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The title for this post sounds almost like a car finish product. Go on down to the box store and pick up some Surface Care today. Civil 3D Surface Care is in the aisle next to that beer sold by dem Artesians. You remember the Artesians? Don’t you? Ok. Maybe not. You should.

The Artesian tv spots were the best of the 80’s beer commercials. You have to wonder…

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A couple of months ago I received a surprising comment from a new Framework for Civil 3D customer. The firm is a pretty typical regional civil engineering and survey firm with multiple offices. They have a wide-ranging professional portfolio that seems to span a good number of common civil disciplines.

The folks in the AEC firm have been using Civil 3D since release 2012.…

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The new advertised AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 features are not particularly focused on Civil 3D Survey improvement. Maybe that’s a good thing. If you already learned the benefits and tools of Survey inside Civil 3D, there is nothing serious to work up a sweat over. Right?

Where oh where did my COGO Editor go?

Some of our love-to-hate familiar Survey tools have moved around in the interface.

The…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Survey, survey db, survey figure, COGO Editor, Traverse, query, video

Far be it for me to instruct surveyors and civil engineers about the vagaries of properties recorded and found. That would be like instructing my childhood chicken farmer neighbor on the art of sucking eggs. Speaking of fertile eggs and chicken farming, I still have one question,

Am I planting them too deep or too far apart?

There are classic CAD means; methods in…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags COGO, COGO Editor, Traverse, Survey Figure Editor, survey, video, tools

In the last couple of weeks a recent and necessary security fix for the Microsoft Net Framework seems to have savaged the AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Query Import and Export a file behaviors. Code that was stable and worked great for the last couple of years and multiple AutoCAD Civil 3D releases suddenly stopped working as advertised.

Odds are Autodesk will take a while to fix their now problematic…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags points, survey point, COGO points, figure, survey db, video