Friday, June 22, 2007

New! Civil 3D Resource Center

I was a little out of the loop as to when this was officially launched, but Autodesk (yes Autodesk, I do not start until Monday) has provided a new resource for those that are just beginning to acquire information about Civil 3D. The site is the AutoCAD Civil 3D Resource Center. Toby Jutras mentioned it during today's webcast.

This site contains tutorials, FAQ's, customer success stories, whitepapers, and links to other items such as the recorded webcasts (I have tried to see every one).

I have not been through this entire site, but I hope to very soon.

Friday, June 15, 2007

More News

Charles Kettering (1876-1958) was a great invertor. He helped invent the electronic ignition system ("electric starter motor") for cars in 1911. He received patent #1,150,523 (one of over 300) in 1915 for that invention. He additionally invented other automotive ignition and lighting systems, lacquer finishes for cars, antilock fuels, freon, leaded gasoline, an electronic cash register, an incubator for premature infants, Duco paint, and helped develop the diesel engine.

Why do I mention Mr. Kettering today? Because among the many things he is famous for having said, he was quoted as saying...

"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."

This statement has more than one meaning for me today. I will tell you why...

On Monday June 25th I will be joining Autodesk. I am very excited about this change, and am looking forward to the progress that lies ahead.

Additionally, I am well aware of what change means to a well established and understood workflow. But, knowing what I know about engineering design workflow, and what I know about Civil 3D, I am absolutely convinced that the change to implement Civil 3D is the road to progress. That is why I began this blog 3 years ago.

I appreciate the warm wishes, thoughts and prayers during this time of change.

On with the progress!

p.s. Thank you Mr. Kettering for what you accomplished and for your wise words.

Friday, June 08, 2007

New and Updated Whitepapers

As announced by Dan Philbrick, Autodesk's Civil 3D Software Development Manager, in the blog he shares with Dave Simeone, "The Dave and Dan Civil 3D Show" Autodesk has just released one new whitepaper and updated a previous whitepaper.

The new whitepaper is titled:

Best Practices for Working with Large Data Sets

The updated whitepaper is:

Civil 3D 2008 Project Management Using Autodesk Vault

Lastly, Dan mentions technical solution 1071001 that involves enabling Window to over-ride the 2GB limit for applications and allow Civil 3D to use 3GB of physical memory to improve performance.

All of this information is very useful and much appreciated. Thanks Autodesk.

Saturday, June 02, 2007


As of a couple of days ago, I am no longer with KETIV Technologies.

More to come...