Autodesk Civil Engineering Data Translator available for download

Autodesk has released their newest Civil Engineering Data Translator for Civil 3D 2016-2019.  Unlike previous versions, this one is now a stand-alone program instead of an additional toolset within Civil 3D.

The Civil Engineering Data Translator allows customers to translate data back and forth between Autodesk Civil 3D and Bentley Geopak or InRoads software. The data is limited to geometry COGO points and alignments and surface data.

Users will need to be signed in with their Autodesk account to use the software.

Download the AutoCAD® Shortcuts Guide

150+ AutoCAD keyboard shortcuts
This PDF covers 1-key shortcuts, toggles and screen management, hot keys A-Z, and more.


SDS Webinar: Virtual reality and rendering of site models using the AEC Collection

Please join us for our next Webinar on Friday, December 21 at 11:30 AM CST

In this webinar, Seiler Design Solutions will show you how to create a usable virtual reality model of your civil site models using the Autodesk AEC Collection.

Civil 3D 2019.2 Update brings new Transparent Command ribbon and Profile Toolset

Autodesk Civil 3D 2019.2 Update has just been released and fixes some issues while adding some functionality to the software. 

Sign up today for the New Features of AutoCAD 2019, Civil 3D 2019 and Infraworks 2019 Webinar

It's not too late to sign up for this month's webinar on Friday, June 22, 2018.

In this webinar, our own Mark Schnesk will explain and demonstrate the new features in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and Infraworks 2019.


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Autodesk 2019 Network License Manager Version

Autodesk 2019 products have been released and some users are starting to install them, but are running into network licensing issues.

After starting, users with a multiuser subscription license are getting the following error or similar:

"Licensing error - Network License Not Available - Error [0.0.0]"

Modifying Civil 3D Pipe Labels with Expressions

Seiler Design Solutions presents how to use expressions to modify a label style for pipe labels in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D.

In this demonstration, we will modify the reported pipe length to take into account the curvature of the inside wall of a circular manhole to show the true length needed to fully penetrate this wall with the pipe.

Watch this video for a demonstration on how to use this feature.


Sign up for our monthly Webinar - 3D part modeling for Autodesk Infraworks Fusion 360 and AutoCAD

It's not too late to sign up for this month's Seiler Design Solutions webinar on Friday, Feb 23rd at 11:30 AM CST

In this webinar, we will be looking at techniques to expand your 3D model library in Autodesk Infraworks, introducing you to modeling in both Fusion 360 and AutoCAD, if time allows we will also check out Formit 360.

Autodesk Infraworks comes with a comprehensive library of 3D parts to be used as points of interest and city furniture, but sometimes we need to represent an object just not available in the standard parts list.

Using a survey database settings file in Civil 3D

Seiler Design Solutions presents how to utilize a survey database settings file in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D to standardize your settings every time you start a new survey database.

Watch this video for a demonstration on how to use this feature.



What is the difference between AutoCAD command PURGE and -PURGE?