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
#2: Inventor Infrastructure Modeler Plugin 2019.2 Update
#3: Infrastructure Parts Editor 2019.1 Update
#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
#5: Revit 2018.3.2 Security Fix
#6: Revit 2017.0.4 Security Fix
#7: DACH Extension for 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.
#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.
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.”
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.
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.
Explore1 + Edge1: Construction
Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level. A Disaster in Japan Shows What Can Go Wrong.
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.”
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.”
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.”