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We can make the annotation of Complex Corridors in Autodesk Civil 3D faster, better, and more consistent. A Complex Corridor is one of those Multiple Baseline beasties (or beauties) that can model our design solutions more effectively.

Autodesk invests seriously on improving the Civil 3D Corridor engine’s capabilities. Today, Civil 3D users to can grade…

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I do promise to get back to Layer Standards mechanics and the NCS. CAD Standards can be befuddling mostly because they’re all about boring consistency and repetitive validation. Your brain goes numb. My mind goes numb. I’m not sure if that’s why I’m a numbskull, but this rant is more fun for the moment.

Ages and ages ago when Autodesk first introduced the Read more

Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags View, plan, View Features, parcel, topology, wishlist

We talked about promoting the NCS (National CAD Standard) Minor Group “VIEW” to an NCS Major Group in a previous post. Ok so I do recognize that appears a bit geeky, but this does affect how much work Civil 3D end users get done and what they do the work for pretty directly.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags alignment, View Features, View, NCS, standards

AutoCAD Civil 3D, as model-based software, continues to create new wrinkles that affect how we deal with old AutoCAD management stuff like Layers, Linetypes, Blocks and all the rest. If we try to ignore and treat these fundamental parts in the same old ways, we can make ourselves more work.

A Wrinkle in Time

Simply put – to create, edit, manage, and publish a model is not drawing…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags NCS, Layer Standards, layers, View Features, Style Management, Style

When we talk about ripples are we talking about wave functions or particle behavior? This physical quandary led to our modern “quantum” perspective of the physical universe. That new relativity changed how we think about Everything. That changed What and How we do many things…even reading this blog post.

Certainly, the storm surges from storms like Sandy and her topical cousins will continue…

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