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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

We all have things we want changed in Civil 3D. If you live and work in Civil 3D Land, you probably have more than a few Civil 3D Wish List items. I do. You do too. Some of those whines and moans are related to things Civil 3D cannot do yet. Others to the stuff Civil 3D cannot do very well from our perspective.

How we choose to work habitually matters significantly…

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Autodesk University 2019 is in the books. If Autodesk says true to form the AU 2019 Online courses and video recordings should be available later this month or early next year. We don’t have to wait. Hoorah. I caught up a little bit over the long Thanksgiving weekend by splitting my screen time between some great football (in multiple flavors of the sport) and some…

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Civil 3D Corridors become ever more useful for Site Design tasks. If we insist that our old school CAD perceptions of the civil engineering design issues and workflows are correct, in effect, we believe that our old AutoCAD habits and skills are more important than any new Civil 3D skills and the ever-increasing capabilities of Civil 3D itself. This is us being human. This is just…

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Let’s face it - Surfaces play a huge role in civil engineering and survey work. When I train people in AutoCAD Civil 3D surfaces I frequently get this question:

“Is there any way for me to see what changes I’ve made to a Civil 3D Surface?”

First things first. Did you visualize the surface with at least 3 different Civil 3D Surface Style Tools?
I make…

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