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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

 

For reason that should be obvious, I see a lot of different CAD Standards and a lot of Layer Standards in particular. Folks just call me up and hit me up with NCS questions. People pay me to develop them for them too. Does this make me an expert?. No. You’re the expert at what you do.

Our Production Solution products for AutoCAD Civil 3D have been out there for quite…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags NCS, Layer Standards, CAD Standards, standard keys, Major Key, Minor Key, occam

All this talk and words about NCS (National CAD Standard) Layer schemes for production and publishing and the complex relationship to AutoCAD Civil 3D View Features and Styles is enough to give me a headache. That reality makes many of us civil engineering and survey people want to ignore the entire boondoggle and go back to the past. Luckily for us we can…

View the Future

The…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Style Management, Style, video, layers, Layer Standards

AutoCAD Civil 3D, as model-based software, continues to create new wrinkles that affect how we deal with old AutoCAD management stuff like Layers, Linetypes, Blocks and all the rest. If we try to ignore and treat these fundamental parts in the same old ways, we can make ourselves more work.

A Wrinkle in Time

Simply put – to create, edit, manage, and publish a model is not drawing…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags NCS, Layer Standards, layers, View Features, Style Management, Style

We talked about the need for out Release 5 AutoCAD linetype resources for AutoCAD Civil 3D last time. We support both NCS 4.0 and NCS 5.0 CAD Standards in our Production Solution products for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013, and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012.

I’d argue we need to consider what we do with these flexible and adaptive linetypes…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags management, standards, linetype, layers, Layer Standards, layer state

All the talk of Civil 3D Intersections going around lately got me thinking.
That’s dangerous - very dangerous.
It’s evidenced by the obscure M-Theory reference in the post title.
Somehow my strange brain connects String Theory to Intersections, Civil 3D Point Styles, Hayek, and an economist named Peltzman. Here’s the why and how.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags standards, Layer Standards, NCS, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0