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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

 

The Framework for Civil 3D allows you to employ AutoCAD Civil 3D in multiple releases right out of the box. Still everyone has to learn how to do that. As much as we might wish for magic buttons there are none.  This is the common human dilemma.

Productive solutions require good software, consistent and robust resources, and these must be coupled into working civil…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags training, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3D 2016, Civil 3D 2015, survey, design

One of the more interesting aspects of life is that the things we at first do not understand lead us directly to unexpected and new forms of often useful enlightenment. Sadly, this does not happen for everyone all the time. The current bemused ramblings of leftist political pundits comes to mind.
Changing our perspective takes real work. Understandably that’s something most of us often seem to…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags feature line, priority, site parcel, site design, parcel, corridor, surface, video

People do ask,

“How do I learn Civil 3D?”

Everyone who’s used any civil design software before is positive they know the fundamentals of surface builds and construction. I can just about guarantee that after you use AutoCAD Civil 3D for a while your viewpoint of that assumed truth will be rebuilt (grin). Surface design is usually not what people mean by the question.

Autodesk…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags alignment, video, design

Folk complain that AutoCAD Civil 3D is not really user friendly about Site Design. The complaint is true if you insist that site design in Civil 3D should be like it was for years in Land Desktop. Unfortunately, about the only thing Civil 3D has in common with Land Desktop is it’s use of similar but historically deceptive Ribbon names such as Surface, Grading, Parcel, and Alignment.

You…

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Want to be a civil engineering design wizard in AutoCAD Civil 3D? You must master the Intersection Wizard. The Intersection Wizard sits atop the magic design control tower in Civil 3D. The way to the top seems to go around and around.

That means you must have established a mastery over the Civil 3D Design Control Manager – the Alignment

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags design control, alignment, corridor, intersection, training