Jump On Civil 3D Blog

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


For reasons that I trust are pretty obvious to all by now, I routinely get lots of questions about AutoCAD Civil 3D Point Styles and their "strange" behaviors.

Not so simple Symbols

The Choices of Confusion

Inside Civil 3D we…

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Speaking of things that have been in the works for a while and may get better...

More Freedom to Dream

There's offically now a new AUGI Wish System.


The front door through the link says it all folks...

AUGI has given it's members the opportunity to dream for many years. The concept…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags AUGI, wish, wishlist

A Practical Guide to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012

Rick Ellis' latest training book for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 will hit the streets this week. The official release date is Oct 14, 2011.

Rick's earlier…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags 2012, Civil 3D, training

In Hyannis, MA at the annual at the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE) Annual Convention late last month The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MASSDOT) announced the department will require future project submissions in AutoCAD Civil 3D beginning Jan 2012.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags DOT, standards, template, 2012, Civil 3D, survey

People wave their hands and talk about "Model Based" software, "Model Based" design, and BIM. What do these words really mean where the rubber hits the road?

Maybe the answer is simple, but it sure appears that takes a while for people to get the unexpected consequences. 

Model-Based is Simple and Elegant

We build a "reasonably realistic" model of what we want…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags publiish, publish on demand, Style Management, Style, template