Archie Dodge

Civil Solutions Applications Expert<br><br>Over 12 years of experience in geotechnical engineering design, and land planning design, ranging in projects from dams, gypsum stacks and coal ash piles, to subdivisions, parks, and an airport expansion. Autodesk Certified Professional in Civil 3D and an expert in Autodesk infrastructure software. Trainer and consultant with IMAGINiT Technologies.

  • Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: MAPCLEAN

    Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: MAPCLEAN

    Cleaning Civil 3D Drawing Objects using MAPCLEAN

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  • Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: LINEWORKSHRINKWRAP

    Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: LINEWORKSHRINKWRAP

    Creating Outer Extent Boundaries from Selected Objects

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  • Lesser Used AutoCAD Commands: RENAME

    Lesser Used AutoCAD Commands: RENAME

    Update Drawing Object Names such as Blocks, Layers, and Other Named Objects

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  • Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: SIGNSTYLES

    Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: SIGNSTYLES

    Updated author information for all styles within a Civil 3D drawing

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  • External References vs Data Shortcuts and When to Use Them in Civil 3D25:47

    External References vs Data Shortcuts and When to Use Them in Civil 3D

    Explore when you should use external references vs when to use data references when working in Civil 3D.

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  • Recreating Problem Drawings Part 4: Layout Recreation

    Recreating Problem Drawings Part 4: Layout Recreation

    Using the Design Center to recreate drawing assets.

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  • Recreating Problem Drawings Part 3: Drawing Insertion

    Recreating Problem Drawings Part 3: Drawing Insertion

    Covers the topic of inserting a drawing into another drawing in a drawing recovery process.

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  • Recreating Problem Drawings Part 2: The Layer States Manager

    Recreating Problem Drawings Part 2: The Layer States Manager

    Covers the topic of the Civil 3D Layer States Manager, a tool we can use to save the current state of our layer properties.

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  • Recreating Problem Drawings Part 1: Purge and Audit

    Recreating Problem Drawings Part 1: Purge and Audit

    Recreating Problem Drawings Part 1, Purging and Auditing drawings to clean up unused elements and to repair issues.

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  • Introduction to CUI File Handling17:31

    Introduction to CUI File Handling

    Learn how to handle custom CUI files while maintaining default AutoCAD profiles and CUI files by creating custom profiles and workspaces.

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  • Maintaining Personal Support24:54

    Maintaining Personal Support

    Learn how to create a personal profile which will then be modified so that we can maintain personal variables, LISP routines and keyboard shortcuts.

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  • Field-ception; Fields within Fields

    Field-ception; Fields within Fields

    Fields are a very powerful way to keep annotation information up-to-date.

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  • Cleaning Up Curves with Excessive Vertices

    Cleaning Up Curves with Excessive Vertices

    To quickly clean these vertices up, we first need to convert the 3D Polyline to either a Feature line or 2D Polyline, object types which supports true arcs.

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  • Obtaining Surface Intersections with Civil 3D

    Obtaining Surface Intersections with Civil 3D

    Finding this intersection between two surfaces is simple to do, but unless you have needed this task in the past it may not be as straight forward as you would think.

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  • Labeling Externally Referenced Civil 3D Objects

    Labeling Externally Referenced Civil 3D Objects

    Civil 3D objects can be labeled directly through an external reference, many times eliminating the need for a data shortcut within your drawings.

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  • Civil 3D Styles Creation Using Layer 0 and ByBlock

    Civil 3D Styles Creation Using Layer 0 and ByBlock

    If the only change needed between Civil 3D styles are layers or properties, it may be more advantageous to create one style.

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