James Branagan

Civil Solutions Applications Expert<br><br>As a software applications expert I provides knowledgeable and competent support and training, specializing in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Infraworks, Advance Steel, ReCap, Pix4D and Leica's suite of point cloud tools including Register 360 and Cyclone Model.

  • Point Clouds in VR

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  • Getting COGO Points to Display How  You Want

    Getting COGO Points to Display How You Want

    When a point gets created in Civil 3D a point style and point label style get assigned to the point. This can be directly to the point through default styles/ description keys, or through point groups

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  • AutoCAD 2023 Traces Tool

    AutoCAD 2023 Traces Tool

    AutoCAD 2023 Traces is an online markup and collaboration tool that is available in the AutoCAD web and mobile apps.

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  • New Corridor Targeting Features in Civil 3D 2023

    New Corridor Targeting Features in Civil 3D 2023

    Along with a host of other changes in Autodesk’s Civil 3D 2023 corridor targeting has had a few refinements.

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  • Loading a Missing Interface Element (tab) to AutoCAD Based Programs

    Loading a Missing Interface Element (tab) to AutoCAD Based Programs

    Here is the issue, you’ve just installed a new set of tools which are supposed to have their own tab in AutoCAD, but it's not showing up.

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  • Exporting Civil 3D to Navisworks

    Exporting Civil 3D to Navisworks

    There are a couple of different ways to bring your Civil 3D information in to Navisworks. The easiest is to use the exporter.

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  • New tools in ReCap 2022

    New tools in ReCap 2022

    In the 2022 version of Autodesk’s ReCap software a couple of new tools have been added which add some much needed functionality to ReCap

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  • The Store Referenced Surface in Drawing Command Setting

    The Store Referenced Surface in Drawing Command Setting

    In the 2017 version Autodesk’s Civil 3D they introduced a new feature which stores the geometry of a referenced surface in a drawing when using data references.

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  • New AutoCAD 2022 Collaboration Tools

    New AutoCAD 2022 Collaboration Tools

    Two new features to aid in collaboration are Trace and Share. Both use the AutoCAD web platform as the base for their collaboration.

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  • Taking Your Civil Designs to 3ds Max

    Taking Your Civil Designs to 3ds Max

    When you want to give your civil designs much more visual impact, one option you have is to take them in to Autodesk’s 3ds Max

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  • Masking Labels in Autodesk Civil 3D

    Masking Labels in Autodesk Civil 3D

    When working in Autodesk’s Civil 3D and AutoCAD there are a few different ways that you can add a mask around the label.

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  • Setting the Origin of a Point Cloud in Autodesk ReCap5:17

    Setting the Origin of a Point Cloud in Autodesk ReCap

    This tech tip video walks through setting point clouds in ReCAP using files imported from a Leica Geosystems BLK360 scanner.

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  • IMAGINiT Utilities for Civil 3D: Pipe Elevation Tool4:16

    IMAGINiT Utilities for Civil 3D: Pipe Elevation Tool

    See how the Civil 3D Utility works in this short video.

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  • Publishing and Viewing a ReCap Project in the Cloud

    Publishing and Viewing a ReCap Project in the Cloud

    One of the cool features included in Autodesk’s ReCap Pro software is the ability to share your project with people not on your network, or people that don’t have ReCap Pro

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  • Freezing Layers in Specific Viewports with AutoCAD-Based Programs

    Freezing Layers in Specific Viewports with AutoCAD-Based Programs

    How can I hide objects (on the same layers as those that I don't want to hide) in different viewports?

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  • Pointcloud Cleanup in ReCap

    Pointcloud Cleanup in ReCap

    One of the nice features of Autodesk’s ReCap Pro software is the ability to clean up point clouds by removing any points you don’t want to remain in your model.

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