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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

 

The Framework for Civil 3D is a Managed System that supports the production use of Civil 3D and any customization of the backend resources that you can imagine. Customers say the Framework even enables forms of customization they never dreamed of before they started to employ it.

When a new CAD Management tool arrives from Autodesk, I tend to personally…

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Our relentless pursuit of a better and more useable AutoCAD Civil 3D continues. The upcoming Release 8 of the Framework for Civil 3D will include NCS 6.0 Layer System compliance built-in. In truth, Release 8 will support multiple variants of the NCS out of the box. This robust, adaptive, and flexible approach to Civil 3D…

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Someone recently complained to me that their current budget didn’t allow for the training of new employees and staff training for latest AutoCAD Civil 3D release upgrades. Trust me, even if you do have the budget, it is never enough. Skilled, professional Civil 3D folk are hard to find. All the trends say that this human resource problem will only get worse. When skilled people…

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The neuroscience behind how we visually identify details in the complexity of the world around us is fascinating stuff. Somehow our brains can and do make sense out of nonsense…or not. Ok. Maybe I’m a crazy person for spending way too much time trying to comprehend how this all works. None-the-less the mechanics and the specifics do matter.

The ability to quickly identify…

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What if you had a tool that made the customization all the many details of a Layer System for AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD-based applications easy? What if that tool worked for interoperable STB or CTB based templates and drawings?

You’d probably want that tool to be easy to use, but able to handle all of the detailed nuances of the many critical Layer properties. You might…

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