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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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Winter is the season when many in Civil 3D Land tend to deploy new releases of software. Autodesk usually drops an end of year bunch of product Updates. Folks also tend to acquire new AEC partners. Hoorah!

It is a cyclical thing…Maybe an Advent of Spring thing. The partners are companies and organizations that we will have to: collaborate with; work with on new projects; and basically, learn…

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The title for this post sounds like something out of Harry Potter, an epic fantasy, or perhaps a military sci-fi space opera. It’s a mystery. Is The Tuple the newest Marvel action hero blockbuster movie due out for the July 4th 2020 weekend? If so, I want a cut for the title name…

The Rise of The Tuple

What the heck is a Tuple?

You employ tuples…

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