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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

 

Better software tools can certainly automate a lot of the drudgery in civil engineering design and survey tasks. That’s a good thing. That is often reason enough to buy and upgrade your Civil 3D. We are waiting for the Civil 3D 2020.1 Update after all.

Our intention to increase our reported speed to results in Civil 3D can directly get in the path of better results. Speed…

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A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Autodesk released the first Autodesk Civil 3D 2019.1 Update in the Ids of August. This first Update release for Civil 3D 2019 includes lots of enhancements – more than the initial 2019 product release. That also means a few Civil 3D object-model changes. Can you find them in the Civil 3D 2019.1 Update enhancements…

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Suppose you want to label flow lines in your roadway plan, ditch center-line elevations, or the top or bottom of a bank. Conceptually, suppose you want to evaluate grades across an existing site to figure out how to terrace the latest parking lot surface beast. The simple answer: Create an Alignment; Apply a Label Set; Grab the labels; Point the Label References built into a Civil…

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Inside Civil 3D Autodesk uses the common names and terms for civil engineering and survey stuff. However, Civil 3D Features (collected programming objects that work together) can and do behave quite differently from old school CAD objects. We all stumble over this Civil 3D reality a bit.

Last time we talked about Civil 3D’s outwardly convoluted mechanics of Point…

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Someone asked about why we include example projects with Jump Kit. Best I let a customer answer that…

“You suggested on the phone that I root around in the project dataset that you supply with Jump Kit. You pointed me to example drawings on the phone. These days I don’t expect much from examples supplied by software people like Autodesk. Boy, was I wrong.

Every…

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