At times I joke a bit about the Feature Lines Only design crowd in Civil 3D. I do this to contrast classic and manual Feature Line construction and manipulation methods with the advantages of managed Corridor Design methodologies that can produce multiple and controlled Feature Lines on demand. This is not a binary choice. Obviously, civil engineering folks need…Read more
We all have things we want changed in Civil 3D. If you live and work in Civil 3D Land, you probably have more than a few Civil 3D Wish List items. I do. You do too. Some of those whines and moans are related to things Civil 3D cannot do yet. Others to the stuff Civil 3D cannot do very well from our perspective.
How we choose to work habitually matters significantly…Read more
What are the most important features in Civil 3D? Autodesk has a different answer to that question for every new release of Civil 3D and each new Update for Civil 3D. Autodesk wants to answer the Features and Benefits sales and marketing questions. They do sell us software after all. Maybe whatever is the hot new Autodesk thing this time around floats your boat?…Read more
All of us in Civil 3D Land know learning to come to grips with Civil 3D is easier said than done. Autodesk Civil 3D is a big complex piece of software. We must learn to manage and direct the Civil 3D Diva to deliver acceptable performances. We are talking about integrated software tools that must cope with the many and varied details of complex…Read more
If you use Autodesk Civil 3D in any release, the odds are that you employ LandXML (and some of the other supported ASCII text formats) inside your civil engineering and survey projects. If you don’t at least employ LandXML to backup and protect externally Civil 3D Features like Surfaces, Parcels, Alignments…Read more