Friday, October 30, 2009

New White Paper - AutoCAD Civil 3D - Technical Note - Harnessing the Power of AutoCAD Civil 3D

While discussing White Papers and Skill Builders with co-workers today, I ran across a White Paper I had not seen before.

AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2010
Technical Note
Harnessing the Power of AutoCAD Civil 3D

This 12 page document covers things such as...
  • Strategies to Enhance the Civil 3D Experience
  • Hardware Requirements for AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Performance
  • Memory Primer
  • Operating Systems Primer
  • Optimizing Memory Usage
  • Operating System Recommendations
  • Model Optimization and Best Practices
  • More Strategies and Tactics

As users contemplate new equipment, changes in workflows (perhaps the adoption of a BIM workflow), and other company procedures, we should be well familiar with how to get the most out of what is in place.

Click on the title of this post or the title of the PDF file to get to this document.

Be Better! ...harness your potential.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Carlson Connect for Civil 3D 2010

I often get asked if certain third party add-ons are available yet or not. Well, I was just informed that Carlson Connect for Civil 3D 2010 is available.

Here is the description from the Carlson site:

Add-on for AutoDesk Civil 3D 2010. A collection of routines for transferring and converting data between Civil 3D 2010 and several popular data collectors. Carlson Connect runs inside Civil 3D 2010 and uses the current project data. Free utility to any Civil 3D 2010 user.

Click on the title of this post to get to the download page.

Be Better! ...connect with others.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Subscription Advantage Packs

It is likely that most have heard about the availability of Subscription Advantage Packs for various products that are now available for download from the Autodesk Subscription site. But, not everyone has heard yet.

These Advantage Packs provide new functionality to these products well ahead of next year's releases.

Subscription Advantage Packs are available for:

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010
  • AutoCAD Civil 2010
  • AutoCAD Map 3D 2010
  • AutoCAD 2010
  • Autodesk Navisworks 2010
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2010
  • Autodesk Revit MEP 2010
  • Autodesk Revit Structure 2010
  • AutoCAD Architecture 2010
  • AutoCAD MEP 2010
  • AutoCAD P&ID 2010
  • Autodesk Inventor 2010
  • AutoCAD Mechanical 2010
  • Autodesk Showcase 2010

The AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Subscription Advantage Pack adds most of the new features to the Toolbox tab of the Toolspace

So far, the initial reaction has been very positive. Many are looking forward to benfit from the new capabilities.

Be Better! ...take full advantage of your benefits.

Friday, October 16, 2009

AutoCAD Civil 3D Importer for Trimble Business Center

I saw this a while ago and had not had the opportunity to mention it. This utility allows direct import of Civil 3D models data into the Trimble Business Center - Heavy Construction Edition software.

This extends the capabilities of TBC-HCE to read alignments, profiles, COGO points, and corridors, natively. This means, for some, the process will be more interoperable (no specific file creation for contractors).

Click on the title of this post to get to the Trimble download page .

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