Saturday, June 29, 2013

Civil 3D 2014 Update

I was working in Civil 3D again today. Yes it is Saturday and I was trying to get some work done when Autodesk provided me a balloon notification to update my Civil 3D 2014 software because it was out of date. I clicked the click and it brought up the image below. Selected update, read the readme. Yes I did do it and software is up to date. The readme displayed many reasons to install the hotfix. Most solutions were to enhance stability.

While I waited for the install to complete I searched for other important updates and solutions.

GIS professionals = MAPIMPORT or MAPEXPORT doesn't work
Point Cloud professionals = AutoCAD Reality Capture Memory Leak Hotfix
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

State plane versus Aussumed coordinates

It has become more and more common to capture information with state plan coordinates. Unfortunatley data still is required with assumed coordintates. Client demands and request provide reality capture firms delivering data state planes and assumed coordinates. AutoCAD Civil 3D will deliver both if styles and settings are set up properly. I have provided an image below and images to compare your existing workflow and data with ADSK Solutions Solu-arounds.

As posted above; create a new style and select segment direction and select grid direction. Place this under segment direction to copy the style attached. Both coordinates will match. It is recommended to create multiply lable styles to display pertinant information. To display state plane and assumed coordinates users can select the settings tab from the prospector and right click drawing settings. In the transformation settings specify grid and rotation angle. This will display the assumed coordinates. Contact to understand Stae plan and assumed coordinates.

Chad Studer

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Download Civil 3D 2014 now

First thing I recommend is downloading Autodesk ReCap Studio and inserting point clouds. They did a great job with the new point cloud engine.

I will provide a dataset upon request.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Autodesk ReCap Point Cloud Software for download

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