Marissa Gagné

Marissa is the Practice Manager for Civil and Infrastructure at CADD Microsystems. Marissa graduated from Virginia Tech with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering. She has been working with Autodesk products for almost 20 years, specializing in the Civil and GIS solutions. She has worked for a number of reputable civil firms in Virginia providing CAD support to transportation, utility, land development, mapping, and GIS projects. At CADD Microsystems, Marissa's responsibilities include managing the Civil Team, performing product demonstrations, teaching classes, giving seminars and workshops, and performing consulting for many Autodesk products such as Civil 3D, Land Desktop, Map 3D and Raster Design.

US Survey Feet vs. Feet in AutoCAD – What’s going on?

Introduction If you are using an AutoCAD-based product that is 2017 or later, you may have noticed that in your handy “Drawing Units” dialog, in the drop-down under “Insertion Scale,” you now have two options for working in feet. They are “Feet,” and “US Survey Feet.” It may be a big surprise to many people …

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Convert Infraworks Component Roads into Civil 3D Corridors

Infraworks is a fantastic tool for performing conceptual design and visualization. Unfortunately, because of some of the limitations of bringing an Infraworks model into Civil 3D, many users felt that it wasn’t practical to begin their project work in Infraworks. One of the biggest concerns surrounded the fact that Infraworks Roads would only come across …

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Metric Pressure Parts Now Integrated into Civil 3D

Civil 3D is an international product that is used worldwide. Because most companies do not use Imperial units, the fact that previous releases only came with an Imperial Pressure Catalog made the use of Pressure Pipe Networks difficult, requiring either heavy set-up in the beginning to establish metric parts, or tedious, manual manipulation after parts …

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Create Vertical Curves based on High or Low Points in Civil 3D 2019

Filename:  Civil 3D 2019 Snippet – Profile Curves by High-Low Point.trec In many projects, designing a roadway to effectively work with the surrounding area and maintain things like necessary speed and sight distance, it is necessary to hold a high or low point in a vertical curve.  Limitations in previous versions of Civil 3D did not …

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Why can’t we all just get along?? – Helping Architects, Surveyors, and Engineers all play nice together in the AutoCAD sandbox

Parks are all about happiness and joy, right? Children play together on the playground, on the tennis courts, on the soccer fields and they all play by the rules, right? Well, sometimes, at least. But before the park itself can even be built, you have to get a bunch of smart adults, and the data …

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Update to Fix Performance Issues in Civil 3D 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017

Many users have been experiencing performance issues in multiple version of Civil 3D (slowness, lag, temporary freezing, etc.).  This has been happening even on machines that have plenty of RAM and processing power, and it can be very frustrating.  Well, it took a few years, but it looks like AutoCAD has found a way to …

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