Better software tools can certainly automate a lot of the drudgery in civil engineering design and survey tasks. That’s a good thing. That is often reason enough to buy and upgrade your Civil 3D. We are waiting for the Civil 3D 2020.1 Update after all.
Our intention to increase our reported speed to results in Civil 3D can directly get in the path of better results. Speed…Read more
We must work within the current AutoCAD and Civil 3D limitations no matter what we wish for. This has been a serious Civil 3D adoption issue for way too many folks over the years.
Why doesn’t Civil 3D work like what I expect it should?
If you like, you can call my previous post a rant or a HSSPHI (How to Steal Something…Read more
Autodesk Civil 3D is a feature rich and complex design environment for civil engineers. Civil 3D requires customization to be usable in real world projects. The cost of this development can easily be more than the cost of the software itself. The on-going maintenance and total cost of ownership costs are often worse. Inside the Framework for Civil 3D products we supply…
Field Tested Civil… Read more
Civil 3D Corridors become ever more useful for Site Design tasks. If we insist that our old school CAD perceptions of the civil engineering design issues and workflows are correct, in effect, we believe that our old AutoCAD habits and skills are more important than any new Civil 3D skills and the ever-increasing capabilities of Civil 3D itself. This is us being human. This is just…Read more
Folk complain that Civil 3D is not really user-friendly for Site Design. This is bunk. The complaint is true only if you insist that site design in Civil 3D should be like it was for years in old school CAD software. We insist our AutoCAD skills are more important than new Civil 3D skills and capabilities. About the only thing Civil 3D has in common with that old software is Civil 3D’s use of similar…Read more