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
The original Civil 3D development team initially refused allow us all to employ the available and built in Property Set Style definition tools in Civil 3D for many releases. We endured something like ten releases of Civil 3D without it. Arrrgh. A few of us Civil 3D developers asked. What’s the problem?
To build and employ Property Sets Civil 3D users would…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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.