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We all want to talk about better automated Plan and Profile deliverables from inside AutoCAD Civil 3D. Heck. No, we don’t. Talk is cheap. We need the stinkin’ Labels to work for us not ag’in us. To win the war we have a lot to consider. Our old tactics may not cut it.

“This can’t be happing, man. This can’t be happening!”

Sure the Civil 3D Plan Production tools can create…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  deliverables, alignment, point group, video, publish on demand

People ask,
If AutoCAD Civil 3D is so dynamic, why isn’t there a way to connect Alignments to Points?
Good question.

One pat answer is:
“Alignments have so many kinds of useful Alignment label styles we really don’t need that sort of formal relationship.”
If it’s all about the documentation and annotative problem for Alignments, then that…

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I had a government customer send me some sample survey data. They wanted some customized Production Solution product. Along the way I asked him if he used the Figure Prefix Db functionality in Survey in AutoCAD Civil 3D.

“We don’t need that. It’s a waste of time for us.”


Their simple municipal roadway data produced…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  figure edit, figures, survey db, survey figure, point group

Last time we talked briefly about how to Get the Old Way Working for point data. Most, but not all organizations are over that AutoCAD Civil 3D hump I hope.

Point Display Strategies - Part 1
Two Paths Out of the Woods - Part 2
The Point Director Method - Part 3
Point to My Match in Civil…

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Seems to me there’s always one more important thing you forget to mention whenever you talk about anything in AutoCivil 3D. Survey Figure generation is no exception. In my last post I brought up the ongoing big ones that seem to puzzle and perplex many surveyed users.…

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