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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 production mechanics of AutoCAD Civil 3D’s interconnected and project-based Dynamic Model is powerful. It can be overwhelming. Maybe we all aren’t so clear what that means at a practical and daily work level.

Long time CAD users are faced with a daunting certainty when they are confronted by Civil 3D. The simple world of basic CAD primitives is replaced by things that…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags surface, alignment, parcel, dynamic model, bucket, training

Civil 3D Styles and Label Styles employ (reference) the AutoCAD named parts to express themselves. Civil 3D Style tools just look for and match the right names that we’ve agreed to. Change the meaning of the property definitions connected to those agreed names and you can change anything.

In formal terms employing the practice of Style management…

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People ask,
If AutoCAD Civil 3D is so dynamic, why isn’t there a way to connect Alignments to Points?
Good question.

One pat answer is:
“Alignments have so many kinds of useful Alignment label styles we really don’t need that sort of formal relationship.”
If it’s all about the documentation and annotative problem for Alignments, then that…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags deliverables, publish on demand, point group, video, dynamic model

AutoCAD Civil 3D alignments play a central role in the production of better deliverables in less time and with less effort. We have to think about alignments differently in Civil 3D. Autodesk certainly did.

I call the overall concept - Intelligent Publish on Demand or iPOD. The pivotal productivity role for alignments is true whether those…

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The concept of a Managed Dynamic Model is important in AutoCAD Civil 3D. The Civil 3D Dynamic Model (lots of civil engineering and survey data all interconnected and related to one another) is very useful and pretty cool. By now we’ve learned that the Dynamic Model can become a bit of a horror if we don’t manage it.

Civil…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags publish on demand, deliverables, dynamic model