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Does it help us to explore the end of things to discover a path to a better beginning?

Questions like this are worth consideration in the circular and iterative process world of Autodesk Civil 3D.

In this Book of Alignments series of posts, we talk about the Alignment as a Design Control Manager in Autodesk Civil 3D. There are at least a dozen management…

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The Autodesk Civil 3D Alignment Feature altered, and continues to alter, how civil engineers and survey professionals and their organizations employ Civil 3D in production. Autodesk invests heavily in the technology surrounding the many Alignment-based tools in Civil 3D. The many capabilities and properties of the Alignment make the Alignment the core Feature in…

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The Framework for Civil 3D naming conventions for Assemblies and Assembly Sets help Civil 3D users make sense of their common civil engineering design Assembly solutions in their daily production work.

We’ve supplied AASHTO compliant roadway assemblies for many releases of AutoCAD Civil 3D all the way back to the 2008 release. These days we supply assemblies for most of…

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Certainly our Civil 3D civil engineering and survey projects share a common survey and design language: Keys (Point Keys), Codes (Figure Prefix Names), and therefore typical Survey Query logic.

The Civil 3D Survey Upside Down

We covered some of those Stranger Things last time in Civil 3D Survey Query Essentials post…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  survey, query, names, naming conventions, implementation

The NCS Layer Standards rely on the concept and practice of a standard Pattern (Keys and delimiters) coupled with Major and Minor Keys. Every CAD Layer or Level standard employs this basic concept these days. True, we could just employ the unique numeric IDs the software’s actually use, but these aren’t very user friendly. We walked away for good human reasons.

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