GEOPAK & InRoads to Civil 3D : Civil 3D to GEOPAK & InRoads

Well, for those DOT engineers out there that won’t move from Microstation, [not mentioning any names (TXDOT)], you can now move freely between Civil 3D and Microstation. This can be achieved by using the Autodesk Civil Engineering Data Translator 2015 extension. 

This extension requires an Autodesk 360 account. The extension is stored and executed from the Toolbox in the Toolspace in Civil 3D.  You can download the extension from the Autodesk Subscription Center.

For more information and related tasks, visit the knowledge base here.

October | New Support Knowledge Base Solutions – Autodesk Community

Starting October off with some good tips from Autodesk.

Click link below for Civil 3D Week One:

October | New Support Knowledge Base Solutions – Autodesk Community.

…and for AutoCAD Week One:

2015 SP2 Tab location not stable
AutoCAD – Vault: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation
Block is selected eventhough only parts of the block are in window selection
Clean Uninstall for AutoCAD on MAC
CTB-files are not found in AutoCAD plot dialog
Drag triggers unexpected Autosave
Empty DWF-files when publishing DWF(x) files in batch
How to create a macro for reconciling layers in AutoCAD

…and for InfraWorks Week One:

A Sketchup file imported to InfraWorks shows up in the data source with “Problems” 

How to apply a color to a face/facade of an InfraWorks building
How to import 3D models in InfraWorks and apply rotation, scale and translation in a batch process
InfraWorks: Editing Vehicles [or any city furniture] to match the ground slope

Total CAD Systems, Inc. October eNews

Total CAD Systems, Inc. October eNews

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Keep up with Total CAD Systems, Inc.’s latest news, promotions, and schedule of events.

Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change

As of February 1st, 2015, Autodesk will no longer offer the option to purchase an upgrade version of the latest software release if you own a perpetual license to a previous version. New versions will be available through purchase of a new perpetual license at the full new price, an existing Maintenance Subscription (Renewal) or Desktop Subscription (Rental) benefit.


Read more about it here.




The last day Autodesk will accept upgrade orders from a non-current version of software will be January 30th, 2015.


Customers with an Autodesk Subscription Contract eligible for a late renewal can place an order without additional late fees until October 23rd, 2014.


If you have a 2015 version of Autodesk Software without Maintenance Subscription, please contact your local Total CAD Rep (281) 445-6161 to review options available to you.

Upgrade Promotion Ending Soon

Upgrade your Autodesk software, including AutoCAD LT based products*, Versions 2009-2014 with Maintenance before October 24, 2014 and SAVE up to 10%.


*AutoCAD LT 2015 licenses must be on Subscription for 90 days prior to an upgrade purchase.


Contact your local Total CAD Sales Rep (281) 445-6161 today to save and get current.

Vehicle Swept Path Analysis with Autodesk Vehicle Tracking Event

Join us and see how Autodesk BIM for Infrastructure Solutions can help you stay competitive and win more infrastructure projects.


When: Thursday, October 30th

Time:   9am to 1pm

Where: Total CAD Systems Office


Vehicle Tracking is for comprehensive transportation analysis and design solutions for vehicle swept path analysis. Some of the capabilities of Vehicle Tracking are:


* Evaluation of vehicle movement

* Parking Tools (parking lot layout)
* Design criteria and standards library
* Real-time analysis

The business benefits include easy-to-use, intuitive, works within all AutoCAD environments, speeds up planning and design processes and can more quickly evaluate alternatives.


In addition, see how you can examine intersections using integrated analysis and simulation tools that are part of the total design process. Vehicle Tracking extends the effectiveness of BIM-enabled workflows.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see how Autodesk Vehicle Tracking can help you expand your capabilities.


RSVP Today! Seating is limited. Email Nhi Hong to reserve your spot today.



AutoCAD Fundamentals

November 3rd – 6th


AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

November 10th – 13th


Email Nhi Hong to register for training or for more information.

Autodesk Open Door Certification Day

Join us at an Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event.


For only $35, you can become an Autodesk Certified Professional!


The Open Door Certification Event Day is Friday, November 7th.


Follow these steps to register:

  1. Register your information at
  2. Select the exam you’d like to take.
  3. Enter in the SITE ID: AM0045 to select Total CAD Systems as your Certification Center.

You can find more information on these exams including exam road maps by visiting


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