Autodesk discovered a mistake with the AutoCAD 2018.0.1/AutoCAD LT 2018.0.1 release that will cause the software to expire and no longer start on June 1, 2017. The issue was quickly resolved by releasing the AutoCAD 2018.0.2/AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 update. As this update fixes a defect that would cause the product to not start, it is

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tips & Tricks

Monday, 09 May 2016 by
AutoCAD Civil 3D

Want to get the most out of AutoCAD® Civil 3D®? Join us for our Tips & Tricks for Civil 3D online sessions and learn how you can streamline time-consuming tasks to improve project delivery, maintain more consistent data and processes, and respond faster to project changes. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today. View Sessions

It’s been about 6 months since the release of Windows 10. Windows 10 offers some great changes and upgrades, but with the recent upgrade it has brought some unanticipated issues with Autodesk products. The issue lies with the inherent reliance of .NET 4.6 of Windows 10. Although, many Autodesk products are functional within .NET 4.6

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Cut/Fill Volume Calculations

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 by

  In the old days, prior to Civil 3D, you had two options for running volume calculations: do it by hand (time consuming!) or use the volume calculation features in a program like Land Development Desktop (less time consuming but still tedious and of questionable accuracy!) In Civil 3D, generating your cut/fill calculations is very

Working With Watersheds

Monday, 29 December 2014 by

The idea of a watershed in Civil 3D is simple: you want to know where water is going to flow, or pond, based upon your surface model conditions. Luckily, C3D has a great set of analysis tools to help you find out exactly where water will travel, which is a great help when you’re designing

Cloud technology is everywhere we turn – but what does it really mean to you? Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she clears up any misconceptions you might have about the Cloud and how the latest Autodesk 360 Cloud offerings are certain to improve your design experience. The Cloud opens the door to everything from

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Using Master View In C3D Toolspace

Friday, 31 October 2014 by
Using Master View in C3D Toolspace

Two quick ways to make working in Civil 3D easier . . .

The Water Drop

Monday, 29 September 2014 by
Water Drop

One of the most under-utilized tools in the Civil 3D surface design kit is the water drop. Put simply, with this tool you pick a spot on any surface and Civil 3D tells you exactly where water will flow from that point along your surface. The program will draw a 2D/3D polyline that follows every

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Auto-Build Your Surfaces

Sunday, 28 September 2014 by
Auto-Build Your Surfaces

How would you like it if your surveyed/existing surface were automatically built for you in Civil 3D? Think of the thousands of man-hours you could save each year! Sound too good to be true? In this article I’ll explain how simple it is to add this functionality for your own firm. Anyone working in the

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Profile Editing Made Easy

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 by
AutoCAD Civil 3D - Profile Editing Made Easy

AutoCAD Civil 3D has a tool for editing profiles that I absolutely love. The “Profile Grid View” allows you to make modifications and cleanups to any profile in a simple tabular format and preview how the changes are going to work in real time. This feature is found on the “Profile Layout Tool” toolbar and