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NCS Classic Utility Layers AddOn

People ask how come our Framework of Civil 3D products don’t use the classic NCS utility layers? Honestly, most civil engineering and survey organization customers tend to like our NCS compliant set of utility Keys and Layers better. Who knew?

People do tend to forget or overlook that the NCS is large building and building project centric. Simply put, the…

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Tags NCS, Layer Standards, utility, CAD Standards, Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3D 2016, spreadsheet

Focus on the Civil 3D Work That Matters

You are a smart, skilled, and experienced Civil 3D user. To make the time to build and care for your organization’s Civil 3D Templates and Civil 3D Styles for AutoCAD Civil 3D is nigh to impossible when times are good or maybe even when they are not so good. It’s the middle of winter. Maybe you have a day or two? Ok. That's probably going to be more like an hour…

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Tags Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3D 2016, Jump Kit, Templates Only, CAD Standards, implementation

Who Broke Civil 3D Reference Templates

Our challenge as Civil 3D users and Civil 3D Standards managers is often to proactively discover inventive ways to make the imperfect productive.

The recent AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.2 Update seems to have broken parts of the Attach Reference Template dialog box and Manage Referenced Settings panel functionality.

Whoop-de-do. I do admit…

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Tags CAD Standards, Reference Template, template, Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, video, Style Management

Civil 3D Training and Help Updates Jan 2018

I hope you take a minute or two to check out our latest Civil 3D Training and Civil 3D Help additions below. There’s much to gain from a click or two. You will discover we added a diverse collection of new Civil 3D Training Videos from a growing group of Civil 3D experts. Thanks to all!

For our current and future Framework for Civil 3D customers…

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Tags Civil 3D 2018, website, training, help, Civil 3D 2017, implementation, CAD Standards

The Deep State in AutoCAD and Civil 3D

I fear that my provocative choice of title here may get this website black-listed as an alt-right or racist conspiracy perpetrator by the nameless and faceless algorithms at Google, Bing, FaceBook, Twitter, etc. As an admitted serial entrepreneur and disruptive small business person the lack of persons personally accountable in that process distresses me, as it should you. That…

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Tags Layer Standards, management, Layer Manager, filter, layer state, layers, template, CAD Standards