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The fundamentals of the Parcel Dances of Free Form, Slide, and Swing we talked about in the last two Parcel posts. The Site Parcel topology engine helps us out a lot once we recognize what really happening behind the scenes. Most of the time, we’re going have to manually tune up the results of the automated Parcel design tools.

The ever present…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags grip edit, grips, parcel segment, site parcel, parcel

Some say AutoCAD Civil 3D Parcels are a bitch. Parcels can run in packs like wolves. Last time we learned that the attached Parcel segment can perform the functions of the Alpha bitch in a wolf pack. She’ll try to keep the puppies in order.
These days we have “dog whisperers”.
As far as I know there have been few wolf whisperers in history since the bros Romulus and…

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What did we get ourselves into when we started a simple write up on Parcels?
Ah well. Inside AutoCAD Civil 3D there’s always more to the story.

The Parcel Posts - a study guide to Read and Test in AutoCAD Civil 3D
Site Parcel Essentials – Part 1 | It’s Not Yo’ Daddy’s Parcel – Part 2 | To…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags grading, breakline, parcel segment, parcel, site parcel, topology

The last Parcel post we met the AutoCAD Civil 3D Site Parcel’s planar nodal topology engine. This is a model somewhat like the surface model we know all too well. The familiar surface TIN eats point data (x,y,z locations) and it’s triangle edges are edited and forced by breakline data (x,y,z pairs).

The Parcel topology model plays by another set of…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags grading, feature line, parcel segment, parcel, site parcel, site

In the previous post we talked about how the related civil engineering disciplines “see” parcels and their data differently - so much for getting a nice brown-paper wrapper and a string on the parcel. Much like junk mail these differences of expectation will continue to show…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags alignment, feature line, parcel segment, parcel, grading group