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


The process of the massive rebuild, update, and many MANY new Civil 3D Style additions for the Jump 4 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 is often mind numbing and at times a frustrating task.

All software as complex and ever-changing as AutoCAD Civil 3D has it's "issues" and bugs. I have the unfortunate knack at stumbling upon More than a few that bring the code to its knees. What was the tag line for…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags implementation, Style, Style Management, template, label, Label Style

I trust you've figured out that we don't have "technology problems", we have People Issues. This year at Autodesk University 2011 I'm doing more People Skills sessions than ever before. I'm both honored and excited about that.

AU Course Catalog will be available on Aug 16 


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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags AU, AU2011, Autodesk University, people skills, management

Earlier this week I fired off a post about the on-going Microstation and Autodesk battle for the State DOT software contracts and how that affects all the rest of us.


In that post, I stated the Bentley software had "lost" FDOT (the State of Florida Department of Transportation) to Autodesk.

Not true. My statement was inaccurate.

FDOT has actually…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Civil 3D, DOT, FDOT, DGN

This morning I took a few minutes off from AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Style creation and maintenance for the next Jump Platform products to see the Autodesk rollout webinar on two new Autodesk products with lots More Style. I'm not kidding about the styles either...

AIM Makes Projects Make More Sense

Aug 9. 2011 - Autodesk announced

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags AIM, 2012, Infrastructure Modeler, Utility Design

A couple of months ago I saw a Bentley software press release that announced that a couple of their civil engineering software products would now include support for the National CAD Standards 4.0. Ooooooo.

I'm rolling around on the floor laughing. Trust me. It's not a pretty sight.

Autodesk Did Not Even Notice

Autodesk didn't have to do anything to respond to this. An Autodesk…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags NCS, ncs 4.0, CAD Standards, implementation, Layer Standards, DOT, CADOT, Caltrans, FDOT