Archive for April 11th, 2012

Fix for the New Layout Elements: Inserting North Arrows

April 11, 2012

There is a new feature in Map 3D and Civil 3D 2013 that will insert a north arrow and a scale bar.  When you click on a viewport, the contextual ribbon appears with new features for inserting north arrows and scale bars…

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A co-worker of mine noticed that when you insert the north arrow, it is rotated a little bit to the left as shown in the image below…

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Well after beating our heads against the wall with this, I had an epiphany.  Well the last resort and solution worked.

Type in GEOGRAPHICLOCATION.  Keep in mind, you can only do this command in Model space.  If you try it in Paper space, it will make you aware that you have to be in Model space.

A dialog box will appear…

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Choose Remove the geographic location.  Then it will prompt you, “All geographic location data will be removed from the drawing.  Do you want to continue?”.  Select Yes.

Erase the north arrow you inserted and re-insert it again.  It should be straight up and down now.

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Downloading Subscription Software

April 11, 2012

The 2013 Autodesk products are out so it’s time to download your new software and see what’s in store for you.  The Autodesk Subscription Center is where current Subscription customers download their software, request media and access the current product key.

This link walks you through the process of accessing your software and necessary activation information.

http://download.autodesk.com/us/subctr/pdfs/tutorials/Subscription_Downloading_Software_iPDF.pdf