Civil engineers and surveyors who employ Autodesk civil software know a thing or two about Description Key Sets. Everyone’s an expert to one level or another by necessity. The DescKey concept and technology has been around a long time back to the old Land Desktop (LTD) days.
Why bother to talk about this topic at all?
“Honey, can we change the channel?”
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
Our civil engineering customers say that Framework for Civil 3D provides an awesome design solution for Civil 3D. You get production Civil 3D templates that work. These include one of the largest and most robust Civil 3D Styles libraries on the planet bar none.
Our survey customers say that the Framework for Civil 3D provides an awesome survey solution for…Read more
AutoCAD Civil 3D can be the software surveyors love to hate. Maybe that should read hate to love? Unquestionably, Autodesk immediately messed with the established survey CAD workflows. In truth, they even messed with the core essential meanings of many familiar things like Point, Figure, and Alignment.
Historically, Autodesk also probably took way too long to sort out the…Read more
The new advertised AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 features are not particularly focused on Civil 3D Survey improvement. Maybe that’s a good thing. If you already learned the benefits and tools of Survey inside Civil 3D, there is nothing serious to work up a sweat over. Right?
Where oh where did my COGO Editor go?
Some of our love-to-hate familiar Survey tools have moved around in the interface.