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josherk
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Registered: ‎02-08-2006
Message 1 of 8 (98 Views)

Automated intersection design

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02-08-2006 05:09 AM
I recently came across some very useful plugins for Civil 3D on this website: http://www.civil3dtools.com.
Especially the avi demo of their soon to be released ARD Intersection plugin is impressive; it automates a lot of tedious work you otherwise have to do with standard Civil 3D
They als offer a free plugin for automated passing lane design.
*Jason Hickey
Message 2 of 8 (98 Views)

Re: Automated intersection design

02-08-2006 06:15 AM in reply to: josherk
josherk wrote:
> I recently came across some very useful plugins for Civil 3D on this
> website: http://www.civil3dtools.com. Especially the avi demo of
> their soon to be released ARD Intersection plugin is impressive; it
> automates a lot of tedious work you otherwise have to do with
> standard Civil 3D They als offer a free plugin for automated passing
> lane design.

If that impresses you, don't go to http://www.akgsoftware.com/ - your
heart might not be able to handle the excitement....

--
Jason
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MMccall
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Message 3 of 8 (98 Views)

Re: Automated intersection design

02-08-2006 06:25 AM in reply to: josherk
I see that the Civil 3D tools will also be offering a landscape product to run with C3D. I like the idea of it, I just wish it were made to work with C3D files as base information (Xref) but only require a vanilla version of AutoCAD to operate.

For intersection design I've seen another product --> http://gis.langan.com/IntersectionBuilder

I haven't had a chance to try any of these yet but they are the kind of thing I was expecting to be built into Civil 3D from the beginning.
*Laurie Comerford
Message 4 of 8 (98 Views)

Re: Automated intersection design

02-08-2006 11:36 AM in reply to: josherk
Hi,

You can't use the C3D DTM and alignment APIs without running inside C3D.

To convert the Lanscaping program to run in AutoCAD we would need to write
our own functions for these processes. The cost of programming would go out
the door and the sales price would reflect this.

On another note about the program, I finally resolved an issue yesterday on
getting AVI files to run from inside the CHM help file. We will be issuing
an updated version with this help system some time in the next couple of
weeks.

--

Laurie Comerford
CADApps
www.cadapps.com.au

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I see that the Civil 3D tools will also be offering a landscape product to
run with C3D. I like the idea of it, I just wish it were made to work with
C3D files as base information (Xref) but only require a vanilla version of
AutoCAD to operate.

For intersection design I've seen another product -->
http://gis.langan.com/IntersectionBuilder

I haven't had a chance to try any of these yet but they are the kind of
thing I was expecting to be built into Civil 3D from the beginning.
Member
josherk
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-08-2006
Message 5 of 8 (98 Views)

Re: Automated intersection design

02-09-2006 04:53 AM in reply to: josherk
Hi,
I checked out the IntersectionBuilder program you mentioned and I think that the ARD Intersections program from Civil 3D Tools is far more sophisticated, so check out the avi demo (about 12 minutes)

Jos
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josherk
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Registered: ‎02-08-2006
Message 6 of 8 (98 Views)

Re: Automated intersection design

02-09-2006 05:07 AM in reply to: josherk
Hi Jason,

I saw a Vestra demo a couple of months before the introduction of Civil 3D. It looked quite nice, but I decided to wait for Autodesk.
I haven't seen a demo since, but I will download a trial version of the software to evaluate it.

Jos
*Jon Rizzo
Message 7 of 8 (98 Views)

Re: Automated intersection design

02-09-2006 02:46 PM in reply to: josherk
You're right - from what I have seen, the ARD Intersection program looks
more sophisticated. The Intersection Builder is a simple, low cost utility
to automate the creation of curb return alignments and profiles - and it's
available today. :-)



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Hi,
I checked out the IntersectionBuilder program you mentioned and I think that
the ARD Intersections program from Civil 3D Tools is far more sophisticated,
so check out the avi demo (about 12 minutes)

Jos
*Laurie Comerford
Message 8 of 8 (98 Views)

Re: Automated intersection design

02-14-2006 03:25 AM in reply to: josherk
Hi Jon,

I received the program files to build the install for ARD Intersection
today.

I expect that we'll have betas of the install process by the end of the
week, so it should be available quite soon.

We have been held up by the weird behaviour of CHM files called from AutoCAD
finding the path to the AVI files in the help systems for our software.

I believe we resolved that today which opens the way to start on ARD
Intersections.

We also have about 90% of the code completed for creating alignments for a
variety of items including turn lanes, medians, splitter islands, and three
types of cul-de-sacs. More of this later.
--

Laurie Comerford
CADApps
www.cadapps.com.au
"Jon Rizzo" wrote in message
news:5082522@discussion.autodesk.com...
You're right - from what I have seen, the ARD Intersection program looks
more sophisticated. The Intersection Builder is a simple, low cost utility
to automate the creation of curb return alignments and profiles - and it's
available today. :-)



wrote in message news:5081567@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi,
I checked out the IntersectionBuilder program you mentioned and I think that
the ARD Intersections program from Civil 3D Tools is far more sophisticated,
so check out the avi demo (about 12 minutes)

Jos
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