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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

 

Your organization or firm invests money in the world’s most popular civil engineering and design software – Autodesk Civil 3D. You (or someone else) works hard to make the Civil 3D software run productively and publish your civil engineering design or survey work acceptably. Odds are you have something that works. Can we do better? Can we improve that?

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No serious, in-depth discussion about Civil 3D Label Styles can dodge the serious matter of Expressions in Label Styles. In the Framework for Civil 3D products, we intentionally try and keep the risk of Label Style Expression use in the Framework’s Core Style library to a minimum. This has to do with practical Civil 3D Style maintenance problems…

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Another one of the truly maddening terms in Autodesk Civil 3D is that Reference word. Maybe Reference is not quite as confusing in Civil 3D as the word Point. But Reference appears to come close. We have External References, Data References, file references, and even Reference Templates. I could go on.

For reasons that may…

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Data References (DREFs) in Autodesk Civil 3D are all about published Managed Models built inside our civil engineering and survey projects. These models effectively can help us achieve better Civil 3D production results with less hassle. We employ DREFs to share a model, or as I call it …the Civil 3D data behind, from a drawing to other drawings…

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We use Autodesk Civil 3D. We are dependent on the software to get our project work done and to execute our production work and deliverables. Beyond those obvious ones, the number of formal data Dependencies inside Civil 3D and our civil engineering and survey projects appear to do nothing but increase. Dependencies are trending and tend to explode.

Maybe…

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