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Civil 3D Grading Optimization 2023.1 Update

Autodesk released the 2023.1 Grading Optimization Update

Pathways Pathways are new objects that represent sidewalks, driveways, and other ingress and egress paths.

Ridge Lines Ridge Lines are new objects that represents a linear elevation that directs drainage away from its placement.

Isolate Internal Zone Drainage You can now isolate drainage objects (drain lines, low points, and ridge lines) within a zone from affecting optimization outside of the zone boundaries.

Miscellaneous Enhancements Several new enhancements have been made to improve your grading optimization workflows.

Learning Content The learning content has been enhanced with both updated and new topics.

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Civil 3D Fixes

Civil 3D 2023.1 Update

Autodesk has released the first update for Civil 3D 2023. See below for fixes and new features…

Fixed Issues in Autodesk Civil 3D 2023.1

This document lists product fixes included in Autodesk Civil 3D 2023.1.

Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D
Fixed an issue in which an unexpected Related Data folder is created when uploading a host drawing that has a large surface (MMS file) reference using Desktop Connector.
The view frame template path in a cloud drawing is now updated automatically when the sheet drawing is opened from different machines, so users can create sheets based on the view frame template selected by other users.
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when rebuilding a surface in a cloud drawing.
Autodesk Vault
Fixed an issue in which an “Error 1008” message was displayed when importing some data into Vault.
Data Shortcuts
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when creating data references from shortcuts of pipe networks with pay items and labels.
Plan Production
Fixed an issue in which pressure networks did not appear on plan production sheets.
Security
This update contains a security update for Autodesk Civil 3D 2023. Learn more

Below are the new feature included in 2023.1…

New in Collaboration for Civil 3D Learn about enhancements to Collaboration for Civil 3D workflows.

New in Plan Production Learn about enhancements to plan production workflows.

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Civil 3D Fixes

Civil 3D 2022.2 Update

Autodesk has finally released a long waited update. 2022.2 update holds the following:

OOTB Performance

More complex Civil 3D project drawings open quicker in 2022.2. Autodesk improved drawing open and regeneration time for drawings that contain many profiles with a large number of labels.

Drawing open time increased significantly.

Corridors and Targeting

Civil 3D 2022.1 Update included major improvements to the Corridor Targeting interface. The 2022.2 update includes additional ease-of-use tools a functionality including Filters to reduce the time to set targets, quicker Surface target selection, and much improved target By Layer tools and mechanics.

The automatic Corridor Surface shrinkwrap boundary now resolves properly more often and more consistently when there are gaps between regions in the Corridor.

Feature Line Baselines geometry locking improvement, and with the 2022.2 update includes many fixes to other Corridor, Assembly, and Subassembly issues.

The Civil 3D 2022.2 Update still contains the annoying plan view display issue weirdness for some Subassemblies when drawings are updated with the Civil 3D Batch Save Utility. This is easy to fix but annoying. Make a minor edit to the name of any Subassembly – add and remove a space to the end of the Subassembly name to force Civil 3D to reinitialize all the Subassemblies in the Assembly.

Pressure Pipe Networks

The support for multiple design Profiles within a Pressure Pipe Run and improved Pipe Length segmentation capabilities.

There is a new command option for Relink Pipe Run command to relink pressure network parts to their underlying pipe run alignment.

All Pipe Networks

The 2022.2 Update includes a Label Style sync with the 2023 build that supports functionality to display the Property Set information that has been added to a pressure network or gravity network in plan view in a profile view label.

Collaboration for Civil 3D

The Update appears includes the improved 2023 Fix Broken References behaviors and the related Data Shortcut Manager tool improvements.

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Civil 3D 2023: What’s New?

Autodesk released Civil 3D 2023 this week. Below are some of the features and enhancements…

New in Corridor Workflows (What’s New in 2023)

Corridor solid property sets and corridor targeting have been enhanced.

