At the beating heart of civil engineering model-based design is the core concept that an iteratively built model and the managed data behind that the model depends on will produce the published results we will require in the deliverables. It is vital to note and never skip over the fact that there are rules, systems, and structures necessary to…Read more
Earlier this week Autodesk announced the purchase of ProjectExplorer for Civil 3D. ProjectExplorer is a unique editing, reporting, and custom reports tool for Autodesk Civil 3D from 3AM Solutions Limited, a privately owned UK-based third-party software developer.
Autodesk has made no immediate commitments or promises about how, where, and when the ProjectExplorer…Read more
The Autodesk Civil 3D team made some major progress on the functionality of Pressure Pipes in Autodesk Civil 3D 2021. Lordy, Lordy! They finally introduced the concept and practice of the Runs into the Pressure Pipe interface and tools. Ok. If we use that now famous and comely term “Lordy”, some tongue in cheek is clearly understood. It is sort…Read more
If you use Autodesk Civil 3D in any release, the odds are that you employ LandXML (and some of the other supported ASCII text formats) inside your civil engineering and survey projects. If you don’t at least employ LandXML to backup and protect externally Civil 3D Features like Surfaces, Parcels, Alignments…Read more
Like many of you out there is Civil 3D Land, I do pay careful attention to what Autodesk has to say about the new features and benefits of the new release of Autodesk Civil 3D 2021. I strive to be a helpful skeptic not a cynic.
Civil 3D 2021 includes the usual mix of solid improvements to production capabilities, undocumented fixes to errant…Read more