Any exhaustive discussion about the large topic of the Alignment in Autodesk Civil 3D is a serial and long-term effort. Even the familiar fundamentals of civil engineering Horizontal Control are nuanced for this one of many roles for the Civil 3D Design Control Manager. We certainly need to align our thinking with the Civil 3D functional and workflow…Read more
Before Autodesk University I posted about how to Stop the Intersection Wizard to create multiple interconnected Intersections in Civil 3D. Did you miss it? Our goal there was a Complex Corridor – a related and interconnected corridor model built and managed in part by Intersections.
I like to call the Intersection the Design Control Supervisor…Read more
The Wizard is an operative fact in modern software. Autodesk programmers love to employ the beasts. Wizards do make workflow and user data collection easier to manage. AutoCAD Civil 3D has more than a few mission critical ones.
The current Civil 3D publication methodology based on Alignments is very wizard centric. Our discussions of many details of that became part of our Civil…Read more
This larger topic of Civil 3D Alignments is a serial and long-term effort. Are there other forms of horizontal control inside of AutoCAD Civil 3D? You bet. For example: the features and tools in Civil 3D Survey are all about the survey and point based side of that. Survey is not something to ignore even if you only do civil engineering design. Are not your points and lines…Read more
Software hopefully grows more intuitive. AutoCAD Civil 3D’s interface is better at it than the not so model-based software of the past. Features must behave in a more consistent and predictable way by definition. However “intuitive” means different things to different people. A change of context can be befuddling to the best of us.
We Don't Know When to Look for Directions
I ran…Read more