Fall 2014 FLUG Training Event Presentations

Advanced Civil Technology is proud to be a sponsor for the Fall 2014 FLUG Training Event Novemeber 12- 14, 2014 in Tampa, FL. We will be presenting the following topics:


Class  InfraWorks 360 – A better workflow for better communication Plan Production Techniques using Civil 3D Civil 3D Survey Best Practices Autodesk Vehicle Tracking 2015
Description InfraWorks 360 is the future of your workflow. It is inevitable. What your clients want, what your project teams need are all wrapped up in this one application.  In this session you will experience the value of communicating ideas using InfraWorks. The specific capabilities we will focus on are Line of Sight, Roundtrip Data Sharing with Civil 3D, and Sharing Scenarios Online. Using Civil 3D for Plan Production on FDOT projects is highly automated. In this session we will show you the FDOT Worflows and Data Management practices. Attend this presentation and you will learn about correct methods for producing Model Files, creating and editing Sheet Sets, and working with FDOT Sheet Set Organizer. Civil 3D is being used by Surveyors on FDOT projects. This presentation shows you a deeper dive into some key workflows regarding the Survey Database. We will also reveal the best practices for editing Figures. Point Management and Display are two areas that we will reveal current FDOT recommended workflows. Autodesk Vehicle Tracking 2015 has many capabilities for swept path analysis for vehicles of all types and modeling tools for roundabouts. This session will focus on Roundabout modeling automation tools found in Autodesk Vehicle Tracking.
Presenter Brian Morse Brian Morse and Doug Medley Brian Morse and Doug Medley Brian Morse
Room Brandon 5 Brandon 7 Brandon 7 Brandon 4
Date 11.12.14 11.13.14 11.14.14 11.14.14
Time 1:15 -2:15 PM 2:45 – 5:00 PM 8:30 – 12:00 PM 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Please visit the FLUG Site for more event information, a full agenda, and registration.

Please visit Advanced Civil Technology for more information on the software, services and support we provide.


Advanced Civil to Present at Spring 2014 FLUG

Advanced Civil Technology is proud to be a sponsor for Spring FLUG June 25-27 in Cocoa Beach, Fl. Please stop by our booth in the exhibit hall or attend our workshops and training sessions:

Class: 2014 FDOT Civil 3D State Kit for Surveyors Rapid Site Model Mashups with InfraWorks Cross Sections for Surveyors using Civil 3D How to cleanup corrupt drawings in Civil 3D
Description: This hands-on workshop provides training on the FDOT Workflows for Model Files; including Create Project, Create Files, Entity Manager, Points for Surveyors, Description Key Sets, LandXMLConverter, LandXML Grouper, Survey Database, CAiCE Workflow, EFB Workflow, Editing Points & Figures, Linework Codes, & Surfaces for Surveyors. The client calls with a new project idea and says he will be right over. You can have a site model ready by the time the client arrives at your front door. Mashup aerials, terrain models, road centerlines, and building footprints wicked fast. Be ready to do preliminary road designs and flyovers with your client in under an hour. You have probably been asked to survey a drainage pond using cross sections so the engineer can compare the original design to the as-built conditions. In this session we cover the need to know workflow for creating cross sections using Civil 3D. Have you see your drawing file size suddenly increase dramatically? Does it take a long time for the properties palette to open after you grip a text object? We will answer these questions an provide dozens of tips on how to promote good drawing health and correct common problems.
Presenter: Brian Morse and Doug Medley Brian Morse Brian Morse Brian Morse
Room: Dunes II Sundial Sundial Sundial
Type: Workshop Session Session Session
Date: Wednesday, June 25th Thursday, June 26th Friday, June 27th Friday, June 27th
Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM 9:45 AM -10:45 AM

Please visit the FLUG site for more event information and registration.


Converting Civil 3D Drawings to a Previous Version

A SAVEAS to convert a Civil 3D 2014 drawing to a previous version of AutoCAD file format will produce a drawing that displays rectangles instead of the proxy graphics.  The file is not useable in previous versions of AutoCAD.  I won’t discuss how to pass the Civil 3D intelligence back to a previous version in this post. I simply want to clarify how to use DWG TrueView 2014 correctly to convert Civil 3D drawings so the primitive AutoCAD objects are useable in a previous version of AutoCAD.

First get Autodesk DWG TrueView 2014 installed. It is a free program from Autodesk.

Next get the Object Enabler intended for AutoCAD installations which is essentially what DWG TrueView is. Just follow these steps and forget for a moment that you have Civil 3D 20xx installed.  Go to www.Autodesk.com/oe  You will see a prompt Choose the Autodesk application used to open the file: Choose AutoCAD (not Civil 3) as your product.  On the next page choose AutoCAD 2014 to bring up a list of Object Enablers for plain old AutoCAD. Choose AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Object Enabler from the list.  Run the installation file.  Your computer may involuntarily restart so save all the other stuff you have open.

The result is the ability to open newer drawings using DWG TrueView 2014 and have the Convert DWG command enhanced with new output file formats that include AutoCAD 2010 Drawing Format with Exploded AEC Objects for example.  The key action you want to happen when migrating a Civil 3D drawing back to a previous version is exploding the AEC Objects.  The Civil 3D Objects are converted to native AutoCAD primitives (lines, arcs, MTEXT, etc.) so they will display correctly in your version of Civil 3D.



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