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The Civil 3D Managed Dynamic Model means that if you plan ahead carefully you can set a lot of the Data Reference connections up in advance using simple "place holder" Features and then replace the connections later with more detailed or "complete" ones later.

It Pays To Be Prepared

In other words, you can use simple Feature stuff to do the Dynamic Model building up front and then…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags project, Project Management, uds, NCS, alignment, collector

In the previous post we talked about the National CAD Standard (NCS) and International Standards Organization (ISO) recommendations about font faces in our plan sets. Read the In Font of the Face of Horror post.

In larger projects we also might have multiple CAD apps producing the work. Font…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags textstyle, special characters, font, NCS, linetype, symbol, Symbol Set

I hate the NCS. I love the NCS. We all love and hate the National CAD Standard. We can all appreciate that things created by committee come with a bit of backside. This love/hate dichotomy is perhaps especially true for us civil engineering and survey types who historically hardly had a place at the NCS committee tables in the first place.

At cadpilot.com we’ve certainly done what we can…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags textstyle, font, NCS, ISO, standards, standard keys

These days I do lots of City Standards work. For reasons that are apparent in the marketplace this sometimes involves the Microstation and Autodesk CAD war. There’s often an ESRI flavor of the month added to the shenanigans. I recently posted about the on-going problem of System Lobotomies.

One supposes I get called for this service because I have some extended experience…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags CAD Standards, Layer Standards, NCS, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0, standard keys

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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