Civil 3D Imagery and Surfaces - An Autodesk Solution

Jason Porter

Architecture and Engineering, All, autodesk, Civil 3D, Civil Leave a comment

Lately I've had several phone calls regarding bringing aerial imagery and surfaces into Civil 3D.  The big desire is Google Earth imagery and surfaces.  Prior to Civil 3D 2013 many users had come to…

Civil 3D Performance Issues

Jason Porter

Architecture and Engineering, All, Performance, Time, Civiil 3D, Civil 3D, Construction, Civil, Lagging, Update, Version Leave a comment

If your Civil 3D software is experiencing major performance degradation where files take too long to open (depending on complexity), plotting is slow, purging is slow, and AUDIT does nothing to help…

Map 3D/Civil 3D: copy and paste lot lines from Excel

Jason Porter

Architecture and Engineering, All, Map 3D, Setup, Civil 3D, Construction, Civil, Copy/paste linework Leave a comment

NOTE:  This cannot be done directly in Civil 3D because Civil 3D overwrites the command sequence and therefore the output is incorrect.    Therefore you must begin this process in Map 3D and then…

Can your Civil 3D do this?

Jason Porter

Architecture and Engineering, All, autodesk, Civil 3D, Construction, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Civil Leave a comment

Autodesk released this funny video/commercial which humorously highlights the abilities of AutoCAD Civil 3D.  I hope you enjoy it and have a good chuckle.  If you're in the civil engineering industry…

Civil 3D 2017 Service Pack 1

Jason Porter

Architecture and Engineering, All, autodesk, service pack, Civil 3D, Civil 3D 2017, Construction, 2017, Civil Leave a comment

Civil 3D 2017 Service Pack 1 has been released.  The service pack includes a number of fixes for issues that were discovered by the Autodesk internal testing team and by customers using…

Excellence in Infrastructure Award goes to. .

Jason Porter

All, autodesk, Site, Tag, Civil Engineering, Civil, Design, Engineering, Infrastructure, Press Release Leave a comment

I'm proud to announce that my good friend and long time client, Andy Carter, Pricipal Civil Engineer at CivilE,  along with his team here in Austin, TX, have won the Excellence in Infrastrure Award…

Civil 3D Templates. . .Quick and Easy!

Jason Porter

Architecture and Engineering, All, Templates, Civil 3D, Civil 3D Styles, Construction, Civil, Civil 3D settings, Civil 3D Templates Leave a comment

For years I've been assisting people with learning Civil 3D and working with them as they build their templates.  I've been asked many times, "How much will it cost me to have you build my company…

Geolocation Tab - Default on Startup

Jason Porter

All, Home, Tag, Civil Leave a comment

You launch Civil 3D 2015 and it always loads the Geolocation tab on startup. Many of you would rather see the Home tab on startup.  So now you must manually go into the Home tab.  It's an annoying…

Civil 3D 2015 Interface not correct when logged in as a different user

Jason Porter

Architecture and Engineering, All, autodesk, Tag, Civil 3D, Construction, Account, Civil, System, Workspaces Leave a comment

Civil 3D has been installed on your system under an admin account and the software appears to run fine  You then log onto the system using a user account and launch Civil 3D and you receive this:

Map 3D commands missing dialog boxes

Jason Porter

Architecture and Engineering, All, Map 3D, Tag, Civil 3D, Construction, Civil Leave a comment

You've got Civil 3D 2015 installed and it appears to be running fine.  Then you decide to import GIS data via the Map 3D tools.  You go through the process. . .successfully import a SHP file into a…

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