Civil 3D Wish – Surface definition order


Ever wonder why your surface contours aren’t behaving properly?

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In most cases, the issue can be found in the order of operations in the surface properties. In the screen grab below, the issue is simply that the outer boundary should be at the end to ensure that data added later will still be limited by that boundary.

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After having conversations with folks in training classes as well as support calls, I’ve come up with a solution. It would be great if….

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U2’s Bono interview about Christ


Kevin:

So here’s a departure from the normal engineering chatter. I found this interesting not because of the topic but because of how clearly Bono speaks of his faith. I wonder if I have that same clarity of mind, do you?

Originally posted on No Apologizing:

Okay….so I am always on the lookout for how celebrities describe their faith.  I find it interesting.  9 times out of 10 they end up creating a God that does not exist in the Bible.  Then along comes this excerpt from a book where Bono from U2 is being interviewed about his faith.  Actually the interview is from September 2010…but never the less it is an incredible read.  The following excerpt is from the poached egg and can be found at this link.

Christians in a rock band?

 

Bono: My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ. Christ teaches that God is love. What does that mean? What it means for me: a study of the life of Christ. Love here describes itself as a child born in straw poverty, the most vulnerable situation of all, without honor. I don’t let my religious world get…

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Part Builder Land Mines


And… I’m back.  I’ve spent that last 2 months working on standardizing a local engineering firm. However, it was only scheduled to be a week and a half.  So what happened? Lots of answers there really. But one that most people can empathize with is Part Builder. A portion of my todo list required that certain parts be built. On the initial proposal, I gave an estimate of time for this task. Yes. I. Missed. That. Goal.

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Through all of the madness, here’s two tidbits that we need to keep in mind…

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iPad Emulator?


Just a quick note.  I came across a helpful tidbit last week regarding Apple products and how to demonstrate various things without actually owning said device. First, why do I need to do this? Well, for starters, Autodesk has become very cloud and mobile centric. As such, it becomes increasingly difficult to both demonstrate and educate firms and employees about these services. Until now.

May I introduce to you ipadpeek.com.

Autodesk AutoCAD 360

Autodesk AutoCAD 360

 

I am now able to provide adequate demonstration/education with having to own or even find a way to project said devices.  Now, i do realize this is completely web based and there are no apps to display.  My primary focus using this tool is to educate people around the Autodesk 360 service as well as Infrastructure Map Server and how we can leverage design information in the field….

 

I had no idea this existed


rock paper scissors lizard spock dice set

I had no idea this existed

Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock Dice Set
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f38d/?pfm=_featured_f38d_3

Washing Sketchup 3D models


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Ron Couillard over at CADsoft Consulting has 2 great posts here and here on doing laundry.  I mean using Civil 3D as a way to wash the 3D models in the Trimble 3D warehouse (previously known as the sketchup warehouse) so they can be used in Infrastructure Modeler. Pick you favorite model and drop it in AIM, or whatever we’re calling it now.  :)

Or I should say Infraworks for the 2014 version. Man, can somebody just buy everything once so I can keep track of all these things? I’m not getting any younger….  :)Washing Sketchup 3D Models

Contractor Workspace


Contractor Workspace by Jerry Bartels

Finding all kinds of tools tonight and this one is a Contractor Workspace as detailed by the Autodesk Transportation blog. If you move dirt or pour concrete and asphalt for a living, do yourself a favor and download this custom workspace provided by Jerry Bartels! Yeah, he’s gonna kill me for that mug shot….

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