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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

 

Almost everyone agrees that Corridors are one of Civil 3D’s design strengths. Autodesk continues to push the envelope in the 2013 release of AutoCAD Civil 3D. The Corridor Feature benefits significantly from the new ACAD DWG and tweaked display engine that’s under the hood in Civil 3D 2013.
Take a test Drive and see for yourself. It’s now possible to Drive off-road too. The Drive command…

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They use stunt doubles and standins in the movies for a good reason. It costs less, speeds production, and you even get a better result. You can use a version of this old Hollywood trick in Complex Corridors in AutoCAD Civil 3D. It works like magic.

Use Simple Assemblies as Stand Ins

In Regions that are not essential Now, you can employ dummy Assemblies that contain simple subassemblies…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags performance, corridor, Assembly

I wanted to follow up on the Subassembly Composer tip I tossed out on the SAC release day and More on the theme of the cumulative nature of AutoCAD Civil 3D knowledge. It is... 

Faster than a Speeding Bullet

In my SAC post I pointed out that employing the NAMES used in the default Civil 3D codeset file might be a good idea and save you a LOT of work.

Use the default CODE…

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Happy 4th of July from Autodesk! AutoCAD Civil 3D users now can enjoy a totally new form of design freedom. Today , July 7, 2011, Autodesk releases the SubAssembly Composer for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011& 2012. Yeah...so maybe that's a little late. 

SAC is Great and SAC is More

The Subassembly Composer or "SAC" is a structured Visual programming interface that allows Civil 3D users…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags subassembly composer, Subassembly, Assembly, corridor

Last time I talked about the idea that you can build in simple Section Line Groups into your templates and your project plans. The idea there is to use placeholder Features to get both More consistency and save yourself time with a little up front planning and work.

The way that Civil 3D produces Pages of Sections is a publishing task. There is only so much setup work you can do beforehand…

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