Folk complain that Civil 3D is not really user-friendly for Site Design. This is bunk. The complaint is true only if you insist that site design in Civil 3D should be like it was for years in old school CAD software. We insist our AutoCAD skills are more important than new Civil 3D skills and capabilities. About the only thing Civil 3D has in common with that old software is Civil 3D’s use of similar…Read more
Our customers tell us time after time that the Framework for Civil 3D saves them tons of work and endless hassle. The Framework makes them looks great at the same time they are able to meet the production demands of more diverse projects, save many man-hours, and make more profit.
For our government and public sector customers that means their staff now perform the more…Read more
A recent Framework for Civil 3D customer posed a fascinating question this week.
“You’re the Civil 3D wizard.
What are a couple of things that Civil 3D does that people completely miss?”
Perhaps flattery works.
A Sweaty Summer School for Civil 3D
Here’s a written summary of my more than you ever wanted to know answer…Read more
We took an initial and considerate peek at some uses for Connected Alignments in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 in an earlier post. The Connected Alignment provides us with the mechanics to create manage the Curb Return interconnections of two Alignments and their Profiles. We get both horizontal and vertical control between Offset Alignments in any two intersecting Alignment…Read more
I sited my first house at the ripe age of 5. God knows why my parents listened to that youthful advice, but they did. Little did I know I had thereby condemned myself to a childhood of hauling groceries and wet laundry bags over a muddy road in the rain every winter. Trust me. It is possible to walk uphill to school both ways in a storm. As the only boy in our family bunch, the road rehab was too…Read more