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Civil 3D and InfraWorks 2022 New Releases

Head over to Infrastructure Reimagined and read about some of the new features in the years release of Civil 3D and InfraWorks 2022.

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Autodesk InfraWorks InfraWorks

InfraWorks 2021.2.1 Hotfix

Autodesk has released a new hotfix that covers the below…

General
Fixed when selecting a Bridge and keeping it selected led to the memory increasing until InfraWorks ran out of memory or the user unselected the bridge.
Avoided a crash when the configure dialog box was opened for an Imported Civil drawing and InfraWorks model was synced from BIM 360.
Added more checks for consistency on importing corridors to avoid failures.
Fixed a failure to render bridge girders on corridors comprised of multiple assemblies.
Fixed failures to generate Parametric 3D due to some Python scripts issues.
Fixed foundation elevations that were incorrect after Shift-F5 in certain cases.
Updated InfraWorks to use the latest SQLite version: 3.32.3.
Fixed some terrain issues that would prevent the user from exporting a tunnel to IMX.
Plugins
Avoided errors and skip cutting terrain when a tunnel had no meshes.
Fixed excessive curve smoothing in Revit for variable width tunnels.
Avoided cutting failures when generating decks or girders.
Ensured UI strings are localized.
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Civil 3D Fixes

Civil 3D 2020.5.2 Hotfix

Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.5.2 Update addresses issues with feature lines that are used as corridor baselines. When feature lines were located on a site and used as corridor baselines, feature lines would unexpectedly disappear from the site. In addition, unnecessary hidden alignments were created when a baseline feature line was updated. This update prevents feature lines from disappearing from sites, prevents hidden alignments from being created onto a site, and includes a new command (PurgeHiddenAlignsFromSites) to purge unnecessary hidden alignments from an existing drawing.

Check your account or Autodesk Desktop App for the download.

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Autodesk InfraWorks InfraWorks

InfraWorks 2021.2 Update

Autodesk InfraWorks (2021.2 – December 2020 release) is the most currently released version of Autodesk InfraWorks (2021). See To install Autodesk InfraWorks if you have not yet upgraded to this release.

The following is an overview of the primary improvements in the Autodesk InfraWorks 2021.2 release.

For technical details, see the release notes.

Highlights

Decorations for Corridor RoadsLane Markings
Added Road Decorations for corridor roads brought in from Civil 3D.You can modify Lane Markings to component roads.

Other New and Updated Features

New features or enhancements in the previous update (InfraWorks 2021.1). See What’s New in Previous Releases for previous enhancements.

