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

 

You have a classic Civil 3D Template that works. You are just about already good to go with a simple TREF implementation using the Reference Template Tool. What’s a TREF? In Civil 3D we know all about and employ XREFs (external reference drawing files), DREFs (Data references to the Civil 3D data behind), and IREFs…

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Got Mr Fusion. Are you ready to travel? Did you blow dry this morning?
To quote the Bay Area 80’s jazz funk by Huey Lewis and the News from Back in Time

“All I wanted to do, was play my guitar and sing”

Geez. I hate to admit that I almost bit off more than I could chew this spring. I set out the clean up the humongous Style…

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The Framework for Civil 3D supports Adaptive Layer Standards in many releases of Civil 3D. That means you can produce project work in one official and compliant Layer Standard - maybe the NCS 6.0 and still produce deliverables in perhaps another Layer Standard like the NCS 6.0 AIA standard.
Sounds crazy… We know.
It’s all about the hidden potential…

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Civil 3D contains numerous details that can come back to bite us when we proactively tackle Civil 3D Style Maintenance and Improvement. We do tend to take for granted the classic AutoCAD Styles. You know that Layer, Block, Textstyle stuff we’ve lived with for all these years. We believe that…

“We already have all of that stuff covered in our current CAD Standards.”

And…

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The Framework for Civil 3D is designed and built to be a consistent, robust, and adaptive managed system to help organizations and daily Civil 3D users employ Civil 3D in actual production project environments.
The Framework is The Adaptive System to Build Civil 3D Standards.
If you employ Civil 3D, you want a copy of the Framework for Civil 3D.   Read more