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

 

Our Jump Customers often ask really good questions about tweaking the thousands of Civil 3D Styles we offer.

"Is there a way that you can make the curve label style not show all the 0’s ahead of the degree for the delta of the curve? 
For example, if the delta is 8° 23’ 34”, then it is displaying as 008° 23’ 34”. 
My preference would be to not show all the 0’s before the…

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Once in a while I read a post somewhere else that makes me nervous for the folks that read it.
The Being Civil blog is pretty good about not handing out bogus and/or partially incorrect information. No one is perfect. I've done it myself a few times with all the best intentions.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags bugs, Description Key Set, import, Style Management, management, standards

People wave their hands and talk about "Model Based" software, "Model Based" design, and BIM. What do these words really mean where the rubber hits the road?

Maybe the answer is simple, but it sure appears that takes a while for people to get the unexpected consequences. 

Model-Based is Simple and Elegant

We build a "reasonably realistic" model of what we want…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags publiish, publish on demand, Style Management, Style, template

AutoCAD Civil 3D template and Civil 3D Style development can be both painful and expensive but it doesn't have to be. Mostly this happens to us because we apply the wrong type of human intelligence to the problem at hand. This is human and understandable.

Ok. You have Civil 3D installed and start to use the Autodesk example "ncs" templates and styles that got installed.…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags performance, customization, template, Style, Style Management

The process of the massive rebuild, update, and many MANY new Civil 3D Style additions for the Jump 4 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 is often mind numbing and at times a frustrating task.

All software as complex and ever-changing as AutoCAD Civil 3D has it's "issues" and bugs. I have the unfortunate knack at stumbling upon More than a few that bring the code to its knees. What was the tag line for…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags implementation, Style, Style Management, template, label, Label Style