FeatureNotes
Add-ins for Autodesk InfraWorksWe’ve made improvements to the Autodesk Revit InfraWorks Updater to support civil structures workflows between InfraWorks, Autodesk Civil 3D and Autodesk Revit.
Civil StructuresWe’ve improved a workflow for your civil structures that spans Autodesk Civil 3D, Autodesk InfraWorks, and Autodesk Revit. Check out the whole workflow here: Civil Structures workflow.Added the ability to view the top of foundation elevation in the Stack when a bridge foundation is selected. Added Refined Bridge Analysis. Alignments with plan curvature, skewed piers and abutments are taken into account. Also, provides grillage, offset girder and finite element models that better reflect the actual layout of the bridge girders.We’ve introduced cross-frames, representing the structural framing between steel plate and steel box girders. This feature also supports steel diaphragms, which would typically be used at support locations between girders.
CollaborationWe’ve enhanced support for data exchange between Autodesk InfraWork, Autodesk Civil 3D, and Autodesk Revit. Check out the Data Exchange section of the help for more information.
GeneralWe’ve improved the behavior of the The big “B” button in the Utility Bar. Click this to open BIM 360 Document Management in your browser.We’ve added dedicated error messages to InfraWorks for instances when there is no internet connection detected or there is an issue connecting to BIM 360
InfraWorks HomeWe’ve introduced a new streamlined InfraWorks Home experience, featuring the Recent and BIM 360 tabs. The icon for the Notifications drop down menu will display an additional badge when there are new unread messages. We’ve improved the display of models on InfraWorks Home. Now, .IWM files are listed in InfraWorks when BIM 360 models are copied in BIM 360.The state of a model will be updated automatically after downloading a not yet cached cloud model and vice versa after deleting the local cache of a cloud model, without having to manually refresh the page.Enhanced the available model actions on the Recent tab of InfraWorks’ new Home screen.Added the ability to remove models from the Recent list (without deleting the model itself).Re-implemented the Notices section as a drop down of the Utility bar.Increase the number of displayed models on Recent to 10.
Model BuilderWe’ve added the ability to select a coordinate system during model creation with the Model Builder. This vastly simplifies the process of using Model Builder models in cross-product workflows.
Point CloudsWe’ve added the ability to add point cloud data into InfraWorks directly via .LAS or .LAZ format.
Road DesignA grading option has been added to the component stack for modifying grading for selected corridor regions in a corridor component road.We’ve added new menus for switching between corridor component road and component road when you have selected multiple roads or components.Civil 3D corridor-related info like baseline region name, horizontal baseline name and vertical baseline name are now dislayed in the Stack for a selected corridor component road.We’ve also made enhancements to Lane Markings control in the Stack, and removed lane marking shadow issues.We’ve simplified the mapping of materials for corridors that were imported from Civil 3D, enabled corridor parameters to be accessible on the stack, and extended the number of corridors that can be imported into InfraWorks.
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AUGI Annual Meeting

Dear AUGI member, Once a year, AUGI holds its annual meeting with the Board of Directors and the general membership. At this important meeting, the year is reviewed, financial reports are presented, and a new vision for the coming year is articulated.

All are invited, and encouraged, to attend this open meeting.

The AUGI Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 9th. We hope you will enjoy the chance to see your AUGI leaders in action—hear about the great things that AUGI has accomplished this year and discover AUGI’s plans for the new year.

AUGI Annual General Meeting: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Sincerely,
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Civil 3D Fixes

Civil 3D 2021.2 Update

Autodesk has released the Civil 3D 2021.2 update. Below is what has been fixed and some new features as well…

