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If we move around the tiny little verb in the title of this post, we can change a lot about that title and our perception. We can swiftly change the implied question into a statement - What the Framework for Civil 3D is. In Yoda speak we might say - The Framework for Civil 3D what is. One of my personal favorites.

Funny thing. This silly grammar play seems…

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I flap my lips, wave my hands about, and rant all the time about the importance of the Proactive System Management of the project-based Civil 3D data behind. Yes. This Civil 3D DREF stuff is important. A customer success story surrounding this Civil 3D model magic makes my day.

One Framework for Civil 3D customer, a Civil 3D CAD Manager for a good-sized…

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There is no doubt about it. The Framework for Civil 3D is a continuously developed product. The Framework products for Autodesk Civil 3D 2021.2 dropped in earlier this week. We make changes to the Framework all the time. Over more than a decade of on-going effort, most of those improvements came at the request and suggestion of our many happy Framework customers.


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Autodesk released a bunch of new Autodesk Infrastructure product Updates, Extensions, and tools over the last 60 days most in advance or around the virtual AU 2020 event. These included the Autodesk Civil 3D 2021.2 Update. Remember to be on the lookout for promised Autodesk Construction Cloud integration products promised to be released later this month.

The Framework for…

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How we must express ourselves and our Civil 3D Surface data with Contour Labels is far from the simple task it first appears. Is anything in Civil 3D as simple as it first appears? We face the somewhat unnerving deliverables publication challenge of What if.

What if our client’s reasonable demand for a specific civil engineering design or…

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