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I do promise to get back to Layer Standards mechanics and the NCS. CAD Standards can be befuddling mostly because they’re all about boring consistency and repetitive validation. Your brain goes numb. My mind goes numb. I’m not sure if that’s why I’m a numbskull, but this rant is more fun for the moment.

Ages and ages ago when Autodesk first introduced the Read more

Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags View, plan, View Features, parcel, topology, wishlist

Sometimes the obvious is right in front of us. Then again maybe it isn't obvious?

In the old days most civil CAD software included some simple command function to quickly create a grid to superimpose on a site topo plan. In typical AutoCAD Civil 3D fashion this really isn’t a built in function. It doesn’t need to be as we shall see. However, in training I do get the question a lot,

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags alignment, Label Set, grids, Label Style, Style, topo

What did we get ourselves into when we started a simple write up on Parcels?
Ah well. Inside AutoCAD Civil 3D there’s always more to the story.

The Parcel Posts - a study guide to Read and Test in AutoCAD Civil 3D
Site Parcel Essentials – Part 1 | It’s Not Yo’ Daddy’s Parcel – Part 2 | To…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags grading, breakline, parcel segment, parcel, site parcel, topology