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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Newport Beach, California, February 25, 2014 – U.S. CAD, an Autodesk Gold Partner, today announced that it has earned the new Civil Infrastructure Specialization designation for value added resellers from Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. As an Autodesk Specialized Partner, U.S. CAD has proven their qualification to consistently deliver solutions and support, while demonstrating expert knowledge, and the ability to offer a high level of technical background and support to customers in the design and building industry.
In Civil 3D 2018, if you go to the Toolbox tab and expand Miscellaneous Utilities, you will see the category for Surfaces. Under that, you will see Quick Cross Section. Ron Couillard explains how to use the quick cross-section tool to get a fast look at your Civil 3D surfaces.
I recently ran into an issue with a client when attempting to edit a pipe network in Storm and Sanitary Analysis. We noticed that Storm and Sanitary Analysis will open, but no data will be brought in from Civil 3D. Check out these videos for a demonstration of this issue and a resolution for the problem.
You’ve heard it, seen it, and probably have even flown one: drones are all the buzz now in the building and construction industries. Commercial drones are poised to be an efficient solution to one of the industry’s most challenging issues: waste.
Autodesk® recently released the 2017 version of AutoCAD® Civil 3D®. Civil 3D supports BIM workflows on a variety of civil infrastructure projects. See what you can do now in the new AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017.
External references (xrefs) and data shortcuts (drefs) are two methods of attaching and referencing data from other projects in Civil 3D. In this webinar, I took a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both. Read on to learn more!
Have you ever tried to import civil object layer settings from one file to another? Even if you try to use the Styles Import Wizard, those settings aren’t imported. In this video, I will show you how to do this quickly and easily!
Newport Beach, California, March 31, 2016 – U.S. CAD, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions consultant and Autodesk Platinum Partner, introduces today the Performance Bundle, a special packaged solution that offers the best value in BIM tools, education, and training for BIM professionals. The Performance Bundle is offered in two versions, and each version incorporates three of U.S. CAD’s top productivity, education and training solutions: the U.S. CAD Tools, CADLearning and the BIM Workshops.
U.S. CAD partnered with Bluebeam’s Sr. Account Specialist, Greg Mosley, to bring you 6 major Bluebeam workflows that every government agency needs to start using now.
Even though LiDAR has been around for decades, it’s not uncommon to encounter firms that aren’t using point clouds at all, especially in civil infrastructure design and construction. In the August Infrastructure Tuesday webinar, Nick Harper dove into some of the key new features and updates from Autodesk this year for point cloud processing, specifically for civil infrastructure.
Bill Neuhauser shares some of his adventures with point clouds and ways of creating and using them in Civil 3D and InfraWorks. Here are two PT clouds created of the east steps of the Minnesota State Capital during its $300 million restoration project.
In this video, catch a sneak peek from the upcoming Nov. 7th Infrastructure Tuesday webinar to see how KaDe King, one of U.S. CAD’s AutoCAD experts, sets up dimensions as annotative objects in a simple AutoCAD drawing.
In their “AutoCAD 2018 New Features” Skype chat, CADLearning’s Senior Content Manager David Cohn, and U.S. CAD’s Senior Technical Specialist KaDe King, shared their favorite new updates to the AutoCAD 2018 release.
At the Autodesk One Team Conference, held in Las Vegas in March 2018, U.S. CAD received a 2018 Autodesk Platinum Club award in the “Net Subscription Growth – USA” category.
We are pleased to announce a new format for our popular conference series, the BIM Workshops, based on feedback from users like you! Check out what these new changes entail.