  • Corridor solid property sets have been enhanced:
    • Added a property set definition named Corridor Identity which contains CorridorHandle, HorizontalBaselineHandle, RegionGuid, and ShapeIndex to allow users to identify the relationship of the corridor solids and their subassemblies.
    • Enhanced corridor solids so that the handle of the solid won’t be changed if the number of corridor regions changes when the corridor solids are dynamically linked to the corridor.
    • Fixed an issue in which property set values on existing corridor solids were not updating when changing the name of the corridor region.
    • Added APIs to allow users to track back to the applied subassemblies from the corridor solid’s GUID:
      • OffsetBaselineCollection[System::Guid offsetGUID]: get OffsetBaseline from OffsetBaselineCollection by its GUID
      • OffsetBaseline.OffsetGUID: get OffsetBaseline’s GUID
      • BaselineRegionCollection[System::Guid regionGUID]: get BaselineRegion from BaselineRegionCollection by its GUID
      • BaselineRegion.RegionGUID: get BaselineRegion’s GUID
  • Corridor targeting has been enhanced:
    • Added a Set All option to set all the surface targets at one time.
    • Changed the user interface for surface targets to allow the selection of a surface using a drop down list instead of a radio button.
    • Added the ability to dynamically target a layer (so the corridor updates if new objects are added to a target layer). If a whole layer is selected as the target, new objects can subsequently be added to that layer and will be dynamically added as targets. To update the corridor after objects on the layer have changed or have been added, one of the following workflows must be used:
      • You must either have the corridor Target Mapping dialog box open when the layer has been changed, or you must reopen the dialog box after the layer has changed.
      • Alternately, you can run the ForceUpdateCorridor command or the ForceUpdateAllCorridors command to force a rebuild of the corridor to apply the changes.
      • If other aspects of the corridor are out of date which trigger the display of the out of date badge on the corridor name in the Prospector tree, then the Rebuild command will also apply the changes from the dynamic layer. Note: The Rebuild command does not always work as expected even if a corridor is out of date and the out of date badge appears. The Rebuild command works only when the corridor becomes out of date because of the changes in the same region or the same base line.For more information, see Target Mapping Dialog Box.
    • Increased the efficiency of using filters in the Target Mapping dialog box.
      • Added support for using an asterisk when keyword searching in the filters.
      • Added an option in the filter called “Select All Search Results” to select the keyword search result automatically in the filters.
      • Added an option in the filter called “Add Current Selection to Filter” to make sure the existing selection will not be deselected while using keyword searching.
    • Enhanced the tooltip that displays when there are various targets so that it displays ten targets that have been set. If all of the objects on the layer have been selected, the layer will be displayed as a single object in the tooltip and the tooltip will not display the objects in the layer one by one.

New in Rail Workflows (What’s New in 2023)

Learn about enhancements to turnout and crossover rail workflows.

US catalogs and conversion script: A basic US turnout catalog has been provided. In addition, a set of scripts has been provided for US catalog conversion. It is supported to convert a Microsoft Excel file of US turnouts into a US catalog. For more information, see To Convert Data to a Turnout Catalog.

Turnout catalog replacement: To enhance the catalog management workflow, an existing catalog can be replaced by another catalog with the same catalog name and unit (as they exist within the JSON file). Note: The catalog file names can differ but the “name” within the JSON file must be the same. The following catalog modifications are supported:

Adding and removing models

Modifying model parameters

Modifying model parameter values

Cant Information Label: A new label type, Cant Information, is available. You can add alignment, cant, and profile information in these labels, which can be put at any station on an alignment. Cant Information label styles are available in the Alignment Label Styles collection:

For more information, see To Label Cant Information for a Rail Alignment. Cant and slope (profile) information can also be added to alignment station offset label styles.

Learn about enhancements to pressure networks.

Civil 3D 2023 adds some customer requested improvements for pressure networks.

New in Pressure Networks (What’s New in 2023)

  • The following enhancements have been made to the process of editing pressure networks in profile view:
    • When the Offset Style for a pipe run profile is set to Cut Length, the number of PVIs on a pipe run profile is reduced so that they are placed just at cut lengths and bends.
    • Added the ability to break a pressure pipe at a PVI point in profile view when editing the pipe run if the Offset Style for a pipe run profile is set to Cut Length. Previous grip editing behavior in profile view New grip editing behavior in profile view Dragging the grip would result in the pipes being drawn where the dashed lines are. Dragging the grip results in the pipes being drawn as shown above.
    • Added the ability to set the cut length for pressure pipes that do not have a default cut length. For more information, see Edit Feature Settings – Pressure Network Dialog Box.
    • Added the ability to follow different profiles in a pipe run. This feature is available on the Overrides tab of the Pipe Run Profile Settings dialog box in the Reference Profile column and replaces the Dynamic column. You can use this feature to create a station range that follows a layout profile. For more information, see Pipe Run Profile Settings Dialog Box. Before following reference profile After following reference profile in override range
  • Added “Search by keyword” in the pressure parts drop down list to indicate that the list is searchable.
  • Added the ability to show the property set information that has been added to a pressure network or gravity network in plan view in a profile view label.
  • Updated the text of the warning regarding unsupported geometry in pipe runs.

