I make my living helping real people adopt and make AutoCAD Civil 3D work. Don't get the title of this post wrong. I do think Civil 3D needs to get easier to learn and use. I bitch about that a LOT to Autodesk and try to make many positive and constructive suggestions.
You should bitch too.
Here's the link to the Bitch List...er...Civil 3D Wish List.
The best thing about the model-based nature of AutoCAD Civil 3D is that its Features contain real civil engineering DATA. Civil 3D provides visual access to most of this Feature DATA via a host of tools called Styles and Sets. Collecting, standardizing and managing those tools what the Jump is all about.
CAD Visuals are Not the Whole Game
The published Sheet is far from the totality…Read more
Pages of Sections in AutoCAD Civil 3D employ many Styles and have many properties. All that complexity makes getting exactly what you want somewhat of a challenge.
This is just one Page of Sections. Obviously a long alignment and its large Corridor with many Sections makes for potentially many pages. That produces large drawings where changes and modifications to the Section details can…Read more