One of the biggest things to ever come out of the Autodesk Labs - Interactive Terrain Shaping. Do grading like never before! This technology represents the realisation of the grading dream - create a multitude of interactive gradings representing just about any surface shape you can concieve. This is a very graphical and interactive design tool that everyone should check out!
Here is what Autodesk Labs have to say about the Interactive Terrain Shaping tool:
The Interactive Terrain Shaping technology preview provides users with a unique workflow for developing grading proposals in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 and AutoCAD® Map 3D® 2012 software. The primary goal of this effort is to provide a holistic approach to terrain shaping that allows users to go from concept to completion using the same model. The intent is to facilitate the development of comprehensive grading plans that can be easily tuned through the project cycle.
This new workflow includes:
- Purpose-built grading operations that interact with other grading objects
- Control over grading hierarchy and operations
- Direct analytical feedback including earthwork and stage-storage volumes
- Extraction of solids and Civil 3D grid surfaces
This technology preview extends AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and AutoCAD Map 3D 2012.
The Interactive Terrain Shaping technology preview creates a new tab where you will find creation, editing and analytical commands
Go to the Autodesk Labs now and check out the Interactive Terrain Shaping Tools.