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

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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Understanding Revit Build Numbers

December 23, 2015 By Justin Eckhardt Leave a comment

One of the most common and frustrating issues our support team deals with is trying to get everyone in an organization on the same level "Revit" playing field. If you utilize the worksharing features of Revit, Revit Architecture, or Revit MEP, then you're probably familiar with this issue.

Everyone in the worksharing group has to use the same version or build number of Revit, or face the consequences of data corruption and design errors. One of the most common support inquiries we get for Revit is, “My update won’t apply because of the following error message...”

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4 Steps to Improving Aerial Image Quality in Autodesk InfraWorks 360

December 14, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

One of my favorite Autodesk presenters, Angel Espinoza, shared some insight into improving the quality of Aerial Images from models built using the Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Model Builder. I found this information so helpful, I thought I would share the 4 Steps to Improving Aerial Image Quality in InfraWorks 360.

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Building Intersections with Overlapping Alignments in Civil 3D

December 14, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

When multiple alignments are present at an intersection, Civil 3D will recognize ALL of the alignments and create funky corridors.

It is not a typical scenario to have multiple alignments stacked up in the same location. However, there are some reasons for overlaps, such as:

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Tagged with Civil Engineering, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Technology, Civil 3D, Software, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk, Autodesk Civil 3D, Alignments, Intersections

Plan ahead... Don't wait!

December 07, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

What do you need to know about Autodesk Perpetual License Changes?

Mark Your Calendar... January 31st is the Last Day for Purchasing Autodesk Perpetual Licenses! 

What does this mean?

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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

Top 6 Benefits of Networking Your Autodesk Software

November 05, 2015 By Advanced Solutions Leave a comment

Why Networked Software Beats Out Standalone for Project Teams

Does your project team run its Autodesk software applications on their individual computers? If you’re still working in an environment where every individual is running software applications as standalone licenses, you may want to consider adopting a networked license approach to maximize efficiency within your organization.

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