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Ian Robinson

How to fix an issue with the AutoCAD Civil 3D Country Kit

How to fix an issue with the AutoCAD Civil 3D Country Kit
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 admiration and accolades from your fellow Engineers. There might even be an open top bus parade and people will name libraries after you… OK, maybe n...
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Ian Robinson

Country Kits and Add-ins Available For AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018

Country Kits and Add-ins Available For AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018
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 product enhancements (Quick link on the left side of the page). Your Country kits are there:   While you are there, download the new enhancements,...
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Keith Paterson

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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Ian Robinson

Important Update: Hotfix for AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D

Important Update: Hotfix for AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D
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 grip. When this happens you lose the hover menu: This doesn’t happen straight away, it occurs when you try to edit the arc a second time. This fix is wo...
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Ian Robinson

AutoCAD Family of Products - Getting the Point (Cloud) Part 2

AutoCAD Family of Products - Getting the Point (Cloud) Part 2
So... in the last post I talked about Point Clouds in Recap 360, you can read my blog here if you missed it. In this post I will be talking about the AutoCAD family of products, starting with AutoCAD 2017 and what you can do with Point Clouds in there, moving onto Map3D and then Civil 3D. Due to the length of this blog I have changed part 2 to a downloadable guide and you can view this by filling ...
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Mark Calloway

How to Install the Subassembly Composer for Civil 3D

How to Install the Subassembly Composer for Civil 3D
The AutoCAD Civil 3D install package comes with a number of sub-components which can be included to add additional functionality. Installing these Sub-Components is very easy and can be added during the initial Civil install or can be installed at a later date after the program has already been installed. One of the most common Sub-Components I get asked about is the Subassembly Composer for Civil...
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Ian Robinson

Islands in the road - AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 New Features – Skewed Targets and Baseline Feature Lines

Islands in the road - AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 New Features – Skewed Targets and Baseline Feature Lines
Now I’ve been working with Civil 3D 2017 for a few months I wanted to share with you a few new features that I have found really useful. This new feature you may have noticed, but maybe you can’t find any documentation on it, is the Inside Skewed Target Parameters for some assemblies (figure 1) Fig1 This is a really useful tool for Islands. You can draw your islands in 2D and set this InsideSkewTa...
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Ian Robinson

How to work with Ordnance Survey data

How to work with Ordnance Survey data
Infrastructure How To: Taking raw Ordnance Survey Data into Civil 3D, Map 3D and Infraworks. A lot of people have been asking me how to take raw Ordnance Survey Data with Building Heights into Infraworks to show all the buildings at the correct level. In this "How to" video I take these files: Ordnance Survey MasterMap Topographic Layer in compressed GML format (.gz) and building heights in cs...
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Yasmin Talbot

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 1

autocad-civil-3d-2015-badge-256pxService Pack 1 has just been released for AutoCAD Civil 3D and once again it comes with countless fixes making your user experience ten times better than it was before. These fixes have been spotted by both the Autodesk internal testing team and you the customers, so make sure you keep using the customer error reporting utility – after all it only takes a few clicks of a button. Most of you have ...
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Yasmin Talbot

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Service Pack 2

autocad-civil-3d-2014-badge-200pxUpdates, updates, updates galore! Everyone loves new features being added, changed and fixed and with the release of the Service Pack 2 for Autodesk Civil 3D you are in for a few treats which will make your user experience a lot easier and way more enjoyable. Now, many of you have probably read one of these posts before so you know the drill but stay tuned for the added bit at the end for the offe...
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