(800) 454-5499

Civil Solutions Blog

(800) 454-5499

Subscription Productivity Tool: Autodesk Civil Engineering Data Translator

By Jason Porter

If you’re on subscription I think and you do roadwork I think you’ll be happy to hear that Autodesk has released a new Civil Engineering Data Translator.  You can download this translator directly from your subscription account in the Product Enhancements section. Continue reading

This entry was posted in Civil Solutions Blog on by .

AutoCAD Tip: Maximize your viewport

By Jason Porter

Have you ever been working in a drawing with so many layout tabs in it that you feared having to go all the way to the Model tab just to get into model space?

VPORT-01 Continue reading

Geolocation Tab – Default on Startup

By Jason Porter

You launch Civil 3D 2015 and it always loads the Geolocation tab on startup. Many of you would rather see the Home tab on startup.  So now you much manually go into the Home tab.  It’s an annoying extra step you have to do just to begin drawing.  Well, this can be changed. Continue reading

This entry was posted in Civil Solutions Blog on by .

Decrease Design Time, Increase Profits

By Jason Porter

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

AutoCAD Tip: MATCHPROP works between two drawings

By Jason Porter

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.

Share your knowledge with Autodesk Screencast

By Jason Porter

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

This entry was posted in Blogs, Civil Solutions Blog on by .

Where am I in this world?

By Jason Porter

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.

Continue reading

This entry was posted in Civil Solutions Blog on by .

Saving Civil 3D drawings back to earlier versions. . .not so easy.

By Jason Porter

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

This entry was posted in Civil Solutions Blog on by .

Alignment Labels – Diving Deeper

By Jason Porter

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

This entry was posted in Civil Solutions Blog on by .

Civil 3D 2015 Interface not correct when logged in as a different user

By Jason Porter

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:

2015-Interface-01

 
Continue reading

This entry was posted in Civil Solutions Blog on by .

Need Training?

Enceptia is an award-winning Autodesk Authorized Training Center with options to fit your situation and learning style. Visit our Training Page to learn more!

We can be your IT Department

Enceptia’s Managed Services is a comprehensive and flexible suite of IT support offerings that work to ensure that your technology infrastructure is operational, secure, and available to support your business, while allowing you to focus on growing your business. Find out more...

Contact Us!

AutoCAD Logo