How many times in Autodesk Civil 3D do we get a complex civil engineering design or survey dataset right the first time? Almost never. This reality is a most important fact about Civil 3D. To employ Civil 3D constructively in a real-world project-based production environment, we need to plan to fail forward.
What the heck does that mean?
Sounds like…Read more
Many, if not most, of our Civil 3D Projects will involve multiple forms of Reference Replacement. Many of us employ the classic External References (XREF) basemap strategy in our plan set publication.
There are two common scenarios here. The Survey dept must update the existing annotation for the proposed project’s Parcel map. Survey can…Read more
Autodesk continues to improve and change Civil 3D behaviors from one Civil 3D Update to another and from one Civil 3D Release Upgrade to another. Out here in Civil 3D Land we must learn to adapt to those changes or continue to perform our civil engineering and survey work in older versions of the software. Most folks tend to.
Are we proactive…Read more
Autodesk made significant improvements in the initial release of Civil 3D 2022 to enhance Connected Alignments to better handle the complex geometries of ramps and interchanges. New horizontal Alignment Curve Group combinations were added to support combinations of spirals, curves, and reverse spirals. We can now create Connected Alignments…Read more
One of our Framework for Civil 3D customers recently discovered that a strategic visit to the Civil 3D Data Shortcut Manager Tool (DSM) appears to currently help reduce the size of Surface Data Reference container drawings rather significantly. Hoorah. The results may vary based on the content of the Surface Model and how the Civil 3D Diva…Read more