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Many folks in Civil 3D Land initially don’t, won’t, or cannot see the benefits of Civil 3D Corridor tools in civil engineering site grading projects. History matters. A Site grading design is basically an annotated finished grade Surface, right? Habit matters. Why do I need all that silly, complicated Corridor stuff and hassle for? Data management…

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Autodesk purchased the ProjectExplorer for Civil 3D product back in mid-April. I said at that time this would/could be one of the best things Autodesk has done for Civil 3D in quite a while. The product went up somewhere into orbit and it just splashed down.

The new Autodesk Project Explorer for Civil 3D extension hit the street for AEC Collection

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Autodesk released Update 1 for Autodesk Civil 3D 2021. The Civil 3D 2021.1 Update arrived with the unusual group of suspects and official the new way cool Project Explorer for Civil 3D extension. I haven’t managed to locate a download of the public build for Project Explorer yet, but that may change by the time this post is published.

The…

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The goal to significantly reduce those considerable man-hours we invest in the common Civil 3D civil engineering grading problems and tasks is certainly is worthy of pursuit. It is what we do. The work pays or it doesn’t. The boss knows that and demands the work had better pay.

Autodesk is working hard at the faster, better, grading challenges on a number of simultaneous…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags grading, feature line, surface, wish, Civil 3D 2021, corridor, segment, node, video

At times I joke a bit about the Feature Lines Only design crowd in Civil 3D. I do this to contrast classic and manual Feature Line construction and manipulation methods with the advantages of managed Corridor Design methodologies that can produce multiple and controlled Feature Lines on demand. This is not a binary choice. Obviously, civil engineering folks need…

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