Jump On Civil 3D Blog

A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Management, and Civil 3D customization

 

AutoCAD Civil 3D started out to establish a new civil engineering design paradigm. Get the model and the data right. For practical purposes that right means - suitable. From that suitable model we may automatically publish what we need to deliver in many forms.

This is the first installment in a multi-post review of key Civil 3D Tools. A primer on the mission critical capabilities and tools…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey db, survey, surface, Civil 3D 2016, Civil 3D 2017, query, video

The production mechanics of AutoCAD Civil 3D’s interconnected and project-based Dynamic Model is powerful. It can be overwhelming. Maybe we all aren’t so clear what that means at a practical and daily work level.

Long time CAD users are faced with a daunting certainty when they are confronted by Civil 3D. The simple world of basic CAD primitives is replaced by things that…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags surface, alignment, parcel, dynamic model, bucket, training

AutoCAD Civil 3D does next to nothing to encourage you to do externalize Survey Queries to work across projects. That should sound familiar? Autodesk often ignores the practical Civil 3D user management tools and only gets you 50% of the way there. We can fix that with better Civil 3D civil engineering design and survey…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Release 7, Jump Kit, survey, survey db, points, figure, surface, AddOn, video

“No way.”
Yes way. Release 7 of Framework for Civil 3D provides everything you need. You think that’s one heck of a brash claim? The truth is our customers never complain about that. Most new customers are simply stunned at the bang for the buck. Come on, folks.
This is what we do – Make…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Jump Kit, Style, corridor, corridor surface, superelevation, grading, video

This post is a follow-up to The Cascaded Civil 3D Intersection post and video which itself was itself a follow up to the Stop That Civil 3D Wizard post and video. Somehow a chain of blog post seems very appropriate given the subject of related Intersections and Complex Corridors in AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Since the Intersection…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags intersection, alignment, profile, corridor, corridor surface, video