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What if someone built deliverable focused video training courseware for AutoCAD Civil 3D?
People ask for it. Why not?
What if that AutoCAD Civil 3D training included those bothersome real-world production details that simply drive you nuts?
What if the video courseware even included the intimate how to details that apply to all reasonably current versions of Civil 3D?

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We all want to talk about better automated Plan and Profile deliverables from inside AutoCAD Civil 3D. Heck. No, we don’t. Talk is cheap. We need the stinkin’ Labels to work for us not ag’in us. To win the war we have a lot to consider. Our old tactics may not cut it.

“This can’t be happing, man. This can’t be happening!”

Sure the Civil 3D Plan Production tools can create…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags deliverables, alignment, point group, video, publish on demand

Over the not-so-long Labor Day weekend we made updates and additions to cadpilot.com.

We added improved support for the new Microsoft Edge browser. We fully test the site in Chrome, Firefox, IE and now Edge. If you have issues, please let us know. We try to be responsive in more ways than one.

Updated the video player plugin we employ which is Read more

Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags website, modx, bootstrap, video

People ask,
If AutoCAD Civil 3D is so dynamic, why isn’t there a way to connect Alignments to Points?
Good question.

One pat answer is:
“Alignments have so many kinds of useful Alignment label styles we really don’t need that sort of formal relationship.”
If it’s all about the documentation and annotative problem for Alignments, then that…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags deliverables, publish on demand, point group, video, dynamic model

The Plan Production tools for AutoCAD Civil 3D have been around for many releases. They work as advertised, if you have a prepared plan. That implied warning is even built into the name. It follows ViewFrame Groups and their collected Frames are about publication. Some of their features and benefits are pretty restricted by their programmed genetics.

Are ViewFrame…

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