Jump On C3D Blog

A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, C3D Management, and Civil 3D customization

 

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…

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Too often our AutoCAD tool user perspective tends to get in the way of productive work. Let’s put the issue in frank terms. People think we use AutoCAD to draw pictures. Well, don’t we? But AutoCAD employs data to create pictures. This is something entirely different. Civil 3D employs an even more structured form of data than raw AutoCAD. I like to call this…

The Civil 3D Data Behind

That…

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Inside Civil 3D Autodesk uses the common names and terms for civil engineering and survey stuff. However, Civil 3D Features (collected programming objects that work together) can and do behave quite differently from old school CAD objects. We all stumble over this Civil 3D reality a bit.

Last time we talked about Civil 3D’s outwardly convoluted mechanics of Point…

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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…

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Civil engineers and surveyors know Autodesk makes powerful civil software tools. Civil 3D is big complex software. We all quickly discover there are lots of moving pieces and tons of intimate details involved. No matter what, we’ve got to get all of that detail straight and working well together into an integrated system if we want a truly productive Civil 3D working environment.

Autodesk…

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