Friday, July 29, 2011

Bid Express® Extension for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012

For Civil 3D users there is a newly available extension for Civil 3D 2012 on the Subscription Center!!!!

Bid Express® Extension for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012
This collaboration with Info Tech, Inc. provides users up-to-date Pay Item Lists for (currently) 20 state transportation agencies that can be used in Civil 3D’s Quantity Take Offs to generate statistically accurate quantity, “and price estimates, based on state historical bid tabulations.

Here is a media release with additional information.


This extension uses a introductory free-of-charge service until June 30, 2012 and is only available in the United States and Canada.

Details on the Bid Express Extension for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 are available at https://services.bidexpress.com

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Boise Civil User Group - July 28th

We have a meeting coming up this next Thursday, July 28th from 11-1pm at the AGC Bldg.  This meeting will be structured a little differently than all other meetings.  Our next meeting will be a networking/social gathering.  We will be covering some general user group business, network and possibly a Q&A session near the end.  Lunch will be provided by our sponsors.  This will not be the normal pizza/sandwich lunch...much better! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Maptoacad command does not work In Civil 3D 2012!!

MaptoACAD command does not work in Civil 3D 2012

On the Ribbon (Planning and Analysis) Output Tab\Save Current Map to AutoCAD



According to Autodesk this is a known issue. The plan is to correct this in the next release. You may see this in the Update, SAP or into 2013.

Although there is no direct replacement for this command you may try using the following work-around:

Try using the MAPEXPORTCURRENTMAPTODWG command, this is similar but not the same as the MaptoACAD command.

MAPEXPORTCURRENTMAPTODWG breaks everything down to base AutoCAD Objects.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Revit Architecture Fundamentals

ProSoft is holding an open enrollment July 19-21 for Revit Architecture Fundamentals for only $595.00 (for a limited time only).
Seats are limited! call your local ProSoft representative to sign up today! Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

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Revit Architecture Fundamentals
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Autodesk Subassembly Composer for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 & 2012

For all Civil 3D Subscription Customers the Autodesk Subassembly Composer is now available!!

Login to your subscription center now to access it:


The Autodesk® Subassembly Composer provides a user interface that is designed to help streamline workflows:
  • The flowchart provides a more intuitive view of the subassembly logic and is easily modified using drag and drop functionality.
  • The graphical preview displays the subassembly geometry and can be used to help simulate how the subassembly can behave with different target values.
  • Selection in the flowchart and preview are synchronized making it easier to find and edit the properties of a subassembly component.
  • Subassembly Composer works directly with PKT files that can be imported into AutoCAD Civil 3D.
The Autodesk Subassembly Composer provides the following set of subassembly functionality for corridor modeling:
  • Use geometric relationships to set and control subassembly points, links and shapes.
  • Create simple and advanced links including arcs, fillets, parabolas, daylight rounding and surfaces.
  • Create rehabilitation subassemblies with built in parametric characteristics that automatically adapt to varying existing conditions. 
  • Set parameters that will be used to create corridor feature lines, annotation, and other model output. 
  • Define shapes that will be used in corridor output including material volumes. 
  • Define input parameters such as depth of pavement and super-elevation slope.
  • Define target parameters such as surfaces, offset alignments and controlling profiles.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Navisworks 2012 File Load Error

NAVISWORKS 2012 FILE LOAD ERROR
ERROR:


"Can't load _.NWC because of an internal error"


When a 2011 NWF is linked to a 2011 NWC file and the NWC file is overwritten with a 2012 version. The Navisworks NWF file is expecting to link to a 2011 file but encounters a different, newer version than expect.

WORKAROUND:

1. Create a new NWF file from scratch from the newer files
2. Publish the working NWF file into an NWD file for reference and import it into or build a new NWF
3. Append or Merge the newer NWC models into the project and delete or hide the older models

4. Manually rename the offending files and Append or Merge the newer files into the NWF
               To do this, it requires a working, non-erroring NWF file, before the user overwrites with the newer NWC file.