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Over the years I’ve seen a lot of survey projects literally from the North Slope to Key West and points beyond. This entails getting my head around how a firm gathers, QAs, and publishes data without any of the normal context the doers have.

“Can your Framework for Civil 3D product do something like this?”

“Send…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey db, figure, setup, points, video, Description Key Set

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

I still hear some folks say that AutoCAD Civil 3D sucks for surveyors. There are certainly reasons why people believe that. Usually I discover the person tried the Survey Toolspace in Civil 3D once releases ago. They had a really crappy Civil template and tried to use the Autodesk stock styles and resources. No wonder. I’d quit too.

You should fix that. Surveyors and civil engineers love…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags surface, figure, survey db, survey, video

Feature Line Baselines in Corridors are a big deal in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017. I also like the basic cleanups in corridors with angular horizontal control. It’s been a long wait for them. Technically, I wish Autodesk had implemented them differently and gone the extra mile. Here’s a brain bender. What’s the difference between a Feature…

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You employ the Civil 3D Import Points tool all the time. This can be a good thing employed properly or something very scary. It could be a flashback to 1984 or Animal Farm and be horribly Orwellian. You may recall that “All pigs are created equal”.…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey, survey db, survey figure, point, point display, setup, settings