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Let’s face it. Most of the time in Autodesk Civil 3D we all tend to initially shoot for some form of published annotation. It’s an old school CAD User’s habit. Let’s call this the lust for One and Done. For surveyors this may mean Point data out of Survey Dbs. The Lord knows, I hope you have moved beyond imported point files and COGO points to better manage your…

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What are the most important features in Civil 3D? Autodesk has a different answer to that question for every new release of Civil 3D and each new Update for Civil 3D. Autodesk wants to answer the Features and Benefits sales and marketing questions. They do sell us software after all. Maybe whatever is the hot new Autodesk thing this time around floats your boat?…

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There is no such thing as a nonlinear corridor in Civil 3D by definition. Is this then a mythic post?  Are we talking about Corridors of a Third Kind? Not really. In AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 we cannot create Alignments that connect back to themselves like the snake eating its tail or the famous dragon in Chinese myth. We have all seen dog that would chase his tail until exhausted. If you want to build…

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For reasons AutoCAD Civil 3D Beta and More, I've been playing around a lot with Offset Alignments and Widenings. Indeed I am somewhat torturing the poooor Autodesk Beta QA people with a some baffling array of "challenges". Good news. They are being responsive and that means 2012 will be better :)

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  alignment, offset, widening, parcel, landxml