Archive for February, 2012

Points from GPS Unit in Lat and Long

February 27, 2012

I got a call the other day from a customer that was using a GPS unit and his .csv file was in Lat and Long Decimal Degrees.  He wanted to bring in the points to Civil 3D.

He brought the points into Civil 3D using the “out of the box” point file format XYZ.  The point came in almost on top of each other.  I reviewed the .csv file and saw that the points were in Lat and Long decimal degrees with a (-) negative Longitude.

Anyway, to make a short story long, what needed to be done was to create a new point file format and transform the points into State Plane coordinates.

Below is a video I created on how to succeed in doing this.  Click on the image below to be directed to the video…


Make sure when you press the play button, you select the option for Full Size so you can view it in Full Screen Mode.
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Autodesk Design Review Now in the Android Market

February 17, 2012

DRAutodesk has released Design Review for the Android operating system.  This works for Android phones and tablets.


You have the ability to view and markup drawings on the fly.

Some of the features include:

  • Open and view 2D and 3D DWF files from your Autodesk Cloud documents account
  • Use multi-touch gestures to zoom, pan, and rotate drawings
  • View metadata and other details about elements within your technical drawings
  • Use simple redlining and intuitive markup tools to communicate changes
  • Add text or comments using familiar callouts

Design Review requires Android 2.2 or higher in order to run.

Download Design Review for your Android by clicking on the image below…


How Do You Transfer Stand-Alone Autodesk Licenses?

February 9, 2012

Autodesk released a good article on how to transfer stand-alone Autodesk licenses.

If you would like to know how to do this, refer to the Autodesk Civil 3D Services and Support page located here.

Autodesk Labs Introduces the Interactive Terrain Shaping For Civil 3D

February 1, 2012

Autodesk released a pretty nifty little add-on for Civil 3D.  This add-on lets you take a conceptual design and work out the kinks, all the way up to the complete product without changing models.

Check out the Interactive Terrain Shaping technology in the Autodesk Labs located here.

Don’t forget to check out the videos at the bottom of the page when you are directed to the Interactive Terrain Shaping technology web page.