I intentionally employ the metaphor of the US Constitutional principal of the Separation of Powers to talk about how civil engineers and surveyors need to systematically manage to divide and conquer resources and more inside and around Civil 3D. The Arts of Separation help us all to employ the software successfully in production.
The principals of separation are, as they…Read more
The title for this post sounds like something out of Harry Potter, an epic fantasy, or perhaps a military sci-fi space opera. It’s a mystery. Is The Tuple the newest Marvel action hero blockbuster movie due out for the July 4th 2020 weekend? If so, I want a cut for the title name…
The Rise of The Tuple
What the heck is a Tuple?
You employ tuples…Read more
The best kind of Christmas presents are the things that bring both joy to your life and to your daily work. When you can deliver that blessing to your friends, customers, and even people you don’t know, that can be a wonderful thing. Nothing is comparable to the Good News - the reason for the season. Some smaller things can be great news too. You catch the drift.
A lot of…Read more
Some say Civil 3D creates for us all a struggle between Style management and Style choice.
This statement is a false dichotomy. It’s a straw man argument based on the pretense that more technical control over the details of work correlates to, or is, the same thing as: better management; improved production workflows; and more profitable results.
The One Civil 3D Template…Read more
We’ve discussed the topic of Data References (DREF) in Autodesk Civil 3D and the important Object Model challenges we simply have to deal with in our Civil 3D projects. This DREF chatter spawns a bunch of questions about Civil 3D Surfaces, Surface DREFs, and how to make them work better and faster. The existing and design surface discussion takes a few words and…Read more