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I was recently certified by Autodesk as a Civil 3D Implementation Certified Expert or ICE. I have worked in the Civil Engineering industry since 1987. In 1994 I started my consulting business doing training and consulting for Civil Engineering customers utilizing Autodesk civil engineering technology. I started L.A. CAD in 1999 and we are currently the 3rd largest Autodesk partner in the U.S. Studied Civil Engineering at Long Beach State, graduated in 1996.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006


The "Linework" Drawing, in a Vault Project

The way we are using the Linework drawing in a Vault project is to bring together all of the Civil 3D objecs that reside in different files. At the base of the "Triangle" theory of a Vault project may exist several Civil 3D object drawings where each drawing contains a different Civil 3D object.

In the Linework drawing, we use data references through Vault to bring in the various C3D objects. The Linework drawing is then Externally Referenced into the sheet drawings. It is also fine to bypass the Linework drawing all together and data reference the C3D object drawings directly into the sheet files.

In the Linework drawing, you have the ability to control all the C3D objects simultaneously. For instance, if you have 20 alignments in the Linework drawing, and you want to apply a different look to all of those alignments simultaneously, you can create the appropriate style in another drawing and make sure the alignment style name is the same as the style applied to the 20 alignments in the other drawing. When you drag and drop the alignment style from the other drawing into the drawing with the 20 alignments, you will be prompted to overwrite as an option. If you choose the overwrite option, you will see all 20 alignments change simultaneously.

Posted by DannyCounts @ 6:46 AM


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