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A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Management, and Civil 3D customization

 

People wave their hands and talk about BIM, CIM, model-based software, and model-based design. What do these often used buzz words truly mean to civil engineers and surveyors?
Where does the rubber hit the road in our daily grind?
Maybe the answer is simple. Maybe not so much.

Model-Based is Simple and Elegant

It sure appears to take a while for people to discover the unexpected…

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AutoCAD Civil 3D demands a well-managed project model. Civil 3D real world performance depends on that managed Dynamic Model. This can be a painful lesson to learn at publication crunch time when work has to get out the door. You practice regularly to eliminate crunch time performance problems? Say what?

Pros Practice Execution

We must organizationally and personally…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags performance, Project Management, iPOD, Style, Style Management

Everyone loves to hate training meetings. Maybe it’s that evil, ever-so-banal meeting word.
If you produce training meetings, you seem to always work too hard to get something compelling and informative put together.
If you attend them, you hope for something new and interesting. As a professional you want to be challenged with real adult education or not.
God forbid, we have…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags training, implementation, management, performance

As a surface and grading geek I must say I love the Corridor engine in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Yes. I still employ a Feature Line or two (and even some Parcel Segments and Figures in design grading). I attack almost everything grading with a corridor model.  Inside the Corridor Feature you get better horizontal, vertical, and cross section control, more output, better roundtrips, and more options. All…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags corridor, alignment, profile, section, region, intersection, performance

Lately I’ve been given the privilege of training a bunch of folks in AutoCAD Civil 3D who never used any Autodesk CAD product before. Some employed other CAD software and/or CAD like software. Some never even used CAD in any form before. They still got their civil and survey work done. They did without. Now they’re excited about the new possibilities before them.

They have an unexpected…

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