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Phi, Fi, Foe, Fum. I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive, or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make me bread. Like a lot of well-remembered fairy tales, this fantasy giant chant from Jack in the Beanstalk – aka Jack the Giant Killer - tis a bit creepy. Say whot? Ok. If I quoted Shakespeare’s take in King Lear, you’d be equally lost.

What does the growth of magic beans, ancient…

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The on-going Style Maintenance of our Civil 3D templates is a significant and complex information management problem. There is the raw numbers problem. There are lots of kinds of Civil 3D Feature Styles and Civil 3D Label Styles for us to manage.

There is the larger critical path Style problem - the variety of purpose. The real user need…

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When we create something new and innovative, that product should make a productive difference in the lives of real folks doing the real work. We released the new and powerful Framework for Civil 3D Release 8 Spot Label Style AddOns for Civil 3D 2021 and Civil 3D 2020 last week. This Spot Label Style AddOn was the second Framework Label Style Expression Set for Civil…

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How we must express ourselves and our Civil 3D Surface data with Spot Elevation Labels is far from the simple task it first appears. We all know nothing in Civil 3D as simple as it first appears. We face the somewhat unnerving deliverables publication challenge of What if.

What if our client’s reasonable demand for a specific civil engineering…

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“Any day now. Any day now. I shall be released.”
Of course, those words are in the chorus of the famous Bob Dylan tune “I Shall Be Released” from 1967. The song was first covered by The Band and sung by Richard Manuel. The song has since been recorded and performed by the Who’s Who of Rock,…

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