Infrastructure Universe, Vol. 24: All the Most Recent Software Updates to Be Aware Of

Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! Over the last few weeks, Autodesk has released a bunch of hotfixes and updates. Also, make sure you check out all the videos and tools below!

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Software Updates and Hotfixes

#1: Revit InfraWorks Updater 2019.2 Update

Revit InfraWorks Updater 2019.2 Update

For anyone who works on bridge or tunnel design, with this add-in, you can make changes to a bridge or tunnel in InfraWorks and push said changes back to Revit.

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

#2: Inventor Infrastructure Modeler Plugin 2019.2 Update

Inventor Infrastructure Parts Modeler 2019.2

The plugin will add the Infrastructure Part Shape Utilities tools to the Inventor ribbon for a locally-installed instance of Autodesk Inventor.

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

#3: Infrastructure Parts Editor 2019.1 Update

Infrastructure Parts Editor 2019.1

Use the Infrastructure Parts Editor to customize drainage structure or piping part families and part assemblies, then publish them to catalogs that are compatible with InfraWorks and Civil 3D.

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

#4: FormIt Pro 2018 v16.4

FormIt Pro 2018 v16.4

The most recent update for FormIt Pro 2018 included updates and bug fixes, such as:

  • Fixed an issue preventing download of Google Maps satellite image data
  • Fixed an issue where FormIt’s UI was overlapping with Google Maps UI in the Set Location dialog

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

#5: Revit 2018.3.2 Security Fix

Revit 2018.3.2 Security Fix

This patch addresses issues and crashes reported directly to Autodesk and contains the fixes included in previous Revit 2018 patches.

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

#6: Revit 2017.0.4 Security Fix

Revit 2017.0.4 Security Fix

This patch addresses issues reported directly to Autodesk and contains the fixes included in Autodesk Revit 2017 Service Pack 1 and 2, as well as the Autodesk Revit 2017.0.3 Security Fix.

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

#7: DACH Extension for Civil 3D 2019

DACH Extension for Autodesk Civil 3D 2019

The Autodesk DACH Extension provides a suite of tools to work with common German standards such as REB & OKSTRA, Country/directive standards checks, roadway edges and flare design, ellipsoidal road dividers, lane widening, bus bays, embankment slope, legend manager, reports and other utilities.

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

#8: ReCap Pro 2019.3 Update

The most recent update for ReCap Pro 2019 included updates and bug fixes, such as:

  • Fix issue where Faro raw scan cannot be colorized if there is space in raw scan file name.
  • Fix issue where intensity is not exported in exported .rcs files.
  • Fix issue where some points disappear after loading project with user-defined coordinate system.
  • Allow customer to set project CS if current project CS has not been set before.
  • Support TLS1.2 for ReCap.

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

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Great Videos & New Tools

Pipe-Flow Professional: Which Sofware Best Suits Your Needs

From Engineered Software: “Within the PIPE-FLO® platform, users can experience a variety of modules that solve specific challenges. These versatile tools provide value across multiple disciplines, industries and during all stages in the lifetime of a fluid piping system. They provide a common basis for operators, process and design engineers and management to understand, communicate and document their fluid piping systems and processes. Equally applicable to process, support and distribution systems in commercial, industrial and public facilities, PIPE-FLO® products are an invaluable tool for the design, commissioning, operation and modification of fluid piping systems.”

Read more about the Pipe-Flo Professional Product Family >>

Little Known CAD Commands That Rock, Part 6

My colleague Ron Couillard has been writing a series of blog posts called “Little Known CAD Commands that Rock!” to highlight some under-publicized commands that you might find to have some pretty cool uses.

In this video from Part 4 of this series, see Ron’s demonstration of OSNAPOVERRIDEBPOLYLAYLOCKFADECTL, and CLASSICLAYER, CLASSICXREF, and CLASSICIMAGE.

From AutoCAD to Revit: Creating a Table in a Revit Family from Scratch

Here are some snippets for creating a table from scratch in Revit Families from Daniel McCarthy’s From AutoCAD to Revit: Revit Families Best Practices webinar.

Read more about making the transition from AutoCAD to Revit >>

Explore1 + Edge1: Construction

From Skycatch

From the New York Times: “As a powerful typhoon tore through Japan this week, travelers at Kansai International Airport looked out on a terrifying void: Where they should have seen the runway, they saw only the sea. They also saw what could be a perilous future for low-lying airports around the world, increasingly vulnerable to the rising sea levels and more extreme storms brought about by climate change. A quarter of the world’s 100 busiest airports are less than 10 meters, or 32 feet, above sea level, according to an analysis of data from Airports Council Internationaland OpenFlights. Twelve of those airports — including hubs in Shanghai, Rome, San Francisco and New York — are less than 5 meters above sea level.”

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Read the full story >>

How Drones Helped Preserve Important Cultural Artifacts on this Remote Micronesian Island

From 3DR: “Scientists unanimously agree that climate change is real and that its impacts are felt globally. One of the most obvious effects of climate change is sea level rise which has the potential to destroy coastal sites of cultural and historic significance in many different places around the world. While no one can single-handedly reverse the effects of climate change and sea level rise, efforts are being made to preserve existing land, buildings, and cultural heritage sites that are at risk.Drones can play—and are playing—a big role in these efforts. Thanks to their mapping and land assessment capabilities, new methods of preservation have been taking place through the application of drone use and photogrammetry.”

Read the full story >>

Hot Infrastructure News

Google launches AR measuring app

From VentureBeat: “Measure uses ARCore’s spatial features to measure real-world objects. By simply pointing your phone’s camera at the given item, you can get a reading of the distance from one corner to the other. You can get readings in imperial and metric units and take photos to bring back up when you’re at IKEA later on.”

Read more >>

Vietnam Opens Golden Bridge

Vietnam Opens Golden Bridge

Cầu Vàng or the "golden bridge" is one of the most unique bridges ever

Posted by What's Trending Now on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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And A Little Humor...

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