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    D.B.
    Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
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    B.L.
    Ayres Associates
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    D.Z.
    Bartlett & West
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    J.S.
    PGAV
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    S.K.
    William Tao & Associates
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    Terra Engineering, Ltd.
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    PGAV
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    Vireo
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    J.L.
    Little & Associates, Architects

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.

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.

Watershed Analysis in Autodesk Infraworks

Last week, I posted a video showing how to preform a watershed analysis in Autodesk Civil 3D.  This week, show you how to perform a simple watershed analysis of a site with a component road and use the returned results to add hydrology data and add and size a drainage culvert underneath the road.

Once the preliminary design has been calculated in Infraworks, the model can then be opened in Autodesk Civil 3D for further detailed design and revisions.

 

 

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.

Free Autodesk Viewer - Check it out!

If you have been looking for an Autodesk multi file viewer to work with other team memebers, heres your chance to use this free viewer.

https://viewer.autodesk.com/ - just log in with your Autodesk account info and load your models, 2D and 3D!

This viewer works with Navisworks, Revit, ACAD, etc...

In the highlights below you'll see tools to view the loaded models, view names, properties for objects, measurments, markups and sharing to work with others!

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.

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.

Introduction to site collaboration with Civil 3D, Revit & BIM 360

Site collaboration made easier

Architects and civil engineers working together on projects can benefit from new, unprecedented interoperability between Revit and Civil 3D introduced with the 2019.1 releases.

Register for this webinar to hear product managers Harlan Brumm and Tim Yarris walk you through this new workflow, demonstrating how BIM 360 can revolutionize work processes between civil engineers and architects working together on a project. 

Learn how to:

Save time and improve accuracy when transferring site information and project location data