This time of year I often hear “I am new to Civil 3D.”
Did the boss have a holiday visit from the Ghost of Christmas Future? Maybe it’s only the winter season? Do civil engineers and surveyors finally have time to tackle new software? Nah. Maybe it’s because they got new hardware with Windows 10 and discovered their old software won’t even run? Nah. Maybe they decided…Read more
Folks who have known me for a long time understand that I am perhaps as much a database applications geek as a Civil 3D expert. SQL is an old friend. The truth be told, I initially learned AutoCAD back in the day in part to build parts of a location-based web sales engine. Nuts. There was no web then as we know it. My old Autodesk Reseller business had Visual Information Systems and nothing about…Read more
A couple of times a year members of the latest NCS steering committee drop me a line or give me a call. Why? I certainly have professionally known some of those folks for a long time. Some obviously even read this blog on occasion.
Clearly, the Framework for Civil 3D (and all its earlier product incarnations) has long advocated the employment of the NCS in the civil engineering…Read more
People do ask about why the Framework for Civil 3D has different numbered Releases than AutoCAD Civil 3D itself. Let me count the ways. Here are 1000 words that could rock your world.
Fundamentally, a Framework Release supports multiple releases of Civil 3D. Release 7 of Framework supports Civil 3D releases from the current 2018.2 all the…Read more
You are a smart, skilled, and experienced Civil 3D user. To make the time to build and care for your organization’s Civil 3D Templates and Civil 3D Styles for AutoCAD Civil 3D is nigh to impossible when times are good or maybe even when they are not so good. It’s the middle of winter. Maybe you have a day or two? Ok. That's probably going to be more like an hour…Read more