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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

 

Do we ask the right questions about Civil 3D and how we use it?
By definition…Probably not. We human beings tend to not ask questions about what we believe we already know how to do. We rely too much on habit. We could call this the human autopilot. The autopilot works 95%+ of the time. Our brains spend a good deal of invisible time behind the scenes working on those building those structures…

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Your organization or firm invests money in the world’s most popular civil engineering and design software – Autodesk Civil 3D. You (or someone else) works hard to make the Civil 3D software run productively and publish your civil engineering design or survey work acceptably. Odds are you have something that works. Can we do better? Can we improve that?

Every Civil 3D expert and most experienced…

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If we move around the tiny little verb in the title of this post, we can change a lot about that title and our perception. We can swiftly change the implied question into a statement - What the Framework for Civil 3D is. In Yoda speak we might say - The Framework for Civil 3D what is. One of my personal favorites.

Funny thing. This silly grammar play seems…

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No serious, in-depth discussion about Civil 3D Label Styles can dodge the serious matter of Expressions in Label Styles. In the Framework for Civil 3D products, we intentionally try and keep the risk of Label Style Expression use in the Framework’s Core Style library to a minimum. This has to do with practical Civil 3D Style maintenance problems…

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We continue to chisel away at the nuances of Civil 3D Label Style method and practice - The art of annotation in Autodesk Civil 3D matters to us all. Some of that pound and grind is similar to the removal of the sculptural whitepace from the original blocks of marble that became Michelangelo’s David or Madonna and Child. Do we need Label Style structural…

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