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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 goal to significantly reduce those considerable man-hours we invest in the common Civil 3D civil engineering grading problems and tasks is certainly is worthy of pursuit. It is what we do. The work pays or it doesn’t. The boss knows that and demands the work had better pay.

Autodesk is working hard at the faster, better, grading challenges on a number of simultaneous…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags grading, feature line, surface, wish, Civil 3D 2021, corridor, segment, node, video

One of my long-standing Civil 3D wish list items is a basic form of elementary Audit functionality. I acknowledge that even the concept of some form of audit in Civil 3D is unlikely to reach high into an everyday Civil 3D user’s wish list for obvious reasons. We all get it.

“I already know what’s wrong with my drawing.”

You Manager types…

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This week I caught a whiff of an arresting, interesting, and at times smokin’ exchange on Twitter about the future of AutoCAD Civil 3D and BIM.

One side of the conversation was about the fact that Autodesk could solve problems inside of C3D in a more BIM like fashion, but apparently won’t. Indeed. Structures like curbs that know they are curbs and recognize internal…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags 2016, Civil 3D 2016, WATT, wishlist

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

Just about a year ago I wrote a post called Point Dreams in the Annotative View Space which dealt with some of the issues we all have with AutoCAD Civil 3D Point Features. There are lots of posts here about the Points beast for a host of reasons – mostly customer…

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