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    Weis Design Group
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    William Tao & Associates
  • Good course outline! Tips and Tricks provided will be useful!
    Ayres Associates
  • Excellent class. Easy to follow along.
    Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
  • Best experience I have had in a class like this – excellent instructor as well!
    Ragan-Smith Associates
  • Very good class.
    Bartlett & West
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    Bartlett & West
  • Thank you to everyone at Seiler for hosting and presenting the BIM Computer class on Revit. Excellent overview of the...
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    Bartlett & West
  • Great stuff!

Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 - 2018 Geolocation Online Map Hotfix

Microsoft is ending support for version 7 of Bing Maps on June 30th, 2017.

A hotfix is now available that will upgrade your version of Bing Maps to version 8 so that you can continue to use the Geolocation Online Map Data feature. You can download the hotfix from the following link:

What's New in Autodesk 2018 Products

Seiler Design Solutions presents a compilation of what's new in Autodesk 2018 products.

Included in this video are the highlights of new features in Autodesk AutoCAD 2018, Autodesk Live, Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018, Autodesk Revit 2018, Autodesk Navisworks 2018 and Autodesk Infraworks 2018.

Using Point Clouds with Classification - Autodesk ReCap and Civil 3D

This is a correction to a post I made a while ago, concerning creating a Civil 3D surface from LAS point cloud data containing point classifications. Thanks to some information from a reader, I made some testing on the process I outlined earlier and determined it DID NOT filter out non-ground classified points from the surface.

AVA, the Autodesk Virtual Assistant is Here to Help!


AVA, the Autodesk Virtual Assistant is now available to help you with Autodesk software related Licensing Issues, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Just visit https://ava.autodesk.com/, type your question into the search box and AVA will assist you.

Here are some things AVA can help you with:

Keeping your AutoCAD Drawings Clean

It is a common scenario:

It is 3:00 on a Friday afternoon, submittal day for a project you and your firm has been working on for the last few weeks.  You are making last minute changes to ensure delivering a quality product, but your drawings are slow to open and sluggish to respond.  Your plots are taking far too long to complete and you're pushing the limits for time as they need to be checked, signed and sealed. Why is this taking so long?

2018 Autodesk Software is becoming available for download!

If you have been wondering when the 2018 Autodesk products might be avilable for download, keep an eye out in your Subscription Center or the Autodesk Desktop App!

Civil 3D Custom Workflows and Survey Database Tips from ISPLS 2017


I want to thank all who attended my education session at the ISPLS 65th Annual Convention in Indianapolis on January 20th.

Webinar - Working Together with Autodesk ReCap

Seiler Design Solutions hosted a free Webinar on the subject of using Autodesk ReCap 360 Pro along with Civil 3D, Infraworks and Revit on Thursday January 12.

If you were unable to attend and are interested in learning more about Autodesk ReCap 360, you can still register and watch the recording to learn how you can set up you scan or photo data in ReCap, and bring the power of that data into your Civil 3D, Infraworks and Revit models

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

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.