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The Framework for Civil 3D is all about the reduction of the many manhours spent to get Civil 3D to function as advertised in production Civil 3D project environments. The Autodesk Civil 3D software we employ every day is only as capable as the content tools we have and then must maintain. Now that’s a bit crazy.

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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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Ready or not. The latest Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.4 Update hit the street late last week. New Civil 3D releases and Updates are a fact of life in Civil 3D Land. The good news is the Civil 3D 2020.4 Update fixes and number of important outstanding Civil 3D 2020 issues for Pressure Pipes, BIM 360 Collaboration for Civil 3D, ArcGIS interoperability,…

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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…

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Most of us in Civil 3D Land are fans and daily users of Autodesk Civil 3D. We all can guess, based on history and leaks in the Autodesk cistern, that we’ll be seeing the latest and greatest release of Autodesk Civil 3D 2021 any day now. The specifics of the new release may not knock your socks off. Many of us have other concerns at the moment. The…

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