Civil 3D 2012 Update 2


As we impatiently wait for the Civil 3D 2013 Update 1, Autodesk has released the Civil 3D 2012 Update 2 for those of you that have not taken the leap to 2013.

Below is a list of fixes from the README file…

 

Alignments

  • Creating spiral curve using the Design Criteria: Tan-Tan with Curves no longer results in the application closing unexpectedly.
  • Applying a Curve-Line-Curve transition to the end of a curve no longer results in the second curve doubling back on itself.
  • An error is no longer generated when modifying a station equation with overlapping values.

API

  • AddPointGroup to Surface on .NET no longer generates an error.
  • Aeccxuilandloader and AeccSvrLoader no longer generate errors when hovering over some Civil 3D entities with rollover tooltips are enabled.

Catchments

  • Creating a Catchment from Object with pickfirst turned on no longer causes the application to close unexpectedly.

Cogo

  • The COGO Editor now reports the correct traverse length when using 2 distance unknowns.
  • The COGO Editor now retains entries in the description field.

Corridor Design

  • Using the Drive command on a Feature Line object no longer causes the application to close unexpectedly.
  • An issue where a change to the Offset End Station resulted in an unusable drawing has been resolved.
  • Switching between drawings while Station Tracker is enabled no longer causes the application to close unexpectedly.

Corridor Volumes

  • Volume calculations using sample lines and section views provide more consistent results.

Cross Section Views

  • Performance when using the Change Band Set selection tool in the Section View Group Properties dialog box has been improved.
  • Opening a Civil 3D 2010 drawing containing the OverlayAndMill subassembly in Civil 3D 2012 no longer results in a display issue with the section views.

Cross Sections

  • The right side of a Sample Line is now visible to the Intersection or Apparent Intersection Osnap commands.
  • Referenced Cross Section Labels whose placement has been modified no longer revert back to original their location after reloading the XREF.

Data Exchange

  • An imported Structure will now use the expected dimension rather than the dimension of the first Structure of the imported group.

Feature Lines

  • Stability when grip editing a Feature Line has been improved.
  • Creating Feature Lines from objects when the objects are overlapping closed polylines no longer causes the application to close unexpectedly.

General/Other

  • The stability of the Audit command has been improved.
  • A memory issue that prevented opening some drawings from previous releases has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused an error when closing a drawing has been resolved.
  • Renaming a layout while the Sheet Set Manager is open no longer displays an error message in the command line.
  • The display of custom linetypes has been improved.
  • Right-click menus from Prospector have been updated to resolve display issues.

Grading

  • An error while using the Grade to Surface command has been resolved.
  • Saving a drawing after running the Automatically raise/lower to balance the volumes command no longer causes the application to close unexpectedly.

Hydraflow Express and Hydraflow Storm Sewers

  • The following issues related to Inlet calculations and reporting have been resolved:
    • Inlet Calculations have been clarified to match HEC-22 requirements.
    • Combination inlets in sag conditions now report expected depth and spread results.
    • Slotted drains in sag condition no longer display the gutter spread and gutter depth values as bypass in reports.
    • Slotted drains in sag condition now calculate expected depth and spread values while transitioning between weir and orifice flow.
    • Open Area Design calculations are now less than or equal to the product of grate length and width.
    • 3D images for Inlets without depression specified no longer depict a local depression.
    • 3D images for Inlets with local depression now depict the correct grate slopes.
    • Section images for on-grade inlets now depict the expected results for the entire spread.
    • Inlet efficiency is now calculated as expected when the frontal flow width is less than the gutter width.

Hydraflow Storm Sewers

  • Storm Sewer calculations have been clarified to follow methodologies according the HEC-22.
  • Storm Sewers using HDS-5 inlet control option now report expected results.
  • The following issues related to Inlet calculations and reporting have been resolved:
    • Inlets with no tributary area now report expected flow capture results.
    • Gutter depth and spread no longer calculate as negative values.
    • Inlet Section Views now correctly show the grate slope when there is local depression.
    • Inlet Section View display shows spread correctly in 2D when depression is ignored.
    • A column in Interactive Designer is now labeled "Local Depression" to be consistent with the data-entry field.

