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Showing posts from April, 2014

Autodesk Application Manager

Did everyone that has installed 2015 notice a little piece of software called the "Application Manager?"

I wasn't sure what it was at first, but it actively keeps you informed of important product updates, by sending alerts to your desktop about new Service Packs and other assets (such as Product Extensions for Subscription Customers) as they become available.

Therefore eliminating the need to independently search for updates from other sources!!
I happen to think this is very useful. You will see the first screen with two tabs, WELCOME and UPDATES.

The UPDATES screen will have all the updates currently available.  So if you have the full suite this will really help out.

Point Clouds Coming in WITHOUT Color

Ever have the problem with your point cloud coming in as one color?  ME TOO!!

Like a lot of people in Civil 3D, I turn off my HARDWARE ACCELERATION.  But if you want to see the RGB values of your Point Cloud, then you will need to turn this on.

It initial may come in like the image above.  Simply go to the bottom right of your Civil 3D (2014 in this case), and check on Hardware Acceleration.

REGEN if needed and the color will be there.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 NEW FEATURES

Here is some quick information about the new features coming out in Civil 3D.  I will post several videos and blogs coming up in the next couple weeks.  I think this will be by far the best version of Civil 3D to come out.  So look forward to being blasted with information soon!!!
Corridor modeling enhancements Experience greater flexibility when designing and displaying corridor models. Corridor frequency (target and baseline)Corridor sampling improvementsRetain corridor targets when substituting a subassembly
Profilelayout enhancements Experience greater efficiency when creating profiles. Extend curves and tangents to profile extentsCreate Free curve using Pass Through pointChange Parameter Constraint (selected curve)New “Profile Locking” controls and display notifications for impacted Vertical Alignment entities if Horizontal Alignment changes

Production drafting enhancements Create production deliverables more efficiently. Re-associate various Surface and A…