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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

 

The Autodesk 2020.1 Updates are now in full swing. The AutoCAD 2020.1 Update was released on the opening day of Autodesk’s 3rd fiscal quarter. We Autodesk end-users sometimes tend to forget that Autodesk is a publicly traded company. The perceptions of shareholders and stock analysts matter. Public Autodesk events happen due to the rules of that game and the vagaries…

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For reasons that should be obvious, I get questions all the time about configuring and implementing Civil 3D from customers both small and large. Always happy to help. To get Civil 3D to run is sort of built into the automated Autodesk install. How those install defaults allow the software work are probably not exactly what most people want to employ in a real Civil 3D production environment. You…

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Go ask Alice. The Civil 3D installs of resources for the Framework for Civil 3D isn’t difficult. Things thankfully do not change much release to release and update to update. The detail can be confused (or loco or local) as we must roam around in the Windows Sea of Security Screams.

Many others and I call the default AutoCAD install resource paths the Rabbit Hole.…

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I am on a mission for the adoption of Reference Template (TREF) technology in your working civil engineering and survey projects in Civil 3D. Some could call it a rant. We need to think about the Civil 3D template and Civil 3D Style problems differently. I argue we need new language like the TREF and Target shorthands to talk about the substantive…

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Autodesk was kind enough in the Civil 3D 2020 release (and all AutoCAD 2020 based products) to recognize One Drive, Drop Box, Box, and Azure clouds file locations that are exposed in your Windows Profile in the File Open boxes. Based on what cloud apps you have installed, the Places list in AutoCAD…

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