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A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, C3D Management, and Civil 3D customization

 

The neuroscience behind how we visually identify details in the complexity of the world around us is fascinating stuff. Somehow our brains can and do make sense out of nonsense…or not. Ok. Maybe I’m a crazy person for spending way too much time trying to comprehend how this all works. None-the-less the mechanics and the specifics do matter.

The ability to quickly identify…

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What if you had a tool that made the customization all the many details of a Layer System for AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD-based applications easy? What if that tool worked for interoperable STB or CTB based templates and drawings?

You’d probably want that tool to be easy to use, but able to handle all of the detailed nuances of the many critical Layer properties. You might…

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People ask how come our Framework of Civil 3D products don’t use the classic NCS utility layers? Honestly, most civil engineering and survey organization customers tend to like our NCS compliant set of utility Keys and Layers better. Who knew?

People do tend to forget or overlook that the NCS is large building and building project centric. Simply put, the…

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We released a new open source list of our Civilized Keys for NCS 6.0. These are specific to the NCS 6.0 release. By popular customer request we included in this new 6.0 list all the AEC Discipline Keys in addition to the traditional Survey and Civil discipline ones supported directly in the Framework for Civil 3D in…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags NCS, NCS 6.0, Layer Standards, standard keys, Major Key, Minor Key

A couple of times a year members of the latest NCS steering committee drop me a line or give me a call. Why? I certainly have professionally known some of those folks for a long time. Some obviously even read this blog on occasion.

Clearly, the Framework for Civil 3D (and all its earlier product incarnations) has long advocated the employment of the NCS in the civil engineering…

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