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Forgotten Commands To Speed Up Your CAD Work: Divide And Measure

These mostly forgotten commands can really speed up the process for laying out parking lots and other drafting procedures.  One example is by having the front of lot line be a polyline, you can run the DIVIDE command to place blocks or AutoCAD points (bad points, not Cogo points) that can be SNAP’ed to along the… Read more »

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Sharing Data With Clients

As Corporate CAD Manager, one question that comes up quite a bit is the issue of sharing data with our clients.  What format do we send data and how do we send the data?  The company I work at is a multifaceted company that has services ranging from environmental and archeological studies to large scale… Read more »

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Civil 3D Tips, Tricks, and Hacks.

The shortcuts below were written with 2012 Civil 3D in mind but are mostly still applicable.  I found that my CAD users were frequently coming across these issues and these bullet points were intended to help with efficiency.  #1: Shrink Wrapping Corridors Creating boundaries around corridors can be one of the most time consuming and tedious tasks in… Read more »

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Formalities.

I’m Andrew, resident Corporate CAD Manager at a civil engineering firm in the frigid, mosquito-haven North.  I’m also an instructor at a local college where I’m enjoying teaching and influencing young, malleable minds.  Troubleshooting, fixing CAD issues, development and research into new technologies, strategic planning and simplifying work to be as efficient as possible is what I do.  I’m that CAD guy… Read more »

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    Forgotten Commands To Speed Up Your CAD Work: Divide And Measure

    These mostly forgotten commands can really speed up the process for laying out parking lots and other drafting procedures.  One example is by having the front of lot line be a polyline, you can run the DIVIDE command to place blocks or AutoCAD points (bad points, not Cogo points) that can be SNAP’ed to along the… Read more »

  • dearclient

    Sharing Data With Clients

    As Corporate CAD Manager, one question that comes up quite a bit is the issue of sharing data with our clients.  What format do we send data and how do we send the data?  The company I work at is a multifaceted company that has services ranging from environmental and archeological studies to large scale… Read more »

  • Untitled4

    Civil 3D Tips, Tricks, and Hacks.

    The shortcuts below were written with 2012 Civil 3D in mind but are mostly still applicable.  I found that my CAD users were frequently coming across these issues and these bullet points were intended to help with efficiency.  #1: Shrink Wrapping Corridors Creating boundaries around corridors can be one of the most time consuming and tedious tasks in… Read more »

  • cropped-andrew3.jpg

    Formalities.

    I’m Andrew, resident Corporate CAD Manager at a civil engineering firm in the frigid, mosquito-haven North.  I’m also an instructor at a local college where I’m enjoying teaching and influencing young, malleable minds.  Troubleshooting, fixing CAD issues, development and research into new technologies, strategic planning and simplifying work to be as efficient as possible is what I do.  I’m that CAD guy… Read more »