ProjectExplorer 6 (30-day trial)

ProjectExplorer 6 (30-day trial)

Win64, English

3AM Solutions (UK) Limited
ProjectExplorer 6 is a user-configurable, interactive window featuring a generator for reports, spreadsheets, tables, and drawings; some essential editing and design validation tools; and much more.

General Usage Instructions

To get up and running as quickly as possible with this product, please review the Quick Start Guide for this release:

For an extensive set of video tutorials covering the key features of this product, please review the Online Tutorials:



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Launches the ProjectExplorer application for Autodesk® Civil 3D®.


If double-clicking the downloaded msi file does not result in a successful installation, try starting the Windows Command Prompt as an administrator and typing the following command:

msiexec.exe /i "c:\projectexplorer6.msi" /L "c:\projectexplorer6.log"

Note: Important: You'll need to replace both paths with your own path to the msi file. If the installation fails for any reason, the generated log file (ProjectExplorer6.log) should help identify the source of the problem. In this instance, please contact us for further assistance. 

After running the installer for this product, you may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate this product.

You can uninstall this product from the Windows Command Panel option "Programs and Features" (Windows 7/8/8.1) or the Windows Settings option "Apps and Features" (Windows 10), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system. The panel on the Add-ins tab will not be removed until Civil 3D is restarted.

For detailed installation and licensing instructions for this product, please refer to the Installation and Licensing Guide on the developer's website:

Additional Information

ProjectExplorer 6 supports Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2018, 2019 and 2020. After installation, this product will initially run in trial mode for up to 30 days with no functionality restrictions.

The developer offers Rental and Perpetual license options in both standalone (node-locked) and floating network licensing configurations. For details of all licensing options, please visit the developer's Online Store

Known Issues

For a list of known issues, refer to the Release Notes for this version of ProjectExplorer on the developer's website:


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Version History

Version Number Version Description

In this release, as well as a design refresh of the ProjectExplorer user interface, we have introduced support for Civil 3D 2020, made major improvements to the validation, review and reporting capabilities for alignments and profiles, introduced a new Profile View for site feature lines, and added support for the creation of dynamic AutoCAD tables using Object Sets. For a full list of new features please visit

Fixed a problem which caused a crash when displaying or generating reports of alignments which contain entities with a zero length.

Enhanced dynamic reporting tools for compared surfaces to include surface grade/slope information at each compared XY point for a range of object types. The title of the related column header in the default layout style was changed to reflect this.

Introduced support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2019. Many new features and enhancements, such as dynamic station (chainage) and offset reporting tools, multiple selection support, and vastly improved performance for complex Civil 3D datasets. For a full list of New Features in ProjectExplorer 5 refer to the Online User Guide on the developer's website:

Improved the performance of displaying lists of pipe network structures, pipes and pipe runs in the ProjectExplorer User Interface. Changed the file encoding method for CSV files to UTF-8 with BOM solve a formatting issue which occurs when opening exported CSV files in Excel. Added a new violation condition for pipe networks to indicate when the associated Parts List is missing or invalid. Fixed an issue where Part Descriptions were missing from Pipe Network parts after using the ProjectExplorer "Swap Parts" option. Introduced support for selecting multiple surfaces in the ProjectExplorer User Interface. Zoom to, pan to, select, rebuild, cut factor, fill factor, raise surface and surface style editing options can now be simultaneously applied to multiple surfaces. Introduced a new Volume Surface Summary status bar in the ProjectExplorer surfaces list. This status bar summarizes cut/fill volumes for all/selected Volume Surfaces in the drawing. Introduced a new lock/unlock icon in the ProjectExplorer surfaces toolbar. When locked, the new Volume Surface Summary is based on currently selected Volume Surfaces. When unlocked, the summary is based on all Volume Surfaces in the drawing. Added a new option to Preferences Styles and the Preferences Options dialog which controls whether the Volume Surface Summary selection lock is sticky between ProjectExplorer sessions. Added a new option to Layout Styles and the Layout Options dialog which controls the order and visibility of fields in the new Volume Surface Summary option. Added a new option to Report Styles and the Report Options dialog which controls whether a Volume Surface Summary should be included in the Report Footer. Cut and Fill Factor values for Volume Surfaces are now editable from the ProjectExplorer User Interface. Introduced support for generating surface reports which exclude triangle or cell details. This is achieved by turning off all data columns for surface triangles/cells in the associated Layout Style. Added a pre-flight check for missing SHX files when exporting to DWG files. Multiple parcel segments can now be selected in the ProjectExplorer User Interface. Fixed an issue with keyboard shortcuts which prevented them for working properly on lists where multiple selections are anabled. Fixed an issue with the "Raise/lower surface" option where the surface type was not being properly detected. Made a subtle cosmetic improvement to the border around all profile and section views in the ProjectExplorer User Interface. Fixed an issue with the "Select Link/Point/Shape Code from Code Set Style" option for subassemblies which was incorrectly adding a space between entries in comma delimited code lists. Fixed a problem which prevented TIN Volume Surface objects from being selected and displayed in the ProjectExplorer user interface.

Introduced support for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2018. Introduced reporting support for Excel XLSX files, PDF files, and RTF files. Enhanced reporting support for Word DOCX files, and HTML files. Introduced export support for 2D AutoCAD DWG files. Many enhancements to the capabilities of Object Sets. The functionality previously found in Layout Templates has been restructured and split into Layout Styles and Report Styles. Layout Templates from ProjectExplorer v3.0 are not supported in ProjectExplorer v4.0. Introduced support for reporting to AutoCAD tables. This is a process driven by a combination of Layout Styles and newly introduced Table Styles. Enhanced pipe network editing tools allowing multiple parts to be edited in a single operation. Many user interface improvements and bug fixes. For a full list of New Features in ProjectExplorer 4 refer to the Online User Guide on the developers web site:

A new search tool, a range of major User Interface enhancements, a new Section Viewer for Corridors, a new tool for editing and reporting Pipe Runs, and much more. For a full list of New Features refer to the ProjectExplorer Online User Guide on the developer's web site.

Fixed a problem which caused ProjectExplorer to attempt to display details of previously erased AutoCAD Blocks.

Various minor improvements and bug fixes.

Introduced support for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016.

Introduced Object Sets which allow multiple pre-configured reports to be generated from an AutoCAD drawing with a single button press.

Introduced support for the display of Violations in the ProjectExplorer window, which highlight areas of the civil model where specified design goals are not being met.

Introduced support for a range of keyboard shortcuts.

Introduced a new object category for reviewing, editing and reporting of AutoCAD Blocks.

Introduced wide ranging support for the ability to edit the civil model directly from the ProjectExplorer window.


Many other enhancements which are outside the scope of this document.

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