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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

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my man in the straw hat posts. Ain’t history a little fun? We’ll get back to that tale of western tales real soon now.

This spring Autodesk finally put Land Desktop to rest forever - from their perspective anyway. Some folks must stumble and stagger into AutoCAD Civil 3D. I suggest they buy an InstantOn since it solves most of the upgrade problems…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey, survey db, hotfix, 2013, Civil 3D, figures, landxml

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?

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As a follow up to my previous post on Point Symbols, their management, custom Civil 3D templates, and Point Styles, I thought I ought to warn you of a AutoCAD Civil 3D Point performance gotcha. The method I pointed and highlighted in the post requires…

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Let's just suppose you have to debug a nasty little points file or fieldbook file in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012.  You're a wiz now and fire up your Survey Db and do to town.

Survey Data Cleanup in 2012

The file(s) includes a bunch of figures that you have figure prefixes in your figure prefix database. The odds are absolute that the field crew didn't do a perfect job with either the…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags survey, survey db, survey landxml

Earlier this week I wrote a post on the concept of employing NOT Keys in Description Key matches. Hopefully, you'll spend a few minutes scratching you head and consider how NOT Keys might help you and your organization. Someone asked for a bit More clarity...

A Simple NOT Key Structure for Manholes

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