Getting AutoCAD Blocks of Inventor Models

May 18, 2016 By Brad Bland Leave a comment

Are you a layout draftsperson, who is constantly bugging fellow co-workers, who use Inventor, to send you actual .dwg files of their assemblies?

Do you feel like you're waiting on the back-burner to place views in a layout?

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Tagged with Autodesk Inventor, Inventor, AutoCAD, Manufacturing, Autodesk

Civil 3D 2017 What’s New: Feature Lines as Corridor Baseline

May 16, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

Feature Lines have always carried the X,Y (like an Alignment) and the Z (similar to a Profile). I'm glad to finally see this AWESOME update in Civil 3D 2017, giving users the ability to create a Corridor from a Feature Line.

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Tagged with Civil Engineering, Feature Lines, Profile Labels, Corridors, Civil 3D, Alignment, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk Civil 3D, Civil 3D 2017, Horizontal Baseline, Vertical Baseline

Civil 3D 2017 What’s New: Corridor Clean Up

May 13, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

This is what we have been waiting for since the first release of Corridors... The ability for Corridors to turn tight corners without bumping into itself.  We addressed this behavior and possible workarounds this in an earlier blog post, Casual Corridors.  

OLD ISSUE: BOW TIE

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Tagged with Civil Engineering, Corridors, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk, Civil 3D 2017

Civil 3D 2017 What’s New: Pressure Pipes

May 12, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

In the new release of Civil 3D 2017, we gained a few more Pressure Pipe catalogs and a few more parts.  Using the SetPressureNetworkCatalog command we can see the complete list

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Tagged with Civil Engineering, Pressure Pipe, AEC, Infrastructure, Pipes Catalog, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Civil Infrastructure, Civil 3D 2017

How to Use Inventor Assembly Representations

May 11, 2016 By Brad Bland Leave a comment

There are three (3) different types of representations in the assembly environment. They are all located under the Representation folder, in the model browser. The different representation types are View, Position, and Level of Detail.

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Tagged with Autodesk Inventor, Inventor, MFG, Assemblies, Assembly Representations

Civil 3D 2017 What’s New: Siteless Feature Lines

May 11, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

Since the release of Civil 3D Feature Lines, their interaction has plagued us.  We discussed this very issue in a previous 2014 blog article, Grading Gone Wrong.

 

 Autodesk took the hint and added in the use of Feature Line styles to control the Split point resolution within the Sites > Feature Lines > Properties…

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Tagged with Civil Engineering, Feature Lines, AEC, Infrastructure, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Grading, Civil Infrastructure, Alignments, Software Alignment, feature line, Civil 3D 2017

Civil 3D Elevations: Labels Along Feature Lines

May 04, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

I was recently teaching a custom Civil 3D grading class where the client wanted to label a Feature Line’s elevation, at will, along the length of the line, without adding extra points.

There is NO out of the box label, but after poking around, I came up with a possible workflow:

  1. Used a Note type label
    (found in the TOOLSPACE Settings tab > General > Labels Styles > Note )

     

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Tagged with Feature Lines, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, engineering, Autodesk Civil 3D, elevations, feature line, elevation

Increase Profits with Autodesk's New Breakthrough Cloud Technology

May 04, 2016 By Lisa Brady Leave a comment

 

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Tagged with Building information modeling, AEC, architecture, BIM 360, BIM, construction, Autodesk, engineering, BIM 360 Docs

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