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We’ve all been annoyed for a long time that AutoCAD Civil 3D doesn’t have a built in Symbol Legend or Abbreviation List generator tool. That was a tool that all old CAD drafting software just had to have. Look all you want through all the many Ribbon menus of Civil 3D and this “simple” tool is nowhere to be found. Arrrrgh!

My bet is you make your current Civil 3D Legends, Lists, and the…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags AddOn, InstantOn, tablestyle, points, Description Key Set, legend

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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In a post last week I tossed out a basic primer on AutoCAD Civil 3D Figure editing. By the way,

“Thanks for the encouraging emails and comments I’ve received. I’m glad the post helped some folks out.”

Here’s a few other Figure Feature related “issues” that…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags 2011, 2012, 2013, figures, NCS, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0, block, symbol, points, Survey Figure Editor

In the last couple of posts we chatted about employing AutoCAD Civil 3D COGO Point Features as quality assurance and quality control devices. In the last post we talked about the basic setups of Features, Style, and Sets required to make Tracking By Point work.

How About Some Practical Production Tips

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Last post we talked about basic tracking tools like User accountability, Autodesk Design Review, and employment of the Feature Description fields in AutoCAD Civil 3D and how they apply to QA tracking. Here’s how to employ AutoCAD Civil 3D COGO Point Features for QA/QC and fix tracking.

This works well in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013+. In older releases…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags QA, QC, points, Point Style, survey db, surface, track, survey, figures