Posts Tagged ‘c3d’

Civil 3D User’s Group

January 18, 2016

We are throwing around the idea to sponsor a Civil 3D User’s Group here in Houston.  I have received a lot of feedback from several people that want to attend or host this.

If you will, please fill out the survey below so we can get an idea of how many would attend and what they would want to have covered.

Now that we are part of the Graitec family, we have the options to have software developed in house.  Having said that, we want your feedback at the first user’s group on a Civil PowerPack.  This would be an add-on for Civil 3D with tools to better help your performance and also adhere to some of the standards that the software does not currently support.

Thanks for you input and hope to see you soon!!

Click here to take the survey.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

April 8, 2015

Check your new Subscription site (manage.autodesk.com) to download your 2016 version of Civil 3D.

The new features below, come from the Civil 3D 2016 help guide…

New Features in Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016 contains the following new features and enhancements.

Integration of the Autodesk Point Cloud Surface Extraction 2015 Feature

The Create Surface From Point Cloud command has been integrated and is now available on the ribbon. The command now provides the ability to adjust the default distance between points in order to change the percentage of points that will be included in the surface.

Integration of the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 Features

The following features in the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 have been integrated:

The ability to bring Autodesk InfraWorks 360 data into AutoCAD Civil 3D by referencing a local InfraWorks 360 model has been integrated. The feature has been enhanced with the ability to bring InfraWorks 360 bridges into AutoCAD Civil 3D as 3D solids. For more information, see About Exchanging Data Between AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk InfraWorks.

The ability to create AutoCAD solids from TIN surfaces, pipe networks, and pressure networks has been integrated. For more information, see To Create AutoCAD Solids from AutoCAD Civil 3D TIN Surfaces and To Create AutoCAD Solids from AutoCAD Civil 3D Pipe Networks and Pressure Networks.

Catchments

An option is now available for creating exclusionary catchments, which exclude other catchments.

Corridors

An option is now available for selecting alignments by layer to use as width and offset targets for corridors.

Data Exchange

The ability to import and export Industry Foundation Class (IFC) files has been added.

Data Shortcuts

You can use the Manage Data Shortcuts command to repair broken data shortcuts and to replace drawing objects with data shortcuts.

Labels

You can now label the locations in profile views where pipes and pressure pipes cross an alignment. You can also label the locations in section views where pressure pipes cross a sample line. New properties are available in the Label Style Composer dialog box to support these label types. For more information, see To Label Crossing Pipe Locations in Profile Views and Section Views and To Label Crossing Pressure Pipe Locations in Profile Views and Section Views.

Sections

Options are now available for controlling the direction of sections in section views.

Vault

The Prospector tree can now display project objects that exist in subfolders within the object type folders.

You can now create data references to objects that exist in different Vault projects.

New Features in the Autodesk® Subassembly Composer for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016

A new Loop Geometry tool is available for repeating specified links until they reach a Surface Target or until they are repeated a specified number of times. The following new sample PKT file is available:

  • Loop_Geometry_Example.pkt

You can access the sample PKT files at http://www.autodesk.com/civil3d-subassembly-pkt-files-2016.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1

December 16, 2014

Autodesk has released it’s Productivity Pack for Civil 3D 2015.  This productivity pack contains the following:

  1. Ability for AutoCAD Civil 3D users to directly read Autodesk InfraWorks models for detailed design / production tasks
  2. Coordinate Geometry Editor utility that provides a streamlined process for point, line, and curve entry and balance
  3. Automated process for creating AutoCAD 3D solids from Civil 3D surface models and pipe networks

You can download the productivity pack by logging into the Autodesk Subscription site.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 SP1 Released

July 31, 2014

Autodesk has released AutoCAD Civil 3D SP1.

The README file states:

The following issues have been resolved in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 1:

Corridor Modeling and Analysis

A data-specific issue has been resolved where attempting to rebuild a corridor would cause the application to close unexpectedly.

An issue has been resolved where material take off would compute only half of the areas of the materials when more than one baseline existed.

An issue has been resolved where the corridor feature line areas were not using the code set styles assigned to the corridor.

An issue has been resolved where the elevation target in the DaylightBasin and DaylightBasin 2 subassemblies was incorrectly solving for the basin elevation.

An issue has been resolved where the German Country Kit assembly GermanSA_Fahrbahn_ausserorts was missing the feature line on the right side in a cut terrain situation.

Pipe Networks and Pressure Networks

An issue has been resolved where data-referenced gravity pipe network styles were reset when the source model was updated and the network was synchronized.

