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There are good reasons why more County, Township, and Parish CAD Standards for AutoCAD Civil 3D are based on our Production Solution products. Organizations all over the country employ our Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D. People call our solution the

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Government, CAD Standards, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, Map 3D, NCS, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0

The Production Solution products for AutoCAD Civil 3D cover all the details. This support is provided in-depth and in simple to visualize content as well as in multiple resource files. We provide our customers with more choices that work together in an integrated and easy to understand way. See what's new in Release 6 here.  Read more

Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags linetype, video, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0, InstantOn

These days I do lots of City Standards work. For reasons that are apparent in the marketplace this sometimes involves the Microstation and Autodesk CAD war. There’s often an ESRI flavor of the month added to the shenanigans. I recently posted about the on-going problem of System Lobotomies.

One supposes I get called for this service because I have some extended experience…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags CAD Standards, Layer Standards, NCS, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0, standard keys

Don’t you find that the Lineweight property and functionality inside AutoCAD Civil 3D sometimes comes in pretty handy? Many Civil 3d users who are civil engineers, surveyors, and public works staff do.

Lineweight provides you with some instant visual feedback on screen of what the published or plotted output’s going to be. That, of course, assumes you’ve maintained the property.
Are…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags lineweight, linetype, ncs, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0, lisp, tools

CAD Standards for AutoCAD Civil 3D in public agencies are not and cannot be the same as they were for old CAD based software. All of those CAD applications improved upon hand-drafting, by reduction of the replication of basic drawing work and adding some “design” tools to do that faster. The result: work took fewer the man-hours. We could also be more detailed in less time.…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags standards, CAD Stamdards, ncs, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0