Autodesk says Multiple Dynamic Baselines (MDB) is a new software feature for Civil 3D 2018. Don’t you love that Autodesk acronym anachronism. Civil 3D’s new form of MDB is actually a synergistic capability that results from the combination of classic Corridor Baselines and Regions the other new features and tools…Read more
We took an initial and considerate peek at some uses for Connected Alignments in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 in an earlier post. The Connected Alignment provides us with the mechanics to create manage the Curb Return interconnections of two Alignments and their Profiles. We get both horizontal and vertical control between Offset Alignments in any two intersecting Alignment…Read more
Productivity is all about our time. In AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 we get both a new DWG format and a new deeper Feature definition of Civil 3D’s powerful Design Control Manager – the Alignment.
The Civil 3D 2018 Alignment and the surrounding design paradigm definitely got an upgrade. Our exploration of the updated 2018 Alignment Feature and the new possible mechanics will certainly…Read more
I sited my first house at the ripe age of 5. God knows why my parents listened to that youthful advice, but they did. Little did I know I had thereby condemned myself to a childhood of hauling groceries and wet laundry bags over a muddy road in the rain every winter. Trust me. It is possible to walk uphill to school both ways in a storm. As the only boy in our family bunch, the road rehab was too…Read more
The production mechanics of AutoCAD Civil 3D’s interconnected and project-based Dynamic Model is powerful. It can be overwhelming. Maybe we all aren’t so clear what that means at a practical and daily work level.
Long time CAD users are faced with a daunting certainty when they are confronted by Civil 3D. The simple world of basic CAD primitives is replaced by things that…Read more