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
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 title for this post sounds like something out of Harry Potter, an epic fantasy, or perhaps a military sci-fi space opera. It’s a mystery. Is The Tuple the newest Marvel action hero blockbuster movie due out for the July 4th 2020 weekend? If so, I want a cut for the title name…
The Rise of The Tuple
What the heck is a Tuple?
You employ tuples…Read more