I manage and maintain a huge set of Civil 3D Style resources for more versions and flavors of Civil 3D than I want to remember. Most people see these manifested in the Framework for Civil 3D public products delivered from this site. Like everyone else who does this sort of thing for a living, I had to learn the hard way to systematically manage a large set of Style collections.
The on-going Style Maintenance of our Civil 3D templates is a significant and complex information management problem. There is the raw numbers problem. There are lots of kinds of Civil 3D Feature Styles and Civil 3D Label Styles to manage.
There’s the larger critical path Style problem of the variety of purpose - The need for Style Choice.…Read more
The annual Autodesk Right of Spring 2020 release product rollouts should begin later this month if not sooner. You can see it coming. You probably noticed that your Autodesk Desktop App was recently updated. If not, maybe you want to make sure you pull that Autodesk Desktop App Update from the subscription site.
These days an Autodesk Desktop…Read more
You do it. I do it. Most of us do it in Civil 3D. We employ no plot solid hatches as masking devices in our blocks to make the output we want to produce work when we publish. Put another way, we want our white space in the right place for a bunch of readability reasons.
Note to self.Read more
Please resist the temptation to turn we want our white space in the right…
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…Read more