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We released a new open source list of our Civilized Keys for NCS 6.0. These are specific to the NCS 6.0 release. By popular customer request we included in this new 6.0 list all the AEC Discipline Keys in addition to the traditional Survey and Civil discipline ones supported directly in the Framework for Civil 3D in…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags NCS, NCS 6.0, Layer Standards, standard keys, Major Key, Minor Key

A couple of times a year members of the latest NCS steering committee drop me a line or give me a call. Why? I certainly have professionally known some of those folks for a long time. Some obviously even read this blog on occasion.

Clearly, the Framework for Civil 3D (and all its earlier product incarnations) has long advocated the employment of the NCS in the civil engineering…

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The Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D employs a rule-based method to establish Layer Standards. We made significant improvements to that in our Release 6 upgrade last year. I’ve talked previously about our Layer Standards Spreadsheet…

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The NCS Layer Standards rely on the concept and practice of a standard Pattern (Keys and delimiters) coupled with Major and Minor Keys. Every CAD Layer or Level standard employs this basic concept these days. True, we could just employ the unique numeric IDs the software’s actually use, but these aren’t very user friendly. We walked away for good human reasons.

Last time

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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