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Revit now has the ability to Lock your 3D views orientation for the ability to add annotation and keep your 3D view from accidentally being adjusted. The feature is next to the Temporary Hide Isolate (the eye glasses) at the bottom of the screen.


At first glance it may seem that all Civil 3D survey databases are created the same. In fact, maybe you have come to the realization that assigning a coordinate system, units, angle precision (among other settings) is a necessary step in the workflow for each new database.

Fortunately, this isn't the case!  With a little work, we can change the...

Have you ever installed an AutoCAD based product (such as AutoCAD Architecture, MEP, etc...) and really only needed it's AutoCAD functionality and menus? The following steps will allow you to run your "vertical" product as regular AutoCAD.  Assuming it was installed normally, and the AutoCAD profile was loaded, this should work.

Step 1....

Well, with AutoCAD 2012 you can!
(If you use the new BLEND command.)

Blend allows you to create a smooth transition between most open entities.

Take these two arcs for example...

If you have an Android enabled device, you can use AutoCAD WS for the Android... even on your mobile phone.  Imagine the ability to zoom, dimension and reference designs in real time via your phone.  Best yet, it's free.

Check out the following video:


In a production environment, keeping track of drawing revisions can be difficult, especially when CAD drawings are being supplied/updated by a sub-consultant. 
In the event you're receiving regular drawing updates from a outside source, it's important to make sure that all changes have been identified before incorporating the geometry into your...

Each year Lynn Allen offers a Tips and Tricks booklet which discusses the latest changes in AutoCAD software. Here's the link to the latest version for AutoCAD 2012:


Each of the Revit's (Architecture, MEP, Structure) are gradually becoming available for download on Subscription Center.  Autodesk is slowly releasing it a percentage of clients at a time as to keep their servers from crashing from everyone attempting to download them at once.  Even my own subscription account doesn't have it available yet while several of...

When working in Civil 3D don’t forget about the Transparent Commands Toolbar.  This collection of tools (because of their “transparency”) can be launched from within any active command.  Using these tools can save you a...

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