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    Terra Engineering, Ltd.
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    Little & Associates, Architects
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    Mohr & Kerr Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.
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Zombie Civil 3D General_Legal_Description_For_Parcels Report Rises Again

As most of you surveyors who use Civil 3D already know, the Genera_Legal_Description_For_Parcels report writer has been pretty much broken for quite a long time.  In this short blog post, I will show you how to bring it back from the dead to help you get a start on writing legals for Civil 3D parcel objects  

These procedures have been tested on Civil 3D 2020 on Windows 10 with Internet Explorer installed.  This will not work in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox, only in IE

Microdrones mdLidar1000 -- Bring drone based LiDAR data to your projects.

Does your project require the collection of a high volume of accurately collected scan data?

The Microdrones mdLiDAR1000 is an integrated system for producing accurate 3D point clouds optimized for land surveying, construction, oil & gas and mining applications.

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Using a survey database settings file in Civil 3D

Seiler Design Solutions presents how to utilize a survey database settings file in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D to standardize your settings every time you start a new survey database.

Watch this video for a demonstration on how to use this feature.



Civil 3D Custom Workflows and Survey Database Tips from ISPLS 2017


I want to thank all who attended my education session at the ISPLS 65th Annual Convention in Indianapolis on January 20th.

Webinar - Working Together with Autodesk ReCap

Seiler Design Solutions hosted a free Webinar on the subject of using Autodesk ReCap 360 Pro along with Civil 3D, Infraworks and Revit on Thursday January 12.

If you were unable to attend and are interested in learning more about Autodesk ReCap 360, you can still register and watch the recording to learn how you can set up you scan or photo data in ReCap, and bring the power of that data into your Civil 3D, Infraworks and Revit models

COGO Point Ground/Grid Coordinate Transformation in Civil 3D

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D has the ability to transform COGO points grid to ground conversion as well as transforming points from a local project coordinate system to a standard projected coordinate system with a few simple steps.  The video linked below is a quick demonstration of the process, along with some tips on how to display and use this information via COGO point labels and exported text files for re-importation into the drawing or for using with other applications.

Video Link: http://autode.sk/2hvl3I9

Autodesk University 2016


Autodesk University 2016 is underway in Las Vegas, Nevada.  AU is a destination for learning, communicating with your peers, and being involved in shaping the future of Autodesk software and the Future of Making Things.


Have you ever needed some preliminary surface data for a conceptual design and you haven't had the opportunity to get the field crews out to start picking up topo?

In this video, I will go through the process of downloading a binary DEM file from the National Map and bring it into a surface in Civil 3D that I can use for analysis of a future project. As part of following video, I will show you a quick trick to convert surface elevations from meters to feet in just a few easy steps.