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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

 

My Super Bowl weekend I spent rebuilding my workday computer workstation. Sometimes the painful truth of the perverse nature of inanimate objects slaps you upside the head. We all know the drill. The whine is ready before its time. No drive whine for me. A new fat SSD rocks.

I probably install more versions of a lot of Autodesk apps than most folk. Afterall the Framework for Civil…

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I’ve had a rash of product and consulting service inquiries from new and potential Framework for Civil 3D customers with some astounding Civil 3D implementation upgrade issues. These days I guess the politically correct tech term is challenges not issues or problems. The change and implementation difficulties these folks face remain all too real. Lest you think you, I, or anyone else is…

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We introduced in the latest Release 8 versions of the Framework for Civil 3D for Civil 3D 2019 and Civil 3D 2018, a much improved and innovative form of Civil 3D Style library collection. We call these Civil 3D Style library collected resources - Adaptive Template Building Blocks. It’s a new thing in Civil 3D Land.

People have asked, “What…

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The latest and greatest Release 8 of the Framework for Civil 3D for Civil 3D 2018 and Civil 3D 2019 employs Reference Templates in the sample project datasets. Those vital datasets help users identify what Styles looks and behave like. These project-based sandboxes provide and deliver a consistent development environment to tweak and test any of the specifics from the Framework’s huge Civil 3D resource…

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The Layer Manager Tool Palette Tool is the most wasteful tool in Civil 3D. The Layer Manager is useful and powerful tool because of what the tool does – Control the many dynamic properties of Layers in AutoCAD-based apps.

The impact of the AutoCAD Layer within the scope of CAD software history is pretty interesting. The named Layer instead of the numbered Level is certainly a big reason…

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