Every couple of years Autodesk commissions a competitive software productivity analysis study about current Autodesk Civil 3D functionality. The moist recent study published in June 2021 compares the use of raw AutoCAD 2020 to Autodesk Civil 3D 2020 in 10 mission critical survey and civil design common workflows.
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…Read more
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…Read more
Everyone loves to hate training meetings. Maybe it’s that evil, ever-so-banal meeting word.Read more
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…
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…Read more