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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

 

Another one of the truly maddening terms in Autodesk Civil 3D is that Reference word. Maybe Reference is not quite as confusing in Civil 3D as the word Point. But Reference appears to come close. We have External References, Data References, file references, and even Reference Templates. I could go on.

For reasons that may…

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We can make the annotation of Complex Corridors in Autodesk Civil 3D faster, better, and more consistent. A Complex Corridor is one of those Multiple Baseline beasties (or beauties) that can model our design solutions more effectively.

Autodesk invests seriously on improving the Civil 3D Corridor engine’s capabilities. Today, Civil 3D users to can grade…

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Some say Civil 3D creates for us all a struggle between Style management and Style choice.

This statement is a false dichotomy. It’s a straw man argument based on the pretense that more technical control over the details of work correlates to, or is, the same thing as: better management; improved production workflows; and more profitable results.

The One Civil 3D Template…

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It is no great secret that the Autodesk Civil 3D dev team is no longer making Civil 3D Object Model changes primarily in the new numbered year Releases. Say what? Maybe, you missed that? You can’t blame them. They apparently have enough other things to deal with in those new releases each year. We all get that. Civil 3D sits atop both Map 3D Toolset and the core AutoCAD engine.

Frankly,…

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The Framework for Civil 3D supplies an amazingly detailed and complete set of adaptive and yet fully integrated Survey Codes, Description Key Sets, Points and Figures resolution tools to generate for Civil 3D users and organizations a more productive and much less painful Civil 3D point experience.

Many civil engineering design side people are astonished by the safe bet…

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