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Winter is the season when many in Civil 3D Land tend to deploy new releases of software. Autodesk usually drops an end of year bunch of product Updates. Folks also tend to acquire new AEC partners. Hoorah!

It is a cyclical thing…Maybe an Advent of Spring thing. The partners are companies and organizations that we will have to: collaborate with; work with on new projects; and basically, learn…

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I intentionally employ the metaphor of the US Constitutional principal of the Separation of Powers to talk about how civil engineers and surveyors need to systematically manage to divide and conquer resources and more inside and around Civil 3D. The Arts of Separation help us all to employ the software successfully in production.

The principals of separation are, as they…

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The title for this post sounds like something out of Harry Potter, an epic fantasy, or perhaps a military sci-fi space opera. It’s a mystery. Is The Tuple the newest Marvel action hero blockbuster movie due out for the July 4th 2020 weekend? If so, I want a cut for the title name…

The Rise of The Tuple

What the heck is a Tuple?

You employ tuples…

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Civil engineers and surveyors who employ Autodesk civil software know a thing or two about Description Key Sets. Everyone’s an expert to one level or another by necessity. The DescKey concept and technology has been around a long time back to the old Land Desktop (LTD) days.

Why bother to talk about this topic at all?
“Honey, can we change the channel?”

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The calendar year 2020 portents to be more than the start of a new decade. We all likely expect the 2020 US election to be yet another watershed political event. How did the Playwright put it? “… a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” I trust you do not miss the Solomonic allusion and sardonic irony implied in his famous words from McBeth. He did. Mind you,…

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