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Let’s face it. Most of the time in Autodesk Civil 3D we all tend to initially shoot for some form of immediate and published annotation. It’s an old school CAD User’s habit. Can we call this lust the One and Done? For surveyors this may mean Point data from Survey Dbs. I trust we have all moved beyond imported point files and drawing-centric COGO points? The Lord…

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Autodesk Civil 3D Label Style choice and preference is a bit of a quandary for all of us out here in Civil 3D Land. We do attempt to address that complex Civil 3D management and maintenance challenge in our Framework for Civil 3D Jump Kit products. Most customers seem to agree we do a pretty good job. No product is perfect. This can be especially true when we thin…

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Lots of folks in Civil 3D Land are fully committed to Feature Line based grading design in Autodesk Civil 3D. There’s nothing wrong with that. The Grading Design by Feature Line Heuristic is well understood and employed by most civil engineering and survey professionals. Civil 3D is loaded with useful practical commands and Ribbon tools to help…

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Autodesk released the new Autodesk Civil 3D 2025 last month. Most of us in Civil 3D Land have more important work to do than install and test the latest and greatest Civil 3D. We have civil engineering and survey project work to get out the door. Truly, the latest Civil 3D 2025 is a faster, less buggy, and generally a better version of the software. Trust me. Sooner,…

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Any exhaustive discussion about the big topic of the Alignment in Autodesk Civil 3D is a serial and long-term effort. Even the hopefully, familiar fundamentals of civil engineering Horizontal Control are nuanced for this one of many roles for the Civil 3D’s Design Control Manager. We certainly need to align our thinking with the essential and functional…

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