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For reasons that should be obvious, I get questions all the time about configuring and implementing Civil 3D from customers both small and large. Always happy to help. To get Civil 3D to run is sort of built into the automated Autodesk install. How those install defaults allow the software work are probably not exactly what most people want to employ in a real Civil 3D production environment. You…

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Over the years I’ve seen a lot of survey projects literally from the North Slope to Key West and points beyond. This entails getting my head around how a firm gathers, QAs, and publishes data without any of the normal context the doers have.

“Can your Framework for Civil 3D product do something like this?”

“Send…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey db, figure, setup, points, video, Description Key Set

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

There’s a lot to know about Civil 3D. Many times we get courseware and training that skips over some important details that come back to haunt us. There are a couple of reasons for this. Time matters. Many engineering or survey users want to get on with what they perceive to be the “real work” as fast as possible. I can’t say that I blame them.

The focus approach often works because user…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags setup, profile, survey, workspace, project

The 2015 Release Production Solution products are on the street and available for download.
Whew! Next…
If you have a new product, you need a new install video. Right. Not. Well, we really did need to deal with people moving to Windows 8.1 or even Windows 7 for the first time.

The new 2015 Release 5 install videos are here. The first install videos are…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Release 5, video, install, 2015, Civil 3D, setup