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There’s an elegant simplicity to Data Shortcut and Data Reference (DREF) functionality in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Autodesk just built an XML based “website”. We can call it a website because a Data Shortcut is a published link in a simple folder structure. Through that structure of links we are allowed share the…

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Whew! I had to take a break from Parcels in AutoCAD Civil 3D. To do an in depth series of posts on the Site Parcel is in a good and useful thing. I learned a lot. I trust your eyes maybe open wider. The practical daily reality of Civil 3D’s interconnected Dynamic Model is powerful.

I always seek to find new and better ways to try and…

Tell the Story of How AutoCAD Civil 3D Works

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People tend to ring me up and ask the same stuff over and over. (Like things really change between releases or something ;). That’s a good thing for me and I trust for them too. Posts are often a somewhat imperfect answer to the issue at hand and maybe help get us on the right track.

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No release of AutoCAD Civil 3D would be complete without some new Surface creation and edit updates. AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 is no exception. Surfaces in 2013 deserve a Civil 3D blog post or two of their own. We can be both more indirect or direct about our “data” references in Surface Features. Huh?

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In the Jump Platform's InstantOn products, we intentionally try and keep the use of Expressions in the Styles as small as practically possible. This has to do with a practical Civil 3D Style Maintenance problem NOT the potential usefulness of Expressions in More complex Label Styles.

After all, most of our InstantOn…

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