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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

 

The Layer Manager Tool Palette Tool is the most wasteful tool in Civil 3D. The Layer Manager is useful and powerful tool because of what the tool does ā€“ Control the many dynamic properties of Layers in AutoCAD-based apps.

The impact of the AutoCAD Layer within the scope of CAD software history is pretty interesting. The named Layer instead of the numbered Level is certainly a big reason…

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Back in the day Autodesk liked to talk up the Dynamic Model. Remember that? The fact that Civil 3D Features (or objects) communicate with one another so we do not have to worry so much about whether or not the stuff you see and print in Civil 3D is actually updated.

If a Civil 3D user changes a design Alignment and Profile, the entire roadway Corridor model and the resultant…

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Civil 3Dā€™s Object Layer Drawing Settings are extremely useful. The Civil 3D Object Layer Settings automatically make the layer assignment for each specific Civil 3D Feature ā€“ those things in the Civil 3D Toolspace.

We know that can confuse the Civil 3D newbie. Each of the various components of each specific Civil 3D Feature can be displayed on completely…

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Civil 3D Corridors become ever more useful for Site Design tasks. If we insist that our old school CAD perceptions of the civil engineering design issues and workflows are correct, in effect, we believe that our old AutoCAD habits and skills are more important than any new Civil 3D skills and the ever-increasing capabilities of Civil 3D itself. This is us being human. This is just…

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Once you have a well-managed set of Civil 3D Styles and Civil 3D Template resources, there are a host of other production man-hour improvement tools available for you to employ inside Civil 3D. Many folks overlook the very tools that Civil 3D and Windows supply to do that. The time you invest to improve your Civil 3D Project Templates, their structure, and their detailed contents…

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