Most of us who employ Autodesk Civil 3D in production environments are familiar with the mechanics to replace External References (XREF) in our working and/or publication drawings. The Survey dept updates the existing annotation for the proposed project’s Parcel map. Survey may overwrite the previously shared XREF drawing. They may provide a separate and differently…Read more
Data References (DREFs) in Autodesk Civil 3D are all about published Managed Models built inside our civil engineering and survey projects. These models effectively can help us achieve better Civil 3D production results with less hassle. We employ DREFs to share a model, or as I call it …the Civil 3D data behind, from a drawing to other drawings…Read more
We use Autodesk Civil 3D. We are dependent on the software to get our project work done and to execute our production work and deliverables. Beyond those obvious ones, the number of formal data Dependencies inside Civil 3D and our civil engineering and survey projects appear to do nothing but increase. Dependencies are trending and tend to explode.
Should we wrap up the calendar year 2019 and unwrap a collection of the 10 best Civil 3D production tips? Why not. Everyone loves a top ten list. I used the production word here not the productivity one even though both definitely do apply in this context.
This post has a decided Civil 3D management and implementation bias over the classic Civil 3D user…Read more
We’ve discussed the topic of Data References (DREF) in Autodesk Civil 3D and the important Object Model challenges we simply have to deal with in our Civil 3D projects. This DREF chatter spawns a bunch of questions about Civil 3D Surfaces, Surface DREFs, and how to make them work better and faster. The existing and design surface discussion takes a few words and…Read more