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
Autodesk Civil 3D is a virtual feast of fundamental capabilities for civil engineers and surveyors. We can easily debate whether the resultant Civil 3D complexity is the result of the considerable depth of function built into the software or whether the sheer number of potential Civil 3D workflows is an obstacle to users all by itself.
We could also argue that such attention is unwarranted.…Read more
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.
Does it help us to explore the end of things to discover a path to a better beginning?
Questions like this are worth consideration in the circular and iterative process world of Autodesk Civil 3D.
In this Book of Alignments series of posts, we talk about the Alignment as a Design Control Manager in Autodesk Civil 3D. There are at least a dozen management…Read more
What exactly does an Alignment do in Autodesk Civil 3D? That’s a loaded question. That may be the most mission critical question we can ask about the Alignment in Civil 3D. The familiar word – Alignment – is more sophisticated and nuanced in meaning these days. We certainly need to align our thinking with the Civil 3D functional realities.
If we have employed old-school,…Read more