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Civil 3D ships with a number of types of Civil 3D templates. Historically, our attention immediately gets drawn to the Civil 3D Model Templates. We all want the pictures on the screen to make sense. You probably noticed that most of the Civil 3D Standard Styles don’t do that or maybe just barely. I argued from the first beta of Civil 3D that Civil 3D Styles sooner…

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Let’s face it. Most of the time in Autodesk Civil 3D we all tend to initially shoot for some form of immediate and published annotation. It’s an old school CAD User’s habit. Can we call this lust the One and Done? For surveyors this may mean Point data from Survey Dbs. I trust we have all moved beyond imported point files and drawing-centric COGO points? The Lord…

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Should we rename this post Civil 3D Reference Templates are Derived and Dependent? My use of classic Latin references does sometimes gets in the way. However, the Latin verb redux combines well the concepts of both derived and dependent. In the case of Style references in Autodesk Civil 3D, the combined implication…

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Our work stays the same and our work changes. This is certainly true for Style maintenance and improvement tasks in Autodesk Civil 3D. It is fair to say that almost everyone who employs Civil 3D has issues with maintaining Style consistency inside the projects. Civil 3D Users mess with the stuff. This can be a good thing and a bad thing.

Those that claim to have conquered this beast in Civil…

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Let’s have a Happy New Year with Civil 3D. Should we wrap up the calendar year 2023 and unwrap a collection of the Top Ten Civil 3D Production Tips? Why not. Everyone loves a top ten list. I used the production word here not the productivity one even though both do apply in this context.

This post has a decided Civil 3D management and implementation bias…

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