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Any exhaustive discussion about the big topic of the Alignment in Autodesk Civil 3D is a serial and long-term effort. Even the hopefully, familiar fundamentals of civil engineering Horizontal Control are nuanced for this one of many roles for the Civil 3D’s Design Control Manager. We certainly need to align our thinking with the essential and functional…

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Civil 3D maintenance and upkeep is a huge topic. The better cures for the most common Autodesk Civil 3D maintenance issues are probably best administered in small doses over long periods of time. Rather than having to lose 20 pounds, it is far better to never gain those extra pounds in the first place. Sadly, that’s not usually how it gets done out here in the real world.

If we think about…

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Should we rename this post Civil 3D Reference Templates are Derived and Dependent? My use of classic Latin references does sometimes gets in the way. However, the Latin verb redux combines well the concepts of both derived and dependent. In the case of Style references in Autodesk Civil 3D, the combined implication…

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Our work stays the same and our work changes. This is certainly true for Style maintenance and improvement tasks in Autodesk Civil 3D. It is fair to say that almost everyone who employs Civil 3D has issues with maintaining Style consistency inside the projects. Civil 3D Users mess with the stuff. This can be a good thing and a bad thing.

Those that claim to have conquered this beast in Civil…

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Happy New Year! Let’s proactively start the New Year with a talk about some practical Autodesk Civil 3D realities.

I manage and maintain an enormous set of Civil 3D Style resources for more versions and flavors of Civil 3D. Most folks see these manifested in the Framework for Civil 3D products that are delivered from this site. I had to learn the hard way to systematically…

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