Autodesk released the latest Civil 3D 2020.5.2 Update for Autodesk Civil 3D 2020 earlier this week. The latest Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.5.2 Update addresses remaining problematic issues with Feature Lines that are used as Corridor Baselines in the earlier Civil 3D 2020.5 and Civil 3D 2020.5.1 Updates.
The Civil 3D 2020.5.2 Update…Read more
There are uncomfortable and unexpected truths squirrelled away in the simplest annotative tasks in Autodesk Civil 3D. Model-based software means some basic tasks are fundamentally different and more complex for seemingly no apparent reason. There is a reason as we shall see.
Indeed, some planned and managed complexity can provide us with more bang for the…Read more
Let’s face it. Most of the time in Autodesk Civil 3D we all tend to initially shoot for some form of published annotation. It’s an old school CAD User’s habit. Let’s call this the lust for One and Done. For surveyors this may mean Point data out of Survey Dbs. The Lord knows, I hope you have moved beyond imported point files and COGO points to better manage your…Read more
At times I joke a bit about the Feature Lines Only design crowd in Civil 3D. I do this to contrast classic and manual Feature Line construction and manipulation methods with the advantages of managed Corridor Design methodologies that can produce multiple and controlled Feature Lines on demand. This is not a binary choice. Obviously, civil engineering folks need…Read more
All of us in Civil 3D Land know learning to come to grips with Civil 3D is easier said than done. Autodesk Civil 3D is a big complex piece of software. We must learn to manage and direct the Civil 3D Diva to deliver acceptable performances. We are talking about integrated software tools that must cope with the many and varied details of complex…Read more