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Civil 3D Text Tips and Tricks

Whether you employ the Framework for Civil 3D or not, these basic customization or tweaking tips and tricks for text might help. Let me be clear. If you have a collection of existing Styles built around some typical Civil 3D standard methodologies these should work. If you have a Civil 3D template and Style collection made by WingIt & DingIt and they do not, you…

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Tags text, textstyle, Label Style Defaults, Label Style, video, customization, implementation

A 3D CAD and DATA Plant

Folks who have known me for a long time understand that I am perhaps as much a database applications geek as a Civil 3D expert. SQL is an old friend. The truth be told, I initially learned AutoCAD back in the day in part to build parts of a location-based web sales engine. Nuts. There was no web then as we know it. My old Autodesk Reseller business had Visual Information Systems and nothing about…

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Tags pressure pipe, pipe network, PNID, Plant3D, WATT, Civil 3D, video

Who Broke Civil 3D Reference Templates

Our challenge as Civil 3D users and Civil 3D Standards managers is often to proactively discover inventive ways to make the imperfect productive.

The recent AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.2 Update seems to have broken parts of the Attach Reference Template dialog box and Manage Referenced Settings panel functionality.

Whoop-de-do. I do admit…

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Tags CAD Standards, Reference Template, template, Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, video, Style Management

Inside the Civil 3D Data Shortcut Powers

There’s a sophisticated simplicity to Data Shortcut and Data Reference (DREF) functionality inside AutoCAD Civil 3D. To achieve a more powerful Managed Dynamic Model inside Civil 3D long ago Autodesk built a simple XML-based website to manage and control the interactivity of the data behind for many Civil 3D Features as shared Data…

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Tags Project Management, project, data reference, data shortcuts, DREF, video

Merry Christmas to All Civil 3D Users

What does a Civil 3D User want for Christmas? Perhaps a way to produce more work in less time?
You all agree that would be a great present to receive.
We can do that. We can even guarantee your production Parcel delivery before the big day no matter what.
Let’s call…

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Tags iPOD, publish on demand, video, training, plan, plan production tool, Civil 3D 2016, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3D 2018