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People wave their hands and talk about BIM, CIM, model-based software, and model-based design. What do these often used buzz words truly mean to civil engineers and surveyors?
Where does the rubber hit the road in our daily grind?
Maybe the answer is simple. Maybe not so much.

Model-Based is Simple and Elegant

It sure appears to take a while for people to discover the unexpected…

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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Autodesk released the first Autodesk Civil 3D 2019.1 Update in the Ids of August. This first Update release for Civil 3D 2019 includes lots of enhancements – more than the initial 2019 product release. That also means a few Civil 3D object-model changes. Can you find them in the Civil 3D 2019.1 Update enhancements…

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Lordy, I hate to employ that BIM word because everyone wants to turn a bright idea into something shiny and new to sell you. Basically, if it’s new it must be BIM. Therefore, it must be better for you like a New Tide which may no longer clean our clothes as well. Maybe now we also need an OxyClean or another performance supplement? Oh. Bother.

Infomercial Improvement

The…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags BIM, BIME, STB, CTB, corridor, Infraworks, Civil 3D 2018, video

Sooner or later one of the infamous Autodesk Bartels Boys is sure to do a brief how to video on the AutoCAD Civil 3D Export command. Visit their site. There’s no harm in continuing education and the Export command should not be missed. Aren’t there more than one of them? Export commands…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags export, publish, publish on demand, iPOD, BIM, CAD Standards

A happy belated Valentine’s Day to you.
Did you mess up? Got the flowers, but you forgot the Reeses – chocolate is required they say. The “chef” at the chain restaurant couldn’t actually deliver the gluten-free pasta your spouse needs?
We get to fail forward. Then again - the poem did rhyme.

“Pomegranates are red not purple
I’m hefty and sturdy like Yertle

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags project, Project Management, management, BIM, standards