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Who Broke Civil 3D Reference Templates

Our challenge as Civil 3D users and Civil 3D Standards managers is often to proactively discover inventive ways to make the imperfect productive.

The recent AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.2 Update seems to have broken parts of the Attach Reference Template dialog box and Manage Referenced Settings panel functionality.

Whoop-de-do. I do admit…

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Tags CAD Standards, Reference Template, template, Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, video, Style Management

The Civil 3D Hierarchy Rules

There are a formal sets of dualities built into AutoCAD Civil 3D. Whether we perceive or employ these model-based software pairings for our benefit is another matter altogether. Every Civil 3D user struggles with these dualities to one degree or another. Frankly, it’s even a bit difficult to talk about them in Civil 3D without being a bit confusing. You can end up sounding like…

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Tags implementation, training, bucket, Name Template, dynamic model, names, Style Management

The Civil 3D Simple Style Rules

Every once in a while a new Framework for Civil 3D customer calls and asks why we put the “- JS” at the end of all the Framework Style names. This simple suffix device serves a very significant purpose and help to answer the first most important question about using and customizing AutoCAD Civil 3D…

“How do you know the difference…

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Tags implementation, training, bucket, Name Template, dynamic model, names, Style Management, Style

Reference Template Settings in 2018.1

Autodesk added some new tools to help us better manage Reference Templates in the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.1 update. This is great news! The new functionality in the Attach Reference Template box via the new Manage Reference Settings dialog box means we may seriously need to consider a Reference Template Naming Convention. Oh, no!…

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Tags Civil 3D 2018, Update, Reference Template, implementation, CAD Standards, Style, Style Management, video

Civil 3D Point Display Priority Strategy

Shall we continue to explore the interpreted nature of point data in AutoCAD Civil 3D? In the last post we talked about the Point Display Override Strategy. That’s where many civil engineers and surveyors end up after initially struggling with AutoCAD Civil 3D point display issues for a bit.

If we employ

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Tags point display, point group, Description Key Set, Description Key, implementation, Style Management, video