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


For reasons that I trust are pretty obvious to all by now, I routinely get lots of questions about AutoCAD Civil 3D Point Styles and their "strange" behaviors.

Not so simple Symbols

The Choices of Confusion

Inside Civil 3D we…

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The process of the massive rebuild, update, and many MANY new Civil 3D Style additions for the Jump 4 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 is often mind numbing and at times a frustrating task.

All software as complex and ever-changing as AutoCAD Civil 3D has it's "issues" and bugs. I have the unfortunate knack at stumbling upon More than a few that bring the code to its knees. What was the tag line for…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags implementation, Style, Style Management, template, label, Label Style

One of great new features of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 is it's ability to data reference Offset and Curb Return Alignment Features. I've already done some webinar training on this topic featuring a few things you can do with referenced Offset Alignments.

The new ability to keep your horizontal and vertical control…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags alignment, group labels, annotation, Style, Label Style, Sets, linetype

In the Jump Platform's InstantOn products, we intentionally try and keep the use of Expressions in the Styles as small as practically possible. This has to do with a practical Civil 3D Style Maintenance problem NOT the potential usefulness of Expressions in More complex Label Styles.

After all, most of our InstantOn…

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I won't claim credit for creating the great term "civil lobotomy". It was tweeted to me by a new follower (thanks John) in response to my Dumb it Down to CAD post. Isn't the growth of social networking and our human language good at providing new ways to talk about poignant topics? 

Point Feature Mystery or is that a…  Read more