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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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Over the years I’ve seen a lot of survey projects literally from the North Slope to Key West and points beyond. This entails getting my head around how a firm gathers, QAs, and publishes data without any of the normal context the doers have.

“Can your Framework for Civil 3D product do something like this?”

“Send…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey db, figure, setup, points, video, Description Key Set

July always reminds me of first steps, moonwalks, and moonlight minds. This makes spatial sense. This month we appear to be on sort of an Export points from AutoCAD Civil 3D bender.
In each Export post I keep meaning to put in the following moonstep but always seem to simply run out of room. So with a savage terrier dog draped across my toes in a state of fan-cooled repose,…

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I hope you caught the recent planetary news out of Caltech that our solar system may indeed have a new ninth planet. Mike Brown, who led the crusade to change Pluto’s formal classification to a dwarf planet from a planet, and his research partner,…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Description Key Set, point group, point, deliverables, video

Most folks employ a simple form of codes in the Format column of their Description Keys. There’s no problem with that, but you may be missing some very useful functionality built into AutoCAD Civil 3D’s Description Keys Sets and Label Style power tools. Inside Civil 3D there is the simple and then there is the sophisticated. Is it possible that both are possible at the same time?

The…  Read more

Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Description Key, Description Key Set, Format, spreadsheet