AutoCAD Civil 3D Support - Missing or Disappearing Objects.

August 22, 2017 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

ISSUE
Unable to see any Civil 3D data unless the drawing is inserted into a new drawing; occurring with newly created objects that disappear from one day to the next.

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Tagged with Tech Support, Infrastructure, AutoCAD Civil 3D

ISSUE with Geolocation – Online Map Data

August 15, 2017 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

I was recently trying to enable the Mapping Service from the Geolocation tab,

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Tagged with Tech Support, Infrastructure, Geolocation, AutoCAD Civil 3D, map data, georeferencing

3D Printing from AutoCAD Civil 3D

August 08, 2017 By Scott Kraner Leave a comment

To prepare Civil 3D objects for 3D printing, you need to install Autodesk Print Studio.  Installation of Autodesk Print Studio is easily accomplished by selecting Print Studio from the 3D Print panel of the Output ribbon or by selecting the Print option from the Application Menu, then selecting 3D Print.  A dialog box will appear with the option to install if the program is not currently installed on your computer.  The software and its drivers are easily installed by following the prompts throughout this process.  Below is a link to an Autodesk Help Video that demonstrates the entire process:

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Tagged with 3d Printing, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk Civil 3D

Object Folders: An Easily Overlooked Feature

June 20, 2017 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

A useful feature in Civil 3D 2017 is the ability to create folders under most major categories or objects from the Prospector tab in the TOOLSPACE.     

Object Folders serve as an excellent tool to separate design alternatives, element types, phases, and more.  Setting up Object Folders is a relatively simple process, just create a folder, name it, then drag and drop objects.

 

For example, organizing Surfaces:

Another useful application is the sorting of Alignments:

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Tagged with Tech Support, Infrastructure, Civil 3D, Object Folders

Civil 3D PIPES:  Assigning Alignments to Structures Labels

June 13, 2017 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

Recently while working with a client, I learned about a FANTASTIC Civil 3D feature; changing the Reference Alignment directly to a Pipe Structure Label.  I confirmed this has worked since 2016. 

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Tagged with Tech Support, Infrastructure, Civil 3D, Alignment, Autodesk, Alignments, Civil 3D 2016, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3d 2018

Advanced Solutions Announces New Partnership with AVAIL

May 01, 2017 By Lisa Brady Leave a comment

Louisville, KY 05/01/2017 – Advanced Solutions, Inc. an Autodesk Platinum Partner announced their partnership with AVAIL, an enterprise content and workflow management solution focused on the AEC industry.

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Tagged with Architecture, Engineering & Construction, AEC, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, News & Events, Civil Infrastructure, Content Management, AVAIL

Flying High! Advanced Solutions Announces Partnership with 3DR

March 28, 2017 By Lisa Brady Leave a comment

Advanced Solutions Design Software partners with 3DR to offer Site Scan™, the complete drone data platform for the AEC industry.

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Tagged with Architecture, Engineering & Construction, AEC, Infrastructure, News & Events, construction, Autodesk, Reality Capture, 3DR, Site Scan, Drone

Table Export App Available For AutoCAD Civil 3D!

March 23, 2017 By Scott Kraner Leave a comment

Civil Table Export Application

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Tagged with Infrastructure, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk Civil 3D, Table Export App

Issue:  Creating Final Surface & the Donut Hole

October 06, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

After a recent conversation with a longtime friend and Autodesk University Instructor, David Garrigues, I decided to post his interesting insight and content from one of his previous Autodesk University classes, on FG Corridor Surfaces.  The illustration below displays how pasting EG and FG to together to create a composite surface does not produce the expected or desired result.  These results are evident only upon creation of an entirely enclosed corridor, like in a Subdivision Layout, Pond, enclosed Berm or a moat.

Separate EG and FG surfaces

Desired Composite Paste

 

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Tagged with Tech Support, Infrastructure, Surface, Civil 3D, PASTING SURFACES, akn_include

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

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