An issue has been resolved where data-referenced pressure network styles were reset when the source model was updated and the network was synchronized.

An issue has been resolved where pressure networks were not created properly when using the Create Pressure Network from Industry Model command.

An issue has been resolved where an invalid part and/or pipe style within a pipe network would cause the application to close unexpectedly.

Alignments and Profiles

An issue has been resolved where editing an alignment when another profile had been superimposed onto its profile would cause the application to close unexpectedly.

An issue has been resolved regarding the adjustment of the profile station range when creating a profile after creating and deleting an unrelated alignment.

Survey

A utility which provides the ability to save an AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 survey database for use in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 is included in this service pack. This utility can be accessed from the AutoCAD Civil 3D Toolbox after installing this service pack.

An issue has been resolved where attempting to delete a survey figure from the Figures Editor would cause the application to close unexpectedly.

Grading and Surfaces

An issue has been resolved where deleting all grading projections and repeatedly running the UNDO command would cause the application to close unexpectedly.

An issue has been resolved where deleting points from a surface when the DACH Extension is installed would cause the application to close unexpectedly.

An issue has been resolved where draped images that were rendered when hardware acceleration was turned on would be mirrored.

Miscellaneous

An issue has been resolved where a description was not included from a data-referenced source object.

An issue has been resolved where unexpected characters and text was added to objects in a drawing and within any drawings that were opened during the AutoCAD Civil 3D session.

An issue has been resolved where starting AutoCAD Civil 3D in zero document state startup mode would cause the application to close unexpectedly.

An issue has been resolved where the correct CODES file was not being read from the registry.

An issue has been resolved where modifying an object on a locked layer would cause the application to close unexpectedly.

An issue has been resolved where a curve label would show its content reversed when located at 0 and 180 degrees in a drawing.

An issue has been resolved where the Print button in the Hydraflow Express Rainfall IDF Curve dialog box would not work properly.

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Civil 3D 2014 Service Pack 2

July 15, 2014

Autodesk has released it’s Civil 3D 2014 Service Pack 2.

The following issues have been resolved in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Service Pack 2:

Corridor Modeling and Analysis

An issue has been resolved where corridor materials were not being calculated for both sides of a roadway and in cases where there were corridors with multiple, non-parallel baselines.

An issue has been resolved with the SampleLineGroup.Create() API method.

An issue has been resolved where corridor solids were not exported to original coordinates.

An issue has been resolved where corridor solids were not exported properly for corridor links.

An issue has been resolved where corridor solids were not exported properly for specific areas of intersections.

Pipe Networks and Pressure Networks

An issue has been resolved where alignments were not created properly from a pressure network that had branches.

An issue has been resolved where parts from a custom part list were resizing to the smallest part in the part family when subsequent parts were added.

An issue has been resolved where data-referenced gravity pipe network styles were reset when the source model was updated and the network was synchronized

An issue has been resolved where pressure networks were not created properly when using the Create Pressure Network from Industry Model command.

An issue has been resolved where the height of the first structure in a gravity pipe network was not set properly when using a 3D polyline as the selected object.

An issue has been resolved where gravity pipe and structure collections could not be selected in the Prospector tree.

Alignments and Profiles

A data-specific issue has been resolved where profiles were shifting when an AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 drawing that contains profiles was opened in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014, which resulted in a change in stationing.

An issue has been resolved where the cursor appeared to be offset from its actual location when laying out and editing a profile.

An issue has been resolved where the geometry curve lengths for rail alignments could not be edited in the tabular editor.

Miscellaneous

An issue has been resolved where turning off the navigation bar and ViewCube would result in lineweights not being applied properly during plotting for certain AutoCAD Civil 3D objects.

An issue has been resolved where unexpected characters and text was added to objects in a drawing and within any drawings that were opened during the AutoCAD Civil 3D session.

A performance issue when logging into Autodesk® Vault from AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 has been resolved.

An issue has been resolved where the Transformation Grid Scale Factor was not applied properly for ground coordinates when using the Geodetic Calculator.

An issue has been resolved where the Print button in the Hydraflow Express Rainfall IDF Curve dialog box would not work properly.

An issue has been resolved where pay item formulas were not properly incorporated into take off.

An issue has been resolved where special characters in an AutoCAD Civil 3D object name would cause an issue when an IMX file that contained these characters was imported into Autodesk® Infraworks™.

An issue has been resolved where the north arrow was not being rotated properly when using the Plan Production tools.

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