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I was recently certified by Autodesk as a Civil 3D Implementation Certified Expert or ICE. I have worked in the Civil Engineering industry since 1987. In 1994 I started my consulting business doing training and consulting for Civil Engineering customers utilizing Autodesk civil engineering technology. I started L.A. CAD in 1999 and we are currently the 3rd largest Autodesk partner in the U.S. Studied Civil Engineering at Long Beach State, graduated in 1996.

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Digging In...

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Civil 3D 2007 Features, available April 14th

The embargo lifted as of March 1st, 2006. We can officially say there will be a Civil 3D 2007. Below is a list of feature improvements that we can expect.

Check out the new toolspaces, especially the inquiry toolspace. Still trying to get used to it myself.

Significant enhancements have been made. Many of the 3D Polyline tools we had available in Land Desktop are now available in Civil 3D through a Feature Line Toolbar

When we create a surface through corridor properties, it is dynamic with the corridor. Individual section editing is pretty cool now adding different shoulder subassemblies with ease and grip editing on individual sections

Significant improvements here... they have added the ability to use expressions in labels. You can reference text from one object into another. In other words, you can show a surface elevation or profile elevation in an alignment label. They also added a "Note" label object that can be used for generic annotation

Managing Styles:
This had been cleaned up. Previously when we would attempt to copy styles where duplicate names were identified, copies with a numeric suffix would be created, now we have the option to overwrite duplicates, rename, and merge styles

Survey functionality has been added. The ability to convert RAW data and leverage field book formats for auto-linework generation.

Project Management:
Civil 3D will leverage the Vault technology for managing project and drawing and data. Most Civil 3D objects can now be shared.

**Remember the Quick Section tool in Land Desktop? You can use a similar tool all over the place in Civil 3D... places you never dreamed of.

You can run interference checking now as opposed to just checking this visually. What is really cool is you can setup interference checking. It is not only inference when two pipes collide; it allows you to setup minimum clearances so you can ensure your water and sewer meet EPA guidelines

Much faster surface editing now. I am OK doing this in Civil 3D now versus Land Desktop.

Posted by DannyCounts @ 8:54 PM


Posted by Blogger Maria & Fritz : 12:55 AM
Goood News!

Posted by Blogger Maria & Fritz : 12:56 AM
Goood News, but... Lets wait and see!

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