We’ve discussed the topic of Data References (DREF) in Autodesk Civil 3D and the important Object Model challenges we simply have to deal with in our Civil 3D projects. This DREF chatter spawns a bunch of questions about Civil 3D Surfaces, Surface DREFs, and how to make them work better and faster. The existing and design surface discussion takes a few words and…Read more
The title for this post sounds almost like a car finish product. Go on down to the box store and pick up some Surface Care today. Civil 3D Surface Care is in the aisle next to that beer sold by dem Artesians. You remember the Artesians? Don’t you? Ok. Maybe not. You should.
The Artesian tv spots were the best of the 80’s beer commercials. You have to wonder…Read more
Civil 3D Corridors become ever more useful for Site Design tasks. If we insist that our old school CAD perceptions of the civil engineering design issues and workflows are correct, in effect, we believe that our old AutoCAD habits and skills are more important than any new Civil 3D skills and the ever-increasing capabilities of Civil 3D itself. This is us being human. This is just…Read more
A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Autodesk released the first Autodesk Civil 3D 2019.1 Update in the Ids of August. This first Update release for Civil 3D 2019 includes lots of enhancements – more than the initial 2019 product release. That also means a few Civil 3D object-model changes. Can you find them in the Civil 3D 2019.1 Update enhancements…Read more
Suppose you want to label flow lines in your roadway plan, ditch center-line elevations, or the top or bottom of a bank. Conceptually, suppose you want to evaluate grades across an existing site to figure out how to terrace the latest parking lot surface beast. The simple answer: Create an Alignment; Apply a Label Set; Grab the labels; Point the Label References built into a Civil…Read more