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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

 

Autodesk released the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.3 Update in the first week of April. This update announcement isn’t an April Fools hoax. This third, and probably final, Update for Civil 3D 2018 basically includes a rasher of interoperability enhancements and many related fix it updates for Civil 3D 2018. A detailed listing from the readme is included below.

The AutoCAD…

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Smart Civil 3D users in recent releases can assemble together Civil 3D Project Templates, Civil 3D Placeholders, and Civil 3D Reference Templates into a powerful working combination. We don’t want to ignore PTSD – Project Template Structure Defaults.

The intersections of these three technologies produce useful and productive…

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People wave their hands and talk about BIM, CIM, model-based software, and model-based design. What do these often used buzz words truly mean to civil engineers and surveyors?
Where does the rubber hit the road in our daily grind?
Maybe the answer is simple. Maybe not so much.

Model-Based is Simple and Elegant

It sure appears to take a while for people to discover the unexpected…

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Back in the day Autodesk liked to talk up the Dynamic Model. Remember that? The fact that Civil 3D Features (or objects) communicate with one another so we do not have to worry so much about whether or not the stuff you see and print in Civil 3D is actually updated.

If a Civil 3D user changes a design Alignment and Profile, the entire roadway Corridor model and the resultant…

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Once you have a well-managed set of Civil 3D Styles and Civil 3D Template resources, there are a host of other production man-hour improvement tools available for you to employ inside Civil 3D. Many folks overlook the very tools that Civil 3D and Windows supply to do that. The time you invest to improve your Civil 3D Project Templates, their structure, and their detailed contents…

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