One of the miracles of modern model-based, Style-managed software is the CAD Standards consistency, flexibility, and adaptive interoperability the innovative use of these technologies can provide to us and our clients. For too many folks in Civil 3D Land, the more immediate problem is to get to and maintain any set of consistent CAD Standards for Civil 3D.
Despite the marketplace sales hype,…Read more
It is no great secret that the Autodesk Civil 3D dev team is no longer making Civil 3D Object Model changes primarily in the new numbered year Releases. Say what? Maybe, you missed that? You can’t blame them. They apparently have enough other things to deal with in those new releases each year. We all get that. Civil 3D sits atop both Map 3D Toolset and the core AutoCAD engine.
Autodesk is making a serious push to get the folks in Civil 3D Land to employ Autodesk’s cloud-based BIM 360 solutions. You might tend to want to pursue an ostrich strategy for BIM 360. That might not be a good idea. In some project-based contexts BIM 360 makes sense where you have aware partners who want to play the collaboration game more deeply. BIM 360 can make the management…Read more
Last time, I went and talked about some dicey nuts and bolts of Civil 3D standards interoperability issues. One way or another we all must deal with these. Autodesk drops the Civil 3D standards interoperability issues bang down on the counter. Here’s your chewy-grounds coffee and a plate of swimming pigs in a blanket delivered by a gum-smacking, white-nailed waitress…Read more
The Autodesk Civil programming group and others spent a good part of the last programming year working on the improved interoperability between Autodesk and ESRI applications. They also invested in their own internal software interop challenges in be it in Civil 3D, Map 3D, Infraworks, BIM 360, and some Extensions and Addons. If we do the work to make the code work in the daily grind for our clients,…Read more