New in Subassembly Composer (What’s New in 2023)

Learn about enhancements to the Subassembly Composer.

  • Added the ability to create an auxiliary curve object, which is comparable to the existing Auxiliary Line and Auxiliary Point objects. For more information, see Auxiliary Curve.
  • Added an asterisk to the PKT name in the Subassembly Composer to indicate if there are any unsaved changes in a PKT file.

API Enhancements (What’s New in 2023)

Additions have been made to the Civil 3D API to support corridor solids.

Updates to the API have been made in the following feature areas:

  • Added APIs to allow users to track back to the applied subassemblies from a corridor solid’s GUID:
    • OffsetBaselineCollection[System::Guid offsetGUID]: get OffsetBaseline from OffsetBaselineCollection by its GUID
    • OffsetBaseline.OffsetGUID: get OffsetBaseline’s GUID
    • BaselineRegionCollection[System::Guid regionGUID]: get BaselineRegion from BaselineRegionCollection by its GUID
    • BaselineRegion.RegionGUID: get BaselineRegion’s GUID

For more information, see New Features in the Autodesk Civil 3D API.

Learn about enhancements to Project Explorer and Grading Optimization that provide new functionality to AEC Collection and Enterprise customers.

New to AEC Collection and Enterprise Customers (What’s New in 2023)

Project Explorer and Grading Optimization can be downloaded and installed in the following ways:

Project Explorer

Project Explorer’s table functionality has continued to expand since its introduction. Project Explorer for Civil 3D 2023 makes the table tools even more powerful, adding capabilities to:

  • Add custom text summaries or notes at the bottom of AutoCAD tables and tables in reports.
  • Add total (sum) rows to AutoCAD tables and reports. Total (sum) rows can also be displayed in the Project Explorer window using an appropriately formatted Layout Style.
  • Set row heights in AutoCAD tables to a specific custom value.

These new features are configurable from a series of Layout Style and Table Style enhancements. Furthermore, the inclusion of “total row” support in the user interface allows certain quantities to be monitored dynamically as design changes are applied in Civil 3D.

In addition, the “Compare To” functionality has been enhanced to allow customers to compare point groups, blocks, and parcels to feature lines.

Grading Optimization

Grading Optimization is a preliminary terrain optimization tool for site designers. It uses design data and automates otherwise repetitive manual grading tasks according to customized object constraints.

Grading Optimization 2023 adds the following new functionality. For more information, see What’s New in Autodesk Grading Optimization for Civil 3D 2023.

  • Non-Collinear segments returned to Civil 3D: In previous versions, when the optimized surface was returned to Civil 3D, feature lines often were overlapping and returned as collinear feature lines. In Grading Optimization 2023, feature lines are returned as non-collinear, which reduces the number of feature lines a customer must manage and reduces drawing instability.
  • Optimization Panel: This panel provides a heads up display for reviewing and analyzing optimizations in progress.
  • Help Center: This new interface provides access to user assistance, including the Grading Optimization help system, basic workflow assistance, tutorials, and sample files.
  • Notification Center: This new interface provides information about the optimization process, including conflicts between constraints.
  • Enhanced Convergence and Validation Graphs: These graphs provide information to customers to monitor the progress and quality of the optimization. The graphs have been enhanced to provide better visibility and more useful assistance during the optimization process.
  • Enhanced Progress Bar: The progress bar has been enhanced to show visual cues regarding the current stage of the optimization process.
  • Ribbon Button: A button to launch Grading Optimization has been added to the ribbon on the Civil 3D Home tab.

New in Dynamo for Civil 3D (What’s New in 2023)

Learn about enhancements to Dynamo for Civil 3D.

Performance Enhancements (What’s New in 2023)

Learn about performance enhancements in Civil 3D.

