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
The Framework for Civil 3D is a standard to build your standards from. The Framework is all about the Adaptive Systems Management of Civil 3D. Why is adaptive systems management important? Lacking a systems approach to CAD Standards in Civil 3D, we are confined to standards ruled only by the immediacy of preference.
Don’t get me wrong. Preference and choice…Read more
Style Import and the practice of Civil 3D Style Maintenance and Improvement requires the examination of the tools inside the software and the multiple methods we can employ together to assemble and validate Style collections into well-integrated Civil 3D template targets. We want to know how to combine and improve collected Style Tools to create Civil 3D user production and/or publication…Read more
People wave their hands and talk about BIM, CIM, model-based software, and model-based design. What do these often used buzz words truly mean to civil engineers and surveyors?
Where does the rubber hit the road in our daily grind?
Maybe the answer is simple. Maybe not so much.
Model-Based is Simple and Elegant
It sure appears to take a while for people to discover the unexpected…Read more
Our preference of graphic symbols/blocks may become problematic in our Civil 3D customization. Managed systematically blocks can make your Civil 3D Standards more flexible and adaptive. These simple AutoCAD things can have a significant impact in our project work. Case in point - If I change all the block representations in a project drawing by refining the blocks, your all too familiar work can…Read more