The Civil 3D Batch Drawing Converter – Better Than E-Transmit?

Civil 3D users always seem to have the need to batch export drawings for one reason or another. Years ago, there was the Pack n Go routine which would grab all dependent files and such and package everything up into a zip file. Obviously, this has been replaced by the E-Transmit routine. I had discovered […]

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Finding Civil3D 2015 Buggy? SP1 is here!

Are you bugged by how easy it is to crash Autodesk’s latest release of Civil 3D?  Does it seem like too many things don’t work right?  Styles reset unexpectedly?  Dialog boxes not working properly?  Software unexpectedly crashes?  Calculations not working correctly?  These and many other issues are fixed with Service Pack 1 (SP1). On July […]

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Autodesk Vehicle Tracking: The “New Kid” on the Block

For several years now, Autodesk users have had to rely on 3rd party vendors to be able to perform swept vehicle path analysis and similar tasks. Software like AutoTurn was used as well as a few other competing products. Some of these vendors provided different functionality in separate modules. For example, one of these vendors […]

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Liking Them Apps on the Ipad!

In my last blog, I wrote about the apps that can be installed with Civil 3D. For this blog, I am going to discuss some of the apps from Autodesk that can be downloaded for free and installed on the Ipad. Good stuff! First in the list is Infraworks. Models can be uploaded to the […]

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How Do You Like Them Apps?

One of the things I really like about Civil 3D in recent years is the ability to add apps to it. Yes, I said apps! For those familiar with I-pad and Android apps, Civil 3D gives users the ability to search for and then install apps to work inside of Civil 3D. This is really […]

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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: […]

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I can label through xrefs? Yep!

One of the benefits with Autocad itself has always been the variety of ways you can draft and achieve the result you need. Conversly though that leaves us wondering which option is best. Well, Civil 3D is no different of course, if not a bit more restricted. One of the ways Civil 3D offers us […]

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Civil 3D 2014 – Great New Feature!

Each year, the release of new software versions brings with it a list of cool new features and functionality. This year is no exception for the 2014 release of Civil 3D . Historically, one of the challenges with new releases of Civil 3D was that Civil objects such as surfaces, alignments, etc were never backward compatible […]

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Using Civil 3D to Bring 3D Models Into Infrastructure Modeler – Part 2

As promised, here is part 2 of this blog. In my last blog, I left off where I had just imported a 3D model into Civil 3D and said that I would cover the process of being able to bring that model into Infrastructure Modeler. I will cover this, but before I do, I wanted […]

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Using Civil 3D to Bring 3D Models Into Infrastructure Modeler

For those who saw my last blog on Infrastructure Modeler and Civil 3D: http://www.cadsoft-consult.com/blogs/civil/  you probably noticed the cool 3D car models that I had posted in the blog. You may have even wanted to know how you could take similar content and bring it into your own Infrastructure Modeler projects. Well, if you fit that category, […]

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