There’s a sophisticated simplicity to Data Shortcut and Data Reference (DREF) functionality inside AutoCAD Civil 3D. To achieve a more powerful Managed Dynamic Model inside Civil 3D long ago Autodesk built a simple XML-based website to manage and control the interactivity of the data behind for many Civil 3D Features as shared Data…Read more
Anyone who trains and helps folks in AutoCAD Civil 3D runs into the “All in one” drawing. In this drawing the user builds the existing surface. The drawing also contains the design alignment and profile data too. Maybe they even get as far as an attempt to build a roadway rehabilitation corridor to repave that city street. Maybe at that point they realize they are stuck. How do they test options…Read more
It happens. You’ve got your head down banging away on your latest Civil 3D project. Maybe this is even your first real attempt at an AutoCAD Civil 3D project. We certainly provide real world Civil 3D template and Civil 3D Style solutions that many folks think help a lot.
You find you’ve created and checked a surface from survey data, actually…Read more
There’s an elegant simplicity to Data Shortcut and Data Reference (DREF) functionality in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Autodesk just built an XML based “website”. We can call it a website because a Data Shortcut is a published link in a simple folder structure. Through that structure of links we are allowed share the…Read more
Whew! I had to take a break from Parcels in AutoCAD Civil 3D. To do an in depth series of posts on the Site Parcel is in a good and useful thing. I learned a lot. I trust your eyes maybe open wider. The practical daily reality of Civil 3D’s interconnected Dynamic Model is powerful.
I always seek to find new and better ways to try and…
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