These days the Framework for Civil 3D products are STB and CTB agnostic. Civil 3D doesn’t care. Why should the Framework? That was the big deal when Release 7 of the Framework first came out. If we make reasonable concessions to a governing set of Layer Property rules and continue to pay extra careful attention to the details, we can publish in either publishing method.
Because this almost…Read more
The Layer Manager Tool Palette Tool is the most wasteful tool in Civil 3D. The Layer Manager is useful and powerful tool because of what the tool does – Control the many dynamic properties of Layers in AutoCAD-based apps.
The impact of the AutoCAD Layer within the scope of CAD software history is pretty interesting. The named Layer instead of the numbered Level is certainly a big reason…Read more
Back in the day Autodesk liked to talk up the Dynamic Model. Remember that? The fact that Civil 3D Features (or objects) communicate with one another so we do not have to worry so much about whether or not the stuff you see and print in Civil 3D is actually updated.
If a Civil 3D user changes a design Alignment and Profile, the entire roadway Corridor model and the resultant…Read more
The end-of-year week always seems to be chock full of work. I do try to tie up all the loose ends and miscellaneous fixes for our products and for clients to start the next year with a higher level of better.
A powerful and complete set of tools and resources like the Framework for Civil 3D contains lots of detail and nuance. All of that detail is required to deliver on…Read more
Autodesk Civil 3D is a feature rich and complex design environment for civil engineers. Civil 3D requires customization to be usable in real world projects. The cost of this development can easily be more than the cost of the software itself. The on-going maintenance and total cost of ownership costs are often worse. Inside the Framework for Civil 3D products we supply…
Field Tested Civil… Read more