IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog

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

  • Is it Time to Update Your Civil 3D Template?

    Is it Time to Update Your Civil 3D Template?

    Things to check for when deciding if it's time to update your Civil 3D template file(s).

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  • Scaling Civil 3D Labels and Annotative Text

    Scaling Civil 3D Labels and Annotative Text

    Many new users of Civil 3D, as well as users migrating from Land Desktop, have questions about the best practices for controlling Civil 3D label scales and annotative text scales.

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  • Repairing Corrupted AutoCAD or Civil 3D Installations

    Repairing Corrupted AutoCAD or Civil 3D Installations

    There are a few steps that can easily be performed by most operators, which will resolve most of these issues.

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  • Civil 3D Corridor Solids in Revit

    Civil 3D Corridor Solids in Revit

    Adding detailed corridor geometry to Revit models using the Extract Corridor Solids tool in Civil 3D and Link CAD option in Revit.

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  • Combining Infraworks Models

    Combining Infraworks Models

    Combining multiple Infraworks models to expand project boundaries

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  • Evaluating Multiple Site Options in Revit with Shared Coordinates

    Evaluating Multiple Site Options in Revit with Shared Coordinates

    Using Shared Reference Coordinates and published surfaces from Civil 3D to evaluate multiple building placement options in Revit

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  • Collaboration, Working Remote Update - Civil 3D Users

    Collaboration, Working Remote Update - Civil 3D Users

    Despite conventional business perceptions, many have found that it is not always necessary to have the whole team in “the office” to function.

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  • 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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  • Converting a Civil 3D Pipe Network to an EPA SWMM Model (or vise versa)

    Converting a Civil 3D Pipe Network to an EPA SWMM Model (or vise versa)

    Currently, there is no way to convert a Pipe Network into a SWMM model without using an intermediary software. Storm and Sanitary Analysis is just that.

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  • Civil 3D – Contour Labels Auto Decimal Place

    Civil 3D – Contour Labels Auto Decimal Place

    For a long time, with Autodesk Civil 3D I have wanted a smart contour label that drops decimal values.

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  • Identifying an Unknown Source Projection for Spatial Data in Map 3D or Civil 3D

    Identifying an Unknown Source Projection for Spatial Data in Map 3D or Civil 3D

    Have you ever tried to insert geolocated data or imagery into either AutoCAD Map 3D or Autodesk Civil 3D only to have it end up miles away from your project area?

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  • From ADSK Files to BIM - What Happened and Why the Move

    From ADSK Files to BIM - What Happened and Why the Move

    Autodesk has, since, very well expanded on a capability they previous had at a lesser extent by developing BIM 360.

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  • Civil 3D QTO File Creation from Agency Data, Part 1 - CSV Files

    Civil 3D QTO File Creation from Agency Data, Part 1 - CSV Files

    Many agencies post construction and material pay item information on web pages

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  • IMAGINiT Civil 3D Utilities Google Earth Warped Image

    IMAGINiT Civil 3D Utilities Google Earth Warped Image

    In this Blog I wanted to show how to attach a Google Image in Civil 3D using the IMAGINiT Utilities for Civil 3D tool.

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  • Margin of Error Applied to Swept Path Analysis - Autodesk Vehicle Tracking

    Margin of Error Applied to Swept Path Analysis - Autodesk Vehicle Tracking

    In this Blog I wanted to look at Swept Path envelopes using Vehicle Tracking to make it more realistic with a reasonable margin of error

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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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  • Migration to Autodesk in 2020

    Migration to Autodesk in 2020

    Here we are in the middle of 2020 and I’m writing a blog post about “Migration to Autodesk”. Seems kind of odd when you think about it, considering AutoCAD has been around since the 80’s

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  • Import an InfraWorks Surface into Civil 3D

    Import an InfraWorks Surface into Civil 3D

    In this blog post I wanted to use the surface model created from Autodesk InfraWorks' Model Builder to create an existing surface in Autodesk Civil 3D.

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  • Add Custom Attribute Columns in BIM360 DOCS

    Add Custom Attribute Columns in BIM360 DOCS

    In addition to controlling the visibility of any or all of these default fields, users can create their own custom attributes to add more columns of relevant information to the BIM360 DOCS view.

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  • Civil 3D-to-AutoCAD - XREF Cleanup

    Civil 3D-to-AutoCAD - XREF Cleanup

    When exporting an Autodesk Civil 3D drawing, the process has been generally straight-forward with some well-placed results in Model Space. That caveat adds some steps to an otherwise simple procedure.

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