Infrastructure Universe Vol. 34 – News and Updates

Over the last few weeks Autodesk has released a couple of updates, checkout the workflow sections, a good video on data shortcuts.

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Software Updates and Hotfixes

#1: Civil 3D 2019.3.1 Update

See README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates.

#2: Civil 3D 2020.1 & 2020.1.1 Updates

New Features

Find out about the new and improved features in the Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.1 release

Fixed Issues

Find out what issues have been fixed in Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.1.

Known issues

Find out about known issues in Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.1.

The following issue has been resolved in the Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.1.1 Update:

  • Fixed an issue in which Civil 3D would close unexpectedly when running a command if the STARTUP system variable was set to 2.

See README AND README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates

#3: DACH Extension for Civil 3D 2020

Key Features of this Extension:

  • 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
  • Surface Analyses file exchange, import export and copy to another surface
  • Drawing frame grid to viewports
  • Simple 2D slope pattern hatches between 2 polylines or feature lines

See README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates.

#4: Shared Reference Point Extension for Civil 3D 2020

The Autodesk Shared Reference Point extension provides functionality to export known points and elevations from Civil 3D to an external file, in which Revit can import and setup a ‘Shared Coordinate System’.  This enables the collaboration of exported RVT, DWG and NWC files back to Civil 3D and to coordinate models in Navisworks.

Key Features of this Extension

  • Two individual installations for Autodesk Civil 3D and Autodesk Revit.
  • Export coordinates and elevation from Autodesk Civil 3D to external .xml file
  • Import .xml into Autodesk Revit based on same known positions and create a ‘Shared Coordinate System’
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See README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates.

#5: Shared Reference Point Extension for Revit 2020

See README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates.

#6: Advance Steel Extension for Revit 2020 Hotfix

See README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates.

#7: AutoCAD Architecture 2020.0.2 Update

See README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates.

#8: AutoCAD MEP 2020.0.2 Update

See README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates.

#9: Autodesk Single Sign On Component 2020.1 Update

See README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates.

#10: AUtoCAD 2018.1.2 Combo Security Hotfix

See README for more info. Use the Autodesk Desktop App to download and install these updates.

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Great Videos & New Tools

Webcasts

Civil 3D 2020.1 Autodesk Connector for Civil 3D – Connect to AGOL

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