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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Preview: Alignment Constraints and New Labels - ability to unlock/lock parameter constraints, modify parameter constraint type of each entity, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Apr 11, 2011

Civil 3D 2012 Preview - Improved surface banding, corridor sections work through intersections, Justin Ralston, C3dXtreme, Mar 22, 2011

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Preview: Enhanced LandXML Import of Alignment Geometry - understanding 3 options for importing alignments via LandXML: fixed only, floating off first element, free and floating curve groups, Jason Hickey, Being Civil, Mar 28, 2011

Labs - Civil 3D Point Cloud Feature Extraction Tech Preview - automatic categorization of various features, hide/isolate features once categorized, John Evans, Design and Motion, Feb 1, 2011

The Civil Side - By Subscription Only - AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011, import/export extension for GENIO, Autodesk storm and sanitary analysis, home use license, Christian Barrett, Autodesk User Group International, Sep 2010

Large Surfaces Supported in 2009 - use 'simplify surface' tools to create models with millions of points for complex applications in Civil3D 2009, Sanjay Asnani, 2D to (Civil) 3D Blog, Sep 8, 2008

The Civil Side: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 - lines/curves menu, ability to generate corridor sections through AutoCAD xrefs, new boundary jig for corridors, more, Melanie Santer, AUGI, June 2007 (may require free registration)

The Maturation of Civil Engineering Software - civil engineering products reviewed were: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008, Bentley OnSite, Eagle Point, Rapid Design Visualization 2008, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst, April 1, 2007

Autodesk Civil 3D - a model-based software, Civil 3D 2007 can design pipe networks, works with field-survey data, has new label object, includes Autodesk Vault, more, earns an A minus, Andrew G. Roe, Cadalyst, February 1, 2007

Autodesk Civil 3D Versus Bentley MX Software - Autodesk paper compares rival product to its own, Autodesk, October 2006, pdf

Civil 3D 2007 Highlights - new features include survey functionality, quick sections, grading tools, improved labels, pipes, and corridors, more, Rick Ellis, Cadapult Software Solutions, Inc., May 2006

New Tools for Civil Engineering - software options available for land development and transportation design: Automation Software for Engineers, Autodesk Civil 3D 2007, Bentley PowerCivil, Eagle Point, and rapid design visualization, H. Edward Goldberg of AIA, Cadalyst AEC, April 1, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 System Requirements - Scott McEachron, Civil 3D - Paving the Way, March 31, 2006

Anthony's Thoughts - Anthony Governanti of Autodesk shares his list of 'wicked cool' features in Civil 3D 2007, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts, March 29, 2006

Pipe Offsets from Alignments in Civil 3D 2007 - use the AutoCAD offset command, turn the polyline into an alignment, and turn the alignment into a pipe network, Danny Counts, BLAUGI, March 28, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 Preview - Bearing Label - allow a space using text component editor, Scott McEachron, Civil 3D - Paving the Way, March 28, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 Grading Features - elevation editor, quick elevation edit, insert elevation point, elevations from surface, more, Danny Counts, BLAUGI, March 24, 2006

New Label Options in Civil 3D 2007 - reference text, expressions, note labels, and line and curve labels are the new label options, Danny Counts, BLAUGI, March 17, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 - Expressions - creating labels with mathematical expressions, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts, March 9, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 Preview - Cross Section Bands - new release can create multiple views easily by using defined multiple surfaces, Scott McEachron, Civil 3D - Paving the Way, March 9, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 Preview - Labels - ability to copy component to create a new one and applying a background mask as a part of the label are two wishlist items included in new release, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts, March 8, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 Preview - "Add Labels" - add labels to notes, lines and curves, include references to other objects in a label, Scott McEachron, Civil 3D - Paving the Way, March 8, 2006

What's Cool in Civil 3D 2007? - new tools to add labels and create reports, Jason Hickey, Beneath The Lines, March 7, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 Preview - Express Tools - all the layer commands removed from Express Tools toolbar and integrated in AutoCAD, Scott McEaschron, Civil 3D - Paving the Way, March 7, 2006

C3D 07 - New Labeling Feature - new label feature creates label containing any type of text, also ability to mask labels in Civil 3D 2007, Bill Frederick, Civil 3D - It's Just Dirt, March 6, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 Features, Available April 14th - 3D polyline tools available, dynamic corridor properties, use expressions in labels, more, Danny Counts, Digging In, March 1, 2006

Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 - improved Survey functionality, grading tools, labels, Vault explorer for tracking, pipe design and layout feature, Bill Frederick, Civil 3D - It's Just Dirt, March 2, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 - Continued - managing projects using Autodesk Vault Functionality which is more user-friendly, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts, March 2, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 Preview - 3D Polylines - Feature Line toolbar shows many 3D polyline tools, Scott McEachron, Civil 3D - Paving the Way, March 2, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 - new 'Survey' functionality, core data management using Vault for sharing of points, surfaces, alignments, profiles pipe networks, and survey data, more, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts, March 1, 2006

Civil 3D 2007 - a Phenomenal Leap Forward! - managing data with Vault, impressive 'Survey' function, new label styles, corridor modeling, more, Scott McEachron, Civil 3D - Paving the Way, March 1, 2006

Civil 3D 2006 - an object-based system which keeps all design entities in touch, but being a relatively new product, doesn't work directly with survey data, AEC Magazine, December 1, 2005

AEC From the Ground Up - Civil Engineering Update - a look at engineering products released by Bentley and Autodesk, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst AEC, June 1, 2005

Autodesk Civil 3D - Model-Based Civil Design Improves Efficiency - Civil 3D has some of the capabilities of Autodesk's Land Desktop and both can be used in tandem, Andrew G. Roe, Cadalyst AEC, March 1, 2005

AEC From the Ground Up - Software Strategy: Civil Engineering Options- a look at software available for civil engineers from Autodesk, Bentley, Eagle Point and Steltman, H. Edward Goldberg, Cadalyst, March 1, 2005

New Iterations of Autodesk Civil 3D and Autodesk Map - due in mid-April but here's a sneak preview, Adena Schutzberg, Directions Magazine, March 9, 2005

Beginning to Implement Civil 3D - you can move data between Land Desktop and Civil 3D by using LandXML files or by reading LDT project data directly from within Civil 3D, SageCAD, November 2004 (pdf)

Autodesk Civil 3D - Autodesk has released the first version of its AutoCAD-based Civil 3D 2005 in the face of established competition but it seems Autodesk knew it had to bring a mature product to market, Martyn Day, CADserver, Oct 26, 2004

Model-Based Design in Construction and Engineering - Autodesk's Civil 3D 2005 software is a powerful tool that creates intelligent relationships between objects so that design changes are updated within a dynamic 3D model, Terry D. Bennett, Exitech Design Productivity Journal, September 2004 (requires free registration) (pdf)

Driving Into 3D - Autodesk's new Civil 3D application, built on AutoCAD, creates intelligent relationships between objects so design changes are dynamically updated whenever a related element is changed, Model-based Design Hits Road - Tom Sawyer, enr.construction.com, September 20, 2004

Civil Design Goes 3D by Autodesk - Autodesk's new Civil 3D software, due to ship this fall, will be the company's biggest product launch since the debut of Inventor, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, September 8, 2004

Keeping the Civil Data Chain Intact - reviews of Civil 3D from Autodesk, object-based software to be used with Land Desktop, and Bentley's Quantity Manager, a stand-alone tool that manages quantities generated in GEOPAK, Andrew G. Roe, Cadalyst, June 1, 2004

 
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