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Lecture    CV6296
How Big is Big? Maximize AutoCAD Civil 3D Performance Without Sacrifice
Lucy Kuhns
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, Nate Moore
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Description

Your infrastructure projects are getting bigger and bigger, your alignments are becoming longer and longer, and your surfaces are detailed in billions of points. How do you manage this in AutoCAD Civil 3D software? Methods and procedures for parsing and simplifying data without losing critical accuracy are examined using an alignment that is 500 kilometers long and a surface that has 2 billion points. We will demonstrate the workflow and data organization, from data preview, feasibility analysis, accuracy checks, project setup, design optimization, quantity reports, and document production. Additionally, we'll examine critical settings and other tips and tools that enhance the performance of enormous AutoCAD Civil 3D projects.

Key Learnings

  • Understand the AutoCAD Civil 3D software project and methodologies
  • Discover helper tools and applications you can use to parse data without losing accuracy
  • Learn how to compare data management scenarios with and without Vault Professional software
  • Hear about lessons learned from the CAD managers on some real-life project examples

Speakers

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Lucy Kuhns is an experienced civil engineer, mechanical engineer, and land surveyor with expertise in design and build for infrastructure. She first joined Autodesk, Inc., in 2006 as a civil technical specialist, and is now an Autodesk premium support technical specialist working with enterprise customers to guide adoption and develop solutions for infrastructure-based projects and processes related to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction. Kuhns’s career began as a mechanical engineer working on helicopters for Hughes Aircraft Company, off-road vehicles for Honda Motor Company, and bi-modal rail equipment for a startup in which she was a principal. Later she turned her focus to civil engineering and land surveying and was a principal in a professional practice in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Believing that technology would set her company above the rest, she was an early adopter of CAD, GPS, high-accuracy geographic information system (GIS), and automation techniques both in the office and in the field, and Autodesk software was an important key to that success.
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Nate is a Premium Support Specialist for Autodesk and has been immersed in Infrastructure projects for years . He has been working to keep Autodesk's largest customers on track with their projects and deliverables for 8+ years. Currently focused on EMEA customers and their infrastructure projects, he sees massive road, rail, waterway and urban projects daily. His educational background includes a B.A. in Geography and a master's degree in GIS.
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