Brian Johnson

Civil Applications Expert<br><br>With extensive experience in both engineering and IT, Brian helps organizations make the most of their design technology. Whether it’s through a custom setup, training, implementation, or creation of organization-specific templates and styles, Brian helps both users and managers understand the best methods and processes to get the most from their chosen solutions.

  • Update Project Explorer: Civil 3D 2022

    Update Project Explorer: Civil 3D 2022

    One of the many feature enhancements that Autodesk focused on with the release of Civil 3D 2022 was pressure pipe networks. Now, pressure pipe networks can be updated with Project Explorer.

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  • Enhancements to Pressure Pipe Networks in Civil 3D 2022.1

    Enhancements to Pressure Pipe Networks in Civil 3D 2022.1

    Pressure networks can contain multiple branches in a single network, called pipe runs in Civil 3D, and this update introduces enhancements to editing parts contained in a pipe run.

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  • New Dialog for Corridor Target Mapping in Civil 3D 2022.1

    New Dialog for Corridor Target Mapping in Civil 3D 2022.1

    The overall workflow is simplified by removing the secondary dialogs for selecting the object targets and incorporating that process into a single primary dialog and adding additional features.

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  • Update the Order of New Pipe Sizes from Part Builder

    Update the Order of New Pipe Sizes from Part Builder

    It may seem like it should be a simple fix and that Part Builder or Civil 3D should automatically re-order the list appropriately, however, it will require a manual edit to make it happen.

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  • A Nice Find in the Civil 3D Pressure Pipe Network

    A Nice Find in the Civil 3D Pressure Pipe Network

    The Civil 3D 2022.1 update is required to make the property cells available in the parts list. The values can be input when adding a pipe size or by editing an existing pipe size.

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  • Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 5 Object Sets

    Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 5 Object Sets

    The use of object sets provides a way to automate the creation of reports, AutoCAD tables, and 2D drawings and do so with individual objects or a combination of multiple objects.

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  • Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 4 AutoCAD Tables and 2D Drawings

    Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 4 AutoCAD Tables and 2D Drawings

    Quick Report to AutoCAD Table creates a static AutoCAD table and is an easy method to generate it.

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  • Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 3 Reports

    Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 3 Reports

    Learn the reporting capabilities of Civil 3D objects and the detailed information utilized within the design model. There are numerous settings that can be saved and re-used for consistency.

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  • Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 2 Managing Objects

    Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 2 Managing Objects

    Part 2 will introduce the various features and tools used to edit and, in some instances, create Civil 3D objects from within Project Explorer.

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  • Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 1

    Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 1

    Have you ever thought how much time would be saved to have immediate access to the information you need? Enter the Autodesk Project Explorer for Civil 3D.

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  • Upgrading an old Civil 3D Template

    Upgrading an old Civil 3D Template

    Implementing a new version of Civil 3D across your organization requires planning.

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  • Civil 3D Help Resources

    Civil 3D Help Resources

    It is common for a person that is using an extensive and complex software product to encounter a situation that requires the use of features that are outside of their normal workflow.

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  • Earthwork Construction Plan in Civil 3D

    Earthwork Construction Plan in Civil 3D

    To create an earthwork construction plan in Autodesk Civil 3D, use the Earthwork Plan Production feature found on the Analyze tab of the ribbon and on the Volume and Materials panel.

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  • Analyze a Gravity Network in Civil 3D

    Analyze a Gravity Network in Civil 3D

    The Analyze Gravity Network feature in Civil 3D provides a way to resize pipes, reset inverts and computer the Hydraulic and Energy Grade Lines (HGL and EGL) utilizing the HEC-22 2009 standards.

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  • Staggering Section View Labels for Transportation in Civil 3D

    Staggering Section View Labels for Transportation in Civil 3D

    Recently I have been creating Civil 3D styles for transportation projects and was working on labels for the typical section in section view.

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  • Civil 3D 2020 Survey Database Update

    Civil 3D 2020 Survey Database Update

    Civil 3D 2020 has transitioned to the SQLite format and any previous version survey databases that you need to access in the new version must be converted to SQLite.

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  • Civil 3D 2019.2 Introduces New Profile Toolset Feature in Transparent Commands

    Civil 3D 2019.2 Introduces New Profile Toolset Feature in Transparent Commands

    When Autodesk released Civil 3D 2019.2 it introduced a new tab on the ribbon for Transparent Commands with larger icons and descriptive text to make them easily identifiable.

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  • Civil 3D – Additional Subassemblies and How to Access Them

    Civil 3D – Additional Subassemblies and How to Access Them

    There is an assortment of subassemblies that are found in .PKT files (created in the Subassembly Composer) that are not included in the out of the box Tool Palette that can be very helpful

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  • Display Linear Crossings in Profile View – Civil 3D 2019.2

    Display Linear Crossings in Profile View – Civil 3D 2019.2

    There have been many discussions around how to show the location and elevation of where an alignment of one road crosses or intersects with an alignment of another in profile view.

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  • Prelim to Design – A Time Savings Feature for Road Projects

    Prelim to Design – A Time Savings Feature for Road Projects

    Detailed design is time consuming and laborious, so we welcome technology that provides a way to simplify and speed up the process.

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