Updates and updates…and updates

Well no tips n tricks this go around but plenty of important updates for Civil 3D this month!

First off is the Civil 3D 2014 hotfix 1. Theres plenty of fixes to be had from corridors to feature lines to surfaces and parcels. You can take a look at the readme file here before installing: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/autocad_civil_3d_2014_hf_en_us.htm

Then the download of course can be found here: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=21899448&linkID=9240698

For those on subscription, you may be using the Bridge modeler add on for Civil 3D 2014:

Well it turns out the Bridge Modeler had a license check leftover from being an Autodesk Labs product and it expired on July 1st. Head on over to your subscription center to download the latest version. Don’t forget to uninstall your previous version first!

Last but certainly not least. As we often need to do to stay efficient with this software, we find ourselves upgrading our computers. what’s that mean right now? Well if you’re picking up a brand new machine right now…it means Windows 8. This of course brings up the topic of software computability. A new operating system always brings the issue of compatibility and Windows 8 is certainly no different. If you’re up to date with the 2014 products, you have nothing to worry about. But there are likely many of you that are using 2013 and possibly older. First off, I can tell you if its 2012 or older…you’re pretty much outta luck. For 2013 though, here’s the latest “compatibility guide” for 2013 and windows 8:

The Autodesk products listed below have been tested and are confirmed as working correctly on Microsoft Windows 8 operating system:

  • AutoCAD 2013 (requires installation of Service Pack 2)
  • AutoCAD LT 2013 (requires installation of Service Pack 2)
  • AutoCAD Architecture 2013
    (requires installation of Service Pack 2)
  • AutoCAD Electrical 2013
    (requires installation of Service Pack 2)
  • AutoCAD Mechanical 2013
    (requires installation of Service Pack 2)
  • AutoCAD MEP 2013 (requires installation of Service Pack 2)
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2013
  • Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013
  • Autodesk Maya 2013
  • Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013
  • Autodesk Mudbox 2013
  • Autodesk Softimage 2013
  • Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2013