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In a post last week I tossed out a basic primer on AutoCAD Civil 3D Figure editing. By the way,

“Thanks for the encouraging emails and comments I’ve received. I’m glad the post helped some folks out.”

Here’s a few other Figure Feature related “issues” that…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags 2011, 2012, 2013, figures, NCS, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0, block, symbol, points, Survey Figure Editor

An InstantOn Basic customer asked me to clarify and summarize the basics of Figure editing in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and 2013. Makes sense to me.

Where the Heck is the Figure?

The first user head space issue to resolve is,

“Where are the real figures?
Are they in my drawing?
Or are they in the current Survey Db?”

I think…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Survey Figure Editor, figure edit, figures, 2012, 2013, 2011, survey db, survey

Whoa!  Today was suddenly the last day to confirm on accepted Autodesk University proposals. Where does the time go?
It's already almost the middle of July. We may all be bakin', but
AU 2012 will be here in next to no time. 

You DO still have time (a few days) to submit proposals for AU…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags AU, AU2012, Autodesk University

I want to Play with ITS all day.

What the heck is ITS 4 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012? 

Interactive Terrain Shaping = ITS

Autodesk Labs released a technology preview of new surface modeling tools for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags 2012, surface, grading, autodesk labs

Autodesk released AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 SP1 on Nov 17, 2011.  

A Flash in the Pan Civil 3D SP1 Review

I downloaded and installed it right away. My preliminary research late last week and over the weekend shows this service pack doesn't appear to have fixed everything wrong with the latest version of AutoCAD Civil 3D. Boo Who.
That's never true with continuously developed…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags 2012, Civil 3D, Service Pack, Update