Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack

       In this blog, I am going to talk about the Civil 3D Productivity Pack 1 for Civil 3D 2015. There are three components contained in this pack: 1. Open Autodesk Infraworks Model 2. Coordinate Geometry Editor 3. Create AutoCAD Solids.        For this blog, I am going to concentrate on item […]

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Status Bar Blues

     When the 2015 AutoCAD-based products were introduced, one of the first things that users noticed was that the status bar had changed. This was by no means a slight change either. The change was dramatic! A few releases ago, we had to get used to the new icons that they came out with […]

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Software Asset Management (SAM)…….What is it?

You may have heard the term (SAM), or Software Asset Management before. You may have also heard some negative things about it. I am writing this blog to inform you of the positive aspects surrounding SAM and to also show you that there is no negative aspect of it. For those that perceive SAM as […]

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Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1

  Autodesk has just released its Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack and it has some pretty amazing features! First, heres the download link in your subscription center Now for the “whats this mean for me?”. Grab your coffee, its a big list. The productivity pack consists of the following features: Ability for AutoCAD Civil 3D users […]

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Civil 3D Service Pack 2

Don’t ignore that Application Manager for your 2015 products today. Service Pack 2 is ready with a healthy pile of fixes This Service Pack also includes: Civil 3D SP1 AutoCAD SP2 Map 3D SP3 2015 Geolocation Map Hotfix (If you’ve been having problems loading live Bing Maps, you need this fix!) There’s issues fixed with: […]

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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 Obviously, this has been replaced by the E-Transmit routine.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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