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NCS Classic Utility Layers AddOn

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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Tags NCS, Layer Standards, utility, CAD Standards, Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3D 2016, spreadsheet

Civilized Standard Keys for the NCS 6.0

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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Tags NCS, NCS 6.0, Layer Standards

Civil 3D and the NCS Q and A

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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Tags standards, standard keys, Layer Standards, Layer Manager, Major Key, Minor Key, NCS

Framework for Civil 3D Futures

People do ask about why the Framework for Civil 3D has different numbered Releases than AutoCAD Civil 3D itself. Let me count the ways. Here are 1000 words that could rock your world.

Fundamentally, a Framework Release supports multiple releases of Civil 3D. Release 7 of Framework supports Civil 3D releases from the current 2018.2 all the…

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Tags Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3D 2016, Civil 3D 2015, Layer Standards, Assembly, Assembly Set, Release 7, Release 8

Focus on the Civil 3D Work That Matters

You are a smart, skilled, and experienced Civil 3D user. To make the time to build and care for your organization’s Civil 3D Templates and Civil 3D Styles for AutoCAD Civil 3D is nigh to impossible when times are good or maybe even when they are not so good. It’s the middle of winter. Maybe you have a day or two? Ok. That's probably going to be more like an hour…

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Tags Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3D 2016, Jump Kit, Templates Only, CAD Standards, implementation