We use Autodesk Civil 3D. We are dependent on the software to get our project work done and to execute our production work and deliverables. Beyond those obvious ones, the number of formal data Dependencies inside Civil 3D and our civil engineering and survey projects appear to do nothing but increase. Dependencies are trending and tend to explode.
I intentionally employ the metaphor of the US Constitutional principal of the Separation of Powers to talk about how civil engineers and surveyors need to systematically manage to divide and conquer resources and more inside and around Civil 3D. The Arts of Separation help us all to employ the software successfully in production.
The principals of separation are, as they…Read more
The title for this post sounds like something out of Harry Potter, an epic fantasy, or perhaps a military sci-fi space opera. It’s a mystery. Is The Tuple the newest Marvel action hero blockbuster movie due out for the July 4th 2020 weekend? If so, I want a cut for the title name…
The Rise of The Tuple
What the heck is a Tuple?
You employ tuples…Read more
Should we wrap up the calendar year 2019 and unwrap a collection of the 10 best Civil 3D production tips? Why not. Everyone loves a top ten list. I used the production word here not the productivity one even though both definitely do apply in this context.
This post has a decided Civil 3D management and implementation bias over the classic Civil 3D user…Read more
We all discover quickly that both migrating Civil 3D Projects to BIM 360 Design and employing Civil 3D in that cloud-based document management context is not quite the same as working locally and/or our own local network.
Even if you’re not ready to do the BIM 360 cloud thing today, this detailed post contains important Civil 3D maintenance tips and links that do apply to local and/or network…Read more