Houston Civil User’s Group: June 1st

Well it’s about that time again.  This will be our 3rd user’s group!  Hey, gotta start somewhere, right? 

First of all, I want to thank each and every one of you that have attended and provided great feedback and presentations.

This user’s group will be held at Ward, Getz and Associates (thanks to Brandon Berry for hosting!).  They are located at 2500 Tanglewilde St., Suite #120, Houston, TX 77063.

As We have mentioned before, we are open to locations.  I know that everyone doesn’t want to drive all the way out to Greenspoint every single time, so thanks again Brandon for hosting.

The topic(s) for this user’s group will be as follows:

  • Discussion of the Civil PowerPack – Where we stand today, and what to expect in the future.  I also want more feedback and ideas.  
  • I have some questions about some of the submissions for the PowerPack that I hope you will help me with.
  • Discuss the differences between InfraWorks 360 and InfraWorks 360 LT
  • Demonstration on the interoperability between InfraWorks and Civil 3D

I hope to see each of you again, and I’ll see you soon.

Civil 3D Drawing Format

I want to clear up some confusion.  I have been getting several calls about the 2017 drawing format with Civil 3D.  As you may be aware, 2017 does have the 2013 drawing format.  So, nothing changed with the drawing format.  However, the Civil 3D AEC object were upgraded. 

What does this mean?

It means that you can NOT go backwards!  Be careful!  If you open a drawing in 2017, save it, open it up in 2016, you will get the dialog box below…

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When you see this, you can click OK.  Keep in mind, if you save this drawing in 2016, and then open it in 2017, all of the Civil 3D AEC objects will be hosed.

May Civil User’s Group



Wednesday, May 4th

6pm – 8pm

Location: Total CAD Systems, Inc. Office

480 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E., Suite 234

Join us at the next Houston Civil User Group as our Autodesk Expert Elite, Todd Rogers, takes you through the new features of the latest release of Civil 3D 2017. Ryan Caudell with CAD Support Plus will also present how to add a mile post label to an alignment label set, including a custom expression which calculates each mile along the alignment.

Network with your peers and share your ideas while discovering tips & tricks and some new features. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.



We Need Your Feedback

As most of you know, we are now going to be holding the Civil User’s Group the first Wednesday of every month.

The next User’s Group will be held on May 4, 2016.

I need some feedback on if you are able to host this at your office, and what subjects you want to cover.  We will be discussion the Civil PowerPack just briefly in case you have come across some more items you would like added to it.  Some of you have already sent me many other suggestions and I have forwarded them on to the development team.

Please reply as soon as possible so we can get this set up.  An official email will be sent out when we get enough feedback from you guys.

Thanks and have a great week!

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Civil User’s Group

Last month’s Civil User’s Group was a great success.  We decided on having it once a month. However, this month is pretty hectic for me to collaborate with all of you. So, what we are doing from now, going forward, is we are going to hold the User’s Group the first Wednesday of the Month starting in May. 

Please give me feedback with you opinion or argument about the date. It will still be held from 6pm – 8pm. The location is still pending.  I will keep you updated with where it will be held next.

Hope to see you there.