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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

 

I sited my first house at the ripe age of 5. God knows why my parents listened to that youthful advice, but they did. Little did I know I had thereby condemned myself to a childhood of hauling groceries and wet laundry bags over a muddy road in the rain every winter. Trust me. It is possible to walk uphill to school both ways in a storm. As the only boy in our family bunch, the road rehab was too…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey, alignment, figure, parcel, intersection, survey db, video

The production mechanics of AutoCAD Civil 3D’s interconnected and project-based Dynamic Model is powerful. It can be overwhelming. Maybe we all aren’t so clear what that means at a practical and daily work level.

Long time CAD users are faced with a daunting certainty when they are confronted by Civil 3D. The simple world of basic CAD primitives is replaced by things that…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags surface, alignment, parcel, dynamic model, bucket, training

One of the more interesting aspects of life is that the things we at first do not understand lead us directly to unexpected and new forms of often useful enlightenment. Sadly, this does not happen for everyone all the time. The current bemused ramblings of leftist political pundits comes to mind.
Changing our perspective takes real work. Understandably that’s something most of us often seem to…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags feature line, priority, site parcel, site design, parcel, corridor, surface, video

Every good tale requires a plot. From a neuroscience perspective for human beings this in built into the way our brains work. By this I mean, humans think (process), remember (store), and communicate (publish) what we believe, hope, sometimes know, and try to learn (or not) by tales. Story telling is fundamental to the mechanism of human thought.

In the working world of civil engineers and…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags publish on demand, parcel, dynamic model

MoreCompetency released an AddOn to Parcels and Alignments for Release 5 Jump Kit customers who run the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 and Civil 3D 2014 releases this week.

The AddOn brings up some classic AutoCAD Civil 3D quandaries that the capabilities of Style are so helpful to resolve for us all.

Don’t Be Eroded

We performed…

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