Infrastructure Universe Mini-Update: Civil 3D 2018 Backward Compatibility
There have been questions about the backward compatibility of objects and drawings in Civil 3D with the new 2018 release. To make it easy, I’ve created a quick chart here to help you with understanding what is backward-compatible, what is not, and what depends. Fill out the short form below to get a copy of this chart!
Read my full post on Autodesk Knowledge Network. Stay tuned for more updates about what’s new for civil infrastructure in Autodesk 2018, and sign up for my monthly Infrastructure Universe newsletter to get updates sent straight to your inbox!
Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! Nope, this is NOT an Aprils Fool’s joke! There is so much to tell you, I barely know where to start… you better grab a coffee and sit down for a few minutes!
Are you ready to get onboard with the Survey Database tools within Civil 3D? This month, the Infrastructure Tuesdays discussion concluded the look into the survey database functionality offered by Civil 3D.
The grading tools in Civil 3D are used to design finished ground surfaces. If you’re a Civil 3D user, you should be familiar and comfortable with the tools for grading objects and corridors. If you’re not, that’s okay. James Lord, one of our Solutions Consultants, focused on grading in Civil 3D in this month’s #InfrastractureTuesday webinar.
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.
Make the most of Bluebeam Revu tools like hyperlink, Snapshot, and Estimation. Here’s how to do it, with five video tutorials, courtesy of our friends at Bluebeam. How many of these have you used?
External references (xrefs) and data shortcuts (drefs) are two methods of attaching and referencing data from other projects in Civil 3D. In this webinar, I took a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both. Read on to learn more!
Greetings from the Infrastructure Universe! I have some really cool videos and tips for AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and more this month. There are also some recent updates from Autodesk. Read on for all of this month’s news.
The newest Service Pack is now available for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017, and features some new capabilities, updated functionality, and enhanced content for users. Here’s a preview of some of the new features.
With the 2017 release of Revit, the vertical offerings (Architecture, MEP and Structure) have been consolidated into just Revit (sometimes called “one-box”). This left some Revit users wondering what this meant for them. The answer is simple: Revit now contains the capabilities of all three verticals in one application. So, if you were previously using one of the Revit vertical offerings, you can now do everything you could do before and more!
3D laser scanning is a powerful asset for the AEC industry. But the utilization is lower than it should be based on some common misconceptions rooted in out-of-date information.
Civil 3D 2018.2 brings updates that may have welcome additions for many users. Autodesk has organized these features into three categories: design efficiency, production efficiency, and collaboration and data exchange. Read on for more info!
We’ve partnred with 3D Robotics (3DR), North America’s largest enterprise drone company, to provide building and design teams with access to Site Scan, an enterprise package designed for surveying, scanning, and inspections.
Question: How do object enablers work in Navisworks?
Expert Solution from Heidi Boutwell, CADLearning’s Infrastructure Content Manager: Autodesk uses object enablers in all of its platforms, including Navisworks. Object enablers ensure that model objects are displayed properly.
We’re excited to announce the addition of Nick Harper to the role of Solutions Consultant with U.S. CAD! Nick joins our growing Scottsdale, Arizona office, and brings many years of civil infrastructure expertise.