The Civil 3D Template Classic Target methods are the common Civil 3D Template construction and maintenance methodologies used to produce a target of collected Civil 3D Style resources. Many people consider a Civil 3D Template to be their Known Good and perhaps even their Style Management end goal.…Read more
Our work stays the same and the work changes. These facts are certainly true for Civil 3D Style maintenance and improvement tasks in Autodesk Civil 3D. It is fair to say that almost everyone who employs Civil 3D has issues with maintaining Style consistency inside the projects. People mess with the stuff. This can be a good thing and a bad thing.
Those that claim to have conquered this beast…Read more
The on-going Style Maintenance of our Civil 3D Templates is a significant and complex information management problem. There is the raw numbers problem. There are lots of kinds of Civil 3D Feature Styles and many types of Civil 3D Label Styles for us to manage.
There is the larger critical path Style problem - the variety of purpose. The…Read more
Let’s face it. Most of the time in Autodesk Civil 3D we all tend to initially shoot for some form of published annotation. It’s an old school CAD User’s habit. Let’s call this the lust for One and Done. For surveyors this may mean Point data out of Survey Dbs. The Lord knows, I hope you have moved beyond imported point files and COGO points to better manage your…Read more
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…Read more