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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

 

Perhaps it is no surprise to people that the creator of the Pareto principal, the famous 80 20 Rule, started out his professional career as a civil engineer. Vilfredo Pareto’s name always sounded to me like a fictional mob character out of the Godfather. That’s not so nuts. Pareto was personally obsessed with the…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT

This August 21, 2017 a stripe of the continental US will experience a total lunar eclipse.
Will you be there to experience the totality?
Federal, State, and local authorities have already issued warnings. Some already declared official states of emergency. NASA tweets daily. You’d think the sky was falling. Since folks are raving about the music of the spheres this reminds me of a…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT, Newton

People say that Civil 3D is too complicated. I say, “Baloney.” The scientific exploratory facts and conjectures in the post that follows confirm this. We must boldly go where no one has gone before.

People say water is simple. The physicist says,

“Not So Fast”

Late last year the popular press picked up and announced the discovery of a fourth…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT, Style, Style Management, layer state, Layer Standards

Long before April Fool’s Day, I saw a classic misinformation post about AutoCAD Civil 3D and named Plot Styles. The stated implication of the post was that Civil 3D object Styles had issues with STB based publishing. Therefore, you as a Civil 3D user should avoid STB and stick with the old CTB technology born back in the dark ages of CAD and pen plotters. All I can say is,

WATT?

What…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT, STB, CTB, plotstyle, iPOD, video

All too often our human propensity to want to employ the AutoCAD tools we know tends to get in the way of productive work. People tend to think we use AutoCAD to draw pictures. But AutoCAD uses data to create pictures which is something entirely different. AutoCAD Civil 3D employs structured data to allow Civil 3D users to create representative, interactive models which is dissimilar yet again.

When…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags data, spreadsheet, WATT