Prior to the official release of the 2017 Autodesk products, I downloaded and installed the beta version of Civil 3D 2017 which of course included SSA 2017. The machine I had was running Windows 10. Civil 3D itself installed with no issues. SSA on the other hand did not. It kept producing an error message like […]
Most Cad users are pretty well versed in using basic Windows commands such as ctrl-c for copy and ctrl-v for paste. It’s quick, easy and convenient to do inside of AutoCAD based software. That being said, it’s easy to forget that we are indeed using Windows commands inside of AutoCAD and as a result, those […]
Re-associating Civil 3D Labels to Different Parent Objects (Workflow For Recreating D-Refs Without Losing Labels)
Civil 3D 2015 and 2016 both have the ability to re-associate labels to different parent objects. What exactly does this mean? Let’s discuss a specific example. What if you went into a drawing that someone had worked on and discovered that all of the station and offset labels that they put into the drawing were actually […]
As most of you know, Autodesk comes out with several add-ons for Civil 3D during the year. This year with Civil 3D 2016 is no different. Earlier in the year they released the Civil 3D Productivity Pack which gave us some additional functionality such as a Civil data translator for working with Bentley Civil data, […]
Recently I attempted to install an AutoCAD-based product (Map 3D to be precise) on several machines. I only had one DVD of the install so I decided to copy the contents of the DVD over to a flash drive so that I could get more than one install going at the same time. Of course, […]
Have you ever seen a drawing file you created with Civil 3D balloon in file size? Has this caused performance to take a nose dive? The following steps should help you get some improvement on getting smaller file size, and hopefully better performance: 1. Run an audit. An audit will detect errors and allow you […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
- Unofficial Fix To Getting SSA 2017 Installed Successfully
- Clean That Clipboard Once in a While!
- Re-associating Civil 3D Labels to Different Parent Objects (Workflow For Recreating D-Refs Without Losing Labels)
- The Transportation Extension for Civil 3D 2016
- Install Issue; Insert AutoCAD Disc 1!! Really?