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We shouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel to employ Civil 3D point data successfully. After more than ten releases of Civil 3D that would be dumb. The Pareto Principal, that famous 80 20 Rule, applies to our civil engineering and survey data. I argue, and most civil and survey folk would agree, that 20% of what we gather and create drives a large part of our project…

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We all know about bad assumptions. You believe something is totally obvious. You proceed to talk about a subject that way. People in the crowd nod their heads in affirmation. Meanwhile that same audience is actually completely baffled. This is a pretty common symptom of ED - Expert’s Disease. Oops, that didn’t come out exactly as I intended. You do get what I mean.

I had…

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Maybe you noticed that Autodesk puts some effort into improving Corridor design publication performance in the latest Civil 3D 2019.1 Update. The new enhancement capability to share Sample Line Groups as Data Shortcuts in projects comes to mind.

We can probably also agree that Civil 3D plan annotation of corridor models still needs serious work. Then again, sometimes we…

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A Civil 3D CAD Manager from a regional civil engineering firm called me the other day. The topic of the Civil 3D Survey functionality for one reason or another came up in our conversation. For those of you who follow this blog, you know I’m a Civil 3D Survey fan for a host of reasons.

The CAD Manager claimed his firm had tried Survey once or twice, but these days ignored…

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Customers do often ask about the Symbols supplied with the Framework for Civil 3D. We call this collection of resources and tools a Symbol Set. Just like those familiar Sets in Civil 3D a Framework Symbol Set is a collected and managed system. This practically means that a Symbol Set collection is more than the sum of its parts.

As…

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