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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

 

The original Civil 3D development team initially refused allow us all to employ the available and built in Property Set Style definition tools in Civil 3D for many releases. We endured something like ten releases of Civil 3D without it. Arrrgh. A few of us Civil 3D developers asked. What’s the problem?

To build and employ Property Sets Civil 3D users would…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Property Set, Civil 3D 2020, Dynamo, Style, data, video, BIM, Style Management

Everyone needs better and safer places for productive play in Civil 3D. There are mission critical personal and corporate reasons why we need better Civil 3D sandboxes in our civil engineering and survey organizations. How good is your Civil 3D sandbox?

Civil 3D skills are personal. Productivity improvement requires proactive time spent to learn to employ them. That requires a consistent…

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Days before the 4th of July holiday weekend, a non-customer emailed me to ask whether it was ok for him to employ the resources structure employed in the Framework for Civil 3D for his internal company standards for Civil 3D.

“Be my guest.
My only request is that if you find an improvement drop me another email that explains it.”

We document all…

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It’s safe to say that I flap my lips about all things Civil 3D a lot in this Jump on Civil 3D blog. For the sake of the search sanity for all, we try limit the published posts on the cadpilot to about 750 posts. That number doesn’t count all the content squirrelled away in the Members section nor content and courseware I produced for customers.…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Civil 3D 2020, Civil 3D 2019, Release 8, Release 7, help, website, video

I am on a mission for the adoption of Reference Template (TREF) technology in your working civil engineering and survey projects in Civil 3D. Some could call it a rant. We need to think about the Civil 3D template and Civil 3D Style problems differently. I argue we need new language like the TREF and Target shorthands to talk about the substantive…

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