Thank You, and Goodnight.

What can I say, it’s been fun, but the time has come to put the site in some old beer boxes, vacuum up the crumbs from behind the couch, and hand over my keys at the realtor’s office. On May 2nd I’ll be turning this domain over to Autodesk, Inc. and it will begin redirecting to the AutoCAD Civil 3D landing page. Where’s almost five-years’ worth of going? I’m not sure, but have no fear, for the next six months, you’ll have an opportunity to go to the new home, or just be automagically taken to the Autodesk Civil 3D page.

I’m in talks with a couple of folks to move the content to their sites, or I might simply use one of the other domains I have in my pocket. If you’d like to have some of the best Civil3d instruction and commentary propping up your blog and making your site a top destination for Civil 3D users, drop me an e-mail, wedding@ this domain, and we’ll talk. I’m not interested in locking the content away, but I do want it to have a home.

I want to take a final opportunity to say thank you to all of the authors that have contributed over the years. We’ve seen posts from some of the most insightful and brilliant Civil 3D users, instructors and consultants. Thanks, Rick Graham; Tony Carcamo; Christopher Fugitt, P.E.; Eric Chappell; Joshua Modglin; Josh Petersen; John Postlewait; Jonathan Stewart; Kevin Clark, P.E.; Kati Mercier, P.E.; Matt Kolberg; Chuck Lamping, P.E.; Mark Scacco, P.E.; Matthew Anderson, P.E.; Jeff Mishler; Matthew Risch; Steve Boon; Mark Spatz, P.E.; & Richard Sincovec, this site could have never been was it is without your input.

Of course, this blog would have been dead in the water without the serious, over-the-top, way beyond the call of duty, posts of Jason Hickey, Dana Probert, P.E., and Nick Zeeben. Funny how we all wound up in different corners of Autodesk.

Maybe there’s something to this whole blog thing.



  1. Thank you to all who have provided their insight as well as allowing me to share some of my thoughts here in the latter days of this blog. It truly is a wealth of information and has helped me through many frustrations in the Civil 3D learning curve. May the future (where ever it may be) hold even more knowledge because I’m surely not ready to stop learning from all these great people!

  2. Brian Hailey says:

    To all those that contributed to this, thank you all! As I was learning C3D all those years ago, this is the place I went to most often.

    Well done!

  3. Rick Graham says:

    Thanks to all the pioneers of It is a melancholy feeling knowing that it won’t be here, but glad to see that the content will be found in other places. Thanks for giving me the courage to write in a blog. I guess it was the start of my writing ‘career’. If the contributing authors have blog sites, I’d love to know about them so I can continue to be educated.

  4. Matt Kolberg says:

    Thanks, James, for the opportunity. I wish my schedule could have permitted me to write more. I’m sure we’ll keep in touch in one way or another. Maybe you could have another golf tourney at AU this year 🙂

  5. Maher Louis says:

    Thank you Mr. James Wedding for posting all these years. 🙂

  6. john coon says:

    Thanks James and to all involved with this site. This was a great staring point in the early days of civil 3D. I’ve enjoyed reading many posts over the years. Thank you all!

  7. Laura Ford says:

    How sad…thanks for the tips and tricks over the years. Best of luck to you all.

  8. Matt Anderson says:

    Thanks to all for the opportunity to share and thanks to all of the others that did! This will be missed.

  9. Lisa Pohlmeyer says:

    As I was learning Civil 3D, this site was invaluable and even entertaining. As we all helped each other “figured it out”, my experience grew beyond what I thought it could be. Thanks James, and all the contributors. This was the model where the bar was set. If it weren’t for this site, my staff’s transition from LDD “back in the day” would have been much harder.

  10. Josh Petersen says:

    Thanks for the opportunity James. Couldn’t have learned as much as a did without all the blogs, especially this one.

  11. Gerrit Aldlerleisten says:

    This has been the best source on the web for C3D knowledge and training and will be much missed. Thanks to all contributors for your efforts!

  12. Mark Jung says:

    Wow this is going to be missed. What is Google going to do when someone searches for a Civil 3D issue? Hopefully it can find the content somewhere….

    Thanks to all who have helped me learn and push the Civil 3D envelope with all the great info that is here. I can’t even count how many times I’ve implemented an idea or solution found here. Guess I need to go through my bookmarks and make sure the tips are saved somewhere….. 🙂

  13. John Mayo, PE says:

    James, Dana and everyone else who contributed,

    I thank you all very much.

  14. Jess Melchor says:

    From a galaxy far. far away…..Thank you James Wedding …this site was truly helpfull to my learning my way thru the Death Star of the early releases of C3D. You and your wonderful staff will be missed,,but alas nerve forgotten. Oh, I might as well let you know now……Psssschhhhh…Luke, is NOT your father….May the Force be with you Mr. Wedding.

  15. tony says:

    Thanks for all the help. It was my #1 website for support and help.

  16. John Postlewait says:

    Kinda sad to read of this. Thank you for adding me to the list of contributors but I added very little content and my merry band of Civil3D users gained much from here. I do certainly miss the days of being involved.
    Looking forward to keeping in contact with the friends that I have made on here and elsewhere around the web.

  17. Steve Boon says:

    Back in the early days of Civil 3D this site was my home page, so that I could keep up with the flood of information coming from the experts here.

    Change must come to all things eventually, but I will miss this place and the people who brought it to life.

    Thanks to all of you.