Welcome to the Infrastructure Universe
The software and technology that we use to do our jobs are constantly changing and updating. It can be difficult to keep with all the changes and determine which ones actually impact your day-to-day work.
To help make sense of what’s going on in the Infrastructure Universe, James Lord (also known as StarLord James) compiles a list of important software updates, new technology advancements, and current news each month.
Read the Volumes
The Hottest News in Civil Infrastructure
Feb. 1, 2019
Dec. 1, 2018
All the Most Recent Software Updates to be Aware of
Nov. 1, 2018
The Latest News from the Infrastructure World
Oct. 1, 2018
Updates and Hotfixes Galore!
Sep. 4, 2018
Step Up Your Workflows with New Tools and Videos
Aug. 1, 2018
Tips & Tricks for Civil 3D, AutoCAD, BIM 360, and more!
Jul. 2, 2018
Tips & Tricks for InfraWorks, Civil 3D, and ReCap
Jun. 4, 2018
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As an expert in the world of civil infrastructure, James Lord has put together a series of downloadable guides and checklists to help you stay on top of industry news and best practices.
In each volume of the Infrastructure Universe update, James highlights important software updates, hotfixes, and service packs from Autodesk. Below is a list of all the updates that have been highlighted. To learn more about one of them, just follow the link to the specific volume of the Infrastructure Universe updates.
Helpful Tools & Resources to Use
James frequently shares tools and resources that he finds helpful in the Infrastructure Universe updates. Some are free, while some have an associated cost. Similarly, some are available through U.S. CAD and some are unaffiliated. To learn more about any of James’s favorite tools, follow one of the links below to read the full volume.
Importing Civil Object Layer Settings
Moving Roadway Striping from Civil 3D to InfraWorks
IF() function in Civil 3D
Code set styles in Civil 3D
LineworkTrim & LineworkDivide
Drainage Structure Catalogs Created with Infrastructure Parts Editor
Tips, Tricks, and Unnatural Hacks for Civil 3D
Dynamic Grading in Civil 3D
Converting digital photos to material maps
Infrastructure Parts Editor
Pipe Editor for Civil 3D
Structure Editor for Civil 3D
Leica Infrastructure Link for Civil 3D
Regapp ID Cleanup Utility for AutoCAD
Scale List Cleanup Utility for AutoCAD 2017
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