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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

 

The Classic Template Style Collection Methods are the most common template maintenance methodologies used to produce a target of collected Style resources. Many people consider a Civil 3D Template target to be their known good and their Style management end goal. This perspective produces some unrealistic expectations.

The…

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Civil 3D’s Object Layer Drawing Settings are extremely useful. The Civil 3D Object Layer Settings automatically make the layer assignment for each specific Civil 3D Feature – those things in the Civil 3D Toolspace.

We know that can confuse the Civil 3D newbie. Each of the various components of each specific Civil 3D Feature can be displayed on completely…

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You employ the Civil 3D Import Points tool all the time. This can be a good thing employed properly or something very scary. It could be a flashback to 1984 or Animal Farm and be horribly Orwellian. You may recall that “All pigs are created equal”.…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey, survey db, survey figure, point, point display, setup, settings

At times we feel setup, but this post is not about a con job. 3-3 merely seemed an appropriate date to talk AutoCAD Civil 3D setup. People say they struggle with the somewhat intricate details that the standard setup. Perhaps you think you’ve got them all licked. Maybe you do and maybe your don’t. I’ve been fooled into this dumb think more than a few times.

“We don’t know what…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags settings, setup, standards, video

The vast majority of Styles in AutoCAD Civil 3D are annotative. Mostly these are Label Styles although Table Styles can also help us out significantly as well. These Styles are designed to pump out the Civil 3D data we create in the Civil Features in alpha-numeric or “textual” formats.

When you check out the Label Styles in the Toolspace>>Settings tab you also discover the…

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