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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


Lots of folks are interested in Lot Grading with Corridors. Me too.
If you have to do grading work in hilly areas or even in the great flat, corridors rock and roll with the punches. This is true for every release of AutoCAD Civil 3D since 2010.
I've covered the topic in various webinars in every release. See some here.

The May 2012 Implementation

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags corridor, corridor surface, surface, grading

Feature Styles, Label Styles, and Sets are separate and independent from the Feature Data. This good news. How we want to express or represent stuff in AutoCAD Civil 3D is almost without limit. The bad news is we forget and deal with Civil 3D style like it was a fancy version of old school CAD stuff. We’re human and we are visual. To see it is to believe it.

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No release of AutoCAD Civil 3D would be complete without some new Surface creation and edit updates. AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 is no exception. Surfaces in 2013 deserve a Civil 3D blog post or two of their own. We can be both more indirect or direct about our “data” references in Surface Features. Huh?

Queries About Survey and…  Read more

One of the best things about AutoCAD Civil 3D are the visuals that Civil 3D Styles and the backend AutoCAD display engine can produce. If we employ these capabilities to our advantage they are:

More Than Eye Candy

 A Crossover Corridor

These tools and capabilities can…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags surface, QA, QC, Surface Style, Volume Dashboard, TIN, grading, grading group

I want to Play with ITS all day.

What the heck is ITS 4 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012? 

Interactive Terrain Shaping = ITS

Autodesk Labs released a technology preview of new surface modeling tools for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags 2012, surface, grading, autodesk labs