Hydraflow Express

  • Text in images exports clearly.
  • Channel calculations for gutter channels now match the gutter calculations performed for Inlets.
  • The following issues related to Inlet calculations and reporting have been resolved:
    • Gutter depression values can now be set to zero.
    • Manning roughness n-value default for gutter sections has been set to 0.016 for Inlet calculations.
  • The following issues related to Culvert calculations and reporting have been resolved:
    • Culvert calculations clarified to match HDS-5 requirements.
    • The Manning roughness n-value list for Culverts now includes values up to 0.035 to match HDS-5.
    • Circular culverts now report consistent tailwater results as expected across a flow range.
    • Box culverts under outlet control now report expected headwater values.
    • Horizontal elliptical pipes now report expected headwater values.
    • Elliptical Culvert calculations now report expected headwater values above the crown of the pipe.

Hydraflow Hydrographs

  • Resizing column widths no longer revert to original size.
  • Correct dates are now printed in report data.
  • Hydrograph plots are now displayed correctly on computers running Windows XP 32-bit.

Inquiry

  • Switching between drawings with the Profile View inquiry, elevation & grade between two points command active no longer causes the application to close unexpectedly.

Intersection

  • An issue with Offset Profiles that resulted in unexpected results when creating an intersection has been resolved.

Labels

  • An issue where referenced Pipe Spanning labels list the incorrect distance after reopening a drawing has been resolved.
  • Cogo Point labels in drawings from a previous release now retain rotation properties.
  • An issue where referenced Pipe Network Labels in section view disappear after reopening a drawing has been resolved.

LandXML

  • Importing a Pipe Network with structures deselected no longer causes the application to close unexpectedly.

Lines and Curves

  • The Deflection-Distance transparent command now supports angles less the zero.

Parcels

  • An error when creating a parcel using the Slide Line Create command has been resolved.

Pipe Networks

  • Opening drawings with external references no longer causes the application to close unexpectedly.
  • Selecting a pipe part while creating a Profile View no longer causes the application to close unexpectedly.
  • Creating a Pipe Network while the Panorama is open with a deleted network no longer causes the application to close unexpectedly.
  • Solid hatching now displays as expected on curved pipes.
  • Solid hatching now displays as expected in Profile Views.
  • Synchronizing a Pipe Network with a part swapped in the source drawing now changes updates the style as expected.
  • Setting a template with custom optional Pipe Network parameters as the default template no longer returns an error message.
  • Displaying large numbers of Pipe Network parts in Prospector is no longer causing slow performance issues.
  • Issues recognizing the correct Manning roughness n-value for parts has been resolved.
  • Issues setting and retaining a structure’s On Grade / On Sag setting have been resolved.
  • Pipe length data is now available in structure tables displaying connected pipes.

Plans Production

  • An issue where superimposed profiles are not transferred to view frames in a referenced drawing has been resolved.

Points

  • Moving a Point using Osnaps now changes the point elevation.
  • Assigning user-defined properties to a Point Group from the summary tab no longer results in the application closing unexpectedly.

Profile View

  • Dragging a Profile Label to the end of a Split Profile View using Osnap no longer results in the application closing unexpectedly.

Profiles

  • Offset Profile geometry has been updated to provide better results when sampling and labeling.

Project Management

  • Drawings with circular dependencies now generate a prompt when being checked in.

Quantity Takeoff

  • A calculation error when using formulas has been corrected.
  • Alignments can now be assigned as a pay item.
  • The Pay Item and Pay Item Categorization files now default to the previously browsed path.

Shortcuts

  • Performance when opening a drawing containing references has been improved.

Surface

  • The Drape Image command no longer results in a reversed image when hardware acceleration is enabled.
  • Creating a surface mask while in wireframe view style no longer results in the application closing unexpectedly.
  • The accuracy when calculating surface volumes has been improved.
  • An issue where adding a 3D polyline as a surface breakline causes the application closing unexpectedly has been resolved.
  • Watershed analysis calculations are now launched when the Run Analysis button is selected.

Survey

  • Transformation Settings no longer change when migrating a previous release drawing.
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