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People ask how come our Framework of Civil 3D products don’t use the classic NCS utility layers? Honestly, most civil engineering and survey organization customers tend to like our NCS compliant set of utility Keys and Layers better. Who knew?

People do tend to forget or overlook that the NCS is large building and building project centric. Simply put, the…

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We released a new open source list of our Civilized Keys for NCS 6.0. These are specific to the NCS 6.0 release. By popular customer request we included in this new 6.0 list all the AEC Discipline Keys in addition to the traditional Survey and Civil discipline ones supported directly in the Framework for Civil 3D in…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags NCS, NCS 6.0, Layer Standards, standard keys, Major Key, Minor Key

A couple of times a year members of the latest NCS steering committee drop me a line or give me a call. Why? I certainly have professionally known some of those folks for a long time. Some obviously even read this blog on occasion.

Clearly, the Framework for Civil 3D (and all its earlier product incarnations) has long advocated the employment of the NCS in the civil engineering…

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Most civil engineering and survey firms employ a simple form of codes in the Format column of their Description Keys. There’s no problem with that, but you may be missing some very useful functionality built into AutoCAD Civil 3D’s Description Keys Sets and annotative Label Style power tools.

Inside Civil 3D there is the simple and then there is the simply…

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We talked Civil 3D gone wild recently. We explored our ability to improve our daily productivity by the use of repetitive patterns and the logical NOT tool in our Survey Codes, Description Keys, and Point Group definitions in the post NOT Keys in Civil 3D.

The practical realities of Not Key patterns

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