AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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*WU
Message 1 of 8 (93 Views)

please list benefits

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10-09-2003 01:59 AM
Is it really true that you can grip your vertical alignment, move it
graphically and all your sections change on the fly?
Earthwork quantities on the fly?
I was told that you could pick any point on a surface and you can get the
watershed area to that point. Really true?
We are on subscription and didn't get it yet.

What are the improvements? I don't want to read the autodesk webpages, give
me true users reponses.
*Rizzo, Jon
Message 2 of 8 (93 Views)

Re: please list benefits

10-09-2003 04:06 AM in reply to: *WU
Civil3D is a really cool program - it allows you to grip & move lots of
objects, not just vertical alignments. gripping the horizontal alignment
will automatically restation the alignment, resample the surface & update
the profiles & cross sections that use it. You can also create profiles
that span multiple sheets & each sheet knows how to update itself.

You can also control every aspect of the display of objects & their labels
using pre-configured "style" objects. These styles make it very easy to
standardize the look and feel of projects across your enterprise. You can
change a surface's display from 2' contours to showing watershed boundaries
simply by changing the style it uses.

Here are the three main drawbacks as I see them:
1. The program does not contain all of the functionality required for most
engineering projects (such as pipes & roadway design).
2. The readme file contains a list of known problems that is about a mile
long.
3. The program can be quite slow and memory intensive at times. 1 GB of RAM
& a fast processor is a must.

At this point, the best thing for you to do is learn how to use the software
and use this forum to discuss what you like and what you don't like about
the program.


Jon Rizzo
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.




"WU" wrote in message
news:ED6D4BF8006FAF6DFA94F97959C87F0C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Is it really true that you can grip your vertical alignment, move it
> graphically and all your sections change on the fly?
> Earthwork quantities on the fly?
> I was told that you could pick any point on a surface and you can get the
> watershed area to that point. Really true?
> We are on subscription and didn't get it yet.
>
> What are the improvements? I don't want to read the autodesk webpages,
give
> me true users reponses.
>
>
>
>
>
*Martinez, Mark
Message 3 of 8 (93 Views)

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10-09-2003 04:42 AM in reply to: *WU
Probably the MOST critical thing to note is that it is NOT FOR PRODUCTION USE.

There are stickers, letters and an extensive readme.

I'd like a big red and yellow splash screen in you face upon initiating the
program. So there's no way you'd miss the products intended purpose.

Mark Martinez
The D.C. CADD Company
*Jessup, Allen S.
Message 4 of 8 (93 Views)

Re:

10-09-2003 05:29 AM in reply to: *WU
Well. If Jon says it a really cool program. Then it must be something! Can't
wait till I get mine.

Allen Jessup

"Jon Rizzo" wrote in message
news:43840FA1BDBC1FEA4AEFD4ACC087B559@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Civil3D is a really cool program - it allows you to grip & move lots of
> objects, not just vertical alignments. gripping the horizontal alignment
> will automatically restation the alignment, resample the surface & update
> the profiles & cross sections that use it. You can also create profiles
> that span multiple sheets & each sheet knows how to update itself.
>
> You can also control every aspect of the display of objects & their labels
> using pre-configured "style" objects. These styles make it very easy to
> standardize the look and feel of projects across your enterprise. You can
> change a surface's display from 2' contours to showing watershed
boundaries
> simply by changing the style it uses.
>
> Here are the three main drawbacks as I see them:
> 1. The program does not contain all of the functionality required for most
> engineering projects (such as pipes & roadway design).
> 2. The readme file contains a list of known problems that is about a mile
> long.
> 3. The program can be quite slow and memory intensive at times. 1 GB of
RAM
> & a fast processor is a must.
>
> At this point, the best thing for you to do is learn how to use the
software
> and use this forum to discuss what you like and what you don't like about
> the program.
>
>
> Jon Rizzo
> Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
*Jordan, B
Message 5 of 8 (93 Views)

Re:

10-09-2003 05:48 AM in reply to: *WU
Just got mine 5 minutes ago. Can't wait to play with it.

