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

 

In our previous post on Point Display in Civil 3D we talked about the fundamental interpreted nature of point data in Civil 3D. We discovered it can and usually does take a while for the practical realities of the deeper forms of point display resolution and management to sink in.
Civil 3D delivers the means to accomplish sophisticated point display resolutions.…

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Folk complain that AutoCAD Civil 3D is not really user friendly about Site Design. The complaint is true if you insist that site design in Civil 3D should be like it was for years in Land Desktop. Unfortunately, about the only thing Civil 3D has in common with Land Desktop is it’s use of similar but historically deceptive Ribbon names such as Surface, Grading, Parcel, and Alignment.

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Feature Line Baselines in Corridors are a big deal in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017. I also like the basic cleanups in corridors with angular horizontal control. It’s been a long wait for them. Technically, I wish Autodesk had implemented them differently and gone the extra mile. Here’s a brain bender. What’s the difference between a Feature…

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The Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D employs a rule-based method to establish Layer Standards. We made significant improvements to that in our Release 6 upgrade last year. I’ve talked previously about our Layer Standards Spreadsheet…

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At the root of the NCS system is the concept of Standard Keys. These are most often connected to the NCS rules of Standard Layers and the way drawing information is published. The concept and implemented practice of Standards Keys can do a lot more than that. We employ Standard Keys all over the place in the Production…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags standard keys, layers, implementation, customization, video