro) is a structural analysis and design computer program.
The commercial version, STAAD.Pro, is one of the most widely used structural analysis and design softwareproducts worldwide. It supports several steel, concrete and timber design codes.
It can make use of various forms of analysis from the traditional 1st order static analysis, 2nd order p-deltaanalysis, geometric non-linear analysis, Pushover analysis (Static-Non Linear Analysis) or a buckling analysis. It can also make use of various forms of dynamic analysis from modal extraction to time history and response spectrum analysis.
Autodesk Revit is building information modeling software for architects, landscape architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, designers and contractors developed by Autodesk.
It allows users to design a building and structure and its components in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building information from the building model's database.
Revit is 4D BIM capable with tools to plan and track various stages in the building's lifecycle, from concept to construction and later maintenance and demolition.
Primavera is an enterprise project portfolio management software.
It includes project management, product management, collaboration and control capabilities.