If you use Autodesk Civil 3D in any release, the odds are that you employ LandXML (and some of the other supported ASCII text formats) inside your civil engineering and survey projects. If you don’t at least employ LandXML to backup and protect externally Civil 3D Features like Surfaces, Parcels, Alignments…Read more
The mastery of Points is nothing to take lightly in Autodesk Civil 3D. Like that old saying, “It’s all about location, location, location, Baby.” Points are foundational in the civil engineering and survey professional disciplines. Then your favorite software vendor’s programmers take over.
Points are one of the most overused words in Autodesk Civil 3D speak.…Read more
We released the latest and greatest version of the Framework for Civil 3D Codes Spreadsheet Tool this week. The Codes Tool is intentionally both Civil 3D and Framework release agnostic. We are talking about managing the Codes we employ to gather and annotate locations in Civil 3D. The language that we employ to talk about locations (the Codes) doesn’t care about…Read more
The Framework for Civil 3D includes a powerful Survey Codes Spreadsheet Tool. The tool is a favorite of many Framework customers. The Codes Tool is employed to externally manage and maintain both Survey and Design Codes that may be employed in Descriptions Keys, Description Key Sets, Figure Prefix Db, Survey Queries, Point Group definitions, and even Civil 3D Corridor…Read more
Folks who follow this blog and check out or employ the Framework for Civil 3D, quickly recognize that I am a strong advocate for the employment of Survey tools in their Civil 3D production process. No doubt this can be a significant challenge. There are a lot of moving parts and resources to develop in well-built and effective Survey in Civil 3D processes. These days in Civil 3D…Read more