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Do we ask the right questions about Civil 3D and how we use it?
By definition…Probably not. We human beings tend to not ask questions about what we believe we already know how to do. We rely too much on habit. We could call this the human autopilot. The autopilot works 95%+ of the time. Our brains spend a good deal of invisible time behind the scenes working on those building those structures…

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Once more unto the breech, dear friends. A new Civil 3D 2022 is upon us like a tide. Should I quit with the Shakespeare references? Is this simply too much Kingly literary reference for civil engineers and survey folk? Funny. Did not I hear a speech much like King Henry’s just this week? Pomp and masked circumstance signifying what exactly? Churchill’s take was far more apt.

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Phi, Fi, Foe, Fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive, or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make me bread. Like a lot of well-remembered fairy tales, this fantasy giant chant from Jack in the Beanstalk – aka Jack the Giant Killer - tis a bit creepy. Say whot? Ok. If I quoted Shakespeare’s take in King Lear, you’d be equally lost.

What does the growth of magic beans, ancient…

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The on-going Style Maintenance of our Civil 3D Templates is a significant and complex information management problem. There is the raw numbers problem. There are lots of kinds of Civil 3D Feature Styles and many types of Civil 3D Label Styles for us to manage.

There is the larger critical path Style problem - the variety of purpose. The…

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Last time we explored Intelligent Publish on Demand method and practice inside Civil 3D with the new Surface Spot Label Style Expressions Set that is now available to Release 8 Jump Kit customers for Civil 3D 2021 and Civil 3D 2020. Yes. Even the basic rewards from Label Style Expression Set AddOns are substantial.

Before we address the…

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