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

  • Get more from Civil 3D with IMAGINiT Utilities - Q&A Session

    Get more from Civil 3D with IMAGINiT Utilities - Q&A Session

    Learn the answers to the questions during the Get More from Civil 3D with IMAGINiT Utilities webinar.

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  • Leica HDS Software Licensing Tips

    Leica HDS Software Licensing Tips

    Software can be a wonderful tool to assist in completing many of today’s tasks. When it works well, it can make our jobs seem less like work and more like a hobby or fun. When it doesn’t work the...

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  • Cyclone 3DR

    Cyclone 3DR

    There is a lot of buzz right now over a software product that Leica has released known as Cyclone 3DR. Many people out there are referring to Cyclone 3DR as a new product from Leica. However,...

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  • Organize your Register 360 Projects

    Organize your Register 360 Projects

    Anytime I go to demo or teach Cyclone Register 360, I will get a person ask me the hypothetical questions: “What if we need to do a large project where we might scan over several days?” “Do we...

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  • Civil 3D Help Resources

    Civil 3D Help Resources

    Brian Johnson | Applications Expert It is common for a person that is using an extensive and complex software product to encounter a situation that requires the use of features that are outside of...

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  • AutoCAD Map 3D Map Book for Plan Production in Civil 3D

    AutoCAD Map 3D Map Book for Plan Production in Civil 3D

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager In several recent conversations it has been asked if it is possible in Civil 3D to automate sheet creation for detailed grading across a project. The question...

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  • Earthwork Construction Plan in Civil 3D

    Earthwork Construction Plan in Civil 3D

    Brian Johnson | Applications Expert To create an earthwork construction plan in Autodesk Civil 3D, use the Earthwork Plan Production feature found on the Analyze tab of the ribbon and on the...

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  • INSERT & CLASSICINSERT in Civil 3D 2020

    INSERT & CLASSICINSERT in Civil 3D 2020

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager Those of you who are working with the new 2020 versions of the AutoCAD product family may have noticed an enhanced INSERT command. In previous versions of...

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  • Different Ways to Copy an Alignment in Civil 3D

    Different Ways to Copy an Alignment in Civil 3D

    Richard Morrow | Applications Expert In this Blog I wanted to share a couple different ways of coping an alignment in Autodesk Civil 3D. I always new I could use the AutoCAD Copy command within...

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  • Automatically Assign Folder Security to New Standard Project in Autodesk Vault

    Automatically Assign Folder Security to New Standard Project in Autodesk Vault

    Richard Morrow | Applications Expert One of the challenges in Autodesk Vault Professional when creating a new project is setting up the folder security for the new project. There is an easy way to...

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  • Publishing (Files) vs Publishing (Plots) with BIM360 for Civil 3D

    Publishing (Files) vs Publishing (Plots) with BIM360 for Civil 3D

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager With the addition of BIM360 to our Civil 3D environment in the Civil 3D 2020.2 Update, we now have a couple of different definitions for “Publish.” In general...

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  • BIM 360 Design for Civil 3D Collaboration Tip 2 – Creating a New Drawing

    BIM 360 Design for Civil 3D Collaboration Tip 2 – Creating a New Drawing

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager With the new release of Civil 3D 2020.2, we’re all seeing some slight changes in the appearance of Civil 3D’s Start page (Blog Post Part 1) and some new options...

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  • Customizing the Ribbon with IMAGINiT Utilities for Civil 3D

    Customizing the Ribbon with IMAGINiT Utilities for Civil 3D

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager If you’re a subscription customer through IMAGINiT Technologies, you have access to our custom Utilities for Autodesk Civil 3D. These utilities are specialized...

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  • BIM 360 Design for Civil 3D Collaboration Tip 1 – The Start Page

    BIM 360 Design for Civil 3D Collaboration Tip 1 – The Start Page

    By now, most Civil 3D users have heard about the recently released Civil 3D 2020.2 which (after a very long wait) now provides the means to use BIM 360...

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  • Combining Blocks Using Visibility States Within AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks

    Combining Blocks Using Visibility States Within AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks

    Are you working in an AutoCAD-based drawing that has a large number of similar blocks? Have you ever spent too much time sorting through a long list of block...

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  • Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 3): 

    Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 3): 

    Using a previously created style in a drawing can save time by drag and drop into a current one. You...

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  • Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 2): too much clutter coming over

    Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 2): too much clutter coming over

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert - ISD While trying to reuse styles from one drawing to another more than what was desired was being migrated. Things like Layers and Text Styles were coming over....

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  • Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 1): Used but NOT Used

    Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 1): Used but NOT Used

    Leo Lavayen | Applications Expert - ISD Thought out the years, we have assisted and delivered many Civil 3D configurations for our clients. Invaluable Lessons, Shortcuts, and Issues have been...

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  • Microdrainage Utility for Civil 3D

    Microdrainage Utility for Civil 3D

    Matt Miyamoto | Project Manager - ISD Consulting Services There is little-to-no surprise that your Desktop App will forever have utilities in them for which you may not have need for. However,...

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  • AutoCAD: Text Readability in Linetypes - An Orientation

    AutoCAD: Text Readability in Linetypes - An Orientation

    Bryant Quinney | Sr Applications Expert For those of you who use text in your custom linetypes within AutoCAD-based program (likely to be a lot of us), you may have noticed that the need to read...

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