IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog

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

  • DREF Project-to-Drawing Association

    DREF Project-to-Drawing Association

    The ability to data reference AEC objects from one drawing to another is a highly valuable tool in the Civil 3D arsenal.

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  • Civil 3D: Corridor Section Edits vs Frequencies

    Civil 3D: Corridor Section Edits vs Frequencies

    The Civil 3D Corridor Section Views Editor is a great tool to view and edit design manually at key stations.

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  • Surface Edits that don’t Stick: Snapshot dilemma

    Surface Edits that don’t Stick: Snapshot dilemma

    If you need to experiment with some options while editing a Surfaces, the  “Snapshot” function could help.

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  • Merging Pipe Network Catalogs

    Merging Pipe Network Catalogs

    This blog addresses a process to merge the gravity pipe and structure catalogs for Civil 3D

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  • Connecting Leica Scanner to Cyclone Field 360 App - 2022

    Connecting Leica Scanner to Cyclone Field 360 App - 2022

    Field 360 is an app that is used on a mobile device such as an iOS or Android tablet.

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  • Leica RTC360 After 4 Years

    Leica RTC360 After 4 Years

    Four years ago, Leica Geosystems released the Leica RTC360 terrestrial laser scanner. The RTC was a technological and scanning work of art four years ago.

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  • Civil 3D: Design Visualization using Multiview Blocks

    Civil 3D: Design Visualization using Multiview Blocks

    Continuing to explore some Autodesk Civil 3D surface commands, we will be exploring the Move Blocks to Surface command.

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  • Civil 3D: Surfaces using Block with Attributes

    Civil 3D: Surfaces using Block with Attributes

    Building a Surface from Block Data with Attribute Elevations.

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  • Autodesk Batch Save Utility - Easy Scripting Automation Productivity

    Autodesk Batch Save Utility - Easy Scripting Automation Productivity

    In addition to simply saving files, it also gives you the ability to run a Script file as part of the process.  There are also several options you can use to filter the files being processed.

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  • Getting COGO Points to Display How  You Want

    Getting COGO Points to Display How You Want

    When a point gets created in Civil 3D a point style and point label style get assigned to the point. This can be directly to the point through default styles/ description keys, or through point groups

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  • Civil 3D: Expressing Elevations on 2-tier Structures

    Civil 3D: Expressing Elevations on 2-tier Structures

    Creating custom labels to calculate needed structure values.

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  • To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade . . . That IS the Question

    To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade . . . That IS the Question

    “Do we upgrade now, or wait?” While there’s no single correct answer to that question, it is worth considering a few items that may impact your decision making on the topic.

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  • Civil 3D & Navisworks: Checking for Pipe Clearances

    Civil 3D & Navisworks: Checking for Pipe Clearances

    We often get the question "How do you check clearances between civil 3D Pipe elements?" In this article, we explore 3 options to solve the issue.

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  • Civil 3D: May the Forced Label Be with You

    Civil 3D: May the Forced Label Be with You

    Forcing Civil 3D labels to inside (below) or outside (above) with a setting.

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  • AutoCAD 2023 Traces Tool

    AutoCAD 2023 Traces Tool

    AutoCAD 2023 Traces is an online markup and collaboration tool that is available in the AutoCAD web and mobile apps.

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  • New Corridor Targeting Features in Civil 3D 2023

    New Corridor Targeting Features in Civil 3D 2023

    Along with a host of other changes in Autodesk’s Civil 3D 2023 corridor targeting has had a few refinements.

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  • Loading a Missing Interface Element (tab) to AutoCAD Based Programs

    Loading a Missing Interface Element (tab) to AutoCAD Based Programs

    Here is the issue, you’ve just installed a new set of tools which are supposed to have their own tab in AutoCAD, but it's not showing up.

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  • 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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  • DLT Podcast Features IMAGINiT on Digital Transformation Trends in Public Infrastructure and Utilities

    DLT Podcast Features IMAGINiT on Digital Transformation Trends in Public Infrastructure and Utilities

    Instead of manually trying to recreate documentation of infrastructure components and locations, you can leverage technology to create intelligent 3D models.

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