Performance improvements have been made in several areas:

  • Section views and sample line editing: Addressed performance issues with corridor section views, including known issues with corridor feature lines, pipe networks, and quantity takeoff in section views. Draw operation results are cached so they are not recreated each time other content within the section view is updated. Sample line editing will be 20% faster on average.
  • COGO points: Improved the performance of creating COGO points from corridors in drawings that contain section views.
  • Event Viewer: Increased overall efficiency of the Event Viewer. The previous performance of the Event Viewer database and its results dialog box had been impacting large numbers of functions in Civil 3D. Previously, the more events there were in the Event Viewer, the slower the process would become. The progressive slowdown is resolved.
  • Viewport performance for section viewport type: Added a system variable AeccViewportOpt. When enabled (set to On) this system variable controls the behavior of viewports whose types are set to Section so that only the objects that appear within viewports are generated and redrawn. Previously the entire drawing was redrawn even if only a portion of it was displayed in a Section viewport. This replicates the existing behavior for viewports whose types are set to Profile. For viewports that are set to Profile or Section types in paper space, the following entities will be not drawn: pipe networks, pressure pipe networks, surfaces, alignments, and all DBGraph entities (for example, profile view, section view, mass haul view, superelevation view) that are not within the viewport range. To disable this system variable and restore the previous behavior, you can set it to Off. For more information, see AeccViewportOpt (System Variable).
  • AutoCAD graphics system: AutoCAD 2023 includes a new cross platform 3D graphics system, leveraging all the power of modern GPUs and multi-core CPUs to offer a smooth navigation experience for much larger drawings. The system variable that controls this is off by default in Civil 3D. To turn it on, set the FASTSHADEDMODE system variable to On or turn it on in the Graphics Performance dialog box. For more information, see 3D Graphics.

New in Collaboration for Civil 3D (What’s New in 2023)

Learn about enhancements to Collaboration for Civil 3D workflows.

  • Use Sheet Set Manager for Web to display and manage sheet sets in Autodesk Docs. A light version of the legacy Sheet Set Manager, the Sheet Set Manager for Web displays and manages named collections of drawing sheets stored in Autodesk Docs. Opening a DST file from Autodesk Docs opens the Sheet Set Manager for Web by default. The Sheet Set Manager for Web provides the following core capabilities:
    • Create and remove sheets and subsets.
    • Define sheet set properties including sheets and subsets.
    • Publish sheet sets to PDF including civil objects.
    • Transmit sheet sets.
    • Data Locking to support collaborative editing among multiple project members.
    For more information, see About Sheet Set Manager for Web.
  • The Help has been updated to include best practices for working with Collaboration for Civil 3D. For more information, see Best Practices for Working With Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D.
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Coordinate Transformation

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The Autodesk® Coordinates Transformation Tool provides vital tools for civil engineering projects where a user may need to transform Autodesk Civil 3D objects from one coordinate system to another within the drawing environment. The tool allows for horizontal transform, vertical datum transform, and vertical units transform from US Survey Foot to International Foot and from International Foot to US Survey Foot. The Transform Tool provides a comprehensive report of what was transformed along with the before and after coordinates to ensure the accuracy of the transformation results.

Key Features of this Extension

  • Horizontal transformations from one coordinate system to another
  • Vertical Datum Transformation tool to shift elevations from one vertical datum to another
  • Transform coordinate systems from US Survey Foot to International Foot, and from International Foot to US Survey Foot

Look for it in your account management or the Autodesk Desktop App.

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Civil 3D Fixes

Civil 3D 2022.1 Update

Autodesk has released the Civil 3D 2022.1 update. Below is what was fixed and what was added…

Fixed Issues in Autodesk Civil 3D 2022.1

This document lists product fixes included in Autodesk Civil 3D 2022.1.

