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People wave their hands and talk about BIM, CIM, model-based software, and model-based design. What do these often used buzz words truly mean to civil engineers and surveyors?
Where does the rubber hit the road in our daily grind?
Maybe the answer is simple. Maybe not so much.

Model-Based is Simple and Elegant

It sure appears to take a while for people to discover the unexpected…

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Folks who follow this blog and check out or employ the Framework for Civil 3D, quickly recognize that I am a strong advocate for the employment of Survey tools in their Civil 3D production process. No doubt this can be a significant challenge. There are a lot of moving parts and resources to develop in well-built and effective Survey in Civil 3D processes. These days in Civil 3D…

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You do it. I do it. Most of us do it in Civil 3D. We employ no plot solid hatches as masking devices in our blocks to make the output we want to produce work when we publish. Put another way, we want our white space in the right place for a bunch of readability reasons.

Note to self.
Please resist the temptation to turn we want our white space in the right…

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Within a back to Civil 3D fundamentals series of posts, there is no way to dodge Survey in Civil 3D. Survey is too essential to the workflows and process of not only survey organizations, but to civil engineering and other full-service AEC design firms as well. The difference between what most people think Survey in Civil 3D can do and the actual survey production capabilities can be staggering…

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We must work within the current AutoCAD and Civil 3D limitations no matter what we wish for. This has been a serious Civil 3D adoption issue for way too many folks over the years.
Why doesn’t Civil 3D work like what I expect it should?

If you like, you can call my previous post a rant or a HSSPHI (How to Steal Something…

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