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Better Codes Points and Figures in Civil 3D

Our civil engineering customers say that Framework for Civil 3D provides an awesome design solution for Civil 3D. You get production Civil 3D templates that work. These include one of the largest and most robust Civil 3D Styles libraries on the planet bar none.

Our survey customers say that the Framework for Civil 3D provides an awesome survey solution for…

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Tags codes, survey point, survey figure, survey db, Description Key, Description Key Set, point group, Speadsheet Tools, Civil 3D 2019, Civil 3D 2018


Civil 3D Survey Project Prototypes

AutoCAD Civil 3D can be the software surveyors love to hate. Maybe that should read hate to love? Unquestionably, Autodesk immediately messed with the established survey CAD workflows. In truth, they even messed with the core essential meanings of many familiar things like Point, Figure, and Alignment.

Historically, Autodesk also probably took way too long to sort out the…

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Tags survey, survey db, point group, Description Key Set, survey figure, implementation, surface, points, Point Style, Point Label Style, video


Civil 3D Description Keys Do Format

Most civil engineering and survey firms employ a simple form of codes in the Format column of their Description Keys. There’s no problem with that, but you may be missing some very useful functionality built into AutoCAD Civil 3D’s Description Keys Sets and annotative Label Style power tools.

Inside Civil 3D there is the simple and then there is the simply…

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Tags not keys, points, figure, figure prefix db, standard keys, Description Key Set, Description Key, codes, survey db, video


Rehab Intersections in Civil 3D 2018.1

There’s a burning question that concerns anyone about the latest and greatest Rehab Tools in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.1. It's about time I deliver an answer or two.

“Can the new Civil 3D 2018.1 Rehab tools be employed to create Complex Corridors to perform classic intersection rehab and reconstruction projects?”

To Build a Rehab Intersection

In…

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Tags rehab, Civil 3D 2018, Update, corridors, alignment, design, video, survey, figure, surface, cross section control, connected alignment


Rehab Tools for Civil 3D 2018.1 Reprise

Sooner rather than later we’ll finally get around to the use of the new Rehab Corridor Tools to do Intersection reconstruction and other similar dicey roadway rehab and reconstruction tasks in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.1.

We released a new Subassembly AddOn for Civil 3D 2018.1 with more than few helpful Style tool adjustments. Yes. There are…

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Tags rehab, Civil 3D 2018, Update, corridors, alignment, design, video, survey, figure, surface, cross section control