Alignments
Added support for exporting and importing speed tables for all alignment types using LandXML.
Fixed an issue in which closing the Alignment Properties dialog box by clicking the Cancel or OK button with no change to the alignment would cause a corridor to redraw if the alignment was used as a target for the corridor.
The time to open drawings has been reduced by 20% for drawings that contain long alignments with labels.
API
Fixed an API issue in which the AlignmentRailInfo.RailWidth parameter was not accessible for rail offset alignments.
Fixed an API issue in which GeneralSegmentLabel.Create() failed on closed polylines.
Fixed an API issue in which the AppliedSubassembly parameter did not take the reference parameter into consideration. The main change was to correct the behavior of ValueAsObject in IAppliedSubassemblyParam. Now the same DesignValue/Value behavior as in the Parameter Editor in the Cross Section View Editor can be kept.
A CorridorSlopePattern created though the API will now have the default StartStation and EndStation set to the baseline alignment’s start and end station, and assigning StartStation and EndStation after that will succeed.
Assemblies
Fixed an issue in which a dialog box couldn’t be resized when adding a subassembly to an assembly.
Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D
Fixed an issue in which an XML file that was used as surface data in a drawing was uploaded to two different locations in BIM 360.
Fixed an issue in which the version of a large surface (.mms file) was increased unexpectedly when opening its host drawing from Autodesk Docs.
Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS
Fixed an issue in which the cursor was not active in the drawing after connecting to the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS.
Corridors
Fixed an issue in which temporary alignments and profiles that were created for feature lines were shown in the corridor targets mapping list.
Fixed an issue in which the offset subassemblies for a corridor were not considered when creating a corridor surface.
Fixed an issue in which a corridor was not brought back to up to date when using the UNDO command after performing an edit that would cause the corridor to be marked out of date.
Fixed an issue in which additional objects from other baselines were shown in the Corridor Section Editor.
Fixed an issue in which a corridor required a rebuild or was marked out of date when creating a corridor surface in the Corridor Properties dialog box.
Fixed an issue in which intersections and corridors became out of date when saving a drawing that contains them.
Fixed an issue in which corridors were unnecessarily regenerated when there was no geometry change for corridor surfaces in the Corridor Properties dialog box. For example, this would occur if the corridor surface selection was cleared, or if the surface name or style in the Corridor Properties dialog box was changed.
Fixed an issue in which the profile of a secondary alignment was deleted unexpectedly when creating corridor regions for intersections.
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when creating a corridor with a grid surface.
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when opening a drawing with a corridor that targeted a grid surface.
Fixed a performance issue related to invoking the corridor surface target dialog box. The time to invoke the dialog box has been improved from 15 seconds to 1 second.
The Rebuild All command will now rebuild corridors based on their dependency relationships so that all corridors will be up to date after using the command.
The time to rebuild a corridor has been improved by 20% if the corridor uses feature lines or 3D polylines as targets.
The time to rebuild a corridor has been improved if error messages about the subassemblies that are used are displayed in the Event Viewer when the corridor is rebuilt.
Improved performance when opening a drawing that contained a corridor that referenced a subassembly PKT file that was not imported.
Improved the performance of opening corridor cross section views by 30%.
Reduced unexpected out of date corridor notifications caused by changes of horizonal baselines and corridor surfaces.
Reduced unexpected out of date corridor notifications caused when clicking OK to close the Assembly Properties and Subassembly Properties dialog boxes when no parameters were changed.
Data Shortcuts
Fixed an issue in which opening a data shortcut source drawing would switch to the original drawing after the source data was opened.
Fixed an issue in which a corridor data shortcut was referenced incorrectly.
Fixed an issue in which the current data shortcut project was reloaded when clicking Cancel in the Set Working Folder dialog box.
Fixed an issue in which the data shortcut reference out of date status was not updated after the broken reference was repaired.
Fixed an issue in which corridor baselines could not be referenced using data shortcuts.
Fixed an issue in which duplicate data shortcuts with the same name were generated when repairing a broken data shortcut or reference.
Enhanced the data shortcuts Repair Broken References command to provide an option to fix the broken reference by using the data shortcut with the same Name for a Handle Only reference or by using the data shortcut with the same Handle for a Name Only reference.
Improved performance by not loading the most recent data shortcut project when starting Civil 3D. There is a new system variable LoadRecentDSProjectOnStartup which can be set to 1 to enable the old behavior.
Significant performance improvements have been made when working with large data shortcut projects. For an Autodesk Docs-based dataset with 500 data shortcuts the following improvements were observed: The Set Working Folder command was 30 times faster, as was loading a project on startup of Civil 3D and loading an associated project when opening a drawing.The Set Data Shortcuts Project Folder command was 20 times faster.The Refresh command was 60 times faster.The Repair Broken Shortcut command was 5 times faster. Depending on the project size, the improvements might differ. Local area network (LAN) projects will see slightly lower but still significant improvements as well.
Dynamo for Civil 3D
Fixed an issue in which a Dynamo script failed after closing the Dynamo Player.
Fixed an issue in which files in the same folder as the drawing file would be removed accidently after running a Dynamo script and publishing to ArcGIS.
Added a Dynamo Binding setting in Dynamo for Civil 3D to turn trace data on and off.
Updated Dynamo Core to Dynamo 2.12.
General
Added the capability to show out the of date shield mark on the collection parent level in the Prospector tree.
Added a tooltip that is displayed while hovering the cursor on an out of date shield in the Prospector tree.
Fixed an issue in which exporting simple geometry as KML from Civil 3D resulted in geometry at the wrong location in Google Earth.
Improved shared views to show the name of objects in the Model Browser.
Fixed an issue in which Civil 3D would lose focus if the AutoCAD Properties window was open.
Grading
Improved the display of glyphs that appear at the vertices of a feature line when the Grading Elevation Editor window is displayed. The display of glyphs is affected by the values of Resolution, Scale, and Layout in the Display Settings of Windows. The display is best when you use the recommended system settings and the quality of the display will decline as the value of Scale and Layout increases.
