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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  • 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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  • Reducing Point Cloud File Size With Autodesk Recap

    Reducing Point Cloud File Size With Autodesk Recap

    When saving out a RCP or RCS file from Autodesk's Recap, the default resolution is 5 mm between points. This can make for quite large files and raises questions on how to best store these massive...

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  • Comparing Collaboration and Data Management Options for Civil 3D Webinar

    Comparing Collaboration and Data Management Options for Civil 3D Webinar

    Compare options available to Civil Engineering professionals to collaborate effectively on projects and manage the vast amounts of data created. Compare and contrast data management products...

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  • Remote Collaboration Options for Civil 3D Users

    Remote Collaboration Options for Civil 3D Users

    Kevin Breslin | Manager ISD/RCS Services For many organizations the recent pandemic has created a range of disruptions with operations as more people are for various reasons staying home. For a...

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  • Masking Labels in Autodesk Civil 3D

    Masking Labels in Autodesk Civil 3D

    James Branagan | Applications Expert When placing text on drawings, many times, the only place to place the label will be over lines in the drawing. This obscure the text and make it difficult to...

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  • Civil 3D – Annotations:  Mind the Gap

    Civil 3D – Annotations:  Mind the Gap

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert During a recent custom Civil 3D class, a client wanted to adjust their labels styles to reduce the gap in between lines of text (as seen below) but was struggling...

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  • Photo Editing in Register 360

    Photo Editing in Register 360

    I believe the topic of this blog post will highlight a feature that many people either don’t know about or don’t know how to use in Cyclone Register 360. Of course, I am referring to the photo...

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  • Leica HDS Software Licensing Tips

    Leica HDS Software Licensing Tips

    Software can be a wonderful tool to assist in completing many of today’s tasks. When it works well, it can make our jobs seem less like work and more like a hobby or fun. When it doesn’t work the...

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  • Cyclone 3DR

    Cyclone 3DR

    There is a lot of buzz right now over a software product that Leica has released known as Cyclone 3DR. Many people out there are referring to Cyclone 3DR as a new product from Leica. However,...

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  • Organize your Register 360 Projects

    Organize your Register 360 Projects

    Anytime I go to demo or teach Cyclone Register 360, I will get a person ask me the hypothetical questions: “What if we need to do a large project where we might scan over several days?” “Do we...

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  • Civil 3D Help Resources

    Civil 3D Help Resources

    Brian Johnson | Applications Expert It is common for a person that is using an extensive and complex software product to encounter a situation that requires the use of features that are outside of...

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  • AutoCAD Map 3D Map Book for Plan Production in Civil 3D

    AutoCAD Map 3D Map Book for Plan Production in Civil 3D

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager In several recent conversations it has been asked if it is possible in Civil 3D to automate sheet creation for detailed grading across a project. The question...

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  • Earthwork Construction Plan in Civil 3D

    Earthwork Construction Plan in Civil 3D

    Brian Johnson | Applications Expert To create an earthwork construction plan in Autodesk Civil 3D, use the Earthwork Plan Production feature found on the Analyze tab of the ribbon and on the...

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  • INSERT & CLASSICINSERT in Civil 3D 2020

    INSERT & CLASSICINSERT in Civil 3D 2020

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager Those of you who are working with the new 2020 versions of the AutoCAD product family may have noticed an enhanced INSERT command. In previous versions of...

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  • Different Ways to Copy an Alignment in Civil 3D

    Different Ways to Copy an Alignment in Civil 3D

    Richard Morrow | Applications Expert In this Blog I wanted to share a couple different ways of coping an alignment in Autodesk Civil 3D. I always new I could use the AutoCAD Copy command within...

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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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