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Autodesk Civil 3D is a virtual feast of fundamental capabilities for civil engineers and surveyors. We can easily debate whether the resultant Civil 3D complexity is the result of the considerable depth of function built into the software or whether the sheer number of potential Civil 3D workflows is an obstacle to users all by itself.

We could also argue that such attention is unwarranted.…

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Every couple of years Autodesk commissions a competitive software productivity analysis study about current Autodesk Civil 3D functionality. The moist recent study published in June 2021 compares the use of raw AutoCAD 2020 to Autodesk Civil 3D 2020 in 10 mission critical survey and civil design common workflows.


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Days before the 4th of July holiday weekend, a non-customer emailed me to ask whether it was ok for him to employ the resources structure employed in the Framework for Civil 3D for his internal company standards for Civil 3D.

“Be my guest.
My only request is that if you find an improvement drop me another email that explains it.”

We document all…

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I do videos and blog posts on a lot of topics inside of Civil 3D. Some folks complain that I don’t do basic how tos. Thank God. There are other folks out there in Civil 3D Land that are really good at that. We feature many of those Civil 3D how to videos by the best experts on our curated video pages. Tell me…

Who doesn’t…

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On Aug 30, 2017 Autodesk simultaneously released a new Service Pack to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 SP 1.1 and a new Productivity Pack. These are now renamed to Enhancements. This first one is called AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 v1 Enhancements. Some important stuff in that for surveyors and civil engineers…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Service Pack, Productivity Pack, Civil 3D 2017, Enhancements, video