At times I joke a bit about the Feature Lines Only design crowd in Civil 3D. I do this to contrast classic and manual Feature Line construction and manipulation methods with the advantages of managed Corridor Design methodologies that can produce multiple and controlled Feature Lines on demand. This is not a binary choice. Obviously, civil engineering folks need…Read more
We all have things we want changed in Civil 3D. If you live and work in Civil 3D Land, you probably have more than a few Civil 3D Wish List items. I do. You do too. Some of those whines and moans are related to things Civil 3D cannot do yet. Others to the stuff Civil 3D cannot do very well from our perspective.
How we choose to work habitually matters significantly…Read more
Managed symbol graphics in Autodesk Civil 3D can become a challenge. Not because it is particularly hard to do. This is AutoCAD 101 basics afterall. Inside Civil 3D there is an overwhelming amount of this detailed and sometimes project specific annotative detail in modern civil engineering and survey project plan set deliverables.
The Framework for Civil 3D…Read more
What are the most important features in Civil 3D? Autodesk has a different answer to that question for every new release of Civil 3D and each new Update for Civil 3D. Autodesk wants to answer the Features and Benefits sales and marketing questions. They do sell us software after all. Maybe whatever is the hot new Autodesk thing this time around floats your boat?…Read more
Ready or not. The latest Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.4 Update hit the street late last week. New Civil 3D releases and Updates are a fact of life in Civil 3D Land. The good news is the Civil 3D 2020.4 Update fixes and number of important outstanding Civil 3D 2020 issues for Pressure Pipes, BIM 360 Collaboration for Civil 3D, ArcGIS interoperability,…Read more