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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

 

People wave their hands and talk about BIM, CIM, model-based software, and model-based design. What do these often used buzz words truly mean to civil engineers and surveyors?
Where does the rubber hit the road in our daily grind?
Maybe the answer is simple. Maybe not so much.

Model-Based is Simple and Elegant

It sure appears to take a while for people to discover the unexpected…

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Our preference of graphic symbols/blocks may become problematic in our Civil 3D customization. Managed systematically blocks can make your Civil 3D Standards more flexible and adaptive. These simple AutoCAD things can have a significant impact in our project work. Case in point - If I change all the block representations in a project drawing by refining the blocks, your all too familiar work can…

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I do videos and blog posts on a lot of topics inside of Civil 3D. Some folks complain that I don’t do basic how tos. Thank God. There are other folks out there in Civil 3D Land that are really good at that. We feature many of those Civil 3D how to videos by the best experts on our curated video pages. Tell me…

Who doesn’t…

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People often ask me what makes the Framework for Civil 3D special and different. In fairness everyone wants an answer that speaks to their current need. Let’s just call it - the state of their Civil 3D usage.

If you are a Civil 3D newbie crawling up out of Eagle Point or something, you look at the entire Civil 3D templates and Civil 3D styles challenge a…

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Well-practiced Change Management is a fact of life for the successful business or organization.

If we employ software to do our work, we tend to see Change Management as technology focused. Software vendors and their marketing departments love and foster this perspective. The mantra in the marketplace is pervasive and persuasive. That perspective produces…

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