InfraWorks Magic: Object Data 101 (Part 1)

June 05, 2014 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

Before you can analyze, stylize or display in a tooltip in Autodesk InfraWorks, data needs to be assigned appropriately. Since there is currently no way to examine the tabular object data within InfraWorks, we’ll have to rely on Autodesk Map 3D or AutoCAD Civil 3D to attach and decipher data.

Task Pane showing connected data.

Once data is connected in Civil 3D or Map 3D, use the Data Table or AutoCAD Properties to look at the tabular data. Each data source will have its unique object data assigned, at times oddly abbreviated or named.


Tagged with Autodesk Map 3D, Tech Support, AEC, Infrastructure, Object Data, InfraWorks Magic, Map 3D, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Infraworks, Infraworks, Autodesk

Adding the Geolocation Tab to the ribbon

February 19, 2014 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

I was recently at a client site and they expressed the desire to use several years of old color and black and white aerial photography. I took the opportunity to share the new LIVE MAP Service provided to 2014 users via Autodesk 360. If you don’t know what I’m talking about you can make reference to our old blog post that our very own Rob Wiederman created HERE.

This is really cool feature for the vanilla AutoCAD users who want to create maps. But it creates a small hurdle for my CIVIL 3D and MAP 3D users who want to put to use the new functionality. We will get the imagery but not the contextual ribbon seen if used in vanilla AutoCAD.

Yes… there are other posts out there on how to do this, but they ALL point to launching AutoCAD or whatever product “As AutoCAD”. I walk you through a method that allows you to add the needed tab from within the current CIVIL or MAP session.

The Problem
When using the GEOGRAPHICLOCATION command, from Civil 3D or Map 3D, there is no way to control the aerial background once it is on or change background map types.


Tagged with Ribbon, Geographic Location, Tech Support, Live Map Service, AEC, Infrastructure, Geolocation, Map 3D, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, Autodesk

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