2018 in Review: Our Top 10 AutoCAD and Civil 3D Blog Posts

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As 2019 gets underway, we wanted to pause for a moment to say thank you for such an incredible 2018. Throughout the year we worked with clients both near and far to help each make the most of their design technology.

Although we’re eager for everything 2019 will bring to our team and yours, we wanted to look back on some of the things we’ve had the privilege of sharing with you this year.

In all, the CADD Microsystems team of experts shared over 100 new blog posts in 2018. As frequent readers of our blog know, these posts touched on a myriad of topics, both technical and non-technical in nature.

To begin our “2018 in Review” series, we wanted to look at the 10 most popular AutoCAD and Civil 3D blog posts from the year.

Without any further ado, let’s have a look:

The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About AutoCAD 2019

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The introduction of One AutoCAD with Specialized Toolsets brought significant updates to the AutoCAD product line this year. With so many questions surrounding these updates, our Top 3 Things You Need to Know about AutoCAD 2019 was our most visited post for all of 2018.

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Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Civil 3D 2019

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From file format implications of Civil 3D 2019, to the new Batch Save Utility and wonderfully powerful Component Road interoperability with InfraWorks, this post explores everything you need to know about the new version released in the spring.

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Why is my AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing so slow?

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After helping dozens of clients with project performance issues, we authored this post compiling the most common causes of slow Civil 3D drawings. In fact, the popularity of this post inspired us to offer the session “Civil 3D Project Structure for Performance” at our October 2018 Tech Tour event.

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Why Isn’t There an AutoCAD 2019 for Mac?

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About nine months after it’s Windows counterpart, Autodesk released AutoCAD 2019 for Mac in November 2018. Because of this gap, many of you asked us why there was no AutoCAD 2019 for Mac, and this post answers that very question.

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AutoCAD Fatal Error at Startup – e0434352h

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Clients open dozens of cases with our CADD Care helpdesk team each day. Many of those cases relate to issues encountered when installation and simply starting the software. As with this post, the issue is oftentimes a result of a conflict with a third-party library like Microsoft .NET.

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What You Need to Know About Running Autodesk Products on a Mac

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Many of our clients have chosen an Apple computer in lieu of a PC in recent years. Since most Autodesk software is exclusively available for Windows, this presents a challenge to individuals choosing a macOS-based computer. Though it’s possible to run Windows software on a Mac, choosing the best method isn’t always clear.

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Action Required – Critical AutoCAD 2018.0.2 Update

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With an appreciable number of clients upgrading to AutoCAD 2018-based products throughout the year, this was (unfortunately) a common error for our team this year. Left without updating, a default installation of AutoCAD 2018 likely won’t start. An error about the installation being a pre-release product displays instead.

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A First Look at AutoCAD 2018

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As the common release clients upgraded to in 2018, AutoCAD 2018 brought many meaningful improvements for everything from display performance to external references and then some. In this post our team explores the many things you can expect to find inside the 2018 release.

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Update Required: Online Maps No Longer Display in AutoCAD

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The ability to display aerial imagery from Bing Maps has proven an invaluable feature to many – especially those in civil engineering and survey. Changes by Microsoft for how Bing Maps data is made available through its API required an update for AutoCAD 2014-2018.

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Civil 3D 2018 New Features – Top reasons to upgrade

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From offset profiles to connected alignments, Civil 3D 2018 introduced a battery of substantial new features. Our team explores all of those in this post discussing what you can expect inside Civil 3D 2018.

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Civil 3D Curb Elevations Made Easy with Expressions

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Expressions inside Civil 3D are a wonderfully powerful tool few users seem to utilize. In this post our team explores one of many things you can accomplish with Expressions. More specifically, how you can label both top and bottom or curb with a single label.

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Did your favorite CADD blog post miss the cut, or was there something you wished our team authored a post about but didn’t? Share your feedback in the comments section below as we work to make 2019 an even better year for CADD Microsystems clients like you.

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