People often ask me what makes the Framework for Civil 3D special and different. In fairness everyone wants an answer that speaks to their current need. Let’s just call it - the state of their Civil 3D usage.
If you are a Civil 3D newbie crawling up out of Eagle Point or something, you look at the entire Civil 3D templates and Civil 3D styles challenge a…Read more
Well-practiced Change Management is a fact of life for the successful business or organization.
If we employ software to do our work, we tend to see Change Management as technology focused. Software vendors and their marketing departments love and foster this perspective. The mantra in the marketplace is pervasive and persuasive. That perspective produces…Read more
You gotta love new Autodesk tools. They do tend to make the Civil 3D expert in us become a newbie with a click or two. This happens to me. It happens to you. Sometimes it’s actually the deep dark past, and not the new, that provides the proverbial rock we stumble over. Perhaps this short post about my most recent face plant will spare a few folks this sort of embarrassment and the ever-present specter…Read more
One of the common user complaints about Civil 3D is the repetitive way you must crawl around the file system to find and get resources. This is certainly one of my pet peeves. Civil 3D has a lot of potential resources. Back in the day, we called the default install’s resource structure…
Down the Rabbit Hole
The reference to Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s…Read more
The highways and byways of America are littered with customized Civil 3D templates and Civil 3D Styles that fail. They won’t cut the mustard on my big-stack pastrami Rueben. Tools that don’t stand and pass the workday muster are like growing up believing that kosher pickles are supposed to be limp and soggy things. Ok, this deli food metaphor is getting out of hand. Nasty.
It’s sad. We don’t…Read more