This larger topic of Civil 3D Alignments is a serial and long-term effort. Are there other forms of horizontal control inside of AutoCAD Civil 3D? You bet. For example: the features and tools in Civil 3D Survey are all about the survey and point based side of that. Survey is not something to ignore even if you only do civil engineering design. Are not your points and lines…Read more
A Managed Dynamic Model depends on systematic and managed and use of AutoCAD Civil 3D Feature centric Data References (DREFs). Technically, AutoCAD Civil 3D does not require a project connection to function. Instead is supports a more flexible and practical mechanism – association. Therefore, Civil 3D is actually more dependent on project structure, organization,…Read more
Every good tale requires a plot. From a neuroscience perspective for human beings this in built into the way our brains work. By this I mean, humans think (process), remember (store), and communicate (publish) what we believe, hope, sometimes know, and try to learn (or not) by tales. Story telling is fundamental to the mechanism of human thought.
In the working world of civil engineers and…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
"What the heck is a Project Template? Why would I need such a stupid thing? We're doing projects all the time. We know how to manage our drawing files. Who needs that dumb junk."
Happy New Year!
The person who said this to me not long ago over the phone was a bit more irate and caustic than I am willing to put in print.
He works for a about a 40-person engineering…Read more