I am on a mission for the adoption of Reference Template (TREF) technology in your working civil engineering and survey projects in Civil 3D. Some could call it a rant. We need to think about the Civil 3D template and Civil 3D Style problems differently. I argue we need new language like the TREF and Target shorthands to talk about the substantive…Read more
You have a classic Civil 3D Template that works. You are just about already good to go with a simple TREF implementation using the Reference Template Tool. What’s a TREF? In Civil 3D we know all about and employ XREFs (external reference drawing files), DREFs (Data references to the Civil 3D data behind), and IREFs…Read more
Got Mr Fusion. Are you ready to travel? Did you blow dry this morning?
To quote the Bay Area 80’s jazz funk by Huey Lewis and the News from Back in Time…
“All I wanted to do, was play my guitar and sing”
Geez. I hate to admit that I almost bit off more than I could chew this spring. I set out the clean up the humongous Style…Read more
The Reference Template Tool in Civil 3D 2018+ employs a new and different approach to the consistent delivery of known good Style resources. The tool allows us to assemble targets, partially manage them, and deliver Style collection resources (targets) by reference.
Use of the Reference Template Tool increases initial drawing open time but…Read more
The Classic Template Style Collection Methods are the most common template maintenance methodologies used to produce a target of collected Style resources. Many people consider a Civil 3D Template target to be their known good and their Style management end goal. This perspective produces some unrealistic expectations.