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Civil 3D Spreadsheet Tools Help

The highways and byways of America are littered with customized Civil 3D templates and Civil 3D Styles that fail. They won’t cut the mustard on my big-stack pastrami Rueben. Tools that don’t stand and pass the workday muster are like growing up believing that kosher pickles are supposed to be limp and soggy things. Ok, this deli food metaphor is getting out of hand. Nasty.

It’s sad. We don’t…

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Tags Speadsheet Tools, tools, Civil 3D 2019, Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, CAD Standards, implementation, customization


Civil 3D Standards for Public Works

Department of Public Works agencies employ the Framework for Civil 3D for countless reasons. Public Works Directors, Assistant Public Works Directors, and their staff from all over say the choice simply makes sense.

Our customers today include public works departments in major metros; well-known counties, townships, and parishes; and certainly a host of smaller public works…

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Tags CAD Standards, video, Style, Style Management, customization, Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3D 2016, Civil 3D 2019, Templates Only, InstantOn, Jump Kit, Government


Identity Utility and Colors in Civil 3D

The neuroscience behind how we visually identify details in the complexity of the world around us is fascinating stuff. Somehow our brains can and do make sense out of nonsense…or not. Ok. Maybe I’m a crazy person for spending way too much time trying to comprehend how this all works. None-the-less the mechanics and the specifics do matter.

The ability to quickly identify…

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Tags spreadsheet, Layer Standards, CAD Standards, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, customization, standard keys, Major Key, Minor Key, color, layer color, ACI, RGB


Civil 3D Custom Layer Standards Unleashed

What if you had a tool that made the customization all the many details of a Layer System for AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD-based applications easy? What if that tool worked for interoperable STB or CTB based templates and drawings?

You’d probably want that tool to be easy to use, but able to handle all of the detailed nuances of the many critical Layer properties. You might…

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Tags spreadsheet, Layer Standards, CAD Standards, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, customization, implementation, AddOn, Update, standard keys, Major Key, Minor Key, color, layer color, ACI, RGB


Civil 3D Text Tips and Tricks

Whether you employ the Framework for Civil 3D or not, these basic customization or tweaking tips and tricks for text might help. Let me be clear. If you have a collection of existing Styles built around some typical Civil 3D standard methodologies these should work. If you have a Civil 3D template and Style collection made by WingIt & DingIt and they do not, you…

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Tags text, textstyle, Label Style Defaults, Label Style, video, customization, implementation