Infrastructure Tuesday: Civil 3D Surface
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.
That’s why this month’s Infrastructure Tuesday is solely focused on surfaces. In this short session, industry expert James Lord demonstrates how survey data can be used to create surfaces. Once your surfaces are created, breaklines and boundaries can improve the surface’s accuracy—which is critical when surfaces are the groundwork for the entirety of the project. Once your surface is created, James highlights the importance of analyzing and annotating it to communicate the existing conditions.
If you missed our Civil 3D Surface discussion, check out the full video recording of the webinar.
Corridor modelling in Civil 3D can be challenging. If you need custom parts, that can be challenging as well, unless you feel comfortable with Subassembly Composer. Unfortunately, I am not someone who can rip through Subassembly Composer, so I am not in that category. For that if you want to be able to create a custom subassembly but don’t want to venture into the joys of Subassembly Composer, you may not realize that there is a possible solution right at your fingertips. What is it? The magic button? Not quite, but it is pretty easy. There is a command to create a subassembly from a polyline.
Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! I have some really cool videos and tips for AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and more this month. There are also some recent updates from Autodesk. Read on for all of this month’s news.
Do you share design files with non-Autodesk users who need to review your design for approval or buy-in? Doug Benoit shares how to decide which Autodesk viewer to use depending on what software you’re using.
How often do you encounter confusion or difficulties when passing your Civil 3D design to a Revit user (or vice versa)? If this is a frequent problem, you’re not alone. Civil 3D and Revit don’t always get along well, but, with the right workflow, you can maximize your efficiency and make work easier for yourself and everyone you work with.
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!
If you’re a civil designer that receives drawings from clients or consultants who only use AutoCAD, you may be wondering how to pull quantities like plain AutoCAD objects in Civil 3D. Learn how to use the Quantity Takeoff Manager in Civil 3D to help you do this.
In this blog post, I will take you through a typical workflow of some preliminary design work in roadways, grading, and underground utilities. This example workflow will show you how to take advantage of tools—like Autodesk Recap Pro, Autodesk Infraworks, and of course, AutoCAD Civil 3D—that are available to you in the AEC Collection.
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.
The newest Service Pack is now available for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017, and features some new capabilities, updated functionality, and enhanced content for users. Here’s a preview of some of the new features.
Construction projects have historically been complex, time-consuming, and resource-intensive. That’s where drones can help. Here are 3 key benefits to using drones on your next construction project.
Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! Autodesk has recently released a few updates for various softwares. I also have some awesome resources for InfraWorks to share with you. Read on for all the updates.
In the September 5th Infrastructure Tuesday webinar, Aaron Powell discussed three infrequently used tools and features inside Civil 3D you can use to reduce the size of your surfaces in Civil 3D and, consequently, speed up your drawings.
Looking for the latest hotfixes and service packs for your Autodesk civil infrastructure software? U.S. CAD is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of the latest relevant releases to help you stay organized. Here are the most recent releases through November 2016.
How many times have you reviewed documents on a project to find that a building has moved or been given a completely different footprint than what was shown in previous plans? Do you have a headache just thinking about it? Bluebeam Revu’s Compare Documents tool is an easy way to spot changes like this and address them right away.