Archive for November, 2011

Welcome to Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler

November 22, 2011

Last year Autodesk Labs introduced us to Project Galileo.  This year Autodesk enhanced Project Galileo and released it as Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler.

I installed Project Galileo last year and never did anything with it.  But now that is has been released as Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler, I have been going full steam ahead in this software.  It’s absolutely amazing and extremely easy to use. 

I have created a local dataset (Houston, Texas) to teach in my Civil 3D classes.  The last day of the class I  like to show my students “our” project that we just completed in Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler.  The students are blown away!!

The image below is my completed project in Civil 3D, and the images below that, is my project in Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler.  Click on images to enlarge.

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Now we will take a look at this in 3D…

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If you are from Houston, notice the Williams Tower in the background.  You have the liberty of pulling 3D buildings and other 3D objects of the internet.  Places like Autodesk Seek or Google’s 3D Warehouse is a great place to download some great stuff. 

The performance in this software is uncanny!

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Download the free trial version Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler today!

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Civil 3D 2012 Update 1

November 18, 2011

It’s finally arrived!! 

We have ALL been waiting impatiently for this Update to come come out. 

This Update fixes numerous issues with Civil 3D 2012.  If you used a DVD to install the product, make sure you have it on hand because it does ask for the C3D.msi.  Also, make sure you view the README file before installing.

Go here to download Update 1 for Civil 3D 2012.

Hope this fixes all your issues.

AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2012 Ribbon Hotfix

November 3, 2011

Autodesk has released a Hotfix for the ribbon in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2012.  This Hotfix applies to verticals as well.   The vertical products are as follows:

AutoCAD® 2012
AutoCAD® Architecture 2012
AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012
AutoCAD® ecscad 2012
AutoCAD® Electrical 2012
AutoCAD LT® 2012
AutoCAD® Map 3D 2012
AutoCAD® Mechanical 2012
AutoCAD® MEP 2012

This fix is for the ribbon becoming non-responsive when navigating, saving or closing a file.

Read about the Hotfix and download it here.

AutoCAD Map 3D 2012 Service Pack 1

November 1, 2011

Autodesk released the AutoCAD Map 3D 2012 Service Pack 1 today.

Please follow the link below to download your 32 or 64 bit version:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=18021295&linkID=9240858&CMP=OTC-RSSSUP01

Attention Subscription Customers!!

November 1, 2011

Attention Autodesk Subscribers!!  Autodesk has released a Volumes Dashboard for Civil 3D 2012.  This is ONLY for customers on subscription.

For information on this, a video, and a link to download, please visit the Being Civil blog site located here.