Infrastructure Tuesday: Alignments and Profiles
Alignments and profiles are the foundation of most civil engineering projects. Civil 3D users should be comfortable creating both alignments and profiles. In this month’s #InfrastractureTuesday webinar, Tim Long demonstrated how to use alignments and profiles in Civil 3D.
Alignments and profiles are used in civil infrastructure projects to lay out roads, railways, runways, trails, and more. In these situations, alignments often represent the center line of a road, a curb return, the edge of a travel way, etc. while profiles are lengthwise vertical representations of an alignment.
If you missed this webinar, check out the full recording from August here.
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Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! Over the last few weeks, Autodesk has released a few important updates for various programs. I also have some exciting new tools and interesting videos to share with you this month (and a favor to ask)!
In June 2011, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) selected Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D software for road and high design projects statewide. The agency has announced that all new projects, starting July 1, 2014, shall be designed using AutoCAD Civil 3D. Click here to read more about Caltrans’ plans to move to AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Civil 3D 2018.2 brings updates that may have welcome additions for many users. Autodesk has organized these features into three categories: design efficiency, production efficiency, and collaboration and data exchange. Read on for more info!
Over the last few weeks, Autodesk has released a couple of updates for various software. I also have some really cool videos and articles that show some helpful tips & tricks for Civil 3D. Read on for all the updates this month.
Have you noticed that when you create a new storm system in Autodesk Civil 3D 2015 or 2016 that the darn sumps are all set to 2.0, even when your rules specifiy them to be 0.0? Bill Neuhauser explains how to change this default value in Civil 3D. Learn more:
If you’re having trouble working with MnGeo LiDAR data in Civil 3D, you’re in luck! Doug Benoit shares an easy 16 step guide to bring a LAS file into a Civil 3D imperial environment to create usable data and ultimately a surface.
Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! Nope, this is NOT an Aprils Fool’s joke! There is so much to tell you, I barely know where to start… you better grab a coffee and sit down for a few minutes!
Over the last few weeks, Autodesk has released a few updates, and it’s that time of year for the 2019 software releases to come rolling off the assembly line. This is not an April Fools joke!
In Civil 3D, the basic building blocks for every project are surfaces. Surfaces are extremely important to the success of your project, and knowing how to create and edit them efficiently can help achieve your project goals faster.
Instead of attaching PDFs as underlays in your drawings, you can now import geometries, raster images, and text directly as AutoCAD elements with the PDF Import command. In this video, I walk through how to use the PDF Import tool. I’m using Civil 3D, but this tool is available in AutoCAD, as well as any of the AutoCAD vertical products.
I recently received questions about the Plan and Production tools and whether those have the ability to generate tiled sheets for projects that do not fall along an alignment. The short answer is YES, Civil 3D has had it since the 2004 release.
Recently, a client asked a few questions regarding the use of reference templates in Civil 3D. While he liked the overall idea of the process, he raised some interesting questions about what working with reference templates would mean. Here are some of the answers to questions you may have never thought to ask, researched and verified by me.
3D laser scanning is a powerful asset for the AEC industry. But the utilization is lower than it should be based on some common misconceptions rooted in out-of-date information.
Install this important update for AutoCAD or any AutoCAD vertical product that you’re using before June 1, 2017!
So you need to reference objects from another drawing in your Civil 3D project; do you use external references or data shortcuts? When do you choose one over the other? In this video, get a sneak peek at the most common questions Civil 3D users have about xrefs and drefs that Ron Couillard will answer during the December 5th Infrastructure Tuesday webinar.