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

 

It’s a pretty good bet that most folk consider Points to be pretty much a survey thing in Civil 3D. It’s even a better bet that these same folks have complaints about Civil 3D’s point display representations, or rather point resolutions. It’s sad but true. Many want and still try and force Civil 3D to behave like Land Desktop, Eagle Point, or some other old school…

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One of my long-standing Civil 3D wish list items is a basic form of elementary Audit functionality. I acknowledge that even the concept of some form of audit in Civil 3D is unlikely to reach high into an everyday Civil 3D user’s wish list for obvious reasons. We all get it.

“I already know what’s wrong with my drawing.”

You Manager types…

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Everyone needs better and safer places for productive play in Civil 3D. There are mission critical personal and corporate reasons why we need better Civil 3D sandboxes in our civil engineering and survey organizations. How good is your Civil 3D sandbox?

Civil 3D skills are personal. Productivity improvement requires proactive time spent to learn to employ them. That requires a consistent…

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Days before the 4th of July holiday weekend, a non-customer emailed me to ask whether it was ok for him to employ the resources structure employed in the Framework for Civil 3D for his internal company standards for Civil 3D.

“Be my guest.
My only request is that if you find an improvement drop me another email that explains it.”

We document all…

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I am on a mission for the adoption of Reference Template (TREF) technology in your working civil engineering and survey projects in Civil 3D. Some could call it a rant. We need to think about the Civil 3D template and Civil 3D Style problems differently. I argue we need new language like the TREF and Target shorthands to talk about the substantive…

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