Most of us who employ Autodesk Civil 3D in production environments are familiar with the mechanics to replace External References (XREF) in our working and/or publication drawings. The Survey dept updates the existing annotation for the proposed project’s Parcel map. Survey may overwrite the previously shared XREF drawing. They may provide a separate and differently…Read more
DWF-based publication is a powerful and useful publishing methodology in Autodesk Civil 3D. DWF publication is a core AutoCAD publishing functionality. It functions well in Civil 3D projects managed on local machines, networks, and document management cloud-based environments.
Civil 3D users and organizations can thankfully employ DWFs to significantly reduce the complexity…Read more
How many times in Autodesk Civil 3D do we get a complex civil engineering design or survey dataset right the first time? Almost never. This reality is a most important fact about Civil 3D. To employ Civil 3D constructively in a real-world project-based production environment, we need to plan to fail forward.
What the heck does that mean?
Sounds like…Read more
The Framework for Civil 3D embraces a mission critical concept we call Intelligent Publish On Demand (iPOD). Our brains must be actively and continuously engaged in the production deliverables process in Civil 3D. That work is what we are paid to do as professionals. This is what this Jump On Civil 3D blog and our Framework…Read more
Autodesk Civil 3D is a feature rich production environment for surveyors and civil engineers. We all discover that Civil 3D requires customization to be usable in real world projects. The cost of this Civil 3D Template, Civil 3D Style, and other mission-critical resource development may quickly become greater than the cost of the software itself.…Read more