I intentionally employ the metaphor of the US Constitutional principal of the Separation of Powers to talk about how civil engineers and surveyors need to systematically manage to divide and conquer resources and more inside and around Civil 3D. The Arts of Separation help us all to employ the software successfully in production.
The principals of separation are, as they…Read more
The first thing you are going to want to know about the new Civil 3D Projects in BIM 360 Design is - Will this cloudy stuff work for our Civil 3D projects? You sat in on the Civil 3D Futures session at Autodesk University 2019 or any of the AU 2019 sessions that dipped their toes into the new Civil 3D for BIM 360 Design. Perhaps you’ve watched one of recorded webinars available…Read more
We’ve discussed the topic of Data References (DREF) in Autodesk Civil 3D and the important Object Model challenges we simply have to deal with in our Civil 3D projects. This DREF chatter spawns a bunch of questions about Civil 3D Surfaces, Surface DREFs, and how to make them work better and faster. The existing and design surface discussion takes a few words and…Read more
Boo! Now, we can run Civil 3D projects in the cloud. That’s spooky. The scary news arrives just in time for Halloween. To some folks out there in Civil 3D Land, this event will be a bit unnerving. We’ll get over it.
Autodesk released the latest Civil 3D 2020.2 Update. The focus of Update 2 is Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D with a pointed…Read more
Whether or not you choose to employ Civil 3D Styleless Data References in your projects is a business decision that deserves careful consideration. There are Civil 3D technical, stability, and project performance reasons to take the time to do so. The NoStyles workflow mechanics are mindlessly simple to execute for the most part. The man-hour investment to perform…Read more