Tips from Experts Video Training
Useful Video Training Tips from Experts
The Civil Experts produce a wide range of Tips video content.
Content that is of significant benefit is listed here.
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Create an Alignment with Curves from Line Segments
Chris Fugitt, author of the Civil 3D Reminders blog, details how to use the alignment by layout to take short line segments that make up a curve and turn it into a nice alignment curve in Civil 3D.
From the Chris' YouTube Channel.
Here's the Civil 3D Reminders blog link
Chris does the initial linear segment definitions By Object for the entire alignment in one pass - a powerful thing to know in Civil 3D.
Notice how newer versions of Civil 3D allow us to employ changes to Tangency Constraints to remove Best Fit data from the curves.
If you still get stuck, you can always employ LandXML out and in to remove the Best Fit data from the alignment definition.
This is a more common problem if you Best Fit an entire alignment or profile in Civil 3D.
Autodesk's Jeff Bartels explains how to employ Civil 3D Subassembly Command Settings to standardize Subassembly naming conventions.
From the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.
Jeff's Command Setting tip(s) is helpful if you want to reduce renaming chores in your Civil 3D Assembly constructions.
It is worth the time to watch the video to better understand how important Subassembly name conventions are to optimize your production Corridor work.
The current interface and construction method for Assemblies in Civil 3D gives us no access to these Subassembly Settings within the process.
Needless to say, any Subassemblies in Assemblies already built must be correctly Grouped and renamed in some logical way to be more useful.
Lidar Workflow in the 2019 AEC Collection
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Autodesk's David Fagerman steps through a detailed workflow of processsing Lidar data from ReCap to Infraworks to Civil 3D in a series of 6 videos.
From the FDOT YouTube Channel.
This videos series is a good detailed review of workflows to process Lidar data into workable project data.
Sadly, the 3 last videos were published without sound, but are easy enough to follow and review the workflow with some different details and public source data.
Videos 4 an 5 step through and review the workflow again this time with public source aerial data only processed in ReCap with control instead of Lidar data.
Video 6 steps through the workflow with public source aerial the Lidar (.las) and photo data processed in ReCap with control.