Tag Archives: civil engineering

Work Smarter with Roadway and Parking Lot Design

Autodesk Vehicle Tracking software allows designers to see how transportation will interact with their building and infrastructure designs before they are built. Some of the benefits of Vehicle Tracking include: Faster planning and design Accurately predict movement Reduce rework Easily evaluate for safety factors Optimize designs Watch the video below for a quick overview of the interface and capabilities:  

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Autodesk Infrastructure 2015 Solutions Event

Next Wednesday, some of team will be hosting a live, free breakfast event to update you on the 2015 Autodesk Infrastructure product line and discuss in detail the capabilities of InfraWorks. Discover the tools available to you for designing Infrastructure. Roy Martin, Director of Sales, will cover the latest strategies, technologies, and techniques to help you: Deliver successful projects Effectively

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Autodesk Point Layout: Reduce Work, Prevent Errors, and Avoid Costs

You may have seen recently Autodesk has acquired a new technology into their family of products to announce the new solution Autodesk Point Layout.  With this product release, Autodesk takes BIM information beyond the computer design to aid with field operations.  Autodesk Point Layout allows design and fabrication office professionals to create installation points inside a digital model.  These points are

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What is a Civil 3D Traverse?

Posted on March 6, 2013 by Nikki Szymanski: Recently, a client came to me and was confused about the traverse in Civil 3D.  In the dictionary, traverse (noun) is defined as something that crosses, obstructs, or thwarts; obstacle. In Civil 3D a traverse is used by surveyors in the field as a series of established stations tied together by angle

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Five Quick Tips for AutoCAD Civil 3D Grading

Januray 29, 2013, post by Nikki Szymanski: As I go onsite to different clients, I come accross some tricks that not everyone uses, but could save you a lot of time.  Here’s five that I often give to the firms I visit: 1.  Extract Contours from a Surface:  Use extract objects for surface. Surface>Utilities> Extract objects for surface. 2.  Remove break

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Civil 3D Survey – Knowing its History may Help Your Future

January 22, 2013 by Jesse Evans, Civil Solutions Engineer: The development of the Survey package in Civil 3D has happened over many releases, as Autodesk added additional functions. Watching this process grow from the first release, I’ve developed an understanding of why things are the way they are. When I find myself explaining these processes, I understand why so many people get

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Create Compelling Visual Communication in Infrastructure Projects

Autodesk has created an interactive set of tools to help you design your infrastructure and civil projects by incorporating every part of the design process so that you are communicating accurate, realistic presentations to project stakeholders that may have little or no experience with engineering drawings. Of course, this is only one reason the Infrastructure Design Suite will help you stay ahead and we have

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AutoCAD Fundamentals for Civil Engineers – Part 325

As Civil Engineers, we often dive pretty heavy into the tools we use. For me, one of those tools is Civil 3D of course. What, with all of its styles and settings, tabs, external databases and such, sometimes I forget about the underlying nuances of both AutoCAD and Map that live within Civil 3D. That brings us to our next

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