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Autodesk released an AutoCAD 2023.1 Update late last week. Heigh ho. That usually means that out here in the wilds of Civil 3D Land we should also see an Autodesk Civil 3D 2023.1 Update real soon now. Perhaps you already noticed that some of this recent AutoCAD 2023.1 Update is a bit more targeted at Civil 3D issues than in times…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  AutoCAD 2023, Update, AU 2022, eVTOL, space, nasa, DARPA

For reasons that should be obvious, I get questions all the time about configuring and implementing Civil 3D from customers both small and large. Always happy to help. To get Civil 3D to run is sort of built into the automated Autodesk install. How those install defaults allow the software work are probably not exactly what most people want to employ in a real Civil 3D production environment. You…

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What if we could 3D print structures with a material ten times stronger than steel with only 5% of the density? Markus Buehler, the head of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the research team of Zhao Qin, Gang Seob Jung, and Min Jeong Kang claim it can be done. Zhao Qin says he wants a space elevator built from their new material. Hear…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  graphene, WATT, space

There’s a lot to know about Civil 3D. Many times we get courseware and training that skips over some important details that come back to haunt us. There are a couple of reasons for this. Time matters. Many engineering or survey users want to get on with what they perceive to be the “real work” as fast as possible. I can’t say that I blame them.

The focus approach often works because user…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  setup, profile, survey, workspace, project

Inside AutoCAD Civil 3D we have to remember to consciously readjust your focus. The classic defensive driving “cycle” metaphor works - Window>> Review Mirror>> Side Mirror>> Speedometer>> Window.

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In Civil 3D, we should replace that basic pattern with Screen>>Ribbon>>Command Line>>Toolspace>>Screen.  I’d argue the screen

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  interface, tools, toolspace, ribbon