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Beware the Ides of March. This particular March that famous quote from Julius Caesar (1599) written by the Bard (Shakespeare) took on a whole new significance for us all. Truly, the middle (ids) of things can be a muddle. FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) is in the aire like pixie dust. People we know well had their entire life effectively blown to bits recently.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT

The mastery of Points is nothing to take lightly in Autodesk Civil 3D. Like that old saying, “It’s all about location, location, location, Baby.” Points are foundational in the civil engineering and survey professional disciplines. Then your favorite software vendor’s programmers take over.

Points are one of the most overused words in Autodesk Civil 3D speak.…

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“Hark the herald angels sing. Glory to the new born king.”
No surprise. I heard classic, jazz, rock, and cowboy/country versions of this famous Christmas carol recently. ‘Tis the season. Some tunes have remarkable staying power. Charles Wesley’s testimonial hymn about the birth, life, and ministry of Jesus the Christ has been around since 1739.

What We Consider Matters

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT

The common comment I get from new Framework for Civil 3D customers is
“I wish I done this (or found you) sooner.”

That’s kind. We’re not hiding. Almost no one looks for options until the pain, for whatever reasons, comes to their attention. Even then life’s a struggle. Most of us try to fix our problems with what we have in front of us. Makes…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags WATT, Civil 3D 2020, Civil 3D 2019, Civil 3D 2018

One of my long-standing Civil 3D wish list items is a basic form of elementary Audit functionality. I acknowledge that even the concept of some form of audit in Civil 3D is unlikely to reach high into an everyday Civil 3D user’s wish list for obvious reasons. We all get it.

“I already know what’s wrong with my drawing.”

You Manager types…

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