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For reasons that remain even a mystery even to me, this month has been a collection of large-scale project questions and answers. Everyone who called seemed to have a larger and more complex project in the works. They were all head down in the practical details of large SurveyDb projects or big lidar point cloud data sets coupled in their projects with lots of connected models delivered in various…

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Grid to ground in Civil 3D Survey is a hard corundum. It must be Ruby Tuesday. Say What?
Wait a minute. Isn’t today Thursday?

Dude. Ruby Tuesday is a reference to an old Rolling Stones tune.
They say the song is about the woman who left Keith Richards for Jimi Hendrix.
Hotter licks seemed to matter back then.
A corundum is a mineral, a crystal, a stone - aka a ruby.  Read more

Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags coordinate system, survey db, Survey, grid

Cadpilot.com underwent major changes in the last couple of months. It wasn't altogether voluntary as recent posts attest. For reasons unknown the front end of our telerik Sitefinity content management system (CMS) simply would not publish on our new hosting server.

System A simply wouldn't work with System B acceptably. Everyone is sympathetic and even apologetic. This is, course...

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags system, management, CAD Standards, standards

Last week Autodesk released AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Service Pack 2 and a Hotfix for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014. NNITO (Not Necessarily In That Order) is pronounced like “Neato” with a slight stutter.

The 2013 Service Pack still doesn’t officially support Windows 8 but you’ll probably be more likely and able to…

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For reasons that I know really don't matter even a tiny bit to you, I spent More than a week performing basic and not so basic IT maintenance for businesses, friends, family and even myself.

The Rituals of Workstation Maintenance

It was time to rebuild my workstation. I really needed to do a Microsoft Office bump and a spring housecleaning was definately in order. Windows 8 and…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags maintenance, network, standards, implementation, system