How we must express ourselves and our Civil 3D Surface data with Contour Labels is far from the simple task it first appears. Is anything in Civil 3D as simple as it first appears? We face the somewhat unnerving deliverables publication challenge of What if.
What if our client’s reasonable demand for a specific civil engineering design or…Read more
MoreCompetency released a major Surface Contour Label Style update for the Release 8 Framework for Civil 3D 2021 and Civil 3D 2020 Jump Kit Style Libraries. These much-requested Label Style Library improvements support in-depth truncation of Contour Elevation display in multiple Contour Label Style formats. Hundreds of useful Contour…Read more
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