Any civil folks out there who have recently begun using Civil 3D?
We have recently purchased ACAD 2006 with LDD and also Civil 3D. We are a civil firm, doing primarily subdivision & commercial work. We do alot of grading plans, road plans/profiles, sewer and storm drain design.
None of us has ever used the Civil 3D before. I have gone through some of the tutorials, and from what I understand, you create your surfaces and alignments etc. in LDD and then have to import them into Civil 3D. One thing I like from the limited review I've done is that it seems as though if something changes in the plan the profiles etc. are automatically updated.
I tried to get our management to send us all to the AUGI class in Atlanta, and they seemed willing at first, but then when it came down to the wire, we were all just too busy to go (deadlines and more deadlines). I would be interested to hear how you successfully transitioned to Civil 3D, and if you have noticed an increase in productivity from using it. Any observations/suggestions are welcome!
Robin Doherty Project Manager Betts Engineering Associates, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org