Monthly Archives: January 2013

Civil 3D Hydraflow Storm Sewers Import Coordinate Shift

When working with Civil 3D Hydraflow Storm Sewers, if you export an .stm file from Civil 3D and then subsequently make edits in the .stm file in Hydraflow and save the .stm file, you will find that the coordinates for … Continue reading

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Federal Transportation Legislation MAP-21

I’d like to share with you information I’ve found while researching MAP-21, the new legislation that affects federally funded transportation projects. On October 1, 2012, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, MAP-21, went into effect. It … Continue reading

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Creating Custom AutoCAD Linetypes

As one of the instructors here at CAD Masters, I’d have to say one of my favorite topics to teach is creating custom AutoCAD linetypes. While not too difficult, it tends to be a task many users choose to leave … Continue reading

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Revit Render Colors Faded – Mental Ray – Gamma Correction

If you have tried rendering in Revit, you may find that the materials have colors that look faded or washed out when rendering.  This is because Revit does not apply any gamma correction.  While there are settings to apply gamma … Continue reading

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AutoCAD, Revit and Microsoft RDP 8.0 (Remote Desktop Protocol)

Microsoft’s RDP 8.0 protocol for Remote Desktop was first released with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.  Fortunately, it can also be installed on Windows 7 SP1 workstations.  Installing this update can make using AutoCAD and Revit smoother when working … Continue reading

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