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

 

Civil 3D Land is awash with help and video resources. Those of us who prognosticate about the software all have our personal inventories of go-to resources. Is cadpilot.com one of yours? At times we experts act like the White House press corps repeating the crud purveyed by those around us without much consideration of our audience or their real world problems. Sorry, I too succumb…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Survey, Reference Template, legend, list, alignment, export

We discussed the term Bucket and the concepts of mini-buckets to make AutoCAD Civil 3D Features a bit easier to understand in the recent Civil 3D Production Buckets post. We discovered that there are What, How, When, and Model buckets to Civil 3D Features. There are important…

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We’ve set out on an Unexpected Journey. In AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 we have a new Reference Template Tool offered up with the idea of a State Template>>Company Template>>Project Template hierarchy and vernacular. It works as a sales pitch. Sadly, this vague Civil 3D help file expression of the idea pretty much ignores some of the realities of the Civil 3D Style and Settings mechanics…

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When Autodesk introduces a new tool into AutoCAD Civil 3D we get a bunch of opening hype about it followed by a pause as the real folks in Civil 3D Land try and figure out a way to make the new tool work. Reference Templates in Civil 3D 2017 are no exception. The tool sounds great. People ask…

“How do we make the Reference Template tool work?”

Maybe…

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Let’s be frank. To some degree the new AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 Reference Template tool is a way for Autodesk to dodge some of the recurring maintenance issues (problems) of the Style Import Tool.
Put another way – instead of reporting and potentially resolving Style property conflicts between different versions of two Civil 3D object models in two different…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags implementation, Reference Template, template, Civil 3D 2017