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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

 

You do it. I do it. Most of us do it in Civil 3D. We employ no plot solid hatches as masking devices in our blocks to make the output we want to produce work when we publish. Put another way, we want our white space in the right place for a bunch of readability reasons.

Note to self.
Please resist the temptation to turn we want our white space in the right…

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Our preference of graphic symbols/blocks may become problematic in our Civil 3D customization. Managed systematically blocks can make your Civil 3D Standards more flexible and adaptive. These simple AutoCAD things can have a significant impact in our project work. Case in point - If I change all the block representations in a project drawing by refining the blocks, your all too familiar work can…

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The Symbol Set approach based on the Power of Names is both revolutionary and more effective in all Civil 3D production environments.

Our Managed Systems approach to Civil 3D Symbols (aka AutoCAD blocks, Point Styles, etc.) and those integrations allows the Framework for Civil 3D to supply its users with a more adaptive, flexible, and robust…

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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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