Autodesk introduced a new and much improved manage Data References tool in Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.1+. Autodesk also cascaded that same mission-critical code back into the Civil 3D 2019.3+ Updates. If you employ a reasonably current version of Civil 3D, there is better Data Reference (DREF) fix it tool. At the time, Autodesk sort of made a big deal about this. We all know that some…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
What do you get when you Corona virus sequester a bunch of Autodesk Civil 3D and AutoCAD technical geeks who have nothing better to do than talk to the wall?
A barrage of training videos.
Whether this barrage analogy references the Battle of Baghdad back in 2003 or the Battle of Verdun in WWI is a matter of some debate. There is a marked difference between precision delivered artillery…Read more
Autodesk made some quiet and undocumented changes to the default Corridor properties in the latest Autodesk Civil 3D 2021.1 Update. The Civil 3D 2021.1 Update’s new separate Inside and Outside Corridor Bowtie Settings for both Tangent and Arcs corner intersection resolutions. These changes can and do affect the default corner resolution behavior in Corridor Baseline…Read more
One thing we know about working with Autodesk Civil 3D for a living - Things in Civil 3D Land are going to change. Upgrades will do it. Updates do it. Now a days maybe Civil 3D Updates do it more. Odds are Civil 3D won’t change in the ways we personally want it to…Civil 3D will change.
As skilled and proactive Civil 3D users change means we need to practice the Art…Read more