Out here in Civil 3D Land, some folks upgrade on odd releases and some folks upgrade on even releases. There are mythical and magical reasons for these approaches. There are reasonable and somewhat logical business reasons not to employ the latest and greatest release of Autodesk Civil 3D. There are sometimes reasons to wait for an Autodesk Civil 3D Update 1.
The odd or even is superstition…Read more
Here is something serious to consider or maybe that is something to consider seriously? Here’s an intriguing notion about Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, and other Civil 3D resources development concerns what we might want to call The Is It Worth it in Civil 3D Paradox.
One side of the Civil 3D development coin says…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
If you follow this blog, you’ve perhaps noticed that I’m not a big fan of Autodesk’s dependence on Tool Palettes to manage the complexity in the Civil 3D Assemblies that are employed in Corridor Baseline Regions. Time for an intervention? A 12-step rehab program would help. Some acts of contrition are probably in order. I know this is unlikely. Denial is a powerful thing. Are you a bit confused?…Read more