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There are many things that make all kinds of sense in Autodesk Civil 3D 2023. Maybe you noticed? Some other things – not so much. If we employ the software for a few releases, the familiar AutoCAD and Civil 3D interface mechanics become sensical. These days Autodesk is careful not to change the core daily mechanics too quickly. That tends to make Civil 3D end users unhappy. Autodesk…

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Late last week Autodesk released the Autodesk Civil 3D 2023.1 Update. The Civil 3D 2023.1 Update states that the update is primarily focused on enhancements to the integration of Civil 3D, Autodesk Docs, and Collaboration for Civil 3D.

If we want to work or work in Civil 3D in the Autodesk Clouds, the Update 1 for Civil…

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What the heck is an Alignment-based Point Group? What? You’ve never had to document locations on Plan and Profile sheets? There lots of locations (points) we need to label and or symbolize relative to those Autodesk Civil 3D View Frames slapped down along an Alignment. View-based Point Styles and Point Label Styles can help a lot with the automation of our project…

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Does it help us to explore the end of things to discover a path to a better beginning?

Questions like this are worth consideration in the circular and iterative process world of Autodesk Civil 3D.

In this Book of Alignments series of posts, we talk about the Alignment as a Design Control Manager in Autodesk Civil 3D. There are at least a dozen management…

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What exactly does an Alignment do in Autodesk Civil 3D? That’s a loaded question. That may be the most mission critical question we can ask about the Alignment in Civil 3D. The familiar word – Alignment – is more sophisticated and nuanced in meaning these days. We certainly need to align our thinking with the Civil 3D functional realities.

If we have employed old-school,…

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