How many of you out there hold onto those old work stations because they “work just fine”? I know many people who refuse to purchase newer work stations because they don’t want to spend the money. I recently had a call from a guy who was upset because he just purchased AutoCAD 2015 and was having trouble installing it on a Windows 2000 system. REALLY!?!?!?!? Continue reading
Did you know that you can use the MATCHPROP command between two drawing that you have open side by side? Give it a try. It will save lots of time.
Have you ever had to explain to someone how to do something in AutoCAD (or any Autodesk software) and the person on the other end of the line swears that he/she is following you step by step and not getting the same results? You then realize they’re not clicking on the same buttons you were using. Or maybe you just want to pass along a really useful trick in the software. Continue reading
When you first install Civil 3D 2015 you’ll immediately notice that there is no coordinate information being displayed in the status bar. My first thought was, “Great, they finally removed that useless X, Y, and Z information lingering in the status bar” (in all sarcasm of course). You may have also noticed that your drawing may have a coordinate system assigned to it but that too is no longer displayed in the status bar.
This is one of recycled posts from my old blog site (which no longer exists). It was originally posted August 10, 2012. I’m bringing it back because I’ve noticed that we’re beginning to get phone calls concerning this again. Though the images are older, the content and process is still the same for newer versions of the software.
Over the past few weeks we’ve had several calls from people who have desired to take their current Civil 3D drawing and save it back to an earlier version. The call usually comes after the user attempts to open their drawing in the earlier software. The result is usually that the Civil 3D objects appear as empty boxes in their older software. Continue reading
Back in October of 2013 I posted this blog, Where’s My Software, to assist you in navigating through the Autodesk Subscription Center website to correctly download your software or request the software to be sent to you. There has been an update to that blog. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I posted the “Alignment Label – Station Offset with Elevations” blog and it’s had a good reception . However, there are those folks out there who are much smarter and craftier than I am. One of these geniuses is my good friend, Tom Richardson. He read my blog and took it a step further. Using the same concepts from my blog he adds this: Continue reading
Issue: This is just an example. . . .You’ve created a deployment using a standalone license. You need 1 more standalone deployment which uses a different serial number and 1 more network license deployment with a different serial number (licensed for 4 installations).
Civil 3D has been installed on your system under an admin account and the software appears to run fine You then log onto the system using a user account and launch Civil 3D and you receive this:
You’ve got Civil 3D 2015 installed and it appears to be running fine. Then you decide to import GIS data via the Map 3D tools. You go through the process. . .successfully import a SHP file into a blank drawing (for example). . .open your working drawing and use the Map Task Pane > Map Explorer tab to attach the drawing with the SHP file. . .then attempt to tun a query on that drawing. . .but where’s your Define Query dialog box?