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Customized Software for Civil 3D: Vector Geomatics Delivers Greater Customer Value

Customer Challenge

The Drafting Manager at Vector Geomatics, Ryan O’Connell, was asked to spearhead a project to develop the Civil 3D annotation tools needed to streamline the pipeline project work. “Initially, we thought about developing the software in-house, but we realized that programming isn’t our strength and it made sense to get outside help,” said O’Connell.

Project Goals

Vector Geomatics needed a tool that worked in Civil 3D that could: 1) Label all proposed areas with accurate dimensions, coordinates, new cut area and existing clearing area. 2) Create an area report that is calculated by selecting various polygons within a user-defined area. The report calculates the new cut area, existing clearing area, and the total area. 3) Provide error checking confirming whether all polygons within the user-defined area have been labeled or not.


Vector Geomatics found it easy to work with IMAGINiT Canada. The software development team picked up industry specific terminology and requirements quickly and created an initial build for consideration. According to O’Connell, “It was definitely an iterative process. We sent builds back and forth, as we refined requirements and identified issues.”

Business Outcome

“We are always trying to work faster and more efficiently. By automating some of our drafting processes, we can get jobs done sooner and reduce human error at the same time. It’s good for our clients and for our company,” said O’Connell.


The team has already started a list of new software they’d like to develop and hope to leverage IMAGINiT Canada in the next engagement. O’Connell noted, “We highly recommend IMAGINiT Canada. They listened to what we needed, made the process easy, and turned the work around quickly. Everyone at Vector Geomatics has been impressed with the relationship – the company is very fair and a pleasure to deal with.”

Project Summary

Delivery Date


Project Duration

1 days

Autodesk Solutions

  • Civil 3D

Services Provided

    Customer Industry

    • Civil Engineering
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