Lecture    CI2455
Real-World Problems: Taming the Mighty Red River of the North with AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
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The cities of Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN, are divided by the Red River of the North because of major yearly flooding. To address this, a new six-mile earthen levee system that includes five separate interior drainage systems, five 100-year regional storm water retention basins, and five 5,000 GPM storm water pumping stations was designed. Due to the large scale of project and the issues that arose, Ulteig Engineers asked for the assistance of their current reseller, Managed Design. The issues pertaining to this project were file size, slow drawings, and issues around being able to have more team members help with the project. Managed Design was hired to come in during the project to help identify bottlenecks in the process. What will be shown and discussed are the results and the final product of implementing both composite surfaces and data shortcuts into their design process. You will be able to ask your questions to both the prime civil tech designer on the project and the corresponding application engineer from Managed Design.

Key Learnings

  • Describe the concept and process of using data shortcuts to both simplify and share your data
  • Describe how comp surfaces are used to link each phase together to ultimately create one total site surface for machine control
  • Explain advantages of separating projects into separate drawings based on content
  • Name Civil 3D objects for better project recognition



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