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Civil 3D Point Display Priority Strategy

Shall we continue to explore the interpreted nature of point data in AutoCAD Civil 3D? In the last post we talked about the Point Display Override Strategy. That’s where many civil engineers and surveyors end up after initially struggling with AutoCAD Civil 3D point display issues for a bit.

If we employ

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Tags point display, point group, Description Key Set, Description Key, implementation, Style Management, video

Civil 3D Point Display Override Strategy

In our previous post on Point Display in Civil 3D we talked about the fundamental interpreted nature of point data in Civil 3D. We discovered it can and usually does take a while for the practical realities of the deeper forms of point display resolution and management to sink in.
Civil 3D delivers the means to accomplish sophisticated point display resolutions.…

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Tags point, point group, point display, Description Key, Description Key Set, codes, standard keys, video

The Data Points of Civil 3D In and Out

One of the Autodesk memes about AutoCAD Civil 3D is there are always a bunch of ways to get anything done. Variety is the spice of life. AutoCAD Civil 3D Point display is no exception. These varied methods to get to Point display resolutions are powerful. They can be overwhelming. That point may cause us disquiet or dismay. We can keep things the same and make ourselves more work or change our way…

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Tags point, point display, point group, Description Key, Description Key Set, survey db

The Magic of Points in Civil 3D

Are Points are one of those “I love to hate them” beasties in AutoCAD Civil 3D? I say it often and loudly that the performance of Civil 3D COGO points sucks. Best to employ them thoughtfully. On the other hand, Civil 3D Survey points can rock your socks off. There are a whole bunch of videos that show that here.

Does it appear in Civil…

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Tags points, survey point, training, CAD Standards, Description Key Set, point group, Point Label Style

The Neglected Civil 3D Features

A recent Framework for Civil 3D customer posed a fascinating question this week.

“You’re the Civil 3D wizard.
What are a couple of things that Civil 3D does that people completely miss?”

Perhaps flattery works.

A Sweaty Summer School for Civil 3D

Here’s a written summary of my more than you ever wanted to know answer…

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Tags alignment, offset alignment, intersection, Survey, survey db, point group, video