Intentionally, I employ the US Constitution’s analogy of the Separation of Powers to talk about how civil engineers and surveyors need to systematically manage to divide and conquer resources inside and outside Civil 3D. The perspective allows us to employ the software successfully in production.
The Principals of Separation are, as they say, self-evident. The practical…Read more
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
Autodesk Civil 3D 2023 improves. It is no surprise the Framework for Civil 3D 2023.1 Products get better too. Upgrades to our Civil 3D production environments and our Civil 3D working projects should become easier as well.
A systems managed approach to the complexity of Autodesk…Read more
Our mission to keep all the folks on the same page in Autodesk Civil 3D is a painful and never-ending prospect. Some might say this form of endless punishment is justified. The CAD justice warrior might even say the never ending is required and well deserved. Some CAD Managers tend to resort to many forms of trickery and deceit to manage the madness…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