2013 Products Will Not Install

Some of you may have encountered an issue with installing 2013 products.  They just simply will NOT install.  I can across this same issue on my machine.  I actually am getting lots of calls on this recently too.

I have found the culprit.

SOLUTION:

Browse to your Windows Control Panel…Start Menu>Control Panel.  If you use Category view, select Uninstall a Program.  If you use, Large or Small Icons, select Programs and Features.

Scroll down until you see Microsoft Visual C++2010…

Uninstall ALL of the C++2010 versions.

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Once you have uninstalled ALL of the C++2010 versions, install your 2013 Autodesk products.  The Autodesk products will re-install the C++2010’s back on your system and complete the initial installation successfully.

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Using a Surface as a Hide Boundary

One of the new features of Civil 3D 2013 is using a surface as a hide boundary. 

Autodesk’s Being Civil blog has a really good write up on this.  Read about AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 New Features: Surface as a Hide Boundary.

Stay tuned for more new features, tips and tricks.