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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

 

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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What if we could 3D print structures with a material ten times stronger than steel with only 5% of the density? Markus Buehler, the head of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the research team of Zhao Qin, Gang Seob Jung, and Min Jeong Kang claim it can be done. Zhao Qin says he wants a space elevator built from their new material. Hear…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags graphene, WATT, space

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

Inside AutoCAD Civil 3D we have to remember to consciously readjust your focus. The classic defensive driving “cycle” metaphor works - Window>> Review Mirror>> Side Mirror>> Speedometer>> Window.

Civil 3D Driver Training

In Civil 3D, we should replace that basic pattern with Screen>>Ribbon>>Command Line>>Toolspace>>Screen.  I’d argue the screen

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags interface, tools, toolspace, ribbon

The 2012 Olympics in London are a hit. More people watching more events all the time. Me included. Put down the remote. Go to bed. Put down...

It’s really amazing there’s so much “friendly” competition going on.

The US Womens (aren't they really girls?) Gymnastics team took the Gold team metal from the Russians team. The US girls were rightly both happy and proud. The Russian girls…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags nasa, space, WATT, olympics, space station