Infrastructure Universe, Vol. 20: Tips & Tricks for Civil 3D, AutoCAD, BIM 360, and more!
Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! Make sure you check out the videos and new tools section for some great workflow tips. Read on for all of this month’s news.
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Software Updates and Hotfixes
#1: ReCap Photo 2019.2 Update
This update is applicable to ReCap Photo versions 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 and resolves the following issues:
- Fixed issue where the registration process hung under certain conditions
- Fixed issue where many users were not able to initiate ReCap Photo trial
#2: BIM 360 Glue AutoCAD 2019 Add-In
For more information about how to install BIM 360 Glue Add-Ins, visit the Autodesk Knowledge Network.
#3: InfraWorks 2019.0.3 Hotfix
This update resolved several issues, including:
- Fixed an issue where Microsoft® Windows® 10 build #1083 caused InfraWorks to freeze while launching various panels or draw tools
- Fixed an issue where modifying the start or end station of a roadway that contains a tunnel caused InfraWorks to quit unexpectedly
Great Videos & New Tools
Calculating a Stockpile Volume from Point Cloud Data using Civil 3D
From Civil Immersion: “Today’s drone technology makes it easy to collect existing site conditions as a point cloud. Once captured, point clouds provide a wealth of analytic opportunities. In this week’s installment, we’ll use Civil 3D to analyze a point cloud and extract the volume of a large stockpile.”
How to Import your BLK360 Data into ReCap + Featured ReCap Functions
From the U.S. CAD Blog: In the second installment of his new video series dedicated to the BLK360, my colleague Bruce White “demonstrated the simple process for importing the scanned BLK360 data into Autodesk ReCap on desktop and some powerful functions for creating great presentations in ReCap.”
Creating New Data Shortcut Folders in Civil 3D
In this clip from the Infrastructure Tuesday webinar series, KaDe King demonstrates how to create a new Data Shortcut Folder in Civil 3D.
Finish Strong Friday: Utilizing Survey Monument GIS Data in Civil 3D
From Civil Immersion: “As many of you know, the Map 3D FDO tools for connecting to various GIS databases and file stores are very powerful and luckily-are included with Civil 3D. Recently, I was talking with a customer about grabbing published survey monument data and bringing it into a Civil 3D project. Based on this discussion, I thought this might be of interest to others who may not be completely familiar with the GIS tools available in Civil 3D/Map 3D; hence this post….”
How to Set Up Your First Project in BIM 360
Hot Infrastructure News
USDOT announces $2.1B of grants
From Construction Dive: “The U.S. Department of Transportation announced two major infrastructure allocations, with almost $1.5 billion for potential, discretionary grants through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program and $677 million from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).”
BIM and GIS, together at last: Next ArcGIS Pro release to add Revit support
From Spar3D: “When the Esri/Autodesk partnership was announced, both companies promised to establish more tightly integrated GIS and BIM workflows. They also promised a more seamless exchange, a connection between the spatial and attribute data typically captured in Esri’s GIS systems and the information from 3D BIM models in Autodesk’s design software.”
Take A 3D Virtual Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
From Architect Magazine: “Don’t have the time or funds to take a trip to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio, Taliesin West? Well, that issue will no longer limit would-be visitors, thanks to the latest immersive online virtual experience released by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Switzerland-based partner Leica Geosystems. Starting today, virtual visitors can explore the architectural site and its grounds online in 3D.”
Webcasts to Register for
Next Tuesday, July 10th, our Civil 3D expert will talk through some of the benefits of the new release of Civil 3D. If you are interested in learning all about what’s new, register for the webinar now.
If you can’t make it, you can still register, and we’ll send you the recording after!
For more of what’s new in 2019 releases, check out last month’s Infrastructure Tuesday webinar about what’s new in AutoCAD 2019.
And A Little Humor...
Which Star Wars Ships Have the Best (and Worst) Aerodynamics?
From Popular Mechanics: “Look, we all love Star Wars, and part of that love is picking apart all of the ways it’s dumb. The walking tanks make absolutely no sense. The capital ships? Questionably designed. The fighters? Not a whole lot better. And to explore that last bit in even more detail, one endeavoring YouTuber took to analyzing the aerodynamics of some of the series’ classic ships to see exactly how they’d fare in atmospheric flight.”