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.
At the upcoming Infrastructure Tuesday webinar on Sept. 5th, U.S. CAD Senior Technical Specialist Aaron Powell will be sharing expert tips & tricks for working with surfaces in Civil 3D. In this video, he gives a sneak peek of how he was able to reduce an existing surface to a workable size without losing information.
So you need to reference objects from another drawing in your Civil 3D project; do you use external references or data shortcuts? When do you choose one over the other? In this video, get a sneak peek at the most common questions Civil 3D users have about xrefs and drefs that Ron Couillard will answer during the December 5th Infrastructure Tuesday webinar.
InfraWorks 360 is big news this month! Below are the new additions to the latest release of InfraWorks 360 as well as some updates and new tools released for Civil 3D 2016. Read on for all the updates.
Instead of attaching PDFs as underlays in your drawings, you can now import geometries, raster images, and text directly as AutoCAD elements with the PDF Import command. In this video, I walk through how to use the PDF Import tool. I’m using Civil 3D, but this tool is available in AutoCAD, as well as any of the AutoCAD vertical products.
Even though LiDAR has been around for decades, it’s not uncommon to encounter firms that aren’t using point clouds at all, especially in civil infrastructure design and construction. In the August Infrastructure Tuesday webinar, Nick Harper dove into some of the key new features and updates from Autodesk this year for point cloud processing, specifically for civil infrastructure.
In Civil 3D, styles “control the appearance of drawing objects, labels, and tables.” In this video, I lay out 4 common questions about developing styles in Civil 3D that I’ll address at the April 3rd Infrastructure Tuesday webinar.
Recently, a client asked a few questions regarding the use of reference templates in Civil 3D. While he liked the overall idea of the process, he raised some interesting questions about what working with reference templates would mean. Here are some of the answers to questions you may have never thought to ask, researched and verified by me.
Construction projects have historically been complex, time-consuming, and resource-intensive. That’s where drones can help. Here are 3 key benefits to using drones on your next construction project.
Do you share design files with non-Autodesk users who need to review your design for approval or buy-in? Doug Benoit shares how to decide which Autodesk viewer to use depending on what software you’re using.
Over the last few weeks, Autodesk has released a couple of updates for various software. I also have some really cool videos and articles that show some helpful tips & tricks for Civil 3D. Read on for all the updates this month.
Over the last few weeks, Autodesk has released a few updates, and it’s that time of year for the 2019 software releases to come rolling off the assembly line. This is not an April Fools joke!
At the upcoming Infrastructure Tuesday webinar on July 11th, U.S. CAD Solutions Consultant Ron Couillard will be giving a first-hand look at what’s new in Civil 3D 2018. In this video, Ron gives a sneak peak at one of the new features he’ll be discussing in the webinar.
Newport Beach, California, February 2, 2016 – U.S. CAD, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions consultant and Autodesk Platinum Partner, announces today that it has partnered with Panzura, a leading provider of cloud-based global file systems, to solve cross-site CAD and BIM collaboration challenges in the AECO industry.
When designing a corridor in Civil 3D, you have likely had projects end up with a complex corridor model with many regions, each with its own assembly. If you’ve spent time wishing for a way to simplify this process, you’ve been looking for conditional subassemblies.
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)!