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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

 

Many software enhancements and improvements happen throughout the year in Civil 3D Updates. The Civil 3D 2019 release in no exception. The 2019.1 Update is probably more significant than the initial release. The remorseless state and rate-of-change never ends. A single one of these new Civil 3D capabilities can shave days of work off the projects you are plugging away at today.

Civil engineers…

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The best companies that employ Civil 3D plan and manage their projects for creation, maintenance, and deliverables success. It is easy to mouth these conceptual platitudes. Are they AU bumper stickers? The work reminds me of Labor Day. We must acknowledge that the continuous development discipline and work is hard to do. The fixes are emotionally hard to keep doing. This is why the results of that…

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The Symbol Set approach based on the Power of Names is both revolutionary and more effective in all Civil 3D production environments.

Our Managed Systems approach to Civil 3D Symbols (aka AutoCAD blocks, Point Styles, etc.) and those integrations allows the Framework for Civil 3D to supply its users with a more adaptive, flexible, and robust…

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We learn fairly quickly that when we open a raw AutoCAD dwg or dwt file in Civil 3D, the software code injects the core components of the Civil 3D data behind into that dwg or dwt. Symptomatically, we end up with a collection of code-built Standard styles unless we feed Civil 3D a template with a Style collection. If we customize Civil 3D, we learn rapidly not to…

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Our sense of expectation is a powerful force. It casts a ghostly hue and cry across all our endeavors. Writers, playwrights, and directors like to employ twists on our expectations to entertain us. Films like the Sixth Sense and The Others help make the point entertaining. We love being fooled - so…

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