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Joe-Bouza
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Re: Civil3D not for the occasional user....

11-02-2012 04:14 AM in reply to: mathewk

@mathewk

 

Ditto!

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Re: Civil3D not for the occasional user....

11-02-2012 07:27 AM in reply to: troma

@troma

I agree with Matt, I share our styles, templates all the time to anyone who wants them.  Our templates are not considered "set in stone", if our team sees that something is missing, then we update them.  We've created templates for the different types of drawings we create, Cover, ESC, Drainage, Roadways, Details, etc.  There are very few times that a style update needs to be duplicated across all templates, in fact, I can't remember it ever happening, but I may be lucky in that respect.  We only do transportation projects and have found the ability to only have to use the OOTB subassemblies to build our assemblies.  I've created standard assemblies on our tool pallettes and they get adjusted to the design parameters of the project.  We spend all of our daily lives in Civi 3D, with very few issues.  We don't experience crashes, corruptions, etc. very often and I believe it is because of our workflow of keeping the object data separate, using data references & xreffing the corridor when necessary.  Even our in-house surveyor says he would never to back to his previous software.  We generate cross sections and material quantities for all our projects.  The dynamics of all these inter-related objects makes it much easier to endure the year+ lifecycle of our miles of roadway projects. 

As far as sharing data, we receive points, surfaces & existing alignment data from consultant surveyors. I have created LandXML files of our project data and shared that with our local DOT office that brings that data into GeoPac, and vice-versa.  The ability to do this has saved many hours of reinventing the wheel for all of us.

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mathewk
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Re: Civil3D not for the occasional user....

11-02-2012 07:33 AM in reply to: paulhoman
Great post Lisa. I have many people ask me about what new hardwrae is best to use to reduce slowness and crashing. I always tell them that the hardware is only part of the solution. Bad workflow is often the cause of many crashes. Better to work on glthat first.
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RainierFan
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Re: Civil3D not for the occasional user....

11-02-2012 08:29 AM in reply to: mathewk

@MattK & LisaP

 

Just an FYI  I have great hardware and good workflow (my VARs words, not mine).  I think the only thing that I do that's different is that I do mostly municipal roadway design.  These designs are somewhat more complicated than a rural highway or a greenfield subdivision/development...but they are not rocket surgery.

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Re: Civil3D not for the occasional user....

11-02-2012 08:49 AM in reply to: RainierFan

You wouldn't be an associate of James Maeding would ya? :smileywink:

 

Municipal rehabs like Mill & fill; 3 line profiles, etc? I'm getting by and I think Matt & Lisa also do similar work.

 

The way I see it If you are forced to eat an Elephant, don’t complain about it; Take one bite at a time.

 

If you are having this kind of trouble even after getting training perhaps c3d is not for you.

 

Most of the folks on this board are just like you, not acad celebrities, authors or out right sycophants. We have all struggled and pissed and moaned, and sometimes things don't go the way we would like but you can either move on, get help (lots of us have come up to speed thanks to the support of this boards members) or waste your time complaining to a group of people that mostly find the software usable and often fun to use

Thank you

Joseph D. Bouza, P.E. (one of 'THOSE' People) Civil 3D 2012 & 2013
HP Z210 Workstation
Intel Xeon CPU E31240 @ 3.30 Hz
12 GB Ram


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Message 36 of 40 (387 Views)

Re: Civil3D not for the occasional user....

11-02-2012 09:19 AM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

Joe-Bouza wrote:

You wouldn't be an associate of James Maeding would ya? :smileywink:

 

Municipal rehabs like Mill & fill; 3 line profiles, etc? I'm getting by and I think Matt & Lisa also do similar work.

 

The way I see it If you are forced to eat an Elephant, don’t complain about it; Take one bite at a time.

 

If you are having this kind of trouble even after getting training perhaps c3d is not for you.

 

Most of the folks on this board are just like you, not acad celebrities, authors or out right sycophants. We have all struggled and pissed and moaned, and sometimes things don't go the way we would like but you can either move on, get help (lots of us have come up to speed thanks to the support of this boards members) or waste your time complaining to a group of people that mostly find the software usable and often fun to use


Joe, it's not training. It's not workflow.  It's not my hardware.  It's the product. Your analogy of the elephant may be spot on...but I beleive I'm entitled a candid and sincere assessment of the product I have paid large sums of money (purchasing and supporting).  Sorry if that bothers you.  ~Over and out on the subject~ 

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Re: Civil3D not for the occasional user....

11-02-2012 12:18 PM in reply to: mathewk

Matthew, Joe, Lisa

I'm inclined to agree.  For most cases anyway.  We were quite paranoid about it when we first started into C3D.  And still, I think if I got a drawing from someone that had a nifty little label doing something I didn't know could be done, sure I would look at how it worked and make use of that knowledge.  But as you say, it shouldn't really be a big deal day-to-day.  So can I convince the powes that be in my office that we don't need to export to acad every time before we send out a drawing?


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Re: Civil3D not for the occasional user....

11-02-2012 12:19 PM in reply to: Joe-Bouza

@Joe

You have that elephant line saved on your computer so you can paste it in whenever you feel the need, don't you! :smileylol:


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Joe-Bouza
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Re: Civil3D not for the occasional user....

11-02-2012 12:28 PM in reply to: troma

@troma

 

Just taking advantage of technology... Macros baby :smileywink:

 

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Joseph D. Bouza, P.E. (one of 'THOSE' People) Civil 3D 2012 & 2013
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tcorey
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Message 40 of 40 (350 Views)

Re: Civil3D not for the occasional user....

11-02-2012 02:53 PM in reply to: RainierFan

RainierFan wrote:

@MattK & LisaP

 

Just an FYI  I have great hardware and good workflow (my VARs words, not mine).  I think the only thing that I do that's different is that I do mostly municipal roadway design.  These designs are somewhat more complicated than a rural highway or a greenfield subdivision/development...but they are not rocket surgery.


Rocket surgery. That's funny.

 

You should hang out here more. We could use the levity.:smileywink:

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Delta Engineering Systems
Redding, CA
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