Improved usability when editing PIs or elevation points in the Grading Elevation Editor by keeping the focus on the edited points.
Intersections
Fixed a stability issue in which grip editing an intersection would cause Civil 3D to become unresponsive.
Fixed an issue in which intersections and corridors became out of date when saving a drawing that contains them.
Parcels
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when deleting parcel segments and then using the UNDO and PURGE commands.
Performance
Multiple performance enhancements have been made in Civil 3D. The percentage of the improvement on drawings will vary since the drawings contain different content, thus all the improvements mentioned below are calculated based on the sample datasets that were used for benchmark testing. Those sample datasets are shared by customers, and are real world projects. The overall time taken to run the tests on all these customers’ datasets was reduced by 50.3% when compared against the time taken using Civil 3D 2022.0.
1. Multi-Core Plotting from AutoCAD 2022 reduced the time of publishing from 8 minutes to 2 minutes.
2. Open drawing and regen time has been reduced up to 14% to 40% for drawings that contain corridors.
3. Regen time has been reduced up to 14% for drawings that contain long alignments with labels.
4. Invoking the Corridor Section View Editor has been improved up to 80%.
5. Open drawing and regen time has been reduced between 14% and 40% for drawings that contain multiple section views.
6. Opening drawings has been improved up to 61% for drawings that contain a large number of pipe network catalogs with user defined attributes.
7. Opening drawings has been improved up to 80% for drawings that have missing subassemblies.
8. Rebuilding a corridor improved up to 20% if corridors are using feature lines or 3D polylines as targets, depending on the number of vertices in the feature lines or polylines.
9. Switching from model space to paper space have been improved up to 35% if the viewport in paper space contains sections since surfaces, pipes, structures, and alignments are not drawn.
Pipe Networks
Fixed an issue in which property set values in structure tables were not shown correctly if the data was within an xref.
Fixed an issue in which some curved pipes were shown as boxes.
Added a process bar that is displayed after clicking the Create Full Parts List button on the ribbon to show the creation progress, catalog name, and family file name.
Added the ability to repair pipe networks in host drawings by using the RegenNetwork command.
Fixed an issue in which some gravity pipe labels were not shown in profile view.
Fixed an issue in which the pipe centerline was covered by hatching.
Added the ability to support staggered labels in pipe data bands.
Fixed an issue in which pipe flow was not applied to pipe properties in the Analyze Gravity Network command.
Fixed an issue in which the pipe hatch color setting did not work in section view.
Fixed an issue in which the structure boundary view direction was not correct in profile and section views.
Added a warning dialog box that is displayed if more than 5000 part sizes are included in the selection in the Part Size Creator of the pipe network parts list.
Fixed an issue in which the structure height was not adjusted when creating a pipe network from an object.
Fixed an issue in which 2D Center to Center Pipe lengths showed incorrect values.
Fixed an issue in which structures referenced by data shortcuts were not displayed correctly.
Fixed an issue in which the structure style was not correct after being referenced by a data shortcut.
Fixed an issue in which the structure boundary elevation was not same as the solid in profile view.
Pressure Networks
Fixed an issue in which the Break Pipe Run command did not work in profile view.
Refined the pressure network tee rotation algorithm so that a tee would not rotate unexpectedly.
Removed pressure pipe networks in the Export LandXML user interface.
Fixed an issue in which appurtenance dragged-state arrow location was not correct.
Fixed an issue in which the pressure pipe label anchor settings didn’t work as expected.
Fixed an issue in which the pressure pipe label rotation in profile view was not correct.
Added the ability to show the Catalog GUID in the Pressure Network parts list.
Fixed an issue in which curved pipes would not be updated when the pipe run alignment changed.
Fixed an issue in which the structure boundary was not shown correctly in profile view.
Fixed an issue in which a pipe run was detached when the pressure network catalog was removed.
Fixed an issue in which there was no warning message when the current fitting or appurtenance was not allowed to be added in the middle of a pipe run.
Fixed an issue in which a pressure network elbow was not updated after the pipe run was edited.
Fixed an issue in which the curve pipe radius was incorrect after breaking a pressure pipe run.
Fixed an issue in which a pipe run wouldn’t be detached when an elbow was swapped to a tee or cross.
Fixed an issue in which a pipe run would be detached after a tee was swapped.
Fixed a performance issue when creating and editing a pressure pipe run with a complex profile.
Improved performance when selecting a pressure network pipe run with a profile view.
Changed the elevation reference for the Swap Pressure Network Parts dialog box to only allow Outside Top selection in path-based pressure networks.
Profiles
Fixed an issue in which the superimposed profile tool created an incorrect profile in some cases.
Fixed an issue in which the vertical geometry in a data band was incorrect when the profile was drawn using fixed entities.
Fixed an issue in which a PI label was shown outside the horizontal geometry band.
Fixed an issue in which a new profile view hatch was displayed when the layer was frozen and model space was regenerated.
Reference Templates
Fixed an issue in which the values on the Transformation tab of the Drawing Settings dialog box were unintentionally changed in a host drawing after attaching a reference template.
Fixed an issue in which section view styles could not be cleared from ACAD.dwt when setting the reference template settings.
Section Views
Fixed an issue in which the default section style could not be used for surface sections when creating sample line groups.
Fixed an issue in which the default label set for section view creation would not be held when switching to another alignment while creating section views.
Improved drawing open performance for drawings that contain section views with projected feature lines.
Storm and Sanitary Analysis
Corrected the information in a dialog box that appears after running the Edit in Storm and Sanitary Analysis command when Storm and Sanitary Analysis is not installed.
Surfaces
Added the capability to rebuild all out of date surfaces on the root surface node in the Prospector tree.
Fixed an issue in which there was redundant progress bar flashing when the surface’s point or triangle count was less than 512.
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when performing a watershed analysis on large surfaces and improved performance.
Fixed an issue in which surface reports exported to a network drive could not be opened with the specified application.
Fixed an issue in which a wall breakline was created on the wrong side when added in a top view.

