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

 

There are all kinds of useful videos, help docs, and even products out there in Civil 3D Land to help us pull-off all the many powerful things with Civil 3D Description Keys and Civil 3D Description Key Sets. I’ve been known to take part in all the blather. People sometimes ask what to do first.

Odds are whatever Description Key Set customization…

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Folks who want or need to employ the Survey functionality in Autodesk Civil 3D tend to appreciate the Framework for Civil 3D. The words deep, robust, and adaptive say it all. You might call those powerful survey and civil engineering resources - features with benefits. Our preference has consequence and accountability that this humorous allusion…

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The Framework for Civil 3D supplies an amazingly detailed and complete set of adaptive and yet fully integrated Survey Codes, Description Key Sets, Points and Figures resolution tools to generate for Civil 3D users and organizations a more productive and much less painful Civil 3D point experience.

Many civil engineering design side people are astonished by the safe bet…

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We shouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel to employ Civil 3D point data successfully. After more than ten releases of Civil 3D that would be dumb. The Pareto Principal, that famous 80 20 Rule, applies to our civil engineering and survey data. I argue, and most civil and survey folk would agree, that 20% of what we gather and create drives a large part of our project…

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Most civil engineering and survey firms employ a simple form of codes in the Format column of their Description Keys. There’s no problem with that, but you may be missing some very useful functionality built into AutoCAD Civil 3D’s Description Keys Sets and annotative Label Style power tools.

Inside Civil 3D there is the simple and then there is the simply…

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