The Civil 3D 2013 Service Pack………………it’s Finally Here!

Every year when new software comes out, there is great anticipation; not only for the software itself but usually for a service pack as well. In the Civil 3D world, the cycle goes as follows: First, the AutoCAD service pack comes out, followed by the Map 3D service pack, and then finally the Civil 3D service pack is rolled out. For this year, the AutoCAD service pack was released back in September, so we have waited a bit for the Civil 3D pack to be released. Well, wait no more because it is here:

This service pack addresses a number of issues. I will provide an abbreviated list of the categories of issues it addresses but a complete list can be found in the read me file here:

So here it is, just a taste of the categories this pack addresses:

1. Cogo

2. Corridor Design

3. Corridor Volumes

4. Cross Section Views

5. Cross Sections

6. Feature Lines

And the list goes on. There are many more items that this service pack addresses. Regardless, it is always a good idea to download and install the latest service packs for your software. When ready to download, be sure to download and read through the read me file first, as it will contain install and other instructions. Then, be sure to choose either the 32 bit or 64 bit download, based on what your machine is. One thing to remember is that if for some reason, you want to revert Civil 3D back to how it was before installing the service pack, you cannot simply uninstall the service pack. You would have to uninstall the entire Civil 3D program. Unless something major goes wrong, you shouldn’t need to uninstall it anyways.



Civil Infrastructure software is my main professional interest. Civil 3D, Infraworks, and Recap are what I work with mostly. I have been with CADsoft Consulting for over 10 years now. I got my start using Softdesk and AutoCAD R12 in DOS. My wife and I have four children and I am a die hard Red Sox fan.