Intentionally, I employ the US Constitution’s analogy of the Separation of Powers to talk about how civil engineers and surveyors need to systematically manage to divide and conquer resources inside and outside Civil 3D. The perspective allows us to employ the software successfully in production.
The Principals of Separation are, as they say, self-evident. The practical…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
Maybe you noticed? There is a big difference between your Civil 3D model building drawings and your Civil 3D publication drawings. Are there are some other types and stages of Civil 3D drawings in between these two? Civil 3D Drawings have states or even phases. If we have phases in projects, then our critical path will probably include drawings that change type…Read more
Each new project we start in Civil 3D is an opportunity that we either capitalize on or we waste the chance to make the new project better. In my experience a lot of really awesome and skilled Civil 3D folks punt like the German World Cup team. It’s way too easy to be champions who go home early.
We All Do This
We use Civil 3D for a while. We undoubtedly now have a standard…Read more
As fate would have it, last month I somehow got started on a series update on AutoCAD Civil 3D fundamentals and essentials. I trust you noticed. These days we have lot of new Framework for Civil 3D customers. People do ask those most important and sometimes uncomfortable questions. It seemed apparent I needed to rewrite, update, and clarify the whole series of posts on the significant…Read more