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No release of AutoCAD Civil 3D would be complete without some new Surface creation and edit updates. AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 is no exception. Surfaces in 2013 deserve a Civil 3D blog post or two of their own. We can be both more indirect or direct about our “data” references in Surface Features. Huh?

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Frankly, I was More than a bit surprised Autodesk decided to go with the “2013” moniker for the release. Were you? If Autodesk is not going to be superstitious, we shouldn’t be either. 
Should we be afraid? Not at all.

Loads of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags performance, 2013, Civil 3D, profile, alignment

Can we really count the improvements in the next release of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013? There are lots more than 13 of them of course. No one is interested in a number count anyway. We want to get our survey and civil engineering work done quicker and with less hassle. We want more robust software that includes more capabilities to tackle our real world problems.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Civil 3D, 2013, performance

I always get a rash of questions about what users will need to run the next release of AutoCAD Civil 3D.
See this news item if you'd like to see the official Autodesk 2013 products press event on Facebook.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags 2013, Civil 3D, requirements, performance

One of my favorite AutoCAD interface tweaks remains palette rollover transparency which you can set for one or all palettes in your interface.

Reclaim More Work Space

A transparent Alignment Editor out of Rollover 


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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags transparency, interface, Civil 3D