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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


The Symbol Set approach based on the Power of Names is both revolutionary and more effective in all Civil 3D production environments.

Our Managed Systems approach to Civil 3D Symbols (aka AutoCAD blocks, Point Styles, etc.) and those integrations allows the Framework for Civil 3D to supply its users with a more adaptive, flexible, and robust…

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Customers do often ask about the Symbols supplied with the Framework for Civil 3D. We call this collection of resources and tools a Symbol Set. Just like those familiar Sets in Civil 3D a Framework Symbol Set is a collected and managed system. This practically means that a Symbol Set collection is more than the sum of its parts.


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I mumbled Export from Civil 3D things for civil engineers and surveyors; waved my hands about DWF; and then sent the folks off to go paint the fence and wash the dishes. As with many useful skills in life:

Doing Offers the Eyes to See


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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags export, layers, block, symbol, DGN, Layer Standards, Symbol Set

Autodesk folk say everyone wants an AutoCAD Civil 3D built their way. I believe professional civil engineers and surveyors really want their expensive Autodesk code to work and produce work that is acceptable to them and those that they deliver too. If that’s the goal of your AutoCAD Civil 3D customization, we can work with that.

We build and maintain the most downloaded, most used, and…

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Today, the Framework makes AutoCAD Civil 3D symbols/blocks even easier to customize and maintain in multiple releases of AutoCAD Civil 3D. The Framework helps you look better and deliver exactly what you need to your clients with less customization effort. Imagine that!
That’s what the Framework for Civil 3D is all about.

We’ve released a new Symbol Exchange AddOn

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags symbol, Symbol Set, block, customization, spreadsheet, AddOn