Friday, July 31, 2009

Civil 3D 2010 Update 1 Now Available

Update 1 for Civil 3D is now available on the Autodesk website.

As always please be certain to read the README file prior to installing for complete installation Guidance.

The README states that the update includes resolutions to over 70 issues.

Note: Make sure that the page you are on shows "Published date: 2009-Jul-31"

Be Better! up to date.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Civil 3D 2010 Style Creation Wizard

Recently a new extension called the "Style Creation Wizard" was made available. It is intended for small companies (1-5 seats) in order to help them create fundamental styles, for the more commonly used object types (see image above), very easily.

The Style Creation Wizard will, in a simple interface, walk a user through a few screens that will generate a new simple style from their responses for layers, colors, fonts, linetypes, etc. A detailed understanding of the actual Civil 3D 2010 styles creation process is not needed, and many of the needed styles when starting with Civil 3D can be created by this wizard.

So if you or your organization... having difficulty defining needed styles or
...can't afford to hire someone to create needed styles or
...does not want to use the out of the box layers (National CAD Standards based)

...then you should try this extension.

Instructions for use:


Download the attached “” file to your machine (some may have to remove the .txt extension depending upon browser).
Extract the files from the zip file to a folder.
Double click on the “Setup.exe” file to install

Launch Civil 3D and type the command AeccXStyleWizard on the command line.
Follow the specific instructions detailed at each step of the style creation process.

Lastly, as users become more capable with the style creation process, these newly created styles can then be modified through traditional means and made more sophisticated.

Be Better! a wizard at creating styles.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Skill Builders Released

There have been four Skill Builders made available since I last mentioned them here in this blog. They are:

1. Sharing Corridor Assemblies in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 (April 2008)

2. Adding Cut and Fill Conditions to a Corridor Assembly (August 2008)

3. Analyzing Storm Sewer Data with the Hydraflow Storm Sewers Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 (April 2009)

4. Using Dynamic GENIO Data with AutoCAD Civil 3D Shortcuts (? 2009)

If you are not familiar with Skill Builders, they help users increase their knowledge of Civil 3D by providing advanced, solution-oriented information that build on the foundation provided in the standard user documentation. They typically include a PDF file (instructions), and DWG file (practice data), and any other necessary files.

Clink on the title of this post to get to the AutoCAD Civil 3D & AutoCAD Civil Skill Builders page.

Be Better! your skills.