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Civil 3D – 2010 Publish DWF

I have always been a huge fan of DWF publishing.  I found a few new things, and thought I’d make a few notes.

Batch Plot

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Selecting Batch Plot activates the publish dialog, and feeds it all the current drawings that are open.  You get same publishing interface as the ‘Select Tabs, right click and publish’ that we were used to, but here you are not limited to selected layouts.

Publish

The publishing is similar to the previous version, however there are a few differences.

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April 30, 2009 Posted by | 2010, Publish | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Civil 3D – Multi-sheet Publishing

Since multisheet publishing to dwf came out, and subsequently the recent Design Review versions, I have been a big fan of multi-sheet DWF Publishing, so much so that I put links to Design Review in my emails, and promote it at every opportunity.  I even became a Beta tester for Joseph Volker’s team (hush hush and all that).

The problem I usually face is not necessarily with Design Review, but is in the AutoCAD Drivers for dwf plotting, and how that relates to Multi-sheet.  I just recently installed a service Pack, and Publish in Background defaulted again. 

As many of you are aware, many of you are not.  If you try multi-sheet publishing and if crashes, even if it is not DWF, try killing the background publishing. 

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There have been many write-ups on this, and it certainly applies to my setup.  However since I’m at work on Sunday, and it just crashed me AGAIN, I thought I’d remind the new guys. 

January 27, 2009 Posted by | 2009, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Design Review | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Point Cleanup Mindset

This is the Default point display method we utilize here. This method allows me huge flexibility, and I rarely get that, “oops, I left a point layer on” problem.  This method may not be for you. Perhaps you will still get something out of this post.

This post is for all of my readers that are having troubles with layer inheritance and Legacy mindset. Yes Legacy Mindset is a disease! It can spread. Legacy understanding and memories of how things have evolved is essential. However holding on the methods of 5 years ago will make you unprofitable. 10 years old methods will make you unemployed.  Continue reading

October 10, 2008 Posted by | Points | , , , , , , | Leave a comment