AutoCAD 2016: Top 10 New Features

Spring time has come again, which means a new release of Autodesk AutoCAD! Many improvements have been made for AutoCAD 2016, including a few from Autodesk’s top requested features wish list. Let me preface this list by announcing no new … Continue reading

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Exploring Subscription Options

After January 31, 2016, new perpetual licenses of most individual Autodesk software will no longer be available for purchase.  Follow the link to view a webinar with CAD Masters President, Michelle Self, P.E., for a business discussion on coming changes to … Continue reading

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Pressure Pipe Content Creation Tips

Civil 3D introduced pressure pipes a few years ago, but you largely have to create your own content libraries. The how-to of that content creation is pretty accessible across the web, but I wanted to share a couple small tips … Continue reading

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Civil 3D 2015 and Civil 3D 2014 SDBX and SDF Compatibility – Survey Database Downgrade 4.0 to 3.5

This post will describe how to preform a database downgrade on a Civil 3D 2015 survey database down to a Civil 3D 2014 survey database. Civil 3D 2015 uses a SQL Server Compact 4.0 format, while Civil 3D 2014 uses … Continue reading

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Slope Increment – Civil 3D Pipe Rules .NET

When using pipe rules, if the rules adjust the slope, Civil 3D increasingly iterates the slope at 1% until it finds a set of values that match the rules.  This was mentioned by Christopher Fugitt of Civil 3D Reminders in … Continue reading

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