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The first live Autodesk University 2022 (AU 2022) in three years officially kicks off today in New Orleans, LA. Yeehah. This live event during the off season in the Big Easy should be hot and sweaty.

Autodesk invading New Orleans reminds me somehow of Creedence Clearwater Revival. A North Bay Area magical rock group that sounds cajun but…

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Civil 3D contains numerous Style and Standards details that can come back to bite us even when we proactively tackle Civil 3D Style Maintenance and Improvement. We do tend to take for granted the classic AutoCAD Styles. We already know that Layer, Block, Textstyle stuff we’ve lived with for all these years. We believe that…

“We already have all of that stuff covered…

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Our work stays the same and the work changes. These facts are certainly true for Civil 3D Style maintenance and improvement tasks in Autodesk Civil 3D. It is fair to say that almost everyone who employs Civil 3D has issues with maintaining Style consistency inside the projects. People mess with the stuff. This can be a good thing and a bad thing.

Those that claim to have conquered this beast…

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DWF-based publication is a powerful and useful publishing methodology in Autodesk Civil 3D. DWF publication is a core AutoCAD publishing functionality. It functions well in Civil 3D projects managed on local machines, networks, and document management cloud-based environments.

Civil 3D users and organizations can thankfully employ DWFs to significantly reduce the complexity…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  Civil 3D, Map 3D, AutoCAD, DWF, iPOD, publish, publish on demand, pcp, drivers, WATT, video

How many times in Autodesk Civil 3D do we get a complex civil engineering design or survey dataset right the first time? Almost never. This reality is a most important fact about Civil 3D. To employ Civil 3D constructively in a real-world project-based production environment, we need to plan to fail forward.
What the heck does that mean?

Sounds like…

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