Civil 3D

Tips, tricks and information on Autodesk Civil 3D.

  • Civil 3D: Corridor Highlights

    Civil 3D: Corridor Highlights

    Review of some of the corridor highlighting features that are helpful when editing complex corridor designs.

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  • Using IMAGINiT Utilities for Civil 3D “Quick Edit Pipes” Command gives Error Report Dialog

    Using IMAGINiT Utilities for Civil 3D “Quick Edit Pipes” Command gives Error Report Dialog

    Clicking the "Quick Edit Pipes" button on the ribbon immediately brings up an error report dialog to send to development.  All other tools worked fine.

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  • Autodesk:  Have Users assigned to a Team in the Autodesk Account. However, the Users do not see the Software in their Account and cannot use

    Autodesk: Have Users assigned to a Team in the Autodesk Account. However, the Users do not see the Software in their Account and cannot use

    If you have Users assigned to a Team in the Autodesk Account but Users do not see the Software in their Account and cannot use Software even though assigned it means your Team is corrupted.

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  • Civil 3D 2023 Classes Now Available

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  • VDOT Gravity Parts for Civil 3D Trials Now Available!

    VDOT Gravity Parts for Civil 3D Trials Now Available!

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  • Infrastructure Investment, Recession and the Future

    Infrastructure Investment, Recession and the Future

    While it’s difficult to say what the next few quarters or years may look like for the infrastructure/engineering industry, we do know that things will almost certainly change

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  • Is your Civil 3D software in need of a Health Check?

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  • Rail Turnouts and Crossover Updates with Diverted Profiles

    Rail Turnouts and Crossover Updates with Diverted Profiles

    To alleviate connection and elevation inconsistencies between profiles of the turnout or crossover alignment and the main alignment, the command Diverted Profiles is available within Rail.

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  • Rail: Turnout Catalog Loading Update

    Rail: Turnout Catalog Loading Update

    A change with respect to Turnout catalogs happened in version 2022 of Civil 3D, but this one seems to have gotten by without a prior mention.

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  • Vehicle Tracking: “The drawing file contains data produced in a newer version of Vehicle Tracking”

    Vehicle Tracking: “The drawing file contains data produced in a newer version of Vehicle Tracking”

    This happens traditionally when opening a file.

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  • Merging Pipe Network Catalogs

    Merging Pipe Network Catalogs

    This blog addresses a process to merge the gravity pipe and structure catalogs for Civil 3D

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  • DREF Project-to-Drawing Association

    DREF Project-to-Drawing Association

    The ability to data reference AEC objects from one drawing to another is a highly valuable tool in the Civil 3D arsenal.

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  • Surface Edits that don’t Stick: Snapshot dilemma

    Surface Edits that don’t Stick: Snapshot dilemma

    If you need to experiment with some options while editing a Surfaces, the  “Snapshot” function could help.

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  • Create hatching under Existing Ground Profile in Civil 3D

    Create hatching under Existing Ground Profile in Civil 3D

    You will need to create a secondary profile that follows (or is close to the EG) at a distance below the current EG

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  • Starting a new Civil 3D Template when a custom SHX is used in a text style

    Starting a new Civil 3D Template when a custom SHX is used in a text style

    You want to start a new template and you have a custom SHX used for one or more text styles that are used in some Civil 3D object Styles.

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  • Autodesk: When launching you receive the error “A software problem has caused <Name of Software, AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, etc> to close

    Autodesk: When launching you receive the error “A software problem has caused <Name of Software, AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, etc> to close

    There are multiple potential causes to this issue. Here's what you need to know to fix it.

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  • Network Licensing Error “An incompatible version…”

    Network Licensing Error “An incompatible version…”

    How to resolve the Autodesk network licensing error "An incompatible version of the Autodesk network license manager is installed on the server..."

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  • Storm and Sanitary Install fails with 15 Error or Civil 3D Deployment fails to install

    Storm and Sanitary Install fails with 15 Error or Civil 3D Deployment fails to install

    This problem is due to the novaPDF9SDK(x64).msi fails the Windows Verify Trust process (the certificate has expired).

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  • How to Download Autodesk Applications

    How to Download Autodesk Applications

    The default method to download and install Autodesk applications uses a “bootstrap” installation process. This process begins installing the software while it is still downloading.

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  • Civil 3D: Design Visualization using Multiview Blocks

    Civil 3D: Design Visualization using Multiview Blocks

    Continuing to explore some Autodesk Civil 3D surface commands, we will be exploring the Move Blocks to Surface command.

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  • Civil 3D: Surfaces using Block with Attributes

    Civil 3D: Surfaces using Block with Attributes

    Building a Surface from Block Data with Attribute Elevations.

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  • How to use the Autodesk Desktop App to Install Updates

    How to use the Autodesk Desktop App to Install Updates

    When running the Autodesk Desktop App (ADA) it will show you an icon for each Autodesk program that is installed.

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