Monthly Archives: December 2010

Hey, Mr. Civil Engineer, are there GIS Opportunities for You?

Many engineering firms are built around the idea of “get the plans out the door.”  That’s how they make their money.  That’s what everybody rallies around.  But what happens once the plans get out the door?  Sure, the project gets … Continue reading

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2D in a 3D World

This post is going to address another one of the more common AutoCAD conundrums that people run into.  Most people are trained to use AutoCAD in 2D.  However, even when working in a drawing that is two dimensional, AutoCAD always … Continue reading

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Request Some Enhancements

I’ve been helping a customer solve an issue in Civil 3D 2011. They have a user working on a plat map. Their standard is to have one drawing with the parcels and another sheet drawing that xrefs the parcel drawing … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Data Hoarder

Have you seen the TV show hoarders?  The one where they show people’s houses crammed with junk from floor to ceiling.  Where navigating through the house without tripping over things is nearly impossible.  Where garbage lays rotting under layers of … Continue reading

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Customization Using ACAD.LSP – Part 3

In part 1 of this series, we discussed how to customize AutoCAD using an ACAD.LSP file.  We started with a simple example where we used an ACAD.LSP to set an AutoCAD variable – FILEDIA.  In part 2, we took a … Continue reading

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