Jump On Civil 3D Blog

A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Management, and Civil 3D customization

 

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

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

There are some interesting and recurring questions that are worth thinking about regarding the content of Civil 3D Data Reference (DREF) containers and project stability and performance in Civil 3D.

You should employ, No Styles templates for DREF containers.
These are drawings that only contain Standard Styles built only by the Civil 3D virus/code.…

  Read more

Maybe you noticed? There is a big difference between your Civil 3D model building drawings and your Civil 3D publication drawings. Are there are some other types and stages of Civil 3D drawings in between these two? Civil 3D Drawings have states or even phases. If we have phases in projects, then our critical path will probably include drawings that change type…

  Read more

If you follow this blog, you’ve perhaps noticed that I’m not a big fan of Autodesk’s dependence on Tool Palettes to manage the complexity in the Civil 3D Assemblies that are employed in Corridor Baseline Regions. Time for an intervention? A 12-step rehab program would help. Some acts of contrition are probably in order. I know this is unlikely. Denial is a powerful thing. Are you a bit confused?…

  Read more