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Topics include civil engineering industry insight featuring Autodesk civil engineering software, including AutoCAD and Civil 3D.

  • 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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  • Civil 3D: Expressing Elevations on 2-tier Structures

    Civil 3D: Expressing Elevations on 2-tier Structures

    Creating custom labels to calculate needed structure values.

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  • To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade . . . That IS the Question

    To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade . . . That IS the Question

    “Do we upgrade now, or wait?” While there’s no single correct answer to that question, it is worth considering a few items that may impact your decision making on the topic.

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  • Civil 3D & Navisworks: Checking for Pipe Clearances

    Civil 3D & Navisworks: Checking for Pipe Clearances

    We often get the question "How do you check clearances between civil 3D Pipe elements?" In this article, we explore 3 options to solve the issue.

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  • Civil 3D: May the Forced Label Be with You

    Civil 3D: May the Forced Label Be with You

    Forcing Civil 3D labels to inside (below) or outside (above) with a setting.

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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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  • Update Project Explorer: Civil 3D 2022

    Update Project Explorer: Civil 3D 2022

    One of the many feature enhancements that Autodesk focused on with the release of Civil 3D 2022 was pressure pipe networks. Now, pressure pipe networks can be updated with Project Explorer.

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  • DLT Podcast Features IMAGINiT on Digital Transformation Trends in Public Infrastructure and Utilities

    DLT Podcast Features IMAGINiT on Digital Transformation Trends in Public Infrastructure and Utilities

    Instead of manually trying to recreate documentation of infrastructure components and locations, you can leverage technology to create intelligent 3D models.

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  • Enhancements to Pressure Pipe Networks in Civil 3D 2022.1

    Enhancements to Pressure Pipe Networks in Civil 3D 2022.1

    Pressure networks can contain multiple branches in a single network, called pipe runs in Civil 3D, and this update introduces enhancements to editing parts contained in a pipe run.

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  • New Dialog for Corridor Target Mapping in Civil 3D 2022.1

    New Dialog for Corridor Target Mapping in Civil 3D 2022.1

    The overall workflow is simplified by removing the secondary dialogs for selecting the object targets and incorporating that process into a single primary dialog and adding additional features.

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  • Update the Order of New Pipe Sizes from Part Builder

    Update the Order of New Pipe Sizes from Part Builder

    It may seem like it should be a simple fix and that Part Builder or Civil 3D should automatically re-order the list appropriately, however, it will require a manual edit to make it happen.

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  • A Nice Find in the Civil 3D Pressure Pipe Network

    A Nice Find in the Civil 3D Pressure Pipe Network

    The Civil 3D 2022.1 update is required to make the property cells available in the parts list. The values can be input when adding a pipe size or by editing an existing pipe size.

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  • Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: MAPCLEAN

    Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: MAPCLEAN

    Cleaning Civil 3D Drawing Objects using MAPCLEAN

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  • Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: LINEWORKSHRINKWRAP

    Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: LINEWORKSHRINKWRAP

    Creating Outer Extent Boundaries from Selected Objects

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  • Lesser Used AutoCAD Commands: RENAME

    Lesser Used AutoCAD Commands: RENAME

    Update Drawing Object Names such as Blocks, Layers, and Other Named Objects

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  • Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: SIGNSTYLES

    Lesser Used Civil 3D Commands: SIGNSTYLES

    Updated author information for all styles within a Civil 3D drawing

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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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  • Enhanced Pressure Pipes Update!

    Enhanced Pressure Pipes Update!

    Hot on the heals of releasing the EPP trials, I am happy to announce that we have an updated version of the Enhanced Pressure Parts libraries for Civil 3D.

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