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The 75th anniversary of D-Day caused quite an international and national stir in late May, Memorial Day, and early June this year for good reasons. As usual, we all breezed through that other important date in June with hardly a wink and a nod. The Flag Day holiday recognizes the founding of the first Continental Army on June 14th in 1775.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

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Go ask Alice. The Civil 3D installs of resources for the Framework for Civil 3D isn’t difficult. Things thankfully do not change much release to release and update to update. The detail can be confused (or loco or local) as we must roam around in the Windows Sea of Security Screams.

Many others and I call the default AutoCAD install resource paths the Rabbit Hole.…

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Each time Autodesk releases a new release or Update of Civil 3D some smart folks decide to give the Framework for Civil 3D a whirl. I can’t say I blame them. When people update the software, they tend to want to improve things about their civil engineering and survey production environment. For good, practical reasons, almost no one initially wants to change everything all at once.…

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I am on a mission for the adoption of Reference Template (TREF) technology in your working civil engineering and survey projects in Civil 3D. Some could call it a rant. We need to think about the Civil 3D template and Civil 3D Style problems differently. I argue we need new language like the TREF and Target shorthands to talk about the substantive…

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You have a classic Civil 3D Template that works. You are just about already good to go with a simple TREF implementation using the Reference Template Tool. What’s a TREF? In Civil 3D we know all about and employ XREFs (external reference drawing files), DREFs (Data references to the Civil 3D data behind), and IREFs…

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