Bruce
"Allen S. Jessup" wrote in message
news:E0EC553046B63344F7F043512D999114@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Well. If Jon says it a really cool program. Then it must be something!
Can't
> wait till I get mine.
>
> Allen Jessup
>
> "Jon Rizzo" wrote in message
> news:43840FA1BDBC1FEA4AEFD4ACC087B559@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Civil3D is a really cool program - it allows you to grip & move lots of
> > objects, not just vertical alignments. gripping the horizontal
alignment
> > will automatically restation the alignment, resample the surface &
update
> > the profiles & cross sections that use it. You can also create profiles
> > that span multiple sheets & each sheet knows how to update itself.
> >
> > You can also control every aspect of the display of objects & their
labels
> > using pre-configured "style" objects. These styles make it very easy to
> > standardize the look and feel of projects across your enterprise. You
can
> > change a surface's display from 2' contours to showing watershed
> boundaries
> > simply by changing the style it uses.
> >
> > Here are the three main drawbacks as I see them:
> > 1. The program does not contain all of the functionality required for
most
> > engineering projects (such as pipes & roadway design).
> > 2. The readme file contains a list of known problems that is about a
mile
> > long.
> > 3. The program can be quite slow and memory intensive at times. 1 GB of
> RAM
> > & a fast processor is a must.
> >
> > At this point, the best thing for you to do is learn how to use the
> software
> > and use this forum to discuss what you like and what you don't like
about
> > the program.
> >
> >
> > Jon Rizzo
> > Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
>
>
>
*Rizzo, Jon
Message 6 of 8 (93 Views)

Re:

10-09-2003 06:07 AM in reply to: *WU
Cool, but like Mark said, "NOT FOR PRODUCTION USE".

Jon



"Allen S. Jessup" wrote in message
news:E0EC553046B63344F7F043512D999114@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Well. If Jon says it a really cool program. Then it must be something!
Can't
> wait till I get mine.
>
> Allen Jessup
>
> "Jon Rizzo" wrote in message
> news:43840FA1BDBC1FEA4AEFD4ACC087B559@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Civil3D is a really cool program - it allows you to grip & move lots of
> > objects, not just vertical alignments. gripping the horizontal
alignment
> > will automatically restation the alignment, resample the surface &
update
> > the profiles & cross sections that use it. You can also create profiles
> > that span multiple sheets & each sheet knows how to update itself.
> >
> > You can also control every aspect of the display of objects & their
labels
> > using pre-configured "style" objects. These styles make it very easy to
> > standardize the look and feel of projects across your enterprise. You
can
> > change a surface's display from 2' contours to showing watershed
> boundaries
> > simply by changing the style it uses.
> >
> > Here are the three main drawbacks as I see them:
> > 1. The program does not contain all of the functionality required for
most
> > engineering projects (such as pipes & roadway design).
> > 2. The readme file contains a list of known problems that is about a
mile
> > long.
> > 3. The program can be quite slow and memory intensive at times. 1 GB of
> RAM
> > & a fast processor is a must.
> >
> > At this point, the best thing for you to do is learn how to use the
> software
> > and use this forum to discuss what you like and what you don't like
about
> > the program.
> >
> >
> > Jon Rizzo
> > Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
>
>
>
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Message 7 of 8 (93 Views)

Re: please list benefits

10-13-2003 08:21 PM in reply to: *WU
Has anyone else noticed that the ortho doesn't work with create alignment at the beginning? I select my point and ortho is on and i have to draw using the old @500'<90 anyone else having this problem? Also why doesn't pependicular and sme of the other osnaps not owrk with alignments..

I also liked how the old parcels worked by allowing u to put in the square footage when defining the lot but all in all i know this is gonna be a great product.

Training may be a task but looking forward to the full blown release when all the bugs are worked out.

Roger D. Shaw
Koch Surveying & Engineering, Inc.
850 Vandalia - Suite 100
Collinsville, IL 62234
(618) 345-1327
*Karen Dowling, Autodesk ISD Test Develo
Message 8 of 8 (93 Views)

Re:

10-14-2003 03:09 AM in reply to: *WU
Hi Roger,

Ortho is currently not working with alignment
layout.  Another option for now beside the old AutoCAD method, is use
the transparent commands, 'BD would allow you to enter a bearing and distance
(horizontal line would be quad 1, bearing 90) or better yet, try
Azimuth/Distance.  All the transparent commands are found in a toolbar
located beneath the pulldowns.

 

For this release, some of the osnap-to-object
functionality was left out but we hope to incorporate it in future
releases. 

 


--
Karen Dowling
Autodesk ISD QA
Analyst
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