Caltrans announces move to Civil 3D
In June 2011, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) selected Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D software for road and high design projects statewide. The agency has announced that all new projects, starting July 1, 2014, shall be designed using AutoCAD Civil 3D. Click here to read more about Caltrans’ plans to move to AutoCAD Civil 3D.
As an authorized Autodesk Training Center (ATC), U.S. CAD was selected by Autodesk to deliver Civil 3D training to hundreds of Caltrans staff throughout the state. Over the course of the Caltrans migration, U.S. CAD has become familiar with the challenges of this transition, and closely assisted the agency in navigating through the Civil 3D implementation process. U.S. CAD is excited to assist private firms that interact with Caltrans on a regular basis by providing specific insights into the Caltrans requirements and processes that are on the horizon.
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Some Civil 3D users have been experiencing major performance degradation issues causing files to take 5 minutes or more to open. Users that have noticed this issue have reported that plotting is slow and the Purge command is taking up to a minute for the dialog box to open and sometimes an hour for the purge itself to complete.
Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! Over the last few weeks, Autodesk has released a few important updates for various programs. I also have some exciting new tools and interesting videos to share with you this month (and a favor to ask)!
You may already know that CTB and STBs are types of plot styles. But what you may not know is that each drawing created is either CTB-based or STB-based—you can’t have a drawing that is both. In this video, I took a quick look at the difference between them.
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