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Lordy, I hate to employ that BIM word because everyone wants to turn a bright idea into something shiny and new to sell you. Basically, if it’s new it must be BIM. Therefore, it must be better for you like a New Tide which may no longer clean our clothes as well. Maybe now we also need an OxyClean or another performance supplement? Oh. Bother.

Infomercial Improvement

The…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags BIM, BIME, STB, CTB, corridor, Infraworks, Civil 3D 2018, video

Last time we talked about the Neglected Features in Civil 3D. If we are going to learn to employ Intersections and Survey Dbs successfully for Better Information Management Execution (BIME), we are going to smash face first into the AutoCAD Civil 3D Design Control Manager- aka the Alignment. No…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags design control, alignment, iPOD, implementation, video, deliverables

A recent Framework for Civil 3D customer posed a fascinating question this week.

“You’re the Civil 3D wizard.
What are a couple of things that Civil 3D does that people completely miss?”

Perhaps flattery works.

A Sweaty Summer School for Civil 3D

Here’s a written summary of my more than you ever wanted to know answer…

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This August 21, 2017 a stripe of the continental US will experience a total lunar eclipse.
Will you be there to experience the totality?
Federal, State, and local authorities have already issued warnings. Some already declared official states of emergency. NASA tweets daily. You’d think the sky was falling. Since folks are raving about the music of the spheres this reminds me of a…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT, Newton

Autodesk finally got around to much-needed, major improvements in basic AutoCAD functionality to manage and employ both Named Views, the MVIEW command, and XREF layer overrides in all AutoCAD based software with the recent release of the AutoCAD 2018.1 Update.

It’s About Time – Our Time

These new and improved core AutoCAD tools should mean you can produce better…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags AutoCAD 2018, Civil 3D 2018, Update, layout, layers, layer state