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

 

I intentionally employ the metaphor of the US Constitutional principal of the Separation of Powers to talk about how civil engineers and surveyors need to systematically manage to divide and conquer resources and more inside and around Civil 3D. The Arts of Separation help us all to employ the software successfully in production.

The principals of separation are, as they…

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The title for this post sounds like something out of Harry Potter, an epic fantasy, or perhaps a military sci-fi space opera. It’s a mystery. Is The Tuple the newest Marvel action hero blockbuster movie due out for the July 4th 2020 weekend? If so, I want a cut for the title name…

The Rise of The Tuple

What the heck is a Tuple?

You employ tuples…

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Lest we forget - One of the most powerful new tools in Civil 3D 2020 is Dynamo for Civil 3D. Autodesk released a new Autodesk Dynamo for Civil 3D 2020 Update 2 right after the new year. The officially supported depth and breadth of the Dynamo scripting support for both raw AutoCAD and Civil 3D is much improved in Update 2.

Cool and important stuff like a…

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Civil engineers and surveyors who employ Autodesk civil software know a thing or two about Description Key Sets. Everyone’s an expert to one level or another by necessity. The DescKey concept and technology has been around a long time back to the old Land Desktop (LTD) days.

Why bother to talk about this topic at all?
“Honey, can we change the channel?”

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Should we wrap up the calendar year 2019 and unwrap a collection of the 10 best Civil 3D production tips? Why not. Everyone loves a top ten list. I used the production word here not the productivity one even though both definitely do apply in this context.

This post has a decided Civil 3D management and implementation bias over the classic Civil 3D user…

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