Overall, I’m a fan of 2009. A really big fan. It’s ugly, but I think James already discussed that at length. But there are two features of the new release that I hold very near and dear to my heart – want to find out more? Follow the link…
Archive for Reports
No, this isn’t some kind of weird SPAM post or hack or anything. This is, in fact, a genuine Civil 3D article. Actually, it’s a little pun regarding the upcoming Autodesk University in Las Vegas. You know…The Strip. I had to throw in the obvious definition for Jason’s sake 🙂
I’ve been plagued recently with people asking how to calculate stripping using a corridor. They know the old standby method, you know the one; copy your OG surface and drop it by the depth of material to be stripped and then calculate cut and fill to this new surface. It works, but this way is cooler.
Let’s see how we can handle stripping in a corridor, shall we?
Every so often, I get an email from Autodesk TechNews – it’s called TechFAQ. I get it for Mechanical, Architectural, Civil, and Platform (that’s plain-jane AutoCAD for anyone who didn’t know) technologies. I promptly delete all but the Civil TechFAQ’s and then browse to see if there’s something in there that would be useful to me. Typically, it’s mostly old news, but one that I received about a week ago made me think. So, I’m filing it here – mainly for my own documentation, but hopefully someone else will get some use out of it.
So, how many of you use the reporting feature inside the Toolbox in Civil 3D? As you probably have seen, there are two types of reports – VBA and XML. Both reports open in Internet Explorer. And, if you’re like me, you have to tell IE that yes, this is trusted data before it will display. I often get asked “Why IE? Why not Word (or Excel?)” I typically tell people to just copy and paste, but here’s an easier solution. NOTE: This is only for VBA reports, not XML reports. Don’t ask me how to change the display feature of XML reports, ’cause I don’t know…
Click more to find out how it’s done.