2011 is Here

Well, it may not be here exactly, but it’s been officially announced today.  We can talk about it without fear of a full body cavity search at the hands of Mr. Bass.

There should be several posts today from the various posters here at Civil3D.com informing you of the cool new stuff.  Here are two:

64 Bit
Nuff said!  But remember; it won’t necessarily make your system faster, you just have access to more RAM, lots more.  Crashes due to memory will be all but non-existent, especially if you use Windows 7.

Alignment Offset Widening
Yes, we had them last year, but there’s a new enhancement that will make the transportation guys happy.  You can now have a widening offset alignment around a corner.  It is a segmented transition; no funky geometry is calculated, and there’s a setting for it.  The larger the number, the better the transition looks.  FIND THAT SETTING or your curve may not look like you thought.

That alone would be great, but the widenings are geometrically dynamic (I just made that up).  This means the widening and offset are linked with the geometry.  If you change the start station of stretch the alignment around prior to the offset and widen, they stay in place.


That’s t for now.  Stay tuned for many more today.

Matt Kolberg

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