Good Stuff! Project Explorer for Civil 3D (PE) is thankfully built into the new Autodesk Civil 3D 2024 install and the PE is now readily available the Civil 3D Right Click menus and Toolspace interfaces.Read more
However, Autodesk Grading Optimization (GO) for Civil 3D 2024 remains a separate install.
The good news - like the PE, GO now only requires access…
Lots of us in Civil 3D Land love to whine about Site Grading in Autodesk Civil 3D. Many of us still employ the classic design by breaklines methodologies from our CAD historical past to produce our production grading designs in Civil 3D. It works. These days most of us might agree that Civil 3D Feature Lines are an improvement over AutoCAD 3D polylines.…Read more
Autodesk Civil 3D includes many powerful and capable grading tools. We each develop our go to lists of favorites and preferred workflows to follow. Ted is a Feature Lines Only fanatic. Sally is a Site Design Corridor wunderkind. The company design group in Tulsa banned the use of Civil 3D Grading Objects in all projects. We know the drill.
Our preferred…Read more
Autodesk Grading Optimization (GO) is one year old this year. Grading Optimization 2023 is effectively the third major release of GO. We might consider the GO 2022.1 Update as important. That Update contained significant improvements to the GO Tools, performance, and functionality.
Based on my recent GO 2023 playtime experience, the much…Read more
Inside the Autodesk Civil 3D Corridor Feature we get better horizontal, vertical, and cross section control, more forms of output, better design round trips, more design control options, and better project-based quality control. That significant list of production benefits makes the small extra work that is required to employ a Corridor, well worth the effort.
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