The Autodesk and ESRI interoperability agreement was big industry news last year. Some might say this was like Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali deciding to be best buds and then become a WWF tag team. Talk about being up in someone’s grill. Sorry George Foreman. I just couldn’t resist.
Both the BIM/AEC/CAD gorilla and the GIS gorilla had good strategic and tactical reasons to do this in the…Read more
There’s a new Civil 3D 2020.1+ Update and a new Civil 3D 2019.3+ Update on the street. If you are in the middle of a project, you have other more practical concerns for the moment. You have concerns that a new Update may break something you depend on. It happens more often than we like.Read more
We could call this the Does Mikey Like It? approach to…
Point Wizardry, Surface Wizardry, and these days - Corridor Wizardry are each important and creative aspects of Civil 3D tradecraft. By Civil 3D tradecraft and craftmanship I mean those mission critical skill sets wrenched and painfully derived from the real project work that allow some Civil 3D users to become super productive…Read more
It’s a pretty good bet that most folk consider Points to be pretty much a survey thing in Civil 3D. It’s even a better bet that these same folks have complaints about Civil 3D’s point display representations, or rather point resolutions. It’s sad but true. Many want and still try and force Civil 3D to behave like Land Desktop, Eagle Point, or some other old school…Read more
What makes me shudder are the rash of upcoming vision metaphors for anything related to 2020. Want to bet Autodesk marketing does it? Can you imagine the 2020 political campaign ads? Want to count the blind leading the blind allegories? If they get us focused on the count, we won’t notice how they play Three Card Monte. Hardly anyone will be able to resist. Eheh.
We are soon to be bombarded…Read more