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This weekend is Memorial Day. Our flag will fly at my house. This day it a testament to the painful price that is all too often paid for the freedom established by our great Republic. I am lucky. I represent the first generation in my direct family who didn’t have a close family member die in a war. Sadly, I have more distant relatives who perished in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.


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Posted by Tench Tilghman


Autodesk was kind enough in the Civil 3D 2020 release (and all AutoCAD 2020 based products) to recognize One Drive, Drop Box, Box, and Azure clouds file locations that are exposed in your Windows Profile in the File Open boxes. Based on what cloud apps you have installed, the Places list in AutoCAD…

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The Framework for Civil 3D supports Adaptive Layer Standards in many releases of Civil 3D. That means you can produce project work in one official and compliant Layer Standard - maybe the NCS 6.0 and still produce deliverables in perhaps another Layer Standard like the NCS 6.0 AIA standard.
Sounds crazy… We know.
It’s all about the hidden potential…

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The Framework for Civil 3D is the most complete, robust, and adaptable integrated system to customize, implement, and manage Autodesk Civil 3D in a production environment. The Framework somehow manages to support multiple releases of Civil 3D in multiple national standards at the same time.

Yes. The Framework for Civil 3D 2020 is coming soon. We’re head…

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The Reference Template Tool in Civil 3D 2018+ employs a new and different approach to the consistent delivery of known good Style resources. The tool allows us to assemble targets, partially manage them, and deliver Style collection resources (targets) by reference.

Use of the Reference Template Tool increases initial drawing open time but…

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