New in Corridor Workflows (What’s New in 2022.1)

Corridor targeting and parameter matching has been enhanced, and a new command allows you to copy corridor properties to other regions or corridors.

New in 2022.1

  • You can now apply a corridor template to new or existing corridors. A corridor template is a DWT or a DWG file that contains one or more corridors whose properties you want to apply to other new or existing corridors. You can select which corridor in the template to use, and you can select which corridor surfaces, boundaries, and slope patterns to apply.
    • When creating a new corridor, you can specify a template to apply in the Create Corridor dialog box.
    • To apply a template to an existing corridor, you can use a new command named Apply Corridor Template. For more information, see To Apply a Corridor Template to a Corridor.
  • Corridor targeting has been enhanced:
    • The updated corridor Target Mapping dialog box has been enhanced so that when you click in a cell that requires a target, the lower part of the dialog box displays the controls required for specifying the targets.
    • The updated corridor Target Mapping dialog box is modeless so you can keep it open while you do other work. You can pin the dialog box open so it stays expanded, or you can unpin the dialog box so that only the title is displayed when you move your cursor off the dialog box.
    • Objects are highlighted in the drawing while setting the corridor targets.
      • The highlight is designed to be used with the modeless dialog box to identify what is being set as targets for the corridor.
      • When selecting a subassembly row in the Target Mapping dialog box, the subassembly will be highlighted in blue in its parent assembly in the drawing and in a corridor that is using it.
      • When selecting a subassembly row in the Target Mapping dialog box, the objects that have been added as targets are highlighted in yellow.
      • The objects that are available for targets are highlighted in light blue when they are selected in the list control.
    • Support has been added for filtering the subassemblies in the Target Mapping dialog box. Click a column heading to display a search box and check boxes which you can use to specify the filter criteria.
    • Support has been added for specifying a range to display the available objects for targeting.
    • You can use commands on the context menu to copy targets from one subassembly and paste them to one or more other subassemblies, and to zoom and pan to subassemblies.
    • It is also supported to copy a target from an offset parameter and paste it to one or more elevation parameters, and to copy a target from an elevation parameter and paste it to one or more offset parameters.
    • You can now customize the display of the columns by hiding and showing them.
  • Corridor parameter matching has been enhanced:
    • You can now match parameters between different corridors. Previously the Match Parameters command could only match parameters in regions within the same corridor.
    • You can now run the Match Parameters command from contextual menus in the drawing and from the Prospector tree.
    • You can now select the destination region from a list.
    • You can now choose the type of targets to match. Selections are now available for surface targets, width or offset targets, and slope or elevation targets. Previously the type of target was not selectable.
    For more information, see To Match Corridor Region Parameters.
  • Corridor rebuilding has been enhanced:
    • The corridor RebuildAll command has been enhanced to rebuild corridors in order based on their dependency relationships. 
    • The out of date icon is now shown at the top collection in Prospector so that you can clearly see a corridor needs to be rebuilt without needing to expand the Corridors collection.
    • Unexpected out of date notifications caused by changes in the horizontal baseline and corridor surfaces have been reduced.
    • Unexpected corridor regeneration has been reduced, for example, when changing the target object in the Corridor Properties dialog box and when clicking the OK button in the Corridor Properties or Alignment Properties dialog box without making any changes.
    • Corridor surfaces are no longer rebuilt if the definition of the corridor surface is not changed. 
  • In the Subassembly Composer, the ability has been added to rearrange (by dragging and dropping) the order of the input/output parameters and target parameters of the subassembly. Click the parameter name and drag it up or down in the order of parameters. For more information, see Input/Output Parameters Tab and Target Parameters Tab.

