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


Long before April Fool’s Day, I saw a classic misinformation post about AutoCAD Civil 3D and named Plot Styles. The stated implication of the post was that Civil 3D object Styles had issues with STB based publishing. Therefore, you as a Civil 3D user should avoid STB and stick with the old CTB technology born back in the dark ages of CAD and pen plotters. All I can say is,



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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT, STB, CTB, plotstyle, iPOD, video

One of the great things about AutoCAD Civil 3D is that there are lots of ways to get things done. One of the worst things about Civil 3D is that there are lots of ways to get things done. The power of the Civil 3D Data Behind, the Clout of Style, and this dichotomy is often exemplified by how (well) we employ annotative Label Style.

Substance and Style


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I do chant in training that Intelligent Publish on Demand – which I shorten to iPOD so you don’t forget it- is really full of Civil 3D skills with thrills. We want and get the way cool Civil 3D experience.

Oh, no. I read recently that the “th” sound may disappear from English in the next 50 years. “Th” sounds will be replaced with “f” and…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags best fit, iPOD, publish on demand, alignment, video