Feature Line Baselines in Corridors are a big deal in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017. I also like the basic cleanups in corridors with angular horizontal control. It’s been a long wait for them. Technically, I wish Autodesk had implemented them differently and gone the extra mile. Here’s a brain bender. What’s the difference between a Feature…Read more
Early this month Autodesk and Keynetix, Ltd released the latest update to the Geotechnical module for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016. One supposes this is a preparatory release for the upcoming AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 release. That says - Geotechnical in Civil 3D will stay around. That’s a good thing.
Sometimes it’s hard to pay attention and not miss to all the other…Read more
In my last post about Questions of Power in AUTOCAD Civil 3D, I tried to point out that our traditional CAD thought processes about AutoCAD Civil 3D don’t always line up with the way the software actually behaves. This is because our thinking processes most often line up with how we used to do things.Read more
The statement above may sound a bit moronic or circular, but it ain’t.…
The last Parcel post we met the AutoCAD Civil 3D Site Parcel’s planar nodal topology engine. This is a model somewhat like the surface model we know all too well. The familiar surface TIN eats point data (x,y,z locations) and it’s triangle edges are edited and forced by breakline data (x,y,z pairs).
The Parcel topology model plays by another set of…Read more
In the previous post we talked about how the related civil engineering disciplines “see” parcels and their data differently - so much for getting a nice brown-paper wrapper and a string on the parcel. Much like junk mail these differences of expectation will continue to show…Read more