Another one of the truly maddening terms in Autodesk Civil 3D is that Reference word. Maybe Reference is not quite as confusing in Civil 3D as the word Point. But Reference appears to come close. We have External References, Data References, file references, and even Reference Templates. I could go on.
For reasons that may…Read more
Over the summer we discussed the hot topic of Site Grading with Corridors in Autodesk Civil 3D in a series of posts. Most in-depth posts include instructive and detailed instructional videos to allow folks the Civil 3D Land see and learn how to make the jump from Feature Lines Only grading design workflows and processes to productive Civil 3D Corridor engine method…Read more
The goal to significantly reduce those considerable man-hours we invest in the common Civil 3D civil engineering grading problems and tasks is certainly is worthy of pursuit. It is what we do. The work pays or it doesn’t. The boss knows that and demands the work had better pay.
Autodesk is working hard at the faster, better, grading challenges on a number of simultaneous…Read more
At times I joke a bit about the Feature Lines Only design crowd in Civil 3D. I do this to contrast classic and manual Feature Line construction and manipulation methods with the advantages of managed Corridor Design methodologies that can produce multiple and controlled Feature Lines on demand. This is not a binary choice. Obviously, civil engineering folks need…Read more
We all have things we want changed in Civil 3D. If you live and work in Civil 3D Land, you probably have more than a few Civil 3D Wish List items. I do. You do too. Some of those whines and moans are related to things Civil 3D cannot do yet. Others to the stuff Civil 3D cannot do very well from our perspective.
How we choose to work habitually matters significantly…Read more