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 – 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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  • Pipe Runs and Pressure Pipe Updates in Civil 3D 2021

    Pipe Runs and Pressure Pipe Updates in Civil 3D 2021

    Having been a long time coming, Pressure Pipe Networks and associated behaviors have been updated for Civil 3D 2021.

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

    Civil 3D: Using IMG files as DEM Surface Data

    In many states, data is available for large areas in the form of IMG files (essentially a DEM file but differing data format).

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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 InfraWorks' Model Builder to create an existing surface in Autodesk Civil 3D.

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  • Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    In this Blog I wanted to show how Offset Alignments are dynamically linked to a “parent” alignment within Civil 3D.

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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

    In this Blog I wanted share with you a tip I learned to solve a challenge

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  • Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    Offset Alignments are dynamically linked to a “parent” Alignment. This makes them perfect for defining linear geometry

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  • InfraWorks Model Collaboration with BIM360 DOCS

    InfraWorks Model Collaboration with BIM360 DOCS

    By housing an InfraWorks model in BIM360 Docs, multiple project members have the ability to open and work on model content, then synchronize changes with each other via the cloud.

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  • FACETDEV to Smooth Sectioned Civil 3D Pipe

    FACETDEV to Smooth Sectioned Civil 3D Pipe

    In this Blog I wanted to show you how to smooth your crossing pipes in profile and section views.

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