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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


One of the amazing things about AutoCAD Civil 3D is the depth of content available to you on the web every day.

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There are a whole cadre of good bloggers out there. (see the list on this page for a few). Here's a good example of that...


Cindy Davenport (known as the "c3dcougar" on twitter and elsewhere) has a great blog post this…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags grading, cul-de-sSac

I had someone call me up and ask me about the new National CAD Standard (NCS) 5.0. For some reason, I'm seem to be becoming an "expert" on the subject of civil engineers and the National CAD Standard. I'd previously posted a short news item back in May, but I hadn't talked about NCS 5.0 much here on the blog. That was not because I don't think it's important.

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Happy 4th of July from Autodesk! AutoCAD Civil 3D users now can enjoy a totally new form of design freedom. Today , July 7, 2011, Autodesk releases the SubAssembly Composer for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011& 2012. Yeah...so maybe that's a little late. 

SAC is Great and SAC is More

The Subassembly Composer or "SAC" is a structured Visual programming interface that allows Civil 3D users…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags subassembly composer, Subassembly, Assembly, corridor

This last week before the 4th of July weekend, I had a discussion about Civil 3D template building and a large mid-sized civil engineer with some folks doing work for the company. I honestly hope this short and painfully true story isn't about you. But it might be. The secret at its center is More common than you know.

The dirty little secret also gives AutoCAD Civil 3D a bad rap. I don't…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags template, Style, CAD Standards, LDT, implementation, training, customization

Finally - Autodesk released Update 2 for 2011.

Your should read the read me Here

Get Update…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Update, Service Pack, 2011, Civil 3D