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Lot Pads (“Outside the Box”)

On Wednesday next week, I’ll be catching up for a chat with Alisdair McCrudden of 12d Solutions WA, who first started using 12d Model – or, rather, 4d Model, as it was known then – in 1996! From 1997 he ran 12d Training courses through a reseller, and then in 1998 he commenced contracting directly … Continue reading Lot Pads (“Outside the Box”)



Using a Drone

Surveyor of some 40 years and teacher at the Canberra Institute of Technology, Noel Burton of Detail Survey, addressed our 12d 2018 Technical Forum audience about using drones for surveying work. Over his career, Noel said, he’s seen things progress from a non-technology type surveying right through to where we are at the moment, where … Continue reading Using a Drone



12d Modellers on 12d Model

It’s always exciting to see the innovative projects that 12d Model is being used for. From the Parramatta Light Rail from to the West Gate Tunnel down in Victoria, seeing 12d Model in action is always illuminating for us as it is for other industry professionals. One of the most useful things is finding out … Continue reading 12d Modellers on 12d Model



The Attribute Manipulator in 12d Model

Paul Hardwick of 12d Queensland addressed our 2018 Technical Forum audience about the Attribute Manipulator in 12d Model software. Paul said this option has progressed a lot since 12d Model 11, and it has filled the hole of a lot a macros that have been written in the past, combining them all into one nice, … Continue reading The Attribute Manipulator in 12d Model



Public Works Standards

Tim Brooks (and Owen Thornton) of 12d Queensland addressed our 12d Technical Forum 2018 audience about Public Works Standards. Tim is the 12d Model and 12d Synergy Training Manager, and has been with 12d Solutions for around 5 years. He coordinates and writes 12d Model training manuals, and writes the 12d Synergy Training manuals. A … Continue reading Public Works Standards



Drainage and Object 3D Clash Detection in 12d Model

Recently, we replayed another of our most popular webinars from 2018, ‘Drainage and Object 3D Clash Detection in 12d Model’. This session was presented by Dylan Revell of 12d NZ. Not only does 12d Model allow its users to create comprehensive 3D and BIM Models of surveys, road designs and water modelling, it also provides … Continue reading Drainage and Object 3D Clash Detection in 12d Model



Precise Culvert Length and Location with Drainage Strings

We started off this year’s 12d Training Webinar Series with a replay of an extremely popular topic from May – ‘Precise Culvert Length and Location with Drainage Strings’. This topic was presented by Owen Thornton of 12d Queensland. This session demonstrates how to align and grade a Drainage string culvert with precision, in both the … Continue reading Precise Culvert Length and Location with Drainage Strings



12d International Technical Forum 2018 – Thoughts by Lee!

The 12d 2018 Technical Forum was a wonderful way to crown a record-breaking year for 12d Solutions. We had well over 500 industry professionals from survey, construction and design, and data management join us. All the seats were taken up – we were literally bulging at the seams, with standing room only. It’s always fantastic … Continue reading 12d International Technical Forum 2018 – Thoughts by Lee!



How Long Have You Been Using 12d Model?

As part of our amazing series of short interviews at our 2018 12d Technical Forum, we asked the question, “How long have you been using 12d Model software?” The answers, again, varied quite a bit from person to person! Some had been using it for just 18 months (and yet, by all reports, were well … Continue reading How Long Have You Been Using 12d Model?



Directional Kerb Ramps in 12d Model

We finished off this year’s 12d Training Webinar Series with a replay of an extremely popular topic from May – Directional Kerb Ramps! Directional kerb ramps have always been a thorn in the 12d Modeller’s side – they are manually intensive to model, so they are often left to the last minute as no one … Continue reading Directional Kerb Ramps in 12d Model



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