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

 

There are uncomfortable and unexpected truths squirrelled away in the simplest annotative tasks in Autodesk Civil 3D. Model-based software means some basic tasks are fundamentally different and more complex for seemingly no apparent reason. There is a reason as we shall see.

Indeed, some planned and managed complexity can provide us with more bang for the…

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Let’s face it. Most of the time in Autodesk Civil 3D we all tend to initially shoot for some form of published annotation. It’s an old school CAD User’s habit. Let’s call this the lust for One and Done. For surveyors this may mean Point data out of Survey Dbs. The Lord knows, I hope you have moved beyond imported point files and COGO points to better manage your…

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Happy Election Day America.

I frequently joked this year: “I have more morbidities than lividity.”
Simply put: Death will come sooner or later. Today I am still alive and kicking.

My Morbidities being the predictable result of me living high on the proverbial hog for a good long bit. Purportedly, the now dreaded Corona Virus feasts upon such Morbidities.

Here…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT

When I was a child, I earned candy money from my father in a unique way. Candy talk somehow seems appropriate in this pre-election and Halloween Week where the eye candy and repetitive brand pitches are inescapable. “Watch the shiny object” is an ever-present political rant. These days we could all live well if we were simply paid a prorated rate to endure the current steady state…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT, nasa, video

Most of us who employ Civil 3D in production environments are familiar with the mechanics to replace External References (XREF) in our working and/or publication drawings. The Survey dept updates the existing annotation for the proposed project’s Parcel map. Survey can overwrite the previously shared XREF drawing, and/or provide a separate and differently named drawing for project…

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