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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.2 has been released a couple of weeks ago and contains a couple of very good and useful feature enhancements Elements in the profile view can now be created from left to right or from right to left. Rail turnouts and crossings command to create and edit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at BIM Toolbox
Similar to my previous post about countrykits for Civil 3D, I can now confirm that the the productivity tools for Civil 3D 2018 are also available through AKN For our region the tools of most interest are Import-Export Extension for Genio Autodesk Shared Reference Point for Civil 3D and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at BIM Toolbox
To make your life easier, going forward all country kits for AutoCAD Civil3D will be posted on the Autodesk knowledge Network (AKN). The link to the AKN countrykits page is: We have also uploaded all existing Civil 3D Country kits to the AKN page. First step is to select... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at BIM Toolbox
Hi all, We have just released the Civil 3D 2018.1 update. It can be installed using the Autodesk Desktop App, or downloaded via the Autodesk accounts portal Besides general fixes and improvements it contains 2 really nice new capabilities a very compelling new way of designing road resurfacing projects access... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at BIM Toolbox
Infraworks 2018 has the capability to add parametric decorations (lamps, guard rails,.....) to component roads. The origin of the parametric models is Autodesk Inventor. The video below explains the process of adding and using the parametric Inventor content to/in Infraworks. The focus of the video is on how to define... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at BIM Toolbox
In this blog post, I want to explain a workflow on how you can label the distance between 2 different Alignments. The reason for this blog is a couple of questions I had from customers. The context of the questions is railway design where a surveyed alignment needs to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at BIM Toolbox
A couple of year age, a co-worker created a workflow on how to add an areal photo on a Civil 3D surface in Navisworks. The workflow can be found here Since that time the software has changed and the workflow is no longer working. So it is time to document... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at BIM Toolbox
In this blogpost a workflow is described on how to use Navisworks quantification in combination with Civil 3D Surfaces. Why? In Building projects, Navisworks is already heavily used as a quantity surveying tool for the building itself. A building project also typically involves landscaping and earthworks which is best done... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
This is a post intended for our Civil 3D users in the UK. The Bristol User Group session has now been confirmed and registration is open. Thursday 28th July at Mott Macdonald offices. 5.30pm to 6pm - Networking with tea and coffee provided Presentations start at 6 pm until around... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
Webinar: Win More Work with InfraWorks Join us for a webinar on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM BST. Register now! Plan, design and engineer with real data, in the real world, in real time. During the event, Peter Ingels, AEC at Autodesk, will discuss new ways companies are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
I'm pleased that I can let you all know that some of the countrykits for Civil 3D 2017 have now been published on the Autodesk website. The posted countrykits are - Benelux - UK & Ireland - Norway The missing ones will be posted shortly. Peter Ingels Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
A while ago, I wrote a blog post on the creation and use of Property Sets in AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016 and 2017) to enrich the geometry model with additional non-graphical data that is of use in your project. I very often get the question if Civil 3D can providecreate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
In this blog post I will give you a brief overview of what property sets are, what information it can store and how they can be beneficial for you Civil Infrastructure projects. What Property sets are seta of additional attributes attached to geometry (Both AutoCAD entities and Civil 3D objects)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
The InfraWorks 360 Gallery highlights many, many great InfraWorks 360 projects meanwhile – roads & highway, industry plants, city remodeling, landscaping, rails and tunnel, and even scenes from Star Wars. What we are missing a bit are European projects. How can that be? Don't we have the greatest city's &... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at BIM Toolbox
Here is a quick update on the latest enhancements for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 which are available now. Civil 3D 2016 SP1 is available for download. Civil 3D 2016 Productivity Pack 1 This productivity pack is available for Civil 3D as well as Infrastructure Design Suite Premium or Ultimate customers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
In this year's release of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D (2016), a new tool was added to the Belgium, Netherlands and UK country kits that allows to extract geometry from corridor models in a way it can be easily used for AMG. This tool automates multiple steps that need to be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
Here is another video using point clouds for another purpose. The video shows how we can perform an earthworks calculation based on a Point Cloud for a stockpile in this case. This is what the video explains: Firstly we have created a reference surface based on a feature line... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
The video in this blog post shows how a point cloud can be used as part of a Civil infrastructure visualization. The products used in this video are Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D for the civil design Autodesk 3ds Max with Civil view for the visualization Autodesk Recap for indexing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
With the release of AutoCAD 2016, the BIM workflows are extended significantly by allowing underlying a Coordination model (NWC, NWD) in AutoCAD (Civil 3D) drawings. Downside with the release was that it was view only. There was no option to snap to the model. That has changes as of now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at BIM Toolbox
SP1 for Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 is now available for download. This service pack solves a series of issues with Civil 3D 2015 e.g. a fix is provided for an issue where only half of the area is considered when doing a corridor material take off when the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at BIM Toolbox
Over the last couple of weeks we have released the 2015 version of our subscription extensions for Civil 3D and the Infrastructure Design Suite. It all began about 2 weeks ago, when we released: Extension for Civil View (productivity tools) This extension provides additional capabilities to the standard export to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at BIM Toolbox
Time is ticking and submissions are due by June 30th if you want to enter the Infrastructure Excellence competition with your BIM for Infrastructure project. Win great prizes and also stand out in the industry with your project work. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at BIM Toolbox
I recently had the pleasure to visit a couple of customers and a partner in Iceland and an interesting question about Infraworks was asked. How do I display both the terrain above and below sea AND the water at sea level. To be honest I thought it was a very... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at BIM Toolbox
As a designer you want to have all the available information of the model visible in one single click. And you want to be able to report that information in a way you want. That is exactly what the new ProjectExplorer from 3AM Solutions is all about. Jack Strongitharm, me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2013 at BIM Toolbox
The Autodesk media Blog – In the Fold, promoted the winners of the Annual Excellence in Infrastructure. I'm proud to see that this year the 2nd and 3rd place are taken by customers in Belgium and the UK! 1st HNTB - DIA South Terminal Redevelopment Program 2nd iNFRANEA - Room... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at BIM Toolbox