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Let’s face it. Most of the time in Autodesk Civil 3D we all tend to initially shoot for some form of immediate and published annotation. It’s an old school CAD User’s habit. Can we call this lust the One and Done? For surveyors this may mean Point data from Survey Dbs. I trust we have all moved beyond imported point files and drawing-centric COGO points? The Lord…

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Lots of folks in Civil 3D Land are fully committed to Feature Line based grading design in Autodesk Civil 3D. There’s nothing wrong with that. The Grading Design by Feature Line Heuristic is well understood and employed by most civil engineering and survey professionals. Civil 3D is loaded with useful practical commands and Ribbon tools to help…

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Inside Autodesk Civil 3D there are intimate, hierarchical relationships between an Alignment; its child Profiles; its child Offset Alignments; their slope-controlled Offset Profiles; Widenings; Intersections; Curb Return Alignments; and their Connected Alignment and Profile cousins.…

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Out here in Civil 3D Land we do civil engineering and survey work. That means that grading and Civil 3D Surfaces play a significant part of our daily workflows. Thankfully, Autodesk has been working hard on improved Civil 3D performance. How we structure our Civil 3D Projects and how we perform some basic Civil 3D Project maintenance work can matter.

One…

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Autodesk recently released an Update for Civil 3D 2024. The Autodesk Civil 3D 2024.3 Update includes new workflow Enhancements and performance upgrades for Corridor workflows and a significant list of performance improvements and fixes to the Civil 3D code.

The Corridor workflow improvements include the ability to select multiple Alignment/Profile pairs…

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