API
Fixed an API issue in which reading subassembly shape data required opening the database object for write.
Fixed an issue in which a sample line could not be created at an alignment start station or end station using the API.
Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when opening a drawing from BIM 360.
Improved performance when switching data shortcut projects for projects that are stored in BIM 360, downloading source files only when required.
Fixed an issue in which opening a drawing with circular references would cause a message to be displayed in the Desktop Connector pending actions list that the file cannot be accessed.
Data Shortcuts
A new system variable named DSFolderXMLCreationOption has been added to provide control over where the ShortcutsFolders.xml file will be created. When DSFolderXMLCreationOption is set to 0, the ShortcutsFolders.xml file will be created in the top level project folder. When DSFolderXMLCreationOption is set to 1, the ShortcutsFolders.xml file will be created in the _Shortcuts folder inside the project folder. The search path order for the ShortcutsFolder.xml file is now as follows:_ShortcutsData shortcut project folderFor example, if there is a ShortcutsFolder.xml file in both the Shortcuts folder and the project folder, only the file in the Shortcuts folder will be used.
Fixed an issue in which data shortcut reference data was not updated after using the Repair Broken Shortcuts command if the source was changed before repairing the data shortcuts.
Fixed an issue in which data referenced pipe networks appeared as disconnected parts in the Structure Properties dialog box.
Fixed an issue in which data shortcut reference data was not updated after using the Repair Broken Shortcuts command if the source was changed before repairing the data shortcuts.
Fixed a stability issue that would occur if the _Shortcuts folder is readable, but its contents such as ShortcutsHistory.xml are not readable.
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when opening a drawing with circular references from a BIM 360 project.
Feature Lines
Fixed an issue in which the elevation of a feature line elevation point could not be edited in the Grading Elevation Editor.
Fixed an issue in which feature lines that were used as corridor baselines and located in a site would disappear from the site.
Fixed a performance issue that would occur when selecting feature lines while the Properties Palette was open.
InfraWorks Workflows
Fixed an issue in which vertical curves were discarded from roads that were imported into InfraWorks from Civil 3D using either DWG or IMX source files and appeared only as PVIs in the profile view in InfraWorks.
Improved stability in InfraWorks when editing a road that was imported from Civil 3D.
Miscellaneous
Fixed a stability issue that could occur when creating a new drawing or opening a drawing when the STARTUP system variable was set to 2.
Fixed a stability issue that could occur when opening a drawing.
Parcels
Fixed an issue in which parcel label properties would change when a drawing was reopened.
Pipe Networks
Fixed an issue in which the Rim to Sump Height structure property was not read only.
Fixed an issue in which the Rim to Sump Height structure property was always 5 feet when a pipe network was imported from GIS data.
Fixed an issue in which a pipe run profile would not appear when the Profile Layout toolbar was floating.
Points
Fixed an issue in which an invalid query in a point group resulted in the display of unexpected characters on the command line.
Pressure Networks
Fixed an issue in which the pressure pipes tab was not shown in the Panorama vista.
Fixed an issue in which the name and description for pressure part bands displayed the name and description of the profile view.
Fixed an issue in which band labels for pressure network fittings and appurtenances were not displayed in profile views.
Fixed an issue in which appurtenance label styles for pressure networks in profile view could not be specified.
Fixed an issue in which only one pressure network fitting would be selected after selecting a pressure network in the Prospector tree.
Fixed an issue in which the check boxes for some pressure pipe fittings could not be selected in the Profile View Properties dialog box.
Fixed an issue in which pressure pipe labels in a profile view band were not shown when the offset style is set to Cut Length.
Fixed an issue in which the pressure pipe fitting boundary was not shown in profile view.
Fixed an issue in which the 3D length of a pressure pipe vertical curve was not correct.
Fixed an issue in which pressure network parts could not be selected in the Prospector tree.
Fixed an issue in which a pipe run profile would lose its link to the pressure pipes.
Fixed an issue in which the parts list on the ribbon could not be changed when a pressure network that was created with a different parts list was selected.
Quantity Takeoff
Fixed an issue in which the earthwork quantity type values were not displayed in the material list when running quantity takeoff.

New Features…

ArcGIS workflow enhancements in 2021.2

Refresh an ArcGIS dataset in your drawing so that it matches the ArcGIS dataset online, and import raster data from ArcGIS into Civil 3D.

  • Refresh an ArcGIS dataset in your drawing so that it matches the ArcGIS dataset online by using the Refresh option in the Data Source Manager dialog box. For more information, see To Refresh Data from ArcGIS.
  • Import raster data from ArcGIS into Civil 3D as imagery or create a surface from the raster data.
  • Imagery and surface are different raster data source types. If you want to import imagery and create a surface from the raster data at the same time, you can select an imagery layer and a surface layer in the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS when you are importing the data. When you select the option to create a surface, a grid surface is created in the drawing from the data. For more information, see To Bring ArcGIS Data into Civil 3D. You can import the same raster data multiple times into a drawing so that you can specify different resolution settings and areas of interest. Note: ArcGIS raster data can’t be refreshed from ArcGIS or saved back to ArcGIS.

Pressure network workflow enhancements in 2021.2

Create parts lists from multiple materials, override pipe run offsets for specific station ranges, and use expressions in profile band labels.

