Autodesk Civil 3D is a feature rich and complex design environment for civil engineers. Civil 3D requires customization to be usable in real world projects. The cost of this development can easily be more than the cost of the software itself. The on-going maintenance and total cost of ownership costs are often worse. Inside the Framework for Civil 3D products we supply…
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It’s a new month, a change of season, and for some the apparent loss of reason. Time to transform from the Bake to the Freeze in my part of Civil 3D Land.
Sir? Bake and Freeze? Aren’t those drinking games?
Nah. It’s just my calendar reciting the same old cyclical tale. There’s proof in the lunar or lunatic details or lack thereof.
Some do howl at the moon because Civil…Read more
We shouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel to employ Civil 3D point data successfully. After more than ten releases of Civil 3D that would be dumb. The Pareto Principal, that famous 80 20 Rule, applies to our civil engineering and survey data. I argue, and most civil and survey folk would agree, that 20% of what we gather and create drives a large part of our project…Read more
We all know about bad assumptions. You believe something is totally obvious. You proceed to talk about a subject that way. People in the crowd nod their heads in affirmation. Meanwhile that same audience is actually completely baffled. This is a pretty common symptom of ED - Expert’s Disease. Oops, that didn’t come out exactly as I intended. You do get what I mean.
I had…Read more
A Civil 3D CAD Manager from a regional civil engineering firm called me the other day. The topic of the Civil 3D Survey functionality for one reason or another came up in our conversation. For those of you who follow this blog, you know I’m a Civil 3D Survey fan for a host of reasons.
The CAD Manager claimed his firm had tried Survey once or twice, but these days ignored…Read more