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COGO Point Ground/Grid Coordinate Transformation in Civil 3D

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D has the ability to transform COGO points grid to ground conversion as well as transforming points from a local project coordinate system to a standard projected coordinate system with a few simple steps.  The video linked below is a quick demonstration of the process, along with some tips on how to display and use this information via COGO point labels and exported text files for re-importation into the drawing or for using with other applications.

Video Link: http://autode.sk/2hvl3I9

Open a project model and view it without software!

If you have ever wanted to review, view or find out something about a model, project files, even if it contained multiple file formats well now you can with BIM 360 Team, this video from Autodesk shows you how simple it is to view without software and virtually from anywhere.


AutoCAD 2017.1 and AutoCAD LT 2017.1 Update



Autodesk has again released a software update for Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017, offering some bug fixes, along with a mix of new features.

Dubbing this AutoCAD 2017.1 and AutoCad LT 2017.1, it is currently available for download and installation via the Autodesk Desktop App that is installed along with your Autodesk AutoCAD 2017.


Have you ever needed some preliminary surface data for a conceptual design and you haven't had the opportunity to get the field crews out to start picking up topo?

In this video, I will go through the process of downloading a binary DEM file from the National Map and bring it into a surface in Civil 3D that I can use for analysis of a future project. As part of following video, I will show you a quick trick to convert surface elevations from meters to feet in just a few easy steps.

AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 Service Pack 1 Released


Autodesk has released Service Pack 1 for AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017 and offers some bug and crash fixes to these products as well as vertical products. 

It is available currently for download and installation via the Autodesk Desktop App that is installed with your AutoCAD 2017 and LT 2017 product or vertical product. 

Pinned Tags in Revit 2017

Pinned tags in Revit 2017 is a simple and effective tool that saves time from repositioning all of those pesky tags in your project!

Check out our video on how to do this - 




Autodesk Releases Civil 3D 2016 Productivity Pack 3

Autodesk Civil 3D 2016 Productivity Pack 3 has just been recently released and is available for download and installation for all subscription customers of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 as well as subscribers to the Infrastructure Design Suite Premium and Ultimate Suites.  This productivity pack adds enhanced capabilities and resources to an already feature packed version of the software.

What's New in this Productivity Pack


Simple Feature Route Analysis with Map 3D

In the video linked below, I will show you how to do a simple analysis of a proposed water main route crossing through several parcels in AutoCad Map 3D with features brought into a drawing through an FDO connection.


Civil 3D 2017 - Backwards Incompatibility

In the previous blog, we covered the great new features of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017.  One of the main points was that unlike Civil 3D 2013-2016, the newest version of Civil 3D is NOT backwards compatible.

It still uses the 2013 drawing format, what's the difference?

While it is true that Civil 3D 2017 does continue to use the 2013 drawing format, the AEC objects have been updated and are no longer recognized by the previous versions.

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 - What's New?

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 has just been released, and there are a host of new features to expand your productivity and enhance your project workflows. I'll list the main features in this post.