People do complain about the nuance and complexity of AutoCAD Civil 3D annotation. Our annotative work is mission critical to our performance and productivity. The work is on the critical path of the successful delivery of our project. Best we pay attention and acquire the necessary Civil 3D skills.
We’ve been boning up and demystifying…Read more
There are uncomfortable and unexpected truths squirrelled away in the simplest tasks in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Our CAD to model-based transition means some basic tasks are fundamentally different and seemingly more complex for no apparent reason. Yet a planned complexity can provide us with more bang for the buck and less work in the end. As I pointed out in a previous…Read more
Let’s face it. Most of the time we all tend to initially shoot for some form of published annotation. It’s a habit. For surveyors this means data out of Survey Dbs. The Lord knows, I hope you have moved beyond imported point files to better manage your survey data behind. You Civil 3D design folks heard that too? For civil engineers this often also means linear design stuff that needs to be annotated.
Someone calls me up the other day with AutoCAD Civil 3D Pipes questions. Mike asks if our Production Solutions products will solve his specific storm drain Pipes labeling problem for his local municipal jurisdiction. That happens to be a major US metro that’s currently under water – literally under water. I’m not laughing at Mike. I’m laughing with him.
A point is a point is a point. Along came Civil 3D and turned all this simple stuff on its head. The idea was to make the whole point symbols and label thing more useful, less time consuming, and much more flexible. Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
It’s fair to say that most people said, “You’ve got to be kidding.”