Let’s face it. Most of the time in Autodesk Civil 3D we all tend to initially shoot for some form of published annotation. It’s an old school CAD User’s habit. Let’s call this the lust for One and Done. For surveyors this may mean Point data out of Survey Dbs. The Lord knows, I hope you have moved beyond imported point files and COGO points to better manage your…Read more
Another one of the truly maddening terms in Autodesk Civil 3D is that Reference word. Maybe Reference is not quite as confusing in Civil 3D as the word Point. But Reference appears to come close. We have External References, Data References, file references, and even Reference Templates. I could go on.
For reasons that may…Read more
Autodesk halted the availability of the Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.5 Update late last week. Oh, no. This somewhat embarrassing recall (or whatever you want to call it) was based on customer issues and complaints regarding the new Civil 3D 2020.5 Update code. As of this post there is no formal Autodesk statement or official public list of the reasons and issues found for the Civil 3D…Read more
People often ask what makes the Framework for Civil 3D special and different. Everyone wants an answer that speaks to their current need. Everything depends on the state of their Civil 3D usage both personal and corporate. Yes, there are indeed corporate Civil 3D skills.
If you are a Civil 3D newbie or are starting a new civil engineering practice, you must…Read more
People call and ask when will the Framework for Civil 3D 2021 be available. Real soon now. We are head down finalizing a major upgrade to the Framework Release 8 for multiple releases of Civil 3D. The Framework products for Civil 3D 2020 already run great in 2021. The Framework Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, and in-depth other resources already perform beyond…Read more