We all occasionally hear the refrain or claim: “Our projects in Civil 3D are too small to make Data References (DREFs) and Data Shortcuts worth the effort. We manage to get most of our work done in one drawing.”
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Folks do successfully work without DREFs every day in Civil 3D Land.
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Most of us who employ Autodesk Civil 3D in production environments are familiar with the mechanics to replace External References (XREF) in our working and/or publication drawings. The Survey dept updates the existing annotation for the proposed project’s Parcel map. Survey may overwrite the previously shared XREF drawing. They may provide a separate and differently…Read more
Are we are talking about the latest software changes and improvements to Civil 3D? There is a recent Autodesk Civil 3D 2023.2.2 Update that includes some useful performance improvements and better Autodesk Cloud behaviors with the Autodesk Desktop Connector 188.8.131.522 Update. Today we are not here to discuss that type of feature.
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Many, if not most, of our Civil 3D Projects will involve multiple forms of Reference Replacement. Many of us employ the classic External References (XREF) basemap strategy in our plan set publication.
There are two common scenarios here. The Survey dept must update the existing annotation for the proposed project’s Parcel map. Survey can…Read more
Autodesk continues to improve and change Civil 3D behaviors from one Civil 3D Update to another and from one Civil 3D Release Upgrade to another. Out here in Civil 3D Land we must learn to adapt to those changes or continue to perform our civil engineering and survey work in older versions of the software. Most folks tend to.
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