Managed symbol graphics in Autodesk Civil 3D can become a challenge. Not because it is particularly hard to do. This is AutoCAD 101 basics afterall. Inside Civil 3D there is an overwhelming amount of this detailed and sometimes project specific annotative detail in modern civil engineering and survey project plan set deliverables.
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The Framework for Civil 3D out of the box supports multiple Layer Standards with adaptive conversion. The NCS 6.0, NCS 6.0 AIA and older NCS 5.0 flavors are supplied for example. Why would anyone want to do that? Everyone one knows one Layer Standard is nasty enough to maintain and employ. The common misconception of a Layer Standard at times sounds something like…Read more
Survey is not Design. Civil engineering Design isn’t public works Operations. Many can argue that modern Operations Engineering is effectively another discipline with different management goals and processes. Infrastructure is expensive to design and build, and more expensive to maintain. Public Works infrastructure is complex, interdepartmental, sometimes inter-agency, and often…Read more
New Civil 3D releases and Civil 3D Updates are a fact of life in Civil 3D Land. The latest Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.3 Update hit the street late last week. This is good news that may be bad news. All too often a new Update or new Civil 3D release can cause more production pain and suffering than immediate benefit.
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Autodesk leaped into that occasional Leap Year Day with the release of the latest Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.3 Update. We begin Autodesk’s version of March Madness. The annual Autodesk Right of Spring begins in Civil 3D Land with this typical cleanup Civil 3D Update before the next numbered release of Civil 3D.Read more
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