One of the miracles of modern model-based, Style-managed software is the CAD Standards consistency, flexibility, and adaptive interoperability the innovative use of these technologies can provide to us and our clients. For too many folks in Civil 3D Land, the more immediate problem is to get to and maintain any set of consistent CAD Standards for Civil 3D.
Despite the marketplace sales hype,…Read more
Last time, I went and talked about some dicey nuts and bolts of Civil 3D standards interoperability issues. One way or another we all must deal with these. Autodesk drops the Civil 3D standards interoperability issues bang down on the counter. Here’s your chewy-grounds coffee and a plate of swimming pigs in a blanket delivered by a gum-smacking, white-nailed waitress…Read more
The Autodesk Civil programming group and others spent a good part of the last programming year working on the improved interoperability between Autodesk and ESRI applications. They also invested in their own internal software interop challenges in be it in Civil 3D, Map 3D, Infraworks, BIM 360, and some Extensions and Addons. If we do the work to make the code work in the daily grind for our clients,…Read more
New Civil 3D Updates are a good thing. The Civil 3D code gets more stable and things work better for most Civil 3D users who do the do in Civil 3D Land. Hoorah. We all know by now the newer tools and new features in new tools can sometimes be more problematic. Both the recent Civil 3D 2019.3+ Updates and the CiviI 2020.1+ Updates play par for the course. Lots of good with a few new wonky wonks.…Read more
Civil 3D ships with a bunch of templates. Historically in Civil 3D, our attention immediately gets drawn to Civil 3D Model Templates. Understandably, we want the pictures on the screen to make sense. Maybe you noticed that most of the Standard Styles don’t do that or maybe just barely. I argued from the get-go that Civil 3D Styles sooner or later become a content commodity. Civil 3D Styles should…Read more