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Resource Management and Civil 3D Users

One of the common user complaints about Civil 3D is the repetitive way you must crawl around the file system to find and get resources. This is certainly one of my pet peeves. Civil 3D has a lot of potential resources. Back in the day, we called the default install’s resource structure…

Down the Rabbit Hole

The reference to Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s…

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Tags implementation, management, survey, query, video, Civil 3D 2018, CAD Standards, Civil 3D 2019, Civil 3D 2017


Civil 3D Spreadsheet Tools Help

The highways and byways of America are littered with customized Civil 3D templates and Civil 3D Styles that fail. They won’t cut the mustard on my big-stack pastrami Rueben. Tools that don’t stand and pass the workday muster are like growing up believing that kosher pickles are supposed to be limp and soggy things. Ok, this deli food metaphor is getting out of hand. Nasty.

It’s sad. We don’t…

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Tags Speadsheet Tools, tools, Civil 3D 2019, Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, CAD Standards, implementation, customization


Batch Save Utility in Civil 3D 2019

The Framework for Civil 3D is a Managed System that supports the production use of Civil 3D and any customization of the backend resources that you can imagine. Customers say the Framework even enables forms of customization they never dreamed of before they started to employ it.

When a new CAD Management tool arrives from Autodesk, I tend to personally…

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Tags Civil 3D 2019, Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3D 2016, Upgrade, tools, CAD Standards, Layer Standards


The One Civil 3D 2019 Hits the Street

Officially AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019 became Autodesk Civil 3D 2019 on its release day earlier this week. You might ask if the new Civil 3D 2019 is actually a Civil 3D 2018 Update? There is pretty much one Civil 3D for both 2018 and 2019 at this point. Hence I couldn’t resist the tongue and cheeky post title. If you’re looking for new Civil 3D specific software features in 2019, you…

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Tags Civil 3D 2019, Release 7, Release 8, Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, Infraworks


Civil 3D Styles and Libraries

One day at an Autodesk University lunch table someone from Autodesk sat down with me to interview me about the Framework for Civil 3D. Who that person is doesn’t particularly matter. He isn’t specifically a Civil 3D expert but he is a Civil 3D user. He is someone now in a customer facing position often charged with presenting Civil 3D and the other Autodesk civil…

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Tags Style Management, CAD Standards, Civil 3D 2019, Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, Symbol Set, symbol