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    A.R.
    Ragan-Smith Associates
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    J.L.
    Little & Associates, Architects
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    J.M.
    PGAV
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    Design & Development Division - Missouri Dept. of Conservation
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    Mohr & Kerr Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C.
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    Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
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    B.L.
    Ayres Associates
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    M.A.
    Bartlett & West
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    PGAV
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    J.G.
    Weis Design Group

AutoCAD Alternate Text Editor

Did you know there was an alternate way to edit your MTEXT objects without using the internal text editor?

For the greatest control over the appearance and formatting of your MTEXT objects, you can use an alternate text editing application such as Windows Notepad or Notepad++ to edit your text, applying formatting codes to your edits, and importing the resulting text back into AutoCAD.

Autodesk provides many formatting codes to control the attributes of your text including height, width, color, alignment, underline, font and more.

Creating a subassembly from a polyline in Autodesk Civil 3D

Corridor modeling is a powerful tool for creating simple or complex road and other linear 3D design models.  One key to its versatility is the use of custom subassembly parts to model non-standard components of the corridor.

In the video below, Seiler Design Solutions will show you how to create a simple corridor subassembly from a polyline and add codes to the various points, links and shapes that get created.

AutoCAD Web App

As part of your AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, and AEC Collection subscriptions, you get access to the AutoCAD Web App.

Edit, create, and view CAD drawings in a web browser on any computer.

Orthomosaic Imagery in Autodesk Infraworks Using Color Masking

In the embeded video below, Seiler Design Solutions will demonstrate how to add an orthomosaic image created from drone photography to an Autodesk Infraworks model and to trim out the odd shaped areas using color masking.

This technique can also be used to add other types of image overlays to your model such as signs, logos and labels, masking out the portions you do not wish to display.

Civil 3D and Infraworks 2020 New Features

Autodesk Infraworks 2020 and Autodesk Civil 3D 2020 were recently both released, and you may download the latest versions from your Autodesk Account Portal at https://manage.autodesk.com.

Civil 3D Surface Watershed Analysis

In video below, Seiler Design Solutions will show you how to display your Civil 3D surface as a Watershed Analysis style. The method of setting up your style will be described, along with some of the other options involved.

Once the Watersheds have been displayed, you will be shown how they can be used in conjunction with the Flow Path tool and the creation of Catchment areas that can be exported to Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis for further use in drainage design.

Civil 3D Reference Templates explained

Autodesk Civil 3D Reference Templates allow you to maintain a single or series of master template files containing object and label styles along with supporting layers blocks and other settings and to reference into blank drawings.

Fixing an Autodesk Batch Save Utility script error when using Autolisp

Last week I introduced the Autodesk Batch Save Utility which installs as part of Civil 3D 2019.  I am hoping many of you have given it a try in an effort to perhaps clean your older drawings.

I did, however, discover an possible error you may receive using one of the sample scripts, and I would like to address how to fix it, and maybe give you an insight into creating your own scripts for your use.

Autodesk Batch Save Utility

Included in Autodesk Civil 3D 2019 is the Autodesk Batch Save Utility

You can use the Autodesk Batch Save Utility to open and save multiple drawing and template files at once to a specified version of Autodesk Civil 3D.

You can also use the Autodesk Batch Save Utility to run custom scripts as part of the batch operation. For example, you can run a script to perform a series of commands such as -PURGE and AUDIT on multiple drawings.

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.