Power Grips and Civil 3D

Power Grips and Civil 3D



Autodesk's Jeff Bartels covers a detailed review of the Grips tool functionalities in Civil 3D and AutoCAD.
See the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.


You will learn something important in this video. Many of the Grips interface nuances are personal productivity game changers. What we don't know...we don't know.

Jeff still tries to wear out his Esc key. He doesn't turn on Shift to Add in the Selection Tab of Options.

I am biased. I consider Grips the best edit and create tool improvement that ever happened to AutoCAD. Grips skill is worth hours of your work week.
I contend that watching for the use of Grips skill in Civil 3D remains one of the best ways to quickly evaluate user skill.
The Grips control and capability for Civil 3D Features is far deeper the most users learn to employ. That shows quickly.

If you want to get good at all the Ctrl Shift and Alt key and Dyn Grip interface nuances, you must practice and drill.
5 minutes a day for a week twice a year works for me. Ok. I try do this when a new Civil 3D Update occurs to keep it simple.