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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

 

Maybe you noticed? There is a big difference between your Civil 3D model building drawings and your Civil 3D publication drawings. Are there are some other types and stages of Civil 3D drawings in between these two? Civil 3D Drawings have states or even phases. If we have phases in projects, then our critical path will probably include drawings that change type…

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My Super Bowl weekend I spent rebuilding my workday computer workstation. Sometimes the painful truth of the perverse nature of inanimate objects slaps you upside the head. We all know the drill. The whine is ready before its time. No drive whine for me. A new fat SSD rocks.

I probably install more versions of a lot of Autodesk apps than most folk. Afterall the Framework for Civil…

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People love and sometimes hate the Bing Maps satellite aerial image functionality inside AutoCAD Civil 3D and all AutoCAD based apps. Perhaps a lot of you just ignore the whole public image thing? The better view of the big picture context can and does help us get our civil engineering design and survey work done a bit quicker. These days we have more choices. The imagery choices…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags aerials, WMS, FDO, imagery, image, dwf, gis, Recap, video

Most of us Civil 3D users live mnemonics. Simple groups of letters can and do save us Civil 3D users time and effort. Human beings certainly easily attach meaning to such things. As most parents and grandparents learn many a three-year old knows the McDonald’s logo. LOL. Few toddlers can read.

Brand and symbol mnemonics act like command aliases in an AutoCAD pgp file. They become the roots…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags dwf, iPOD, standards, implementation, Project Management, video

This month Autodesk got around to releasing an update to Design Review and DWG True View for the advent of the new AutoCAD 2018 release applications. A new DWG format in the 2018 release does create some ripples.  

The continued…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags implementation, CAD Standards, Style Management, dwf, dwg, 2018, AutoCAD 2018