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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

 

This spring the cadpilot website zoomed past a couple of significant milestones in Civil 3D Land. Silly Me. I hardly noticed. You know the problem. We all suffer from that head down focus thing when we are trying to get the latest project out the door.

“Honey? Wasn’t that our offramp ?”
Dooh.

At the time the current project is/was the

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Do we ask the right questions about Civil 3D and how we use it?
By definition…Probably not. We human beings tend to not ask questions about what we believe we already know how to do. We rely too much on habit. We could call this the human autopilot. The autopilot works 95%+ of the time. Our brains spend a good deal of invisible time behind the scenes working on those building those structures…

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This post will be no surprise to many of our many Framework for Civil 3D customers. Based on our initial testing of the shipping build of Autodesk Civil 3D 2022, the current Framework for Civil 3D Release 8 builds (based on the latest Civil 3D 2021 Update) of the Framework for Civil 3D products all upgrade and run great in the public…

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I manage and maintain a huge set of Civil 3D Style resources for more versions and flavors of Civil 3D than I really want to consider. Most people see these manifested in the Framework for Civil 3D public products delivered from this site. Like everyone else who does this sort of thing for a living, I had to learn the hard way to systematically manage a large set of Civil 3D Style…

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The on-going Style Maintenance of our Civil 3D templates is a significant and complex information management problem. There is the raw numbers problem. There are lots of kinds of Civil 3D Feature Styles and Civil 3D Label Styles for us to manage.

There is the larger critical path Style problem - the variety of purpose. The real user need…

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