Category: Civil 3D 2008

Make your move to AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software and help your team complete a wide range of civil engineering projects faster, smarter, and more accurately. By intelligently linking design and production drafting, the industry-proven dynamic model at the core of Civil 3D allows you to evaluate multiple design alternatives quickly, minimize manual edits, and output updated plans automatically.

Acquiring, Converting, and Using DEM Downloads in Civil 3D

While importing surface data from Google Earth is probably the easiest way to get some conceptual topographical data into your drawings, DEM’s have to be a close second.  For the uninitiated, DEM’s or Digital Elevation Models could be described as a surface whose data is organized

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Mastering Civil 3D Review

Over the last several months I have been working my way through the ever popular Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 book, written by the gang over at Civil3D.com (Engineered Efficiency). As a fellow member of the blogosphere, I have had the privilege to establish a professional

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Virginia Tech Prepares Civil Engineering Graduates

Virginia Tech has naturally received a lot of media attention since the terror of April 16, 2007.  Tomorrow (Saturday) happens to be Homecoming for tech where they will play North Carolina.  As Enter Sandman finishes playing, and the clock ticks down, the Virginia Tech Hokies will

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Finding the 3D in Map 3D: Surface Visualization

The September / October issue of AUGIWorld is now available for download.  The cover story for this issue is “A First Good Impression”.  Impression is a brand new program that Autodesk released this year which allows you to give your CAD drawings a hand sketched look. 

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Composing Parcel Label Styles in Civil 3D 2008

New to Civil 3D 2008 is the ability to create composed parcel labels. Before the introduction of composed parcel label styles, one would have to configure a separate parcel label style for each labeling scenario. Or in other words, a style to show the parcels area

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Map 3D Drawing Status Bar in Civil 3D

Civil 3D users – did you know that Map 3D has a specialized drawing status bar? It seems the typical Civil 3D user knows little to nothing about the abilities of Map 3D. As those who do use it know, Map 3D is an incredibly powerful

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Isolating Individual Objects

Hidden for some time now in the lower right-hand corner of AutoCAD is a little light bulb. If you are like most, you have simply let this little light bulb burn –wasting electricity. At first glance it may seem a little out of place. After all

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AUGI World First Look at Civil 3D 2008

The May/June issue of AUGIWorld has been released. Inside this issue is a First Look at Civil 3D 2008 (pg. 22) written by yours truly. The article takes a quick look at a number of the new features within AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008, and then dives

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Separate Annotation Scales Per Viewport

Dana Probert over at the Engineered Efficiency Civil3D.com blog wrote about quickly changing your Civil 3D Drawing Scale with the new Annotation Scale. Using the Annotation Scale fly out on the Status Bar we can quickly change our Civil 3D Drawing Scale. Those familiar with previous

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 is here!

Just as the IRS is out to take our money, Autodesk has released AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 which drastically streamlines the design process. A streamlined design process means working more efficiently, and working more efficiently means being more profitable. As outlined before, introduces a lot of

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Autodesk Experience the Possibilities Tour Review

So I am back from Washington DC where I have been for the last couple days. Staying over Wednesday night, I spent the day Wednesday simply enjoying our nation’s capital and paid a visit to the National Zoo. Contrary to popular belief I have hobbies other

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