When my firm needed to get new civil engineering software, they asked me if I would research different sites to get the best ones available on the market today. We could have just asked our supplier, but they know I can get quite picky about the software that we use. I am one of the main reasons why we are investing so much money for all of the engineers to have new software available. When I was trying to make some adjustments on a large project several months ago, the software was not able to perform a couple of the functions that I needed done.
Since the majority of the infrastructure is designed on a computer, it only makes sense to have the best of the best when using civil engineering software.