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There’s a sophisticated simplicity to Data Shortcut and Data Reference (DREF) functionality inside AutoCAD Civil 3D. To achieve a more powerful Managed Dynamic Model inside Civil 3D long ago Autodesk built a simple XML-based website to manage and control the interactivity of the data behind for many Civil 3D Features as shared Data…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Project Management, project, data reference, data shortcuts, DREF, video

Does it help to go to the end of things to discover how to make a better beginning?

We’ve been talking about the Alignment as the Design Control Manager for AutoCAD Civil 3D. The principals and concepts of Publish on…

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Anyone who trains and helps folks in AutoCAD Civil 3D runs into the “All in one” drawing. In this drawing the user builds the existing surface. The drawing also contains the design alignment and profile data too. Maybe they even get as far as an attempt to build a roadway rehabilitation corridor to repave that city street. Maybe at that point they realize they are stuck. How do they test options…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags data shortcut, data reference, Project Management

It happens. You’ve got your head down banging away on your latest Civil 3D project. Maybe this is even your first real attempt at an AutoCAD Civil 3D project.  We certainly provide real world Civil 3D template and Civil 3D Style solutions that many folks think help a lot.

You find you’ve created and checked a surface from survey data, actually…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags alignment, Dynamiic Model, data shortcut, data reference, model

There’s an elegant simplicity to Data Shortcut and Data Reference (DREF) functionality in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Autodesk just built an XML based “website”. We can call it a website because a Data Shortcut is a published link in a simple folder structure. Through that structure of links we are allowed share the…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Project Management, data shortcut, data reference, 2012, 2013, 2014, DREF, XREF