Civil 3D

US Survey Feet vs. Feet in AutoCAD – What’s going on?

Introduction If you are using an AutoCAD-based product that is 2017 or later, you may have noticed that in your handy “Drawing Units” dialog, in the drop-down under “Insertion Scale,” you now have two options for working in feet. They are “Feet,” and “US Survey Feet.” It may be a big surprise to many people …

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New on CADD Community: Pipe and Structure Label Styles

New on CADD Community! The CADD Community is our online portal, powered by Global eTraining and loaded with on-demand training, apps, model/design content and whitepapers, built to help our clients use their Autodesk software more efficiently. This blog series highlights new content recently added to CADD Community, and why you need it. What’s New? The Civil 3D …

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Convert Infraworks Component Roads into Civil 3D Corridors

Infraworks is a fantastic tool for performing conceptual design and visualization. Unfortunately, because of some of the limitations of bringing an Infraworks model into Civil 3D, many users felt that it wasn’t practical to begin their project work in Infraworks. One of the biggest concerns surrounded the fact that Infraworks Roads would only come across …

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Metric Pressure Parts Now Integrated into Civil 3D

Civil 3D is an international product that is used worldwide. Because most companies do not use Imperial units, the fact that previous releases only came with an Imperial Pressure Catalog made the use of Pressure Pipe Networks difficult, requiring either heavy set-up in the beginning to establish metric parts, or tedious, manual manipulation after parts …

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Create Vertical Curves based on High or Low Points in Civil 3D 2019

Filename:  Civil 3D 2019 Snippet – Profile Curves by High-Low Point.trec In many projects, designing a roadway to effectively work with the surrounding area and maintain things like necessary speed and sight distance, it is necessary to hold a high or low point in a vertical curve.  Limitations in previous versions of Civil 3D did not …

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How to Move to Autodesk Subscription without Reinstalling

With pricing increases for Autodesk’s current Move to Subscription program announced for May 2018, many eligible customers have chosen to renew early. Not only does renewing early let you avoid that price increase, it also provides an opportunity to lock in pricing for as much as three years. Because of these economic benefits, many customers …

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