Just a quick reminder of a feature that has been available for a long time in AutoCAD Map 3d. You can apply a polygon label from object data. This movie file has the details.
The SevenForums.com site has an excellent “How To” on Adding the Quick Launch folder to the Taskbar in Windows 7. You can pin applications to the Taskbar in Windows 7 but soon find the Taskbar cluttered and disorganized. Read on to see you can enable the Quick Launch folder in 2 easy steps.
AST-2 Alienware M15x 6Gb RAM and Intel Core i7 Q 840 1.87Ghz
AST-3 Alienware M15x 8Gb RAM and Intel Core i7 Q 740 1.73Ghz
Passmark: AST-2 1467.5
Passmark: AST-3 1443.5
AST 2 had a 6-10% better performance in all categories except Large RAM was -31%
www.PassMark.com was used to benchmark the performance of both computers.
Now for the Civil 3D test results.
Feel free to quote me.
For the long time users of Land Desktop and Civil 3d you have relied on a command to Add Vertices to 3d plines. Things have changed and you need to recalibrate your skills. After getting over my initial anger and frustration thinking I’ve lost functionality. I found a blog post by Scott McEachron that brought the “duh” back into my internal conversation.
Insert Elevation Point then use the Increment option.
I am at the SPAR Conference in Houston this week. I thought you might like to hear some news about Revit 2012 and it’s support of Point Cloud data. Navisworks seems to be the preferred solution for the Construction market because it supports so many file formats as well as point cloud data. The link below is from a blog post on sparpointgroup.com.
See the blog post regarding License Compliance and Software Asset Management on our Advanced Civil Technology blog. It is a must read for everyone using Autodesk software. There is a link to the Software Asset Management Toolkit which supercedes the Autodesk Asset Locator tool (a network sniffer that reports all installed Autodesk Software).
Create a Label for an Assembly and Subassemblies using a Field within an MLEADER. The advantage is there is a constant link between the label and the subassembly. I frequently rename subassemblies when I am trying to organize my project for greater clarity. Often I have to look at an assembly and remember what subassemblies I used or even just the assembly name for that matter. The How To details are described next.
In Civil 3D you want to create a dashed linetype as shown in this picture. The solution has several parts. The easy part, make a copy of the Double Line (Storm). I called my new style Double Line Dashed (Storm). On the Display Tab > Plan View toggle ON Centerline. Change the Linetype to DASHED. Set the Lineweight to 2.0mm. To see the spectacular result switch to a layout and set the viewport to 1:20 scale. Assign a plot style in Page Setup Manager. Toggle on Display Plot Style in the Page Setup Manager. Go back to the layout and look at your pipe. You may notice this produces rounded ends on your thick centerline but you want square ends. Set the Line End Style to Butt in the Plot Style to make square ends on the dashed linetype.