New in Pressure Networks (What’s New in 2022 and 2022.1)

Learn about enhancements to pressure networks.

New in 2022.1

  • Fittings Enhancements
    • Add single-port parts such as caps to the end of a pipe run.
    • Add reducers and elbows at the end of a pipe run and continue the pipe run layout with the correct pipe size.
    • Add multiple port fittings (such as wyes, tees, and crosses) at the end of pipe run and continue the pipe run layout with the correct pipe size.
    • Rotate, flip, and slide fittings when needed.
    • Add a properly sized elbow at a pressure network PI point.
  • Appurtenance Enhancements
    • Add appurtenances to the end of a pipe run and continue the pipe run layout with the correct pipe size.
    • Flip and slide appurtenances when needed.
  • Pipe Run Enhancements
    • Delete pipes at the end of a pipe run while keeping the pipe run intact. Any fittings and appurtenances attached to the deleted pipe and not connected to the pipe run will also be removed.
    • You can now rename pipe runs in the pipe run list on the Prospector tab.
  • You can now view the catalog GUID from the pressure network parts list.

New in 2022

  • The color and diameter of the compass can now be specified using options on the ribbon when laying out a path-based pressure network.
  • The Profile Layout ribbon tab has been updated for path based pressure networks to make it more consistent with the plan layout ribbon.
  • Spanning labels for pressure networks can now be created in plan and profile views.
  • PVIs can now be removed from overridden station ranges of pressure network in profile view that are set to static (non-dynamic) state. When selected, the Clean Up PVIs check box on the Pipe Run Profile Settings dialog box removes PVIs from overridden station ranges. You can use the Apply button to preview the changes in the drawing.
  • A command named RegenPressureSolid was added to regenerate 3D solids for pressure network parts.

API Enhancements (What’s New in 2022.1)

Several additions have been made to the Civil 3D API.

New in Civil 3D 2022.1

Updates to the API have been made in the following feature areas:

  • Cant
  • Corridors
  • Cross sections/section views
  • Data shortcuts
  • Superelevation views

For more information, see New Features in the Autodesk Civil 3D API.

Project Explorer

New in 2022.1

Project Explorer for Civil 3D 2022.1 Update has been enhanced with new tools to support the creation, editing, and reporting of railway designs. This update also contains enhancements to make tables and reports more customizable.

  • Added rail industry alignment enhancements:
    • Added the Cant Curves tab for alignments with SuperelevationType = Cant.
    • Added Cant properties to the Alignment Calculated Stations list.
    • Added the Track Width data column to the Alignments list.
    • Added the Design Speed data columns to the Alignment Entities list.
    • Added the Design Speed data column to the Alignment PIs list.
    • Added the Design Speed data columns to the Profile Entities list.
    • Added the Design Speed data column to the Profile PVIs list.
    • Added a Cant Gradient Format option to the Layout Style definition.
    • Added alignment report support for cant curves.
  • Added enhanced support for tables:
    • Added better support for multiple fonts and text styles within the same table and report.
    • Added multiple line support for title and header rows in tables and reports.
    • Added support for grouped column headers in tables and reports.
  • Added support for scaling the application icons in a 4K display environment.
  • Added an extra field to the Alignment PIs list to provide a new PI station value which is calculated perpendicular to the alignment.

New in Rail Workflows (What’s New in 2022.1)

Use new commands to create rail turnouts and crossovers.

New in 2022.1

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