Jump On Civil 3D Blog

A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Management, and Civil 3D customization


There is an important fact surprises many people: Most of our civil engineering and survey customers already had their own set of Civil 3D templates and Civil 3D styles when they adopted the Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D. These folk recognize the simple fact that reinventing and maintaining the AutoCAD Civil 3D torture wheel is a significant waste of time, energy, and money. They…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags template, project template, sheet template, sheet set template

You noticed? There is a big difference between model building drawings and publication drawings. Nothing could make this clearer than our on-going Better Deliverables video training series on iPOD

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We have a bunch of new release AutoCAD Civil 3D customers. What are people waiting for?

It’s about time to rehash the essentials of Sheet Set Template customization. Honestly, nothing significant has changed very much since the release of the AutoCAD 2006 products – a nice tweak here and there.

The same inherent madness and Autodesk built-in weirdness remains. (sigh)  Read more

People organizations and make AutoCAD Civil 3D implementation too big a deal. It isn’t rocket science. Civil 3D is a software tool. It may be a big, new tool, so a bit of caution is probably in order. The fact of the matter is, we actually already know how to do it. We’re engineers.

The Mission Impossible

Houston. We have a problem.” Yes. Barring a miracle, the astronauts…

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"What the heck is a Project Template? Why would I need such a stupid thing? We're doing projects all the time. We know how to manage our drawing files. Who needs that dumb junk."

Happy New Year!

The person who said this to me not long ago over the phone was a bit more irate and caustic than I am willing to put in print.

He works for a about a 40-person engineering…

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