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Civil engineers and surveyors who employ Autodesk civil software know a thing or two about Description Key Sets. Everyone’s an expert to one level or another by necessity. The DescKey concept and technology has been around a long time back to the old Land Desktop (LTD) days.

Why bother to talk about this topic at all?
“Honey, can we change the channel?”

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The calendar year 2020 portents to be more than the start of a new decade. We all likely expect the 2020 US election to be yet another watershed political event. How did the Playwright put it? “… a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” I trust you do not miss the Solomonic allusion and sardonic irony implied in his famous words from McBeth. He did. Mind you,…

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The best kind of Christmas presents are the things that bring both joy to your life and to your daily work. When you can deliver that blessing to your friends, customers, and even people you don’t know, that can be a wonderful thing. Nothing is comparable to the Good News - the reason for the season. Some smaller things can be great news too. You catch the drift.

A lot of…

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One of the miracles of modern model-based, Style-managed software is the CAD Standards consistency, flexibility, and adaptive interoperability the innovative use of these technologies can provide to us and our clients. For too many folks in Civil 3D Land, the more immediate problem is to get to and maintain any set of consistent CAD Standards for Civil 3D.

Despite the marketplace sales hype,…

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Last time, I went and talked about some dicey nuts and bolts of Civil 3D standards interoperability issues. One way or another we all must deal with these. Autodesk drops the Civil 3D standards interoperability issues bang down on the counter. Here’s your chewy-grounds coffee and a plate of swimming pigs in a blanket delivered by a gum-smacking, white-nailed waitress…

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