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A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Management, and Civil 3D Customization

 

Autodesk Grading Optimization (GO) is one year old this year. Grading Optimization 2023 is effectively the third major release of GO. We might consider the GO 2022.1 Update as important. That Update contained significant improvements to the GO Tools, performance, and functionality.

Based on my recent GO 2023 playtime experience, the much…

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Autodesk made significant improvements in the initial release of Civil 3D 2022 to enhance Connected Alignments to better handle the complex geometries of ramps and interchanges. New horizontal Alignment Curve Group combinations were added to support combinations of spirals, curves, and reverse spirals. We can now create Connected Alignments

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Inside the Autodesk Civil 3D Corridor Feature we get better horizontal, vertical, and cross section control, more forms of output, better design round trips, more design control options, and better project-based quality control. That significant list of production benefits makes the small extra work that is required to employ a Corridor, well worth the effort.

The Good News…

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What exactly does an Alignment do in Autodesk Civil 3D? That’s a loaded question. That may be the most mission critical question we can ask about the Alignment in Civil 3D. The familiar word – Alignment – is more sophisticated and nuanced in meaning these days. We certainly need to align our thinking with the Civil 3D functional realities.

If we have employed old-school,…

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I enjoy finding examples and folks who creatively learn to employ the Power of Not to production work in Autodesk Civil 3D. Huh? What the hay does the Power of Not mean? I trust that you do understand the difference between the Boolean logic of AND and OR in expressions. Eheh.

NOT is the third chord (the…

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