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Does the color of anything in AutoCAD Civil 3D matter? You bet. Color is fascinating if you’re a neuroscience geek like me. Color affects all of us. If you’re personally stuck in the old .CTB mindset to produce work. You must be fixated on it. I could prove that CTB color obsession occupies an inordinate part of your CAD workday. You wouldn’t believe me. STB gives us a lot more liberty to employ…

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Our next release of our Production Solution products is about to go live. We've released a new version of our Open Civil Keys. These include important NCS 5.0+ updates and the NCS Phase and Status Keys with descriptions. The Open Civil Standard Keys are supplied in pdf format. InstantOn and Jump Kit customers get them in spreadsheet form and may…

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I found the following Layer Management idea for Civil 3D hilarious and functional too. This relates somewhat to our ongoing NCS Standards chat, so here she goes.

Direct From - Deep in the Heart of Texas

(‘cause the theme song always drives you crazy)

A Big Hat CAD manager called me today with a hot tip about how to deal with the too many…

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We talked about the need for out Release 5 AutoCAD linetype resources for AutoCAD Civil 3D last time. We support both NCS 4.0 and NCS 5.0 CAD Standards in our Production Solution products for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013, and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012.

I’d argue we need to consider what we do with these flexible and adaptive linetypes carefully. Why? How you employ them may significantly…

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If you’re an AutoCAD user, you’ve been wrestling with Linetypes since day one. I think we’d all agree that Autodesk hasn’t really done much to improve how this underlying core piece of ACAD technology works for way too long. Have we given up hope of any reprieve?

To Be or Not to Be

No, I’m not ignoring that somewhat improved linetype “plan readability” got added and cleaned up…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  linetype, management, standards, layers, layer state