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

 

It is no great secret that the Autodesk Civil 3D dev team is no longer making Civil 3D Object Model changes primarily in the new numbered year Releases. Say what? Maybe, you missed that? You can’t blame them. They apparently have enough other things to deal with in those new releases each year. We all get that. Civil 3D sits atop both Map 3D Toolset and the core AutoCAD engine.

Frankly,…

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The Autodesk 2020.1 Updates are now in full swing. The AutoCAD 2020.1 Update was released on the opening day of Autodesk’s 3rd fiscal quarter. We Autodesk end-users sometimes tend to forget that Autodesk is a publicly traded company. The perceptions of shareholders and stock analysts matter. Public Autodesk events happen due to the rules of that game and the vagaries…

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One of my long-standing Civil 3D wish list items is a basic form of elementary Audit functionality. I acknowledge that even the concept of some form of audit in Civil 3D is unlikely to reach high into an everyday Civil 3D user’s wish list for obvious reasons. We all get it.

“I already know what’s wrong with my drawing.”

You Manager types…

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The Classic Template Style Collection Methods are the most common template maintenance methodologies used to produce a target of collected Style resources. Many people consider a Civil 3D Template target to be their known good and their Style management end goal. This perspective produces some unrealistic expectations.

The…

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Our work stays the same and the work changes. These facts are certainly true for Style maintenance and improvement tasks in Civil 3D. It is fair to say that almost everyone who employs Civil 3D has issues with maintaining Style consistency inside the projects. People mess with the stuff. This can be a good thing and a bad thing.

Those that claim to have conquered this beast in Civil 3D are…

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