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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

 

There’s a sophisticated simplicity to Data Shortcut and Data Reference (DREF) functionality inside AutoCAD Civil 3D. To achieve a more powerful Managed Dynamic Model inside Civil 3D long ago Autodesk built a simple XML-based website to manage and control the interactivity of the data behind for many Civil 3D Features as shared Data…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Project Management, project, data reference, data shortcuts, DREF, video

There’s an elegant simplicity to Data Shortcut and Data Reference (DREF) functionality in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Autodesk just built an XML based “website”. We can call it a website because a Data Shortcut is a published link in a simple folder structure. Through that structure of links we are allowed share the…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Project Management, data shortcut, data reference, 2012, 2013, 2014, DREF, XREF

People tend to ring me up and ask the same stuff over and over. (Like things really change between releases or something ;). That’s a good thing for me and I trust for them too. Posts are often a somewhat imperfect answer to the issue at hand and maybe help get us on the right track.

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Pages of Sections in AutoCAD Civil 3D employ many Styles and have many properties. All that complexity makes getting exactly what you want somewhat of a challenge. 

This is just one Page of Sections. Obviously a long alignment and its large Corridor with many Sections makes for potentially many pages. That produces large drawings where changes and modifications to the Section details can…

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