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
Someone asked how can we to get a start employing Reference Templates in our civil engineering and survey projects in Civil 3D. What the heck. We have XREFs and DREFs. What’s not to like about Civil 3D TREFs? I prefer the TREF shorthand. Maybe it could be REFT so as not to confuse the unwary. REFT just looks like someone misspelled LEFT. Not so…Read more
If we employ Civil 3D, we need to understand there is a tension - a difference between our Preference and Production Performance. We build and maintain our Civil 3D Standards to improve our ability to communicate complex ideas and information to others consistently. We also recognize that there are important collaboration and/or project team considerations at play…Read more
Autodesk has AutoCAD users well trained. You buy the product and then immediately begin customizing the product to meet your needs. We expect this. We accept this. With the One AutoCAD 2019 release you’ll get the classic Autodesk AutoCAD-based vertical solutions now called Toolsets. You’ll have to customize the Toolset to make that work too. Perhaps the new Toolset…Read more
We have this thing we call CAD Standards to improve our ability to communicate complex ideas and information to others consistently. When we talk "Standards" this means we are talking about forms of human language and interpretation. This is truly deep stuff. I won't go there. This is this practical post.
Seek and Find the Known Good
We need to take the time to assess if our current…Read more