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Automatically create unique layers for AutoCAD Civil 3D Objects

Automatically create unique layers for AutoCAD Civil 3D Objects
AutoCAD Civil 3D Objects are automatically assigned to layers when created. These layers are contained within the Civil 3D template the user chooses. For example, within the UK and Ireland template (UKIE), alignments are assigned to the C-ALIGNMENTS Layer. However, if your project contains multiple alignments, all of them will default to the C-ALIGNMENTS Layer. It is possible to configure the Auto...
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AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT - Free Aerial Mapping

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT -  Free Aerial Mapping
Autodesk have an agreement with Bing Mapping to provide free aerial photography for Autodesk Users. The only caveat is when using the mapping make sure that the Bing Mapping Copyright Agreement is displayed on your drawing. However AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT work off an X,Y coordinate system. The aerial mapping requires a location to be set. One way to do so is setting a longitude and latitude locat...
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Autodesk Vehicle Tracking – Mix and Match Vehicles

Autodesk Vehicle Tracking – Mix and Match Vehicles
Sometimes the vehicle required for your project is not available in the Autodesk Vehicle Tracking Library. Autodesk Vehicle Tracking contains functionality to build vehicles from the ground up. However, it may be simpler to combine two existing vehicles and modify the combined vehicle if needed. It is simple to do. For the following example lets combine a UK FTA Design Articulated Vehicle Cab with...
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Autodesk Vehicle Tracking – How To Add Wing Mirrors

Autodesk Vehicle Tracking –  How To Add Wing Mirrors
We recently had a client enquire it if is possible to add wing mirrors (also called door mirrors, or side mirrors) to a Rigid Body Truck. The client was designing a loading area in a tight space were there may be pedestrians walking around as the vehicle is manoeuvring. This can be done by following a few simple steps: 1. Go to the Vehicle Tracking Ribbon and chose the Vehicle Library Explorer 2....
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