Autodesk introduced a new and much improved manage Data References tool in Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.1+. Autodesk also cascaded that same mission-critical code back into the Civil 3D 2019.3+ Updates. If you employ a reasonably current version of Civil 3D, there is better Data Reference (DREF) fix it tool. At the time, Autodesk sort of made a big deal about this. We all know that some…Read more
Another one of the truly maddening terms in Autodesk Civil 3D is that Reference word. Maybe Reference is not quite as confusing in Civil 3D as the word Point. But Reference appears to come close. We have External References, Data References, file references, and even Reference Templates. I could go on.
For reasons that may…Read more
Autodesk made some quiet and undocumented changes to the default Corridor properties in the latest Autodesk Civil 3D 2021.1 Update. The Civil 3D 2021.1 Update’s new separate Inside and Outside Corridor Bowtie Settings for both Tangent and Arcs corner intersection resolutions. These changes can and do affect the default corner resolution behavior in Corridor Baseline…Read more
Many folks in Civil 3D Land initially don’t, won’t, or cannot see the benefits of Civil 3D Corridor tools in civil engineering site grading projects. History matters. A Site grading design is basically an annotated finished grade Surface, right? Habit matters. Why do I need all that silly, complicated Corridor stuff and hassle for? Data management…Read more
Autodesk purchased the ProjectExplorer for Civil 3D product back in mid-April. I said at that time this would/could be one of the best things Autodesk has done for Civil 3D in quite a while. The product went up somewhere into orbit and it just splashed down.
The new Autodesk Project Explorer for Civil 3D extension hit the street for AEC Collection…Read more