Creating AutoCAD Plot Stamps with Fields

Trying to figure out which of the two plots on your desk is the most up-to-date version of a plan sheet is never much fun. Of course, even if you know which plot is the latest, you’ll still need to know where it’s saved to make any updates to it. By including information such as when a drawing was plotted and where it was saved in the margins of your sheets, plot stamps can help you avoid time consuming dilemmas like these.

4 Tips for Controlling Road Corridor Daylighting within Autodesk InfraWorks

One of our favorite tools for conceptual civil/infrastructure design exploration is undoubtedly Autodesk InfraWorks (formerly Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler). Using Road Styles in tandem with the built-in proposals feature, it’s incredibly easy to explore the differences between several typical sections or even alignment options. Although typical sections are easily created as Road Styles within Autodesk InfraWorks, nowhere does the software provide an option to set daylight slopes. So how does Autodesk InfraWorks determine the slopes used to tie back into your existing ground surface?

How to Improve the Performance of Large AutoCAD Civil 3D Surfaces

From grading to storm and sanitary sewer design, AutoCAD Civil 3D Surfaces serve as a foundation for nearly all aspects of a typical civil engineering project. Given the far reaching impact of AutoCAD Civil 3D Surfaces, it's important to keep your data as lean as possible as not to negatively effect your projects performance. There are several ways to accomplish this including the best practice of limiting the total number of surfaces contained within any one drawing.