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Over time Civil 3D became more flexible about how we can store and manage our project work. That flexibility can make the whole Civil 3D project creation and setup process confusing. Let’s call project creation and the Data Shortcut setup flexible and adaptive and a bit non-intuitive.

The project folder structure you employ is totally up to you. Be aware that project folder structure should…

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Each new project we start in Civil 3D is an opportunity that we either capitalize on or we waste the chance to make the new project better. In my experience a lot of really awesome and skilled Civil 3D folks punt like the German World Cup team.  It’s way too easy to be champions who go home early.

We All Do This

We use Civil 3D for a while. We undoubtedly now have a standard…

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There is an important fact surprises many people: Most of our civil engineering and survey customers already had their own set of Civil 3D templates and Civil 3D styles when they adopted the Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D. These folk recognize the simple fact that reinventing and maintaining the AutoCAD Civil 3D torture wheel is a significant waste of time, energy, and money. They…

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In Civil 3D Land we all have a love to hate relationship with new product releases. Whether the new AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 is ready for prime time in your neck of the woods depends on lots of factors. I’m a long-time developer of Civil 3D template and Civil 3D style tool products. My perspective is somewhat different and yet very much the same. Your productivity matters. The implementation of new…

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You noticed? There is a big difference between model building drawings and publication drawings. Nothing could make this clearer than our on-going Better Deliverables video training series on iPOD

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