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Assembly Insertion Point and Offsets

When you create an assembly, the first thing to take into consideration is what point is going to follow your corridor path. In some cases this point might be the crown of your road or perhaps a point on your curb. This little detail can have a big impact on what subassembly you start with, […]

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Surfaces in Civil 3D with USDA Data

Hello Civil 3D Users, Do you need to create/generate surfaces for large areas?  Here is a way to Import USDA GeoTIFF’s into Civil 3D – (Areas are approx. the size of USGS 7.5 min Quad): 1.       Go to https://gdg.sc.egov.usda.gov/ 2.       Once on the home page click the GET DATA button (Green circular button). 3.       Select […]

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Adding Parameters to Custom Subassemblies

When working with the out-of-the-box subassemblies in Civil 3D, you can normally manipulate many different values.  These values give the user more control over the shape of the subassembly, so they can get a more accurate representation of the design.  Having this control can be a great time saver!  Creating a basic subassembly is described in part 2 of […]

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New Performance Enhancement for Civil 3D

Attention all Civil 3D Users!   A quick but important update.  I don’t know if you all heard, but Autodesk released a “Performance Enhancement” for Civil 3D. What does that mean?  For some time now we have always complained about Drawing Bloat with Civil 3D drawing files.   i.e.  slow performance opening, maneuvering, closing etc.   This […]

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Basics of Creating a Subassembly

The first thing you need to know about the Subassembly Composer is that the system is “drag and drop.”  As we develop our design we will need to pull the parts we need from the Tool Box into the Flowchart.  It is important to have a good understanding of subassemblies and code sets  before you begin working […]

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New 2017 modules available for Civil 3D!

If you’ve installed your 2017 Autodesk software, you might have noticed the newly revamped Autodesk desktop app. The Autodesk desktop app keeps Autodesk Subscription customers informed of product updates, new releases, new features, and special subscriber-only learning and training materials, as they become available. – https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/About-Autodesk-desktop-app.html Over the last couple of weeks the modules for […]