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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  • Civil 3D: Using IMG files as DEM Surface Data

    Civil 3D: Using IMG files as DEM Surface Data

    Bryant Quinney | Sr Applications Expert In many states, data is available for large areas in the form of IMG files (essentially a DEM file but differing data format). While Autodesk Civil 3D does...

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  • Import an InfraWorks Surface into Civil 3D

    Import an InfraWorks Surface into Civil 3D

    Richard Morrow | Application Expert In this blog post I wanted to use the surface model created from InfraWorks' Model Builder to create an existing surface in Autodesk Civil 3D. This is NOT a...

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  • Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    Richard Morrow | Applications Expert In this Blog I wanted to show how Offset Alignments are dynamically linked to a “parent” alignment within Autodesk Civil 3D. This makes them perfect for...

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  • C3D Styles in 2020 Reference Template Not Working in 2019 & 2018 Versions

    C3D Styles in 2020 Reference Template Not Working in 2019 & 2018 Versions

    Richard Morrow | Application Expert In this Blog I wanted share with you a tip I learned to solve the following challenge. You are working on a project where the Prime is using Autodesk C3D 2020....

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  • Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    Richard Morrow | Application Expert In this Blog I wanted to show how within Autodesk Civil 3D, Offset Alignments are dynamically linked to a “parent” Alignment. This makes them perfect for...

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  • InfraWorks Model Collaboration with BIM360 DOCS

    InfraWorks Model Collaboration with BIM360 DOCS

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager You may already be familiar with Autodesk BIM360’s Collaboration for Autodesk Revit and Collaboration for Autodesk Civil 3D functionality, but another somewhat...

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  • FACETDEV to Smooth Sectioned Civil 3D Pipe

    FACETDEV to Smooth Sectioned Civil 3D Pipe

    Richard Morrow | Application Expert In this Blog I wanted to show you how to smooth your crossing pipes in profile and section views. Within Autodesk Civil 3D, have you ever come across your pipes...

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  • Civil 3D – Issue:  Alignment Overlap

    Civil 3D – Issue:  Alignment Overlap

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert THE ISSUE: In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at an odd Alignment length and stationing issue within Autodesk Civil 3D which is made obvious when...

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  • Civil 3D: Dynamic ROW & Easements using Offset Alignments

    Civil 3D: Dynamic ROW & Easements using Offset Alignments

    Leo Lavayen | Application Expert Since the “Siteless” options was made available within Autodesk Civil 3D, Alignments have defaulted to the “” site. When placing an Alignment in a Site they may...

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  • Civil 3D: Section Projections for ROW Labels

    Civil 3D: Section Projections for ROW Labels

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert At times the need to display and label objects in Section Views is needed but having to deal with corridors and their complexity may appear daunting or overkill....

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  • Civil 3D - Issue:  Pipe Networks and Missing FG Corridor Surfaces

    Civil 3D - Issue:  Pipe Networks and Missing FG Corridor Surfaces

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert ISSUE: In some cases within Autodesk Civil 3D Pipe Network loses it's assigned Reference Surface from the Corridor. In some cases, issues are obvious as the Rim...

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  • Civil 3D - Issue: View Edit Sections Grayed Out vs Editable

    Civil 3D - Issue: View Edit Sections Grayed Out vs Editable

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert Within Autodesk Civil 3D, the View Edit Sections is an easy way to look at the corridor without having to create sample lines and section views. Stations are...

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  • Civil 3D - Corridors - Fill the Doughnut Hole

    Civil 3D - Corridors - Fill the Doughnut Hole

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert The scenario is within Autodesk Civil 3D when creating a composite surface by pasting EG (existing grade) and FG (finished grade) together. The expected/desired...

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  • Civil 3D Tip – Controlling Glyphs

    Civil 3D Tip – Controlling Glyphs

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert If a Civil 3D label content is edited in any way it will be marked with a Glyph. This function does not plot by default and can be turned ON or OFF on by...

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  • Civil 3D – Push My Buttons:  Using Keyboard Shortcuts

    Civil 3D – Push My Buttons: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert Keyboard shortcuts provide access to functions within AutoCAD and Civil 3D, below are some examples: ** A special shout out to Boris Tillet from WITHERS for...

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  • Civil 3D – Volumes Dashboard vs Composite Volumes

    Civil 3D – Volumes Dashboard vs Composite Volumes

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert Autodesk Civil 3D provides great tools for calculating surface volumes. Early releases of Civil 3D (pre-2012) analyzed composite Surface volumes in the Panorama...

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  • Civil 3D –Creating Depth Profiles from Existing Grade

    Civil 3D –Creating Depth Profiles from Existing Grade

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert Civil 3D Profiles that are generated from Surfaces are locked by default. They are dynamically tied to their source Surface and if the terrain or alignment...

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  • Automated Project Folder Creation in BIM360 Docs from Civil 3D

    Automated Project Folder Creation in BIM360 Docs from Civil 3D

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager With the incorporation of BIM360 Docs capabilities in the Civil 3D 2020.2 and later versions, civil design teams now have access to a cloud-based file storage...

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  • Taking Your Civil Designs to 3ds Max

    Taking Your Civil Designs to 3ds Max

    James Branagan | Applications Expert When you want to give your civil designs much more visual impact, one option you have is to take them in to Autodesk’s 3ds Max software. 3ds Max is a 3D...

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