Friday, May 29, 2009

Which OS Is Best? This OS I Guess.

There has been a great deal of sharing of Civil 3D tips and best practices lately. One that I recently became aware of is "Which operating system is best for Civil 3D 2010"?

As I understand it, the recommendations (in order) are:

  1. Windows Vista 64 bit
  2. Windows XP 64 bit
  3. Windows Vista 32 bit with 3GB switch
  4. Window XP 32 bit with 3GB switch
  5. Window Vista 32 bit
  6. Windows XP 32 bit (my new laptop has this)

I wish that I would have known this one month ago.

Oh, and 8 GB of RAM is suggested for Window Vista 64 bit.

Be Better! ...operate in the best environment.

A Little Birdie Told Me

I apologize for not being able to recall who made the following suggestion, I believe on Twitter (I tried but could not find the tweet), but I found this tip to be a good one.

The first time that I select a ribbon tab other than the "Home" tab, I take a moment and select all of the tabs one by one. The reason for this is that Civil 3D puts the tabs in cached memory the first time that it is used, and it takes a second or three to do that. Once cached the ribbons change very quickly.

This has helped me by preventing any ribbon switching lag at unexpected moments. I control when that happens, and it is usually right at the beginning of a drawing session before I get engrossed with the design.

I hope that some of you find this helpful.

Be Better! ...Plan ahead in order to work faster.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Trimble Link Is Ready For 2010

My co-worker Jerry Bartels sent me the link to download Trimble Link for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 and AutoCAD Civil 2010. Click here or on the title to download.

Be Better! ... Work very well with others.