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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

 

Civil 3D Figures happen to be a most excellent adventure in how the simple is sophisticated. This post resolves to save surveyors and civil engineers man-hours in ways you do not expect.

CAD people tend to trust in the picture. AutoCAD Civil 3D does not. We can create Civil 3D Features from CAD primitives (yes even non-ACAD ones). We can explode and export from Civil 3D Features and get…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags figure, survey db, figure db, feature line, feature, Style, video

Far be it for me to instruct surveyors and civil engineers about the vagaries of properties recorded and found. That would be like instructing my childhood chicken farmer neighbor on the art of sucking eggs. Speaking of fertile eggs and chicken farming, I still have one question,

Am I planting them too deep or too far apart?

There are classic CAD means; methods in…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags COGO, COGO Editor, Traverse, Survey Figure Editor, survey, video, tools

AutoCAD Civil 3D does next to nothing to encourage you to do externalize Survey Queries to work across projects. That should sound familiar? Autodesk often ignores the practical Civil 3D user management tools and only gets you 50% of the way there. We can fix that with better Civil 3D civil engineering design and survey…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Release 7, Jump Kit, survey, survey db, points, figure, surface, AddOn, video

In the last couple of weeks a recent and necessary security fix for the Microsoft Net Framework seems to have savaged the AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Query Import and Export a file behaviors. Code that was stable and worked great for the last couple of years and multiple AutoCAD Civil 3D releases suddenly stopped working as advertised.

Odds are Autodesk will take a while to fix their now problematic…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags points, survey point, COGO points, figure, survey db, video

Not so long ago I did a post and video called Civil 3D Survey Got Better. That included a brief section that employed the concept and use of a standard Survey Queries to optimize survey production tasks in Civil 3D. The goal there was to construct a quick and dynamic surface from nascent and unedited figures.

I…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey db, figure, survey point, video, query