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What goes around comes around. For reasons that are a mystery I’ve recently received a bunch of questions about the Export of Civil 3D project stuff in digital deliverable form. In other words, the folks want to publish digital copies of the Civil 3D data behind in their projects without the Civil 3D objects themselves.
“We want the results only” – whatever that…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags iPOD, font, NCS, ISO, conversion, export, DGN, text, textstyle, special characters

If you employ any AutoCAD 2015+ product, you’re ability to view and import DGN is greatly improved. Both Autodesk and Bentley share large State DOT and Federal customers who’ve demanded that the conversion methods between the two CAD platforms work better behind the scenes. In front of the camera, we all potentially benefit.

You do know that you can create AutoCAD Civil…

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In the previous post we talked about the National CAD Standard (NCS) and International Standards Organization (ISO) recommendations about font faces in our plan sets. Read the In Font of the Face of Horror post.

In larger projects we also might have multiple CAD apps producing the work. Font…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags textstyle, special characters, font, NCS, linetype, symbol, Symbol Set

I hate the NCS. I love the NCS. We all love and hate the National CAD Standard. We can all appreciate that things created by committee come with a bit of backside. This love/hate dichotomy is perhaps especially true for us civil engineering and survey types who historically hardly had a place at the NCS committee tables in the first place.

At cadpilot.com we’ve certainly done what we can…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags textstyle, font, NCS, ISO, standards, standard keys