Civil 3D 2011 – Importing Styles and Settings

In Civil 3D 2011 there are two new commands to help with importing styles. Peter Funk explained them in a Civil 3D discussion group post. 
http://discussion.autodesk.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=774989&tstart=0  In case the link goes dead I copied the post below.

(The Subscription Advantage Pack has added a dialog to these commands making them much easier to use.)     

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Working with a Civil 3D Surface in Carlson/IntelliCAD

What CAD software features matter to Surveyors?

In this post I want to show you that exchanging data between Civil 3D and Carlson Survey is relatively easy.  I made two posts today about transferring data using LandXML.  Additionally, in this blog post at Carlson Connection  you will find that working with Civil 3D data in Carlson/IntelliCAD is not such an impossible chore.  Carlson Survey for example has a command to convert a Civil 3D or Land Desktop surface to a Carlson TIN file.

LandXML from Carlson Survey to Civil 3D

A quick presentation of transferring points and a surface model from Carlson Survey to Civil 3D using LandXML.

Note: In the last part of the video the presenter edits an existing surface style making it look harder that it actually is.  A style to display contours is already defined in Civil 3D’s drawing template you simply change the style from a drop-down list in the surface properties instead of digging into the guts of an existing style to change settings.

MrSID images in Civil 3D 2011

Using FDO to display MrSID and ECW image file formats in Civil 3D 2011.

Those who use Civil 3D without Raster Design can get the Raster Design Object enabler to enable you to insert MrSID and ECW image file formats using the MAPIINSERT command. This command inserts an image as a Raster Object. There is another way to display images in Civil 3D. Continue reading “MrSID images in Civil 3D 2011”

Hardware specs for new computer to run Civil 3D

Finding the right computer specs that will run AutoCAD Civil 3D the fastest without overspending on stuff that does not matter.

Trying to decide what hardware to put into your new computer to run AutoCAD Civil 3D?  This takes some research of your own and relying on what other people say.  You may still walk away wondering if you picked the right components.  Here is what I have compiled from a variety of sources to help you cut down the time it takes to research your hardware list. Continue reading “Hardware specs for new computer to run Civil 3D”

Civil 3D Survey Field Codes Help on your Mobile Phone

Civil 3D 2010 Survey Field Codes Help on your Mobile Phone.

Civil 3D Survey Field Codes Help on your Mobile Phone (3min youtube video)

Your in the field collecting data.  You want to use a linework code compatible with Civil 3D 2010.  Now there’s help right on your Mobile Phone, where you need it,   when you need it.  Click HERE to go to the Field Codes mobile page.