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Here comes ChasmTech.WordPress.com!

Welcome to our New Site! ChasmTech.com has a Fresh New Look and Focus! We are migrating our Blog Posts to this Blog… They will still reside at their Original Home AND will be Echoed here! All New Posts will be here at our New Site and Home! Welcome Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors! What is […]

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Civil 3D Users – Maximize Your Productivity and Save Money

Civil Site Design, originally written as a Civil 3D add-on for automated road design, is the one option that provides immediate real benefits including stability and design automation to Civil 3D users while providing a path to independence from the Autodesk rental program, if desired, for as little as $995.

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The Autodesk Rental Model May Result in Local Governments Wasting Money in the Future

I recently had an interesting discussion with the GIS/CAD manager for the wastewater division of a large U.S. city. He raised a number of interesting observations of their changing software needs: The city has migrated to the Esri Government model and is no longer using Autodesk products for geospatial data capture or daily GIS maintenance […]

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Value in Site Design Software = Productivity+ Ease of Use + Cost

  Autodesk’s move to a subscription only pricing model, combined with backward compatibility issues with Civil 3D 2017 have caused many users to evaluate the true value of Civil 3D to their organization. Many are now considering alternatives for the first time. Here,  we compare Civil 3D to Civil Site Design a promising, feature rich […]

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Civil 3D 2017 is not Backwards Compatible

Many Civil 3D users will be surprised to learn that Civil 3D 2017 is not backward compatible to earlier versions.  This will hurt many firms who purchased subscription for some but not all of their Civil 3D licenses to  maintain compatibility with external clients. Dave Simeone, Senior Product Manager – AutoCAD Civil 3D, gave the […]

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Save $6,825 Over 5 Years From the AutoCAD Rental Program!

Like many software companies, Autodesk is moving to a software rental model.  Although this approach is common for new cloud based solutions, will it be accepted by AutoCAD users who are accustomed to owning their desktop software? The chart below shows the savings that AutoCAD rental customers can achieve over a 5 year period by switching […]

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