We can employ Corridors to solve a lot of significant and common site design problems in Civil 3D. Albeit we do need some skill and practice. Corridor design methodology is more productive than the classic Feature Lines only approach. After all, Corridors can produce related and managed Feature Lines in bunches.
That nifty trick alone says we should consider and take Site Design with Corridors…Read more
The Design State. When we employ Civil 3D Corridors for any form of design the Design State matters. What is that?
When was the last time in a Civil 3D project you only had to employ a single Assembly? Ok. Sometimes even the good get lucky. A single Assembly that works alone seems to be the exception not the rule.
Assemblies seem to run in packs…Read more
The goal to significantly reduce those considerable man-hours we invest in the common Civil 3D civil engineering grading problems and tasks is certainly is worthy of pursuit. It is what we do. The work pays or it doesn’t. The boss knows that and demands the work had better pay.
Autodesk is working hard at the faster, better, grading challenges on a number of simultaneous…Read more
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
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