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In the previous post we talked about how the related civil engineering disciplines “see” parcels and their data differently - so much for getting a nice brown-paper wrapper and a string on the parcel. Much like junk mail these differences of expectation will continue to show up. These show up in the AutoCAD Civil 3D interface and its functional tools.
Keep the tool-using thoughts I mentioned…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  alignment, feature line, parcel segment, parcel, grading group

It’s probably been too long since I really posted about AutoCAD Civil 3D Parcels. Looking back I don’t think I ever really posted on the Civil 3D Site Parcel collector and it’s mechanics in much detail here.  I decided it was time to do a write up. This will take a number of posts. There is a lot going on the Parcels.

Gimmie Gimmie That Funky Stuff

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  grading, site, parcel, site parcel, subdivision

Lots of folks are interested in Lot Grading with Corridors. Me too.
If you have to do grading work in hilly areas or even in the great flat, corridors rock and roll with the punches. This is true for every release of AutoCAD Civil 3D since 2010.
I've covered the topic in various webinars in every release. See some here.

The May 2012 Implementation

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  corridor, corridor surface, surface, grading

One of the best things about AutoCAD Civil 3D are the visuals that Civil 3D Styles and the backend AutoCAD display engine can produce. If we employ these capabilities to our advantage they are:

More Than Eye Candy

 A Crossover Corridor

These tools and capabilities can…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  surface, QA, QC, Surface Style, Volume Dashboard, TIN, grading, grading group

I want to Play with ITS all day.

What the heck is ITS 4 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012? 

Interactive Terrain Shaping = ITS

Autodesk Labs released a technology preview of new surface modeling tools for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012.

ITS Preview…</img></p> 
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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  2012, surface, grading, autodesk labs