It is that time of the year where Autodesk releases the next version of Civil 3D. Here is some information regarding the new product for 2013.
The good news if you have a Design Suite is that it now includes Raster Design. There are some other products included now, but I’m less excited about those. Until Infrastructure Modeler has interoperability with Civil 3D it is pointless with small shops like mine.
There are also Cloud Units available with the Suites. Somehow I think this is going to be short term product, just because of the cheese name of the product.
Top new features!
Survey Query Functionality
Enables you to search for information from the survey. Why not have this for everything? Seems a bit short sighted to just have it for Survey Data. Why didn’t Autodesk put the time and money in getting Civil 3D objects to be viewable by Map? That way we could use existing functionality to look for all types of Civil 3D objects.
The improved Surface Boundary Definition allows you to create a hide boundary with another surface from a corridor boundary.
Survey Query Dialog Box