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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

 

We’ve discussed the topic of Data References (DREF) in Autodesk Civil 3D and the important Object Model challenges we simply have to deal with in our Civil 3D projects. This DREF chatter spawns a bunch of questions about Civil 3D Surfaces, Surface DREFs, and how to make them work better and faster. The existing and design surface discussion takes a few words and…

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Boo! Now, we can run Civil 3D projects in the cloud. That’s spooky. The scary news arrives just in time for Halloween. To some folks out there in Civil 3D Land, this event will be a bit unnerving. We’ll get over it.

Autodesk released the latest Civil 3D 2020.2 Update. The focus of Update 2 is Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D with a pointed…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Civil 3D 2020, Update, BIM 360, Project Management, Upgrade, XREF, IREF, DREF, video, TREF

There are some interesting and recurring questions that are worth thinking about regarding the content of Civil 3D Data Reference (DREF) containers and project stability and performance in Civil 3D.

You should employ, No Styles templates for DREF containers.
These are drawings that only contain Standard Styles built only by the Civil 3D virus/code.…

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There is a chance this post will yak about the new Infraworks 2020.1 release and the Civil 3D 2020.1+ Update wizbang before the new public build of Infraworks 2020.1 slaps us in the face. Autodesk has a bunch of important Infraworks/Civil 3D interop AddOns to update and sync up as well.

Autodesk has released public videos of some of the new Infraworks 2020.1 release features…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Infraworks, Civil 3D 2020, Update, ArcGIS, alignment, profile, interop, video

The Autodesk and ESRI interoperability agreement was big industry news last year. Some might say this was like Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali deciding to be best buds and then become a WWF tag team. Talk about being up in someone’s grill. Sorry George Foreman. I just couldn’t resist.

Both the BIM/AEC/CAD gorilla and the GIS gorilla had good strategic and tactical reasons to do this in the…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Civil 3D 2020, Update, ArcGIS, interop, gis, parcel, alignment, feature line, video