So how can Civil 3D make your business more competitive?Lets look at the typical workflow in a survey office – data is picked up in the field, then downloaded into survey software – where the surface is created and features represented. The file from the survey software is then transferred to CAD software for tidy up and annotation. This workflow is old fashioned and causes problems – such as data loss when transferring files, revision control and lost time if the cycle has to be repeated. In addition, operators have to learn 2 different software environments which increases training costs and the company has to fund and maintain 2 different software programs.Alternatively, AutoCAD Civil 3D provides an integrated environment for survey and drafting because Civil 3D is based on AutoCAD and has additional tools for downloading, surface creation, features representation and survey specific annotations. Any surveyor or survey drafter with AutoCAD skills can quickly learn how to use Civil 3D.
As a surveyor at Bosco Johnson, a major survey firm in Melbourne, I used Geocomp for my survey calculations program then exported the files to either AutoCAD or Microstation. I would have loved to use Civil 3D when I was working commercially.The key points that I really love about Civil 3D are:Ease of Data Management Easy Editing/Display of Points Automated Breaklines Quick Surface Creation All you need in one software program
During the presentation, I will make reference to a survey utility program for AutoCAD Civil 3D called Stringer.Stringer is developed here in Australia to provide support for local data recorders, automatic breaklines and 101 drafting commands for survey work.Stringer is seamlessly integrated into Civil 3D and many customer requests are included in the updates which are released.
Before we get cracking on the technical part of the presentation, are there any questions?The project we are going to show you today is a topo survey with around 2000 points.We are going to:Review the data prior to importing into Civil 3DImport the data and automatically create a surface with contours and featuresDo some annotations – contour labeling and points listsIntroduce breaklines to the surfaceAnd finally - export points for set out
No data recreation. Immediate representation</li></li></ul><li>AutoCAD Civil 3D Incorporates:<br />AutoCAD<br />Industry standard drafting package<br />Surveying<br />AutoCAD Map 3D<br /><ul><li>Co-ordinate Systems
Survey Export</li></ul>CIVIL 3D<br />CIVIL 3D<br />GIS<br />Civil Engineering<br />Localisation/Customisable<br /><ul><li>Ability to add products and processes</li></li></ul><li>Key AutoCADCivil 3D Benefits<br /><ul><li> Ease of Data Management