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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

 

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

Most folk who are new to Survey in Civil 3D love to hate the Figure Edit engine in Civil 3D. Both the old COGO editor and the new and better Traverse Editor also share this strange virtual lines interface in Civil 3D. Employment is simple. Zoom to Selection skill is what you need to practice. There are lots of posts about those…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags figure, survey, survey db, export, dwf, dwg, video

Are your plan set Sheet Sets taking too dang long to plot? What? You don’t preplot?

Are you still struggling with chasing around those final markups? You know the drill. You fix it. Bob fixes it back. We even do it to ourselves. Do we blame our project benchmark – or our henchmen? Do we just do that again and again?

Life is like Roller Derby?

Time to Whip it. This is controllable…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags project, publish, publish on demand, dwf, base map