Monthly Archives: May 2011

Do I Need Map 3D Enterprise 2012?

Map 3D Enterprise 2012 is what used to be referred to as Autodesk Topobase.  The main feature of Map 3D Enterprise 2012 is that you can use the features of Topobase with an Oracle Spatial server.  If you already have … Continue reading

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Block and Family Libraries

A frequently asked question for us at CAD Masters is whether we know of any good block or family libraries.  This is a difficult question to answer since there are so many different disciplines that use AutoCAD and Revit.  This … Continue reading

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123d Unit Settings and Inventor Fusion

The 123d beta is now available to download for free from  If you’ve been following Inventor Fusion, then you’ll already have a good idea of what 123d is like.  There are not too many differences between Inventor Fusion and … Continue reading

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Civil 3D 2012 Transportation Extension

Autodesk has recently released the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Transportation Extension.  This is available directly from the Autodesk support website.  The extension comes with an assortment of tools.  Some highlights are the following: Quickly hide all the Civil 3D labels. … Continue reading

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Plot Paperspace Last

As you’re getting ready plot and you look at the plot preview, you might notice something strange. Sometimes objects in paperspace that were previously on top of the image are now suddenly on the bottom! To fix this issue, in … Continue reading

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