This presentation will review and demonstrate the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) software-development effort to implement AutoCAD Civil 3D software for state and consultant designers. We will examine a sampling of custom tools and applications created by FDOT on the Custom Ribbon to increase productivity and plans consistency using AutoCAD Civil 3D software. We will cover the following sample of FDOT applications: FDOT Takeoff Manager—an application that enables users to create automated Quantity reports in Microsoft Excel; FDOT Entity Manager—which enables the user to draw graphical entities with pay item data for Quantity Takeoff (QTO) preattached, or place the pay item data on entities after they are drawn; FDOT Signs—which enables the user to design sign assemblies and place them into the drawing with pay items attached; and Create File—an application that enables users to create files based on discipline and sync with the proper Templates. The newly created files are then saved to the project folder hierarchy. This session features AutoCAD Civil 3D. AIA Approved
- Understand the effort of implementing AutoCAD Civil 3D in a state transportation agency
- Discover the steps FDOT takes in plan production workflow
- Understand the tools included with the FDOT State Kit
- Understand how FDOT maintains plan standards
Randy Roberts has spoken at and taught AutoCAD Civil 3D software hands-on workshops over the past 5 years at a number of CAD conferences, including the Florida Local Users Group (FLUG) bi-annual conference (average attendance of 300) and the Florida Department of Transportation Design Training Expo Conference (average attendance of 1500).