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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

 

Are Points are one of those “I love to hate them” beasties in AutoCAD Civil 3D? I say it often and loudly that the performance of Civil 3D COGO points sucks. Best to employ them thoughtfully. On the other hand, Civil 3D Survey points can rock your socks off. There are a whole bunch of videos that show that here.

Does it appear in Civil…

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A couple of months ago I received a surprising comment from a new Framework for Civil 3D customer. The firm is a pretty typical regional civil engineering and survey firm with multiple offices. They have a wide-ranging professional portfolio that seems to span a good number of common civil disciplines.

The folks in the AEC firm have been using Civil 3D since release 2012.…

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AutoCAD Civil 3D does next to nothing to encourage you to do externalize Survey Queries to work across projects. That should sound familiar? Autodesk often ignores the practical Civil 3D user management tools and only gets you 50% of the way there. We can fix that with better Civil 3D civil engineering design and survey…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Release 7, Jump Kit, survey, survey db, points, figure, surface, AddOn, video

In the last couple of weeks a recent and necessary security fix for the Microsoft Net Framework seems to have savaged the AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Query Import and Export a file behaviors. Code that was stable and worked great for the last couple of years and multiple AutoCAD Civil 3D releases suddenly stopped working as advertised.

Odds are Autodesk will take a while to fix their now problematic…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags points, survey point, COGO points, figure, survey db, video

Over the years I’ve seen a lot of survey projects literally from the North Slope to Key West and points beyond. This entails getting my head around how a firm gathers, QAs, and publishes data without any of the normal context the doers have.

“Can your Framework for Civil 3D product do something like this?”

“Send…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey db, figure, setup, points, video, Description Key Set