IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog

Topics include civil engineering industry insight featuring Autodesk civil engineering software, including AutoCAD and Civil 3D.

  • Get more from Civil 3D with IMAGINiT Utilities - Q&A Session

    Get more from Civil 3D with IMAGINiT Utilities - Q&A Session

    Learn the answers to the questions during the Get More from Civil 3D with IMAGINiT Utilities webinar.

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  • Automatically Assign Folder Security to New Standard Project in Autodesk Vault

    Automatically Assign Folder Security to New Standard Project in Autodesk Vault

    Richard Morrow | Applications Expert One of the challenges in Autodesk Vault Professional when creating a new project is setting up the folder security for the new project. There is an easy way to...

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  • Publishing (Files) vs Publishing (Plots) with BIM360 for Civil 3D

    Publishing (Files) vs Publishing (Plots) with BIM360 for Civil 3D

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager With the addition of BIM360 to our Civil 3D environment in the Civil 3D 2020.2 Update, we now have a couple of different definitions for “Publish.” In general...

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  • BIM 360 Design for Civil 3D Collaboration Tip 2 – Creating a New Drawing

    BIM 360 Design for Civil 3D Collaboration Tip 2 – Creating a New Drawing

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager With the new release of Civil 3D 2020.2, we’re all seeing some slight changes in the appearance of Civil 3D’s Start page (Blog Post Part 1) and some new options...

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  • Customizing the Ribbon with IMAGINiT Utilities for Civil 3D

    Customizing the Ribbon with IMAGINiT Utilities for Civil 3D

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager If you’re a subscription customer through IMAGINiT Technologies, you have access to our custom Utilities for Autodesk Civil 3D. These utilities are specialized...

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  • BIM 360 Design for Civil 3D Collaboration Tip 1 – The Start Page

    BIM 360 Design for Civil 3D Collaboration Tip 1 – The Start Page

    By now, most Civil 3D users have heard about the recently released Civil 3D 2020.2 which (after a very long wait) now provides the means to use BIM 360...

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  • Combining Blocks Using Visibility States Within AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks

    Combining Blocks Using Visibility States Within AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks

    Are you working in an AutoCAD-based drawing that has a large number of similar blocks? Have you ever spent too much time sorting through a long list of block...

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  • Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 3): 

    Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 3): 

    Using a previously created style in a drawing can save time by drag and drop into a current one. You...

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  • Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 2): too much clutter coming over

    Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 2): too much clutter coming over

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert - ISD While trying to reuse styles from one drawing to another more than what was desired was being migrated. Things like Layers and Text Styles were coming over....

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  • Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 1): Used but NOT Used

    Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 1): Used but NOT Used

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert - ISD Thought out the years, we have assisted and delivered many Civil 3D configurations for our clients. Invaluable Lessons, Shortcuts, and Issues have been...

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  • Microdrainage Utility for Civil 3D

    Microdrainage Utility for Civil 3D

    Matt Miyamoto | Project Manager - ISD Consulting Services There is little-to-no surprise that your Desktop App will forever have utilities in them for which you may not have need for. However,...

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  • AutoCAD: Text Readability in Linetypes - An Orientation

    AutoCAD: Text Readability in Linetypes - An Orientation

    Bryant Quinney | Sr Applications Expert For those of you who use text in your custom linetypes within AutoCAD-based program (likely to be a lot of us), you may have noticed that the need to read...

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  • Understanding the use of a Data Clip Boundary in Autodesk Civil 3D

    Understanding the use of a Data Clip Boundary in Autodesk Civil 3D

    Bryant Quinney | Sr. Applications Expert When working on surfaces in Civil 3D, creating a boundary to limit the area used it straightforward. Of the choices we are given, Outer, Hide, and Show...

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  • Smooth Surface versus Smooth Contours in Civil 3D

    Smooth Surface versus Smooth Contours in Civil 3D

    akn_Include, Civil 3D, Grading, TIN, Smooth Surface, Smooth Contours, Natural Neighbor Interpolation, Kriging,

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  • Resolve Crossing Breaklines in Civil 3D

    Resolve Crossing Breaklines in Civil 3D

    Bryant Quinney | Senior Applications Expert During surface creation and modeling within Autodesk Civil 3D, breaklines can sometimes cross each other, possibly preventing the correct surface...

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  • Infrastructure Industry Trends Survey 2019

    Infrastructure Industry Trends Survey 2019

    Kevin Breslin | ISD/RCS Services Manager For the last several years, IMAGINiT has been running an annual industry survey to gauge the pulse of the industry to better understand what’s working,...

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  • Tips on Using Peak Rate Factor in Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis 2020

    Tips on Using Peak Rate Factor in Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis 2020

    Randy McCollum | Applications Expert Starting with the 2020 release of Storm and Sanitary Analysis, Autodesk has made it possible to alter the Peak Rate Factor (PRF) when using TR-20 or TR-55...

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  • Identifying Pipe Network Connectivity Issues with Map Topology in Civil 3D/Map 3D 2020

    Identifying Pipe Network Connectivity Issues with Map Topology in Civil 3D/Map 3D 2020

    Randy McCollum | Applications Expert For a small pipe network, you might be able to tell it is fully connected and logically flowing in the right direction just by doing a simple visual inspection...

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  • Assigning Minimum Pipe Slopes in Civil 3D Pipe Networks

    Assigning Minimum Pipe Slopes in Civil 3D Pipe Networks

    Randy McCollum | Applications Expert As a designer, you already know that the minimum allowable slope for a pipe is a function of three things: The material of the pipe or internal lining in...

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  • Converting a Civil 3D Imperial Template to Metric

    Converting a Civil 3D Imperial Template to Metric

    Randy McCollum | Applications Expert Let’s say you work for a company that has a well-defined template with all the layers properly defined, the blocks are available, fonts included, etc. Creating...

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