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
Some say Civil 3D creates for us all a struggle between Style management and Style choice.
This statement is a false dichotomy. It’s a straw man argument based on the pretense that more technical control over the details of work correlates to, or is, the same thing as: better management; improved production workflows; and more profitable results.
The One Civil 3D Template…Read more
New Civil 3D Updates are a good thing. The Civil 3D code gets more stable and things work better for most Civil 3D users who do the do in Civil 3D Land. Hoorah. We all know by now the newer tools and new features in new tools can sometimes be more problematic. Both the recent Civil 3D 2019.3+ Updates and the CiviI 2020.1+ Updates play par for the course. Lots of good with a few new wonky wonks.…Read more
Civil 3D ships with a bunch of templates. Historically in Civil 3D, our attention immediately gets drawn to Civil 3D Model Templates. Understandably, we want the pictures on the screen to make sense. Maybe you noticed that most of the Standard Styles don’t do that or maybe just barely. I argued from the get-go that Civil 3D Styles sooner or later become a content commodity. Civil 3D Styles should…Read more
I am on a mission for the adoption of Reference Template (TREF) technology in your working civil engineering and survey projects in Civil 3D. Some could call it a rant. We need to think about the Civil 3D template and Civil 3D Style problems differently. I argue we need new language like the TREF and Target shorthands to talk about the substantive…Read more