Monday, November 07, 2011

NEW! Volumes Dashboard Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012

Recently released at the Autodesk Subscription Center the "Volumes Dashboard Extension for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012" provides an easy way to keep track of earthwork volume calculations during the iterative processes of a project.

With this one interface users will be able to calculate, report and visualize surface volumes very quickly and painlessly.

So, visit the subscription center and download this extension in order to make earthwork volumes easier for yourself or your users.

BE BETTER! calculated.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Corridor Solids for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012

The technology preview Corridor Solids for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 has been available from the Autodesk Labs site. This allows Civil 3D users to create solids from corridor subassembly shapes that will span corridor regions. This is very helpful for better visualization of the 3d nature of corridors and for use in other products (i.e. Navisworks for construction timelining and clash detection).

Be sure to watch the videos on the page to get a good understanding of how to best use this preview.

BE BETTER!! someone a solid.

Bridge Modeler for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012

Bridge Modeler for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 has now been made available at Autodesk Labs. This is an update to the previously available version for Civil 3D 2011.

I have often benefited from being able to quickly create a 3D bridge with the previous version and am happy that a new version is now available for 2012.

BE BETTER!! bridges.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Civil 3D 2012 Is Now Available

Autodesk Subscription customers can now log on to the Autodesk Subscription Center and download Civil 3D 2012.

Civil 3D 2012 contains many enhancement. Among my favorites are...
  • Importing Styles and Settings
  • Where are Styles Used (Referenced)
  • Replace In-Use Styles with Another
  • Rotatable Labels
  • Sampling Multiple Baselines in Section Views
  • Creating a Pipe Network form Imported GIS Data
  • Superelevation Axis of Rotation Pivot Methods
  • The Catchment Object with Flow Path
  • The new On-Line Help
Be Better! ...learn new features.