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

 

If you use Autodesk Civil 3D in any release, the odds are that you employ LandXML (and some of the other supported ASCII text formats) inside your civil engineering and survey projects. If you don’t at least employ LandXML to backup and protect externally Civil 3D Features like Surfaces, Parcels, Alignments

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Data References (DREFs) in Autodesk Civil 3D are all about published Managed Models built inside our civil engineering and survey projects. These models effectively can help us achieve better Civil 3D production results with less hassle. We employ DREFs to share a model, or as I call it …the Civil 3D data behind, from a drawing to other drawings…

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It is probably fair to say that I’m often more face down in Civil 3D Object Model nuances than a lot of daily Civil 3D users. That makes sense. My personal work depends on that. I build, support and help people implement Civil 3D production environments with the best in-depth collections of Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Templates, and other vital Civil 3D resources available on the…

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We use Autodesk Civil 3D. We are dependent on the software to get our project work done and to execute our production work and deliverables. Beyond those obvious ones, the number of formal data Dependencies inside Civil 3D and our civil engineering and survey projects appear to do nothing but increase. Dependencies are trending and tend to explode.

Maybe…

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I intentionally employ the metaphor of the US Constitutional principal of the Separation of Powers to talk about how civil engineers and surveyors need to systematically manage to divide and conquer resources and more inside and around Civil 3D. The Arts of Separation help us all to employ the software successfully in production.

The principals of separation are, as they…

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