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

 

These days the Framework for Civil 3D products are STB and CTB agnostic. Civil 3D doesn’t care. Why should the Framework? That was the big deal when Release 7 of the Framework first came out. If we make reasonable concessions to a governing set of Layer Property rules and continue to pay extra careful attention to the details, we can publish in either publishing method.

Because this almost…

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Lordy, I hate to employ that BIM word because everyone wants to turn a bright idea into something shiny and new to sell you. Basically, if it’s new it must be BIM. Therefore, it must be better for you like a New Tide which may no longer clean our clothes as well. Maybe now we also need an OxyClean or another performance supplement? Oh. Bother.

Infomercial Improvement

The…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags BIM, BIME, STB, CTB, corridor, Infraworks, Civil 3D 2018, video

Long before April Fool’s Day, I saw a classic misinformation post about AutoCAD Civil 3D and named Plot Styles. The stated implication of the post was that Civil 3D object Styles had issues with STB based publishing. Therefore, you as a Civil 3D user should avoid STB and stick with the old CTB technology born back in the dark ages of CAD and pen plotters. All I can say is,

WATT?

What…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT, STB, CTB, plotstyle, iPOD, video

People ask me all the time what makes the Release 7 Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D so special. What makes Release 7 so useful? What make R7 productive? What makes the latest version of the Framework the best thing ever for AutoCAD Civil 3D?

Is There a Video?

If…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Release 7, STB, CTB, Civil 3D 2015, Civil 3D 2016, Civil 3D 2017, video

Our goal from the get go has been to produce a resource Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D that simplifies the grisly and time-consuming details that make customizing Civil 3D and maintaining that such a money pit for civil engineering and survey organizations. Central to that purpose are the principals of robustness, consistency,…

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