Jump On Civil 3D Blog

A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Management, and Civil 3D customization

 

In a post last week I tossed out a basic primer on AutoCAD Civil 3D Figure editing. By the way,

“Thanks for the encouraging emails and comments I’ve received. I’m glad the post helped some folks out.”

Here’s a few other Figure Feature related “issues” that…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags 2011, 2012, 2013, figures, NCS, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0, block, symbol, points, Survey Figure Editor

All the talk of Civil 3D Intersections going around lately got me thinking.
That’s dangerous - very dangerous.
It’s evidenced by the obscure M-Theory reference in the post title.
Somehow my strange brain connects String Theory to Intersections, Civil 3D Point Styles, Hayek, and an economist named Peltzman. Here’s the why and how.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags standards, Layer Standards, NCS, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0

On release day I got couple of NCS 4.0 Symbol Set 4 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 questions.

I thought the answers might be useful for others. I love good questions :).

Symbol Set Q&A

Wondering if this is just the Symbol Set from the old Symbol Manager Library of the 'Days of Yore'.

Especially, when you write, "This civil engineering collection…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Symbol Set, symbol, Blocks Only, NCS, ncs 4.0

A couple of months ago I saw a Bentley software press release that announced that a couple of their civil engineering software products would now include support for the National CAD Standards 4.0. Ooooooo.

I'm rolling around on the floor laughing. Trust me. It's not a pretty sight.

Autodesk Did Not Even Notice

Autodesk didn't have to do anything to respond to this. An Autodesk…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags NCS, ncs 4.0, CAD Standards, implementation, Layer Standards, DOT, CADOT, Caltrans, FDOT

What are thousands of counties, towns, agencies, consultants, civil engineers and their Autodesk Resellers going to do?
Customize AutoCAD Civil 3D from the ground up for each and every one or Personalize AutoCAD Civil 3D based on National Standards?

The WAVE is Coming…  

This is the reason I do this crazy little thing called Jump.

The…  Read more