Ian is the Infrastructure Consultant with over 15 years’ industry experience. A certified Professional and Instructor, Ian consults, trains, presents and evangelises Geospatial, Civil Engineering and BIM solutions to a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sectors. Building Information Modelling (BIM) plays a big part in Energ...y, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (ENI) and the Autodesk solutions are at the forefront of this vital progression into the next level of Digital Engineering. Ian specialises in AutoCAD Civil 3D, Infraworks 360, Autodesk Vehicle Tracking, Recap 360, AutoCAD Map 3D and Navisworks. He also understands your Geospatial needs and advises on Digital Data and GIS infrastructure. More
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The AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019 UKIE Country Kit Is Now Available

The AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019 UKIE Country Kit Is Now Available
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The AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019 UK and Ireland (UKIE) Country Kit is now available for download in the Autodesk Knowledge Network , and you can get hold of it by following the link. This is a much earlier release than last year, but it has been fully teste...
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How To Work With Ordnance Survey 1km Tiles For AutoCAD Map 3D

How To Work With Ordnance Survey 1km Tiles For AutoCAD Map 3D
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I get asked this a lot… “How do I identify which OS Tile my site is on?”, which can affect users of AutoCAD Map 3D , which is now a part of AutoCAD 2019 subscriptions. This often happens when people download the LIDAR land data from the data.gov.uk w...
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Oops! How to correct an error in AutoCAD

Oops! How to correct an error in AutoCAD
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No, I’m not talking about the infamous Britney Spears number, I’m talking about correcting an error in AutoCAD that you’ve made. AutoCAD users, especially of Civil 3D , will be familiar with accidentally deleting something and not noticing. One of th...
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A Guide to InfraWorks Smart Labelling

A Guide to InfraWorks Smart Labelling
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So, you’ve seen lots of posts about Infraworks and all the clever things it can do. But sometimes, it’s the simplest things that can make a dramatic difference. Take labels for example. In Infraworks you can add labels to your objects, basing the lab...
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Use a single source for your Data with the AEC Collection

Use a single source for your Data with the AEC Collection
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BIM discussions are often about the big picture and can sometimes seem a little over complex for the day to day work of the Engineer. So, to address this, let's take a quick look at connected data. One big risk in an Infrastructure project is making ...
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Putting your Revit and AutoCAD models on the map - how Infraworks adds context

Putting your Revit and AutoCAD models on the map - how Infraworks adds context

We often get asked how to put Maps into Revit or AutoCAD. And our reply is always the same… “Do you really want to do that?”. And the response we get is always the same… “Yes!” Have a think about it for a moment. What you are actually wanting to do i...
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How to fix an issue with the AutoCAD Civil 3D Country Kit

How to fix an issue with the AutoCAD Civil 3D Country Kit
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Now that the UKIE AutoCAD Civil 3D Country Kit is available we’ve had a look at it and there are a couple of things that have gone slightly awry. If you can’t wait for a fix, you can sort them yourselves and be the “go to guy” in your office, winning...
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Country Kits and Add-ins Available For AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018

Country Kits and Add-ins Available For AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018
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The UKIE country kit is now available. It has moved to a better place now :) because you can download all the enhancements and country kit from the same place. Just go to your Autodesk Account Management web site and sign in. From here, go to your pr...
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Important Update: Hotfix for AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D

Important Update: Hotfix for AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D
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Autodesk have released a Hotfix for Civil 3D and Map 3D 2018. I don’t know if you have noticed this one, but when you grip edit an arc or hover a vertex you get some unexpected results. For example, when grip editing the mouse moves away from the gri...
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Important AutoCAD Bing Maps update

Important AutoCAD Bing Maps update
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Have you received a message in AutoCAD or any of the vertical products saying your On-Line Maps will stop working   unless you upgrade ? Don’t panic! It’s not a biggie. All that has happened is that Microsoft are discontinuing their Bing Maps Ve...
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