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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

 

You gotta love new Autodesk tools. They do tend to make the Civil 3D expert in us become a newbie with a click or two. This happens to me. It happens to you. Sometimes it’s actually the deep dark past, and not the new, that provides the proverbial rock we stumble over. Perhaps this short post about my most recent face plant will spare a few folks this sort of embarrassment and the ever-present specter…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags tools, spreadsheet, AutoLISP, Civil 3D 2019, script, scriptcall, CAD Standards

One of the common user complaints about Civil 3D is the repetitive way you must crawl around the file system to find and get resources. This is certainly one of my pet peeves. Civil 3D has a lot of potential resources. Back in the day, we called the default install’s resource structure…

Down the Rabbit Hole

The reference to Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s…

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The highways and byways of America are littered with customized Civil 3D templates and Civil 3D Styles that fail. They won’t cut the mustard on my big-stack pastrami Rueben. Tools that don’t stand and pass the workday muster are like growing up believing that kosher pickles are supposed to be limp and soggy things. Ok, this deli food metaphor is getting out of hand. Nasty.

It’s sad. We don’t…

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The Framework for Civil 3D is a Managed System that supports the production use of Civil 3D and any customization of the backend resources that you can imagine. Customers say the Framework even enables forms of customization they never dreamed of before they started to employ it.

When a new CAD Management tool arrives from Autodesk, I tend to personally…

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One day at an Autodesk University lunch table someone from Autodesk sat down with me to interview me about the Framework for Civil 3D. Who that person is doesn’t particularly matter. He isn’t specifically a Civil 3D expert but he is a Civil 3D user. He is someone now in a customer facing position often charged with presenting Civil 3D and the other Autodesk civil…

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