Happy Holidays from the Infrastructure Universe

Happy holidays from the Infrastructure Universe! Autodesk has recently released a few updates for various softwares that you should be aware of in addition to the major announcement from Autodesk University about a new partnership. Read on for all the updates.

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Software Updates and Hotfixes

#1: Revit 2020.2 Update

The most recent update for Revit 2020 includes enhancements and fixes for functions, such as:

  • Dynamo for Revit
  • File Corruption
  • MEP Analytical Systems
  • MEP Electrical Panel Schedule
  • Revit Cloud Models
  • Revit Home
  • Route Analysis
  • Schedules
  • Shared Coordinates
  • Steel Connections for Dynamo

See the README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install this update.

#2: AutoCAD 2020.1.2 Update

This update to AutoCAD 2020 fixed issues, such as:

  • Occasional crashes when inserting certain blocks from the Blocks palette.
  • Occasional crashes when exploding a block that fills the drawing area.
  • Occasional crashes when publishing or plotting certain drawings to PDF files.

See the README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install this update.

#3: Inventor 2020.2 Update

Inventor 2020.2 Update

This update to Inventor 2020 fixed issues to functions, including:

  • 3D Annotation
  • Add-ins:
    • 3D PDF
    • Cable and Harness
    • Content Center
    • Design Accelerator
    • Frame Generator
    • iLogic
    • Simulation
    • Simulation – Dynamic Simulation
    • Tube and Pipe
  • Assemblies:
    • BOM
    • Constraints – Joint-Assemble
    • Derived-Shrinkwrap
    • Properties
    • Shrinkwrap
    • UI
  • Desktop Viewer
  • Drawings:
    • Annotations – Balloon
    • Migration
    • Styles
    • Tables
    • Title Blocks – Borders
    • Views
  • Framework
  • Parameters
  • Parts:
    • 2D Sketch
    • Extrude-Revolve-Sweep-Coil
    • Fillet-Chamfer
    • Freeform
    • Hole-Threads
    • iFeature-iPart
    • Sheet Metal
    • Shell-Thicken-Offset-Emboss
    • UI
  • Translators
  • UI Customization

See the README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install this update.

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#4: SHP Import/Export Utility for Civil 3D 2020

See the README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install this update.

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More about the AutoCAD 2020.1.2 Update

Check out this article to learn all about the AutoCAD 2020.1.2 Update like what is included in it and how to install it.

Autodesk Connected Learning: BIM Management

In these challenges, you’ll learn the various ways to coordinate projects across a broad team. Our team of BIM managers will help you better understand what software to use for coordination on your projects and why.

The authors, Jennifer Chavez, Eric Wing, Shawn Herring, and Michelle Rasmussen have over 80 combined years of experience in the BIM Management field. They are the perfect people to help you unlock and master the robust toolset designed to help you coordinate designs.

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Autodesk Connected Learning: Coordination and Work Sharing

Stay up to date on how all the disciplines’ models work together with connected data and systems. This will help you unlock the capabilities to share and collaborate across the project lifecycle.

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Utility Mapping – the benefits of GIS!

GIS (Geographic Information System) is a computer-based tool used for mapping, managing, visualizing, and analyzing various tabular and spatial information including underground and above ground utilities such as water, gas, storm, sewer, electrical, steam, telecommunication, sprinkler, condensate, and much more. GIS is a map tied to a relational database with analytical tools in-between. The value and capabilities of GIS for utilities are endless.

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New Workflows

BIM360 Design C4C3D (Collaboration for Civil 3D) was released yesterday!

Check out my LinkedIn article to learn all about a better way to coordinate design efforts, meet project deadlines, and efficiently move through review cycles to deliver projects faster and with greater profitability.

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Hot Infrastructure News

Autodesk And Virgin Hyperloop One Announce Joint-Effort To Explore Advanced Route Optimization, Transportation Design, And Construction Technology

Autodesk, Inc. and Virgin Hyperloop One, a leader of hyperloop technology and the evolution of how the world moves people and goods, announced an alliance to explore new opportunities in extending the value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for transportation route optimization and improved digital engineering and construction workflows.”


Marketing and Selling Commercial Real Estate with 3D Software in the Cloud (Part 1)

From Kevin DeVito on LinkedIn: “Commercial Real Estate is an industry inherently spatial in nature, adopting technology rapidly heading into 2020. The trend is more technology investments and deployments. One key area of intersection is location analytics, GIS and 3D. GIS business applications drive down the cost of real estate transactions

While it is universally acknowledged 3D adds to communication power and deal-closing likelihood in real estate, a ubiquitous application like the once-promising Google Earth has been elusive. That is changing.”


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