Monthly Archives: April 2008

A bit of history

Several years ago, in my final semester at East Tennessee State University, I had some free hours so I took Calculus III for laughs. There were times that I paid a lot of attention and learned a lot under Jeff … Continue reading

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Contouring Surfaces

I’ve been playing with some ideas, code and Carlson Civil Suite today and I’ve stumbled across an interesting issue with Carlson’s contour routine. Given this equation for a hyperbolic paraboloid, For more information on this surface And porting some code … Continue reading

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Carlson Software Surface Manager

How many times have you pieced together the spot elevation data on a set of plans, triangulated it and then contoured it only to find isolated areas where the triangulation routine did not quite get it right? I sometimes contour … Continue reading

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The Rath's

That last post got me to thinking, “What happened to Randall Rath?” Why didn’t we do a better job with VB Design and CAD Vault? The core members, of which I was one, could have done better, but we were … Continue reading

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Carlson Conference Semi-Conclusion

Outside of the Southwest Espresso User Group meeting in Phoenix a few years back this was my first user conference. I came here expecting to be blown away like Randall Rath blew my mind every time I saw him speak. … Continue reading

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