Civil 3D 2020 and the new Autodesk Civil 3D 2021 set forth on a much-publicized march to better forms of Design Collaboration for Civil 3D in the Cloud. Design Collaboration for Civil 3D sounds good. It Is supposed to sound good. By in large, it is good. Yet, this positive Cloud Collaboration effort makes us a little itchy in the back of our hindbrains.
A new more often…Read more
Managed symbol graphics in Autodesk Civil 3D can become a challenge. Not because it is particularly hard to do. This is AutoCAD 101 basics afterall. Inside Civil 3D there is an overwhelming amount of this detailed and sometimes project specific annotative detail in modern civil engineering and survey project plan set deliverables.
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Ready or not. The latest Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.4 Update hit the street late last week. New Civil 3D releases and Updates are a fact of life in Civil 3D Land. The good news is the Civil 3D 2020.4 Update fixes and number of important outstanding Civil 3D 2020 issues for Pressure Pipes, BIM 360 Collaboration for Civil 3D, ArcGIS interoperability,…Read more
Out here in Civil 3D Land, we all recognize what I like to call Operations Engineering is the mainstay and/or core business for a great deal of survey and civil engineering work. Many commercial civil engineering firms are the public works departments for small towns and lots of pseudo/quasi departments and/or public agencies.
Infrastructure engineering,…Read more
At the beating heart of civil engineering model-based design is the core concept that an iteratively built model and the managed data behind that the model depends on will produce the published results we will require in the deliverables. It is vital to note and never skip over the fact that there are rules, systems, and structures necessary to…Read more