Archive for Updates

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Update 1

Incase you are depending on on for all your AutoCAD Civil 3D knowledge :-), or your Autodesk communication center is turned off, or your company has blocked all your social media accounts; I decided to post the news that Civil 3D 2012 Update 1 has been released and is ready for download.  Follow the link to take you to the download page. 

Make sure you choose the correct version for your installation (either 32-bit or 64-bit).

For link and to see what’s been fixed…

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Following Autodesk’s Support Feeds

One of the many RSS feeds I have is one that was created for me by Autodesk to follow the support of certain products. Recently there have been quite a few posts regarding AutoCAD Civil 3D. Would you like to know what was posted? Would you like your own special feed? Follow us after the jump.

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Resolved: The One Year Release Cycle is Good for Civil 3D Users

You guys know I love a good soapbox rant, but I love a good debate almost as much. This morning the one-year release cycle came to the front of the Discussion groups as a user was looking for a way to deal with 2010 dwg files in an older version. Sinc’s an advocate for change, but personally, I think he’s too narrow in his vision of the product’s worldwide and industry wide scope. I’ve put in the major points here as quotes, but I hope you’ll join the debate in the comments section. Make the jump to read the thread.

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Which Update is Installed?

I know this is an older post over on the Being Civil blog, but I find myself referring back to it constantly lately as I play with benchmarking. For those of you that haven’t updated, what are you waiting on?

How Do I Know What Version is Installed?.

Civil 3D 2010 Update 1 Released

In case you missed the traffic on the twitter-spere this AM and you don’t read the Being Civil blog (you should!) here’s the update link, and the readme file too. Big items (to my eye) include:

  • Existing section view band labels are no longer erased when you update a section view group band set. Previously, if you used the Section View Group Properties > Change Band Set option to add a new band, the labels in existing bands were removed. [Major PITA for the DOT folks!]
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D now successfully creates intersections as expected in drawings that contain alignments with coordinate definitions that are comprised of seven or more digits. [Like you know, real world places….]
  • Point markers which use multi-view blocks as the symbol now appear correctly in a drawing. NOTE: A multiview block must be embedded in an AutoCAD block to use it as a point marker. [Thanks for fixing this one!]
  • A profile data band is blank if no surface data is available along a profile. Previously, profile data bands displayed 0.00 for points that had no surface data. [This might be the biggest one to me.]
  • TIN surfaces created from contour data no longer display points with erroneous elevations.  NOTE: If you have surfaces created from contour data and used the MinimizeSurfaceFlatAreas command in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010, rebuild those surfaces. [D’oh! That was nasty, wasn’t it?]

There’s much more, but if you want the whole thing, you can get it from the Readme link. Go get your update on!