Autodesk released the usual collection of Extensions and Utilities for Autodesk Civil 3D 2023 this week. The Civil 3D Extensions and Toolbox Utilities do tend to make the week prior to Memorial Day weekend interesting. These important tools are something we must wait for each year here in Civil 3D Land.
Of course, the most significant addition…Read more
Autodesk Civil 3D is a feature rich production environment for surveyors and civil engineers. We all discover that Civil 3D requires customization to be usable in real world projects. The cost of this Civil 3D Template, Civil 3D Style, and other mission-critical resource development may quickly become greater than the cost of the software itself.…Read more
One of the hallmarks of the Framework for Civil 3D is our on-going dedication to make Civil 3D easier to use and simultaneously make Civil 3D simpler to customize. This is no small task. The Framework for Civil 3D is available for multiple releases of Civil 3D and in multiple NCS Standards flavors as well.
Obviously, our hallmarks are not those tallowed Congressional earmarks…Read more
What the heck is an Alignment-based Point Group? What? You’ve never had to document locations on Plan and Profile sheets? There lots of locations (points) we need to label and or symbolize relative to those Autodesk Civil 3D View Frames slapped down along an Alignment. View-based Point Styles and Point Label Styles can help a lot with the automation of our project…Read more
Any exhaustive discussion about the large topic of the Alignment in Autodesk Civil 3D is a serial and long-term effort. Even the familiar fundamentals of civil engineering Horizontal Control are nuanced for this one of many roles for the Civil 3D Design Control Manager. We certainly need to align our thinking with the Civil 3D functional and workflow…Read more