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Autodesk Civil 3D includes many powerful and capable grading tools. We each develop our go to lists of favorites and preferred workflows to follow. Ted is a Feature Lines Only fanatic. Sally is a Site Design Corridor wunderkind. The company design group in Tulsa banned the use of Civil 3D Grading Objects in all projects. We know the drill.

Our preferred…

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Autodesk Grading Optimization (GO) is one year old this year. Grading Optimization 2023 is effectively the third major release of GO. We might consider the GO 2022.1 Update as important. That Update contained significant improvements to the GO Tools, performance, and functionality.

Based on my recent GO 2023 playtime experience, the much…

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Inside the Autodesk Civil 3D Corridor Feature we get better horizontal, vertical, and cross section control, more forms of output, better design round trips, more design control options, and better project-based quality control. That significant list of production benefits makes the small extra work that is required to employ a Corridor, well worth the effort.

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I enjoy finding examples and folks who creatively learn to employ the Power of Not to production work in Autodesk Civil 3D. Huh? What the hay does the Power of Not mean? I trust that you do understand the difference between the Boolean logic of AND and OR in expressions. Eheh.

NOT is the third chord (the…

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Last time we explored Intelligent Publish on Demand method and practice inside Civil 3D with the new Surface Spot Label Style Expressions Set that is now available to Release 8 Jump Kit customers for Civil 3D 2021 and Civil 3D 2020. Yes. Even the basic rewards from Label Style Expression Set AddOns are substantial.

Before we address the…

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