Does it help us to explore the end of things to discover a path to a better beginning?
Questions like this are worth consideration in the circular and iterative process world of Autodesk Civil 3D.
In this Book of Alignments series of posts, we talk about the Alignment as a Design Control Manager in Autodesk Civil 3D. There are at least a dozen management…Read more
We can make the annotation of Complex Corridors in Autodesk Civil 3D faster, better, and more consistent. A Complex Corridor is one of those Multiple Baseline beasties (or beauties) that can model our design solutions more effectively.
Autodesk invests seriously on improving the Civil 3D Corridor engine’s capabilities. Today, Civil 3D users to can grade…Read more
Suppose you want to label flow lines in your roadway plan, ditch center-line elevations, or the top or bottom of a bank. Conceptually, suppose you want to evaluate grades across an existing site to figure out how to terrace the latest parking lot surface beast. The simple answer: Create an Alignment; Apply a Label Set; Grab the labels; Point the Label References built into a Civil…Read more
For reasons unknown I got a recent rash of questions about Civil 3D Label behavior when you employ XREFs. You do know you can label Civil 3D features from XREFs, don’t you?
Autodesk hasn’t really updated this functionality lately.
Yes. There are some weird things about it that can trip up the unwary.
Where is 0,0,0?
It seems reasonable to most folks that two drawings…Read more
What is the economic value of a blog post about something outwardly arcane in AutoCAD Civil 3D? This question sometimes haunts me and all of us who are committed publically to making your Civil 3D workday a bit easier. What’s a 1000 words worth? We deliver. You have to pay attention. Lord knows, I am aware of how hard that is to do.
An updated version of this post with…Read more