Civil 3D 2017 What’s New:  Not Backwards Compatible

June 15, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

On a recent support case, I came to realize that although Civil 3D 2017 uses the 2013 drawing format, the AEC objects (Points, Surfaces, Alignment, Profiles, Corridors, Pipes, Etc...) have been updated, causing them to not be recognized by the previous versions.

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Tagged with Technical Support, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Software, software issues, Autodesk 2017

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

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

Quick Fix: Description Key Configuration Issues in AutoCAD Civil 3D

November 10, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

During a recent AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Class, we came across an issue when trying to customize the appearance of point labels within the Description Keys Configuration.

The Issue

The Description Key ignores any value assigned to the "Label Fixed Rotation" field.

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Tagged with Technical Support, Civil Engineering, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Technology, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Software, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk, Description Key, Label Fixed Rotation, Description Key Configurators, Marker Fixed Rotation

Points from Alignment using Civil 3D Surface Elevations (bilingual)

June 16, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

I recently was involved in two seperate support cases for Civil 3D, where the software users asked for assistance with alignment using surface elevations. I decided to create this blog post as a quick reference on this design issue, as well as provide the same information in Spanish.

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Tagged with Spanish, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Civil 3D, Alignment, AutoCAD Civil 3D, surface elevations

How To: Show Existing and Proposed Conditions in a Section

June 10, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

The question of how to show Existing and Proposed design on a cross section has come up in the past couple of my custom classes. I’ve always assumed it could be done, but finally decided to put my thoughts to the test and create a write up.

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Tagged with Technical Support, Tech Support, Corridors, Infrastructure, Code Set Styles, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Software, Autodesk, Proposed Conditions, Assemblies, Existing Conditions

Explore the Future of Design with Autodesk 2016 Software

June 04, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

 

 

The Future Shock with Autodesk 2016 Software virtual event will begin on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 and run through Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Through the registration link, participants will be directed to a dynamic landing page with detailed descriptions of each session, event highlights, presenter biographies, a full agenda, and frequently asked questions.

Once the registration is closed and the event opens, event attendees will enter the virtual conference hall and gain access to:

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Tagged with Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Design Suite, Autodesk Inventor, AEC, architecture, Infrastructure, BIM, Autodesk 2016, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Vault, digital prototyping, Manufacturing, Simulation, Autodesk Infraworks, News & Events, construction, Autodesk, engineering, A360

Do You FLUG?

November 06, 2014 By April Raque Leave a comment
Florida Local User Group

FLUG is the Florida Local Users Group, which still poses the question, "What is FLUG?"

The Florida Local Users Group strives to provide a common Forum where Individuals of the Bentley and Autodesk communities, such as Local Community Users, CADD Technicians & Developers and Third-Party Vendors & Developers can come together to share ideas, building knowledge of the Industry Changes, Software Development & Support and Effective Training. FLUG runs both a spring and a fall conference each year to keep their members up-to-date on the local policies, like FDOT updates, as well as the latest in software and innovative industry related technology. The fall 2014 conference is taking place next week, from November 12-14th in Tampa, Florida.

Advanced Solutions is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of FLUG Fall 2014 and will have the privilege to present two in-depth classes at the conference. Attendees will extend their networks and learn about the latest Autodesk software, including innovative cloud-based solutions for engineers and architects. This year Autodesk and Advanced Solutions have partnered with FLUG to expand the offering of workshops and classes to be featured during the conference.

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Tagged with Tampa, Engineer, FDOT, AEC, transportation, Infrastructure, Autodesk Vehicle Tracking 2014, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, Swept path analysis, Advanced Solutions, FLUG, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Vault, News & Events, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk, Environmental Engineer

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