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These days Civil 3D will actually let us reach deeper and directly into the current state of the Corridor Model data behind. The reality that we can Data Shortcut Corridor Models in our projects enhances our Civil 3D potential annotative capabilities significantly. How that might be accomplished could take a bit to get our head around.

Case…

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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

Maybe you noticed that Autodesk puts some effort into improving Corridor design publication performance in the latest Civil 3D 2019.1 Update. The new enhancement capability to share Sample Line Groups as Data Shortcuts in projects comes to mind.

We can probably also agree that Civil 3D plan annotation of corridor models still needs serious work. Then again, sometimes we…

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A Civil 3D CAD Manager from a regional civil engineering firm called me the other day. The topic of the Civil 3D Survey functionality for one reason or another came up in our conversation. For those of you who follow this blog, you know I’m a Civil 3D Survey fan for a host of reasons.

The CAD Manager claimed his firm had tried Survey once or twice, but these days ignored…

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Too often our AutoCAD tool user perspective tends to get in the way of productive work. Let’s put the issue in frank terms. People think we use AutoCAD to draw pictures. Well, don’t we? But AutoCAD employs data to create pictures. This is something entirely different. Civil 3D employs an even more structured form of data than raw AutoCAD. I like to call this…

The Civil 3D Data Behind

That…

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