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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

 

Lots of people in Civil 3D Land are truly committed to Feature Line based grading design in Autodesk Civil 3D. Nothing is wrong with that. The Grading Design by Feature Line Heuristic is well understood and employed by most civil engineering and survey professionals. Civil 3D is loaded with useful practical Ribbon tools to help us get ‘er done.…

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Inside Autodesk Civil 3D there are intimate, hierarchical relationships between an Alignment, its child Profiles, child Offset Alignments, their slope-controlled Profiles, Curb Return Alignments and their Connected Alignment and Profile cousins, and Intersections. Sooner or later, we discover that…

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Do we ask the right questions about Civil 3D and how we use it?
By definition…Probably not. We human beings tend to not ask questions about what we believe we already know how to do. We rely too much on habit. We could call this the human autopilot. The autopilot works 95%+ of the time. Our brains spend a good deal of invisible time behind the scenes working on those building those structures…

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Once more unto the breech, dear friends. A new Civil 3D 2022 is upon us like a tide. Should I quit with the Shakespeare references? Is this simply too much Kingly literary reference for civil engineers and survey folk? Funny. Did not I hear a speech much like King Henry’s just this week? Pomp and masked circumstance signifying what exactly? Churchill’s take was far more apt.

I…

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New and improved choices of Civil 3D Style Tools can and do significantly affect our daily production work in Autodesk Civil 3D. The Framework for Civil 3D products deliver those improved results and the significant rewards that we receive when we thoughtfully employ those Style Tools in a managed Civil 3D production environment and project.

Let me repeat…

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