Civil 3D 2014 Service Pack 2

Autodesk has released it’s Civil 3D 2014 Service Pack 2.

The following issues have been resolved in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Service Pack 2:

Corridor Modeling and Analysis

  • An issue has been resolved where corridor materials were not being calculated for both sides of a roadway and in cases where there were corridors with multiple, non-parallel baselines.
  • An issue has been resolved with the SampleLineGroup.Create() API method.
  • An issue has been resolved where corridor solids were not exported to original coordinates.
  • An issue has been resolved where corridor solids were not exported properly for corridor links.
  • An issue has been resolved where corridor solids were not exported properly for specific areas of intersections.

Pipe Networks and Pressure Networks

  • An issue has been resolved where alignments were not created properly from a pressure network that had branches.
  • An issue has been resolved where parts from a custom part list were resizing to the smallest part in the part family when subsequent parts were added.
  • An issue has been resolved where data-referenced gravity pipe network styles were reset when the source model was updated and the network was synchronized
  • An issue has been resolved where pressure networks were not created properly when using the Create Pressure Network from Industry Model command.
  • An issue has been resolved where the height of the first structure in a gravity pipe network was not set properly when using a 3D polyline as the selected object.
  • An issue has been resolved where gravity pipe and structure collections could not be selected in the Prospector tree.

Alignments and Profiles

  • A data-specific issue has been resolved where profiles were shifting when an AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 drawing that contains profiles was opened in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014, which resulted in a change in stationing.
  • An issue has been resolved where the cursor appeared to be offset from its actual location when laying out and editing a profile.
  • An issue has been resolved where the geometry curve lengths for rail alignments could not be edited in the tabular editor.


  • An issue has been resolved where turning off the navigation bar and ViewCube would result in lineweights not being applied properly during plotting for certain AutoCAD Civil 3D objects.
  • An issue has been resolved where unexpected characters and text was added to objects in a drawing and within any drawings that were opened during the AutoCAD Civil 3D session.
  • A performance issue when logging into Autodesk® Vault from AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 has been resolved.
  • An issue has been resolved where the Transformation Grid Scale Factor was not applied properly for ground coordinates when using the Geodetic Calculator.
  • An issue has been resolved where the Print button in the Hydraflow Express Rainfall IDF Curve dialog box would not work properly.
  • An issue has been resolved where pay item formulas were not properly incorporated into take off.
  • An issue has been resolved where special characters in an AutoCAD Civil 3D object name would cause an issue when an IMX file that contained these characters was imported into Autodesk® Infraworks™.
  • An issue has been resolved where the north arrow was not being rotated properly when using the Plan Production tools.

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New Modules and More for 2015

Autodesk has released a couple of modules and other nice features this week. 

1. Autodesk Geotechnical Module 2015

2. Autodesk Bridge Module 2015

3. Autodesk Vehicle Tracker 2015.2

4. Extended Vehicle Libraries for Autodesk Vehicle Tracking 2015

Make sure to go over the README files before installing.

Total CAD Systems’ July eNews

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An Overview of Our “Dive into 2015″ Infrastructure Solutions Session


One of our favorite things to do is share new information with fellow Civil 3D, Map 3D, and Infrastructure Design Suite software users.  Being able to present knowledge and ideas in person is an added bonus. 


Our Infrastructure team was recently given the opportunity to dazzle many Civil 3D and Map users with their presentations of Infraworks 360, Vehicle Tracking, and utilization of adding GIS Grid data to surface projects at our “Dive into 2015″ Event held in June.  From new features to Building Information Modeling for the Civil user, the Infrastructure team was able to convey many new and old techniques, as well as, solutions to aid other users in their daily work productivity.


Directly following was Lynn Allen’s presentation of 60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes, which was no less than entertaining and informative. The final presentation by our sales and support team yielded several door prizes to quick thinkers, as they answered questions regarding the subscription access presentation. 


If you were unable to attend and would like to obtain a pdf copy of presentations, please contact us at (281) 445-6161. To receive Lynn Allen’s Tips and Tricks booklet, simply download the pdf from her website


Hope to see you at our next event!

Autodesk Vehicle Tracking Service Pack 1


Autodesk Vehicle Tracking has a SP1.  It adds support for the Bentley® MicroStation v8i SELECTseries 3 format. Additional features include a change in the vehicle definitions for AASHTO 2001, onwards design vehicles changes to define steering with a maximum steering angle, and addresses customer feedback on providing swept paths that match AASHTO standards


For more information, contact Todd Rogers.

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DGNPURGE is Now Part of 2015

How many of you are familiar with a couple of lines in a drawing and the drawing file size being EXTREMELY large?

I know a few of your are familiar with this because I sent you instructions on how to use the DGNPurge hotfix.  However, this hotfix is only for 2012/2013/2014.

It is now incorporated into the PURGE and –PURGE commands; it’s new name is Orphaned Data.



Project Chronicle has Graduated from the Autodesk Labs

Project Chronicle has finally graduated from the Autodesk Labs.  The new name is Autodesk Screencast.  If you are unfamiliar with this, it is basically a screen capturing program that will record your screen, keystrokes and mouse clicks. 

There is also a plethora of videos by many users that have posted their tips, tricks and tutorials.

If you get a chance, check it out and the Autodesk Screencast website.