Thursday, June 11, 2015

What is New in InfraWorks 360 2015 Summer Release!!!

InfraWorks 360 2016.2 has been released... The summer release include cool new features and enhancements.
Here is an update overview video courtesy of  Eric Chappell, Autodesk Community Evangelist for InfraWorks 360:
You can find more information on the Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Video Library

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 3 is out!!!

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015 Service Pack 3, which fixes or addresses a variety of issues discovered by Autodesk's internal testing team and by customers using the Customer Error Reporting Utility. 
Notes: 
• This Service Pack applies to all language versions of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015. 
• Be sure to close Civil 3D and any other AutoCAD based application before installing this Service Pack. 
• If, during installation, the prompt "Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" is displayed, choose this option and continue the installation. 
• If your system is not automatically rebooted as part of the Service Pack installation, reboot your system after the installation is complete. 
• Please view the Readme file for instructions on how to uninstall this Service Pack. 
• Before applying this Service Pack, export user profile customizations to a secure location. Customizations include changes made to support file search paths, print file customizations, printer support file paths, re directions, custom template settings, etc. After successful installation of this Service Pack, import and reapply the customizations.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Future of Global Infrastructure Design...

The Future is here... Perfect integration!...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016!!!

Hello everybody... This time I would like to share with you some of the New Features of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016... The big one for me is that the DWG file format Did not change!!!
Here is a complete list of all the New Features in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016, taken from the C3D 2016 HELP:
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 contains the following new features and enhancements.
Integration of the Autodesk Point Cloud Surface Extraction 2015 Feature
  • The Create Surface From Point Cloud command has been integrated and is now available on the ribbon. The command now provides the ability to adjust the default distance between points in order to change the percentage of points that will be included in the surface.
Integration of the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 Features
The following features in the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 have been integrated:
Catchments
Corridors
  • An option is now available for selecting alignments by layer to use as width and offset targets for corridors.
Data Exchange
Data Shortcuts

Labels
Sections
Vault
New Features in the Autodesk Subassembly Composer for Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016
New Features in Autodesk AutoCAD 2016
For information about new features in AutoCAD, please see the New Features Overview Video and the New Commands and System Variables Reference in the AutoCAD Help.
The following items provide information about some of the new AutoCAD features that specifically enhance civil infrastructure workflows:
New Features in Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2016
For information about new features in AutoCAD Map 3D, please see the New in This Release topic in the AutoCAD Map 3D Help.


Monday, April 6, 2015

Autodesk InfraWorks 360 2016...What is new!!!

Hi everybody...  Please find here some information from the Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Help regarding What's New in Autodesk InfraWorks 360 March 2015 Release or as we like to call it ADSK InfraWorks 360 2016:
Model Builder

Model Builder now offers the option to use a shapefile (SHP) to specify the area of interest. See To import a polygonal area of interest for model builder

Drainage Design Updates

Drainage Design adds outfall pipes and structures to a drainage network. The tool also spaces inlets based on analysis and allowable spread when creating the network. See About Pavement Drainage.

The Size Pavement Drainage tool:
  • Provides size and slope for capacity from the crest of the roadway network to the outfall location.
  • Sizes manholes based on connected pipes.
  • Adjusts pipe diameters and their slopes as well as underground structures to accommodate changes to the pavement drainage network.
  • Adjusts affected pipes if you move an outfall to a new location.

Upgrades to Drainage Design analysis include:
  • Inlet analysis: Analyze surface drainage performance between two inlets. View inlet capture, spread, and bypass in the model and view analysis information including the inlet efficiency rating on the asset card. Analysis results update as you change the size or location of an inlet. See To analyze surface drainage between inlets.
  • Inspect Performance: Analyze hydraulic and energy grade line performance of the network. View surcharged pipes and flooded manholes. See To inspect the hydraulic performance of a pipe run.

Bridge Design Updates

The Bridge Line Girder Analysis (Preview) performs analysis and design checks on the pre-stressed girders on your bridges. For more information, see About Line Girder Analysis (Preview).

Send your bridge and other InfraWorks 360 model objects to AutoCAD Civil 3D by referencing a local InfraWorks 360 model or an IMX file that you exported from InfraWorks 360. For more information, see About Exchanging Data with AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Land Areas and Grading (Preview)

The new Land Area terrain feature provides an easy way to define horizontal, flat areas for building sites, parking lots, airport sites, and so forth. Land areas flatten the terrain surface, provide sharp corners, and cut and fill grading styles at the perimeter. See To add or modify land areas (preview). Drag and drop grading styles from the grading section of the Style Palette. See To apply styles to individual features.

Traffic Simulation and Animation (Preview)

Analyze traffic flow through intersections, display color-coded traffic analysis results, and generate traffic simulation animations to play in your model. See About Traffic Simulation (Preview).

Point Cloud Enhancements

Point cloud performance and theming have been improved. Two new point cloud theming analysis types are available: Intensity and Elevation + Intensity. See To theme point clouds. In addition, two new options enable you to adjust point size and density for point cloud data. For more information, see About Options
Web Viewer Enhancements (Preview)

The Web Viewer now enables you to publish an entire model and view scenarios in the context of the entire model. The model is now presented in a high-quality prerendered view in browsers on PC and tablets. The viewer opens to a portal that matches your InfraWorks 360 Home and provides search and sort of model thumbnail tiles. For more information, see About the InfraWorks 360 Web Viewer.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What is New in AutoCAD 2016!!!

Hi everybody... I would like to share with you a document that shows the New Features in AutoCAD 2016.
Here is a link where you can get access to the AutoCAD 2016 Preview Guide.
Also here is a very helpful compassion table between different versions of AutoCAD... 
AutoCAD 2016 vs. AutoCAD 2015 and previous versions
@Civil3DBTF