Let’s have a Happy New Year with Civil 3D. Should we wrap up the calendar year 2023 and unwrap a collection of the Top Ten Civil 3D Production Tips? Why not. Everyone loves a top ten list. I used the production word here not the productivity one even though both do apply in this context.
This post has a decided Civil 3D management and implementation bias…Read more
We all occasionally hear the refrain or claim: “Our projects in Civil 3D are too small to make Data References (DREFs) and Data Shortcuts worth the effort. We manage to get most of our work done in one drawing.”
We can work this way in Autodesk Civil 3D.Read more
Folks do successfully work without DREFs every day in Civil 3D Land.
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We all need better, safe places for productive play in Civil 3D. There are mission critical personal and corporate reasons why we need better Civil 3D Sandboxes in our civil engineering and survey organizations. We should ask, “How good is my Civil 3D Sandbox?”
Our Civil 3D skills are personal. Productivity improvement requires proactive time spent learning to employ those skills.…Read more
What the heck is a Civil 3D Implementation Project? An Implementation Project sounds like a term that an expert might make up to sell us something. OK. I get that. What if we rename it to Our Civil 3D Project That Works? We must admit that we need our Civil 3D projects to work. Civil 3D projects quickly get personal too.
The personal aspect…Read more
There are three distinct and key process concepts in model-based design. Our iteratively built model and the managed data behind on which that model depends on allows us to produce the published results that we will require in our deliverables. It is vital to note and never skip over the fact that there are rules, systems,…Read more