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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

 

The Layer Manager Tool Palette Tool is the most wasteful tool in Civil 3D. The Layer Manager is useful and powerful tool because of what the tool does – Control the many dynamic properties of Layers in AutoCAD-based apps.

The impact of the AutoCAD Layer within the scope of CAD software history is pretty interesting. The named Layer instead of the numbered Level is certainly a big reason…

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The end-of-year week always seems to be chock full of work. I do try to tie up all the loose ends and miscellaneous fixes for our products and for clients to start the next year with a higher level of better.

A powerful and complete set of tools and resources like the Framework for Civil 3D contains lots of detail and nuance. All of that detail is required to deliver on…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags ncs 5.0, Layer Standards, CAD Standards, spreadsheet, Release 7, Release 8

Autodesk Civil 3D is a feature rich and complex design environment for civil engineers. Civil 3D requires customization to be usable in real world projects. The cost of this development can easily be more than the cost of the software itself. The on-going maintenance and total cost of ownership costs are often worse. Inside the Framework for Civil 3D products we supply…

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I do get interesting questions from the people who manage the Civil 3D production environments for organizations. These folk tend to be “smarter than the average bear” to quote that famous Yogi. He knows best about those things, Boo Boo. Most questioners are pretty well-informed and opinionated about all things Civil 3D. This make sense. The nature and natural selection of their jobs depend…

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Folk complain that Civil 3D is not really user-friendly for Site Design. This is bunk. The complaint is true only if you insist that site design in Civil 3D should be like it was for years in old school CAD software. We insist our AutoCAD skills are more important than new Civil 3D skills and capabilities. About the only thing Civil 3D has in common with that old software is Civil 3D’s use of similar…

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