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The Civil 3D Managed Dynamic Model means that if you plan ahead carefully you can set a lot of the Data Reference connections up in advance using simple "place holder" Features and then replace the connections later with more detailed or "complete" ones later.

It Pays To Be Prepared

In other words, you can use simple Feature stuff to do the Dynamic Model building up front and then…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags project, Project Management, uds, NCS, alignment, collector

A Managed Dynamic Model depends on systematic and managed and use of AutoCAD Civil 3D Feature centric Data References (DREFs). Technically, AutoCAD Civil 3D does not require a project connection to function. Instead is supports a more flexible and practical mechanism – association. Therefore, Civil 3D is actually more dependent on project structure, organization,…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags project, Project Management, dynamic model

Anyone who trains and helps folks in AutoCAD Civil 3D runs into the “All in one” drawing. In this drawing the user builds the existing surface. The drawing also contains the design alignment and profile data too. Maybe they even get as far as an attempt to build a roadway rehabilitation corridor to repave that city street. Maybe at that point they realize they are stuck. How do they test options…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags data shortcut, data reference, Project Management

A happy belated Valentine’s Day to you.
Did you mess up? Got the flowers, but you forgot the Reeses – chocolate is required they say. The “chef” at the chain restaurant couldn’t actually deliver the gluten-free pasta your spouse needs?
We get to fail forward. Then again - the poem did rhyme.

“Pomegranates are red not purple
I’m hefty and sturdy like Yertle

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags project, Project Management, management, BIM, standards

There’s an elegant simplicity to Data Shortcut and Data Reference (DREF) functionality in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Autodesk just built an XML based “website”. We can call it a website because a Data Shortcut is a published link in a simple folder structure. Through that structure of links we are allowed share the…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Project Management, data shortcut, data reference, 2012, 2013, 2014, DREF, XREF