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

 

May 26, 2015 – MoreCompetency Inc released the Production Solution Spreadsheet Tools on line documentation resources.

Our Production Solution product customers can now access our powerful Spreadsheet tools on-line documentation from the Members>>Documentation page of the cadpilot.com.
Site membership and login are required.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags tools, spreadsheet, customization, personization

Don’t you find that the Lineweight property and functionality inside AutoCAD Civil 3D sometimes comes in pretty handy? Many Civil 3d users who are civil engineers, surveyors, and public works staff do.

Lineweight provides you with some instant visual feedback on screen of what the published or plotted output’s going to be. That, of course, assumes you’ve maintained the property.
Are…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags lineweight, linetype, ncs, ncs 4.0, ncs 5.0, lisp, tools

Inside AutoCAD Civil 3D we have to remember to consciously readjust your focus. The classic defensive driving “cycle” metaphor works - Window>> Review Mirror>> Side Mirror>> Speedometer>> Window.

Civil 3D Driver Training

In Civil 3D, we should replace that basic pattern with Screen>>Ribbon>>Command Line>>Toolspace>>Screen.  I’d argue the screen

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags interface, tools, toolspace, ribbon

“Can your Layers and block names be adjusted quickly to another CAD Standard?”

Step Beyond the Pale

Our Jump Production Solutions are NOT a specific customization of AutoCAD Civil 3D.
We chose to employ the National CAD Standard (NCS) as a basis because of all the hard won experience expressed in those tested standards.  In many respects, we employ…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags customization, Release 5, tools, standard keys, excel, spreadsheet

A recent InstantOn Basic customer stumbled upon an "issue" with AutoCAD Civil 2013.
I thought I'd pass it around and give others the warning and the pretty unacceptable workaround (without pulling your hair out) until Autodesk gets around to fixing it or I find out I'm just stupid and missed the obvious.
Hey. It happens.

The customer had a moderately sized parcel…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags bugs, parcel, site parcel, toolspace