Thursday, June 30, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 hot fix! (fixes poor performance)

If you're having performance issues with AutoCad 2012, try this out first!

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=17013122&linkID=9240698



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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Boise Civil User Group

Looks like its time for our next user group meeting on Thursday June 23 at 11am-1pm. 

The topic for this month is a little bit different yet still very exciting.  ProSoft will be presenting on best practices for civil users working with architect's files.  Things like how to bring in a Revit structure into Civil 3D as well as how our civil objects are used by architects and how they're used in Revit.  We will also look at other visualization programs such as Navisworks, Navisworks Freedom, and 3Ds Max for viewing the whole project together. 

Be sure to reserve your lunch by registering on our website.  We will be inviting the Revit User Group to join us as well for this meeting so please be sure to register.  
REGISTER HERE!

Hope to see you all next week!  Have a great week ahead...

Tim Douglas
President

Boise Civil User Group
www.boisecivil.org

Thursday, June 2, 2011

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Transportation Extension

This AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Transportation Extension is an application distributed to Autodesk customers for the purpose of enhanced transportation features and functionality of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012.This extension provides a 32-bit and 64-bit extension that can be installed on AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012.

This is a simple install and the application commands will be found on your toolbox tab (see image).

Some of the advances include:

  • Check alignment geometry – enables users to check alignment geometry for tangency conditions, and automatically fix inconsistencies.

  • Show / Hide Labels – enables users to show and hide all Civil 3D labels.

  • Surface high / Low points – enables users to automatically generate Civil 3D points at surface high/low points.

  • Export Civil Data (to survey formats – RD5 and TP5) – enables users to export Civil 3D alignments, profiles, and corridors to a TDS .rd5 roadway file and/or .tp5 template file.

  • Import Raw Data (imports Star*Net data) – enables users to import a Star*Net .dat file.

  • Create surface from photogrammetric data – provides a simple import functionality for surface creation from layer based AutoCAD 3D linework and points (lines, arcs, polylines, and point entities residing on user selected layers). Additionally, the utility allows users to append AutoCAD entities to an existing surface.


  • Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    File Upgrader for Revit

    File Upgrader for Revit June ADN Plugin of the Month Now Available

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    Perhaps you have upgraded to Revit 2012 and need to upgrade your files from an earlier release. This month's Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) plugin is for you.
    This plugin can be used to batch upgrade previous versions of Revit files to the Revit 2012 format. It was developed by Senior Developer Consultant, Saikat Bhattacharya, of the Autodesk Developer Technical Services team.
    1. This utility tool is intended to help upgrade family contents.
    2. You can also use it to upgrade project files.
    So convert some files and let us know what you think atlabs.plugins@autodesk.com.
    The 2-point conversion is alive in the lab.

    HOTFIX for Revit 2012!

    Don't forget to go to Autodesk's webpage and download the hot fix for REVIT 2012 and make sure you get the readme as well!

    Here's the link

    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=17001286&linkID=9273944