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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

 

At times I joke a bit about the Feature Lines Only design crowd in Civil 3D. I do this to contrast classic and manual Feature Line construction and manipulation methods with the advantages of managed Corridor Design methodologies that can produce multiple and controlled Feature Lines on demand. This is not a binary choice. Obviously, civil engineering folks need…

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All of us in Civil 3D Land know learning to come to grips with Civil 3D is easier said than done. Autodesk Civil 3D is a big complex piece of software. We must learn to manage and direct the Civil 3D Diva to deliver acceptable performances. We are talking about integrated software tools that must cope with the many and varied details of complex…

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At the beating heart of civil engineering model-based design is the core concept that an iteratively built model and the managed data behind that the model depends on will produce the published results we will require in the deliverables. It is vital to note and never skip over the fact that there are rules, systems, and structures necessary to…

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The Framework for Civil 3D includes a powerful Survey Codes Spreadsheet Tool. The tool is a favorite of many Framework customers. The Codes Tool is employed to externally manage and maintain both Survey and Design Codes that may be employed in Descriptions Keys, Description Key Sets, Figure Prefix Db, Survey Queries, Point Group definitions, and even Civil 3D Corridor…

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There are all kinds of useful videos, help docs, and even products out there in Civil 3D Land to help us pull-off all the many powerful things with Civil 3D Description Keys and Civil 3D Description Key Sets. I’ve been known to take part in all the blather. People sometimes ask what to do first.

Odds are whatever Description Key Set customization…

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