Jump On Civil 3D Blog

A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Management, and Civil 3D customization


Autodesk University 2019 is in the books. If Autodesk says true to form the AU 2019 Online courses and video recordings should be available later this month or early next year. We don’t have to wait. Hoorah. I caught up a little bit over the long Thanksgiving weekend by splitting my screen time between some great football (in multiple flavors of the sport) and some…

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Civil 3D Corridors become ever more useful for Site Design tasks. If we insist that our old school CAD perceptions of the civil engineering design issues and workflows are correct, in effect, we believe that our old AutoCAD habits and skills are more important than any new Civil 3D skills and the ever-increasing capabilities of Civil 3D itself. This is us being human. This is just…

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Let’s face it - Surfaces play a huge role in civil engineering and survey work. When I train people in AutoCAD Civil 3D surfaces I frequently get this question:

“Is there any way for me to see what changes I’ve made to a Civil 3D Surface?”

First things first. Did you visualize the surface with at least 3 different Civil 3D Surface Style Tools?
I make…

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“No way.”
Yes way. Release 7 of Framework for Civil 3D provides everything you need. You think that’s one heck of a brash claim? The truth is our customers never complain about that. Most new customers are simply stunned at the bang for the buck. Come on, folks.
This is what we do – Make…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Jump Kit, Style, corridor, corridor surface, superelevation, grading, video

Folk complain that AutoCAD Civil 3D is not really user friendly about Site Design. The complaint is true if you insist that site design in Civil 3D should be like it was for years in Land Desktop. Unfortunately, about the only thing Civil 3D has in common with Land Desktop is it’s use of similar but historically deceptive Ribbon names such as Surface, Grading, Parcel, and Alignment.


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