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A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Management, and Civil 3D customization

 

Folk complain that Civil 3D is not really user-friendly for Site Design. This is bunk. The complaint is true only if you insist that site design in Civil 3D should be like it was for years in old school CAD software. We insist our AutoCAD skills are more important than new Civil 3D skills and capabilities. About the only thing Civil 3D has in common with that old software is Civil 3D’s use of similar…

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Don’ ya know that the funny thing about all Standards is they do change. Hopefully, the change is an improvement for the better. These changes should mean we can get more work out the door with less effort. Ok. Sometimes it seems that the Loki, the Norse god of trickery, calls the standards shots.

Any incremental standards update always means getting our heads around a new form of daily…

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The management of a Civil 3D customization and the many resources required by the software to function well in a Civil 3D production environment is no small task. When it is time to upgrade to a new release or a significant new Civil 3D Update, it pays to be aware of and to employ the latest available tools. Meet the BS Wingman.

Civil 3D Batch Save Utility

Autodesk released the…

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MoreCompetency, Inc released a new and updated open source list of our Civilized Keys for NCS 6.0. These are specific to the NCS 6.0 release. By popular customer request we included in this updated NCS 6.0 list all the AEC Discipline Keys in addition to the traditional Survey and Civil discipline ones supported directly in the Framework for Civil 3D in the past. In other words,…

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Truth be told, the initial concept of the Framework for Civil 3D began over a beer at an AU many years ago. That small event might once again prove the point that free beer is responsible for the rise of civilization. Speaking of building civilization…

We Need Civil 3D Templates and Styles that Work

For regular attendees AU 2018 in Las Vegas, NV starts today. If…

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