  • Create parts lists from multiple materials and use these parts lists to create pipe runs using different materials for the pipes and bends. You can design pressure systems that include a mix of PVC or HDPE pipes with ductile iron bends and fittings, for example. When creating or editing a parts list, you can load multiple part catalogs and add parts from those catalogs into the parts list. When you create or edit a parts list, you start with the Information tab of the Pressure Networks Parts List dialog box. As you can see in the following image you can load and unload multiple material catalogs. The status simply shows whether parts have added to the parts list from a catalog. In Use means parts have been used so the catalog cannot be unloaded. Loaded means the catalog is loaded but nothing has been used from it yet.
  • Override pipe run offsets for specific station ranges. In the Pipe Run Profile Settings dialog box on the Overrides tab, you have the ability to override the pipe run’s offsets for specific station ranges. You can specify a specific offset distance or an offset style (Cut Length or Offset at Fitting).
  • For more information, see Pipe Run Depth Adjustments.
  • Expressions created for profile label styles for both pipe networks and pressure networks can now be used when creating labels for pipe data bands styles and pressure network data bands styles. The expressions appear as properties in the Text Component Editor dialog box. This allows you to create custom formulas in the band label styles such as showing the depth from the surface to the invert of pipes. For more information, see Label Expression Examples.
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Civil 3D Fixes

Civil 3D 2020.5.1 Update

As many of you know, the 2020.5 update was pulled by Autodesk shortly after it’s release because of all this issues associated with it. They have just released today the 2020.5.1 update. Read more below on what was fixed…

Note: Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.5.1 includes the product fixes included in Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.5, Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.1, Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.2, Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.3, and Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.4.

Fixes included in Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.5.1
General
Fixed an issue in which synchronizing a pipe network data reference would incorrectly update the pipe and structure names with the pipe network name.
Fixed an issue in which a data referenced alignment that was used as a reference for a pipe network was not updated after the alignment name was updated in the source drawing.
Fixed an issue in which the reference surface name for a pipe was not updated in a host drawing after the surface name was updated in the source drawing.
Fixed a stability issue that occurred when opening the Layer Palette if a reference template was attached to the drawing and the AeccRefTemplateAutoUpdate system variable was set to 2.
Fixed an issue in which data shortcut reference data was not updated after using the Repair Broken Shortcuts command if the source was changed before repairing the data shortcuts.
Fixed an issue in which the Prospector and Settings tabs could not be displayed again after turning them off. Fixed an issue in which the Prospector and Settings tabs were unexpectedly shown again when Civil 3D was restarted after turning them off.
Fixes included in Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.5
API
Fixed an issue in which the method Alignment.StationandOffset would throw exceptions when a point was not on an entity.
Fixed an issue in which it was not possible to set the survey working folder through the API if the folder was read-only. Since this is allowed in the product, setting a read-only survey working folder through the API is now also allowed. This fix affects both the .NET and the ActiveX API.
Improved data shortcuts in .NET to maintain data when a drawing is saved, closed, and reopened.
Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D
The path shown for drawings stored in BIM 360 now starts with BIM 360:\ instead of starting with C:\Users< username >\BIM 360.
Fixed an issue that prevented the opening of multiple drawings if they had an online status in BIM 360.
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when the same drawing in a sheet set data (DST) file was opened by different users on different machines.
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when opening a drawing from BIM 360.
Reference templates are now uploaded and downloaded when you upload or download drawings that reference them. The paths to the reference templates are maintained when the reference templates are uploaded, downloaded, or moved within BIM 360.
Catchments
Fixed an issue in which the catchment flow path was drawn when “Draw flow path” was not selected.
Corridors
Fixed an issue in which a corridor offset was created as positive instead of negative when the offset value that was input was close to 0.
Cross Sections
Updated the DraftingBuffer command to display the current command status on the command line.
Fixed an issue in which section labels would disappear from a section view when its parent sample line becomes skewed, due to missing point codes on shape edges.
Fixed an issue in which some corridor section labels were not shown in the Corridor Section Editor.
Data Shortcuts
Improved performance when opening a drawing that contained many section views.
Fixed an issue in which newly created data shortcut folders would disappear when the Data Shortcuts tree was refreshed or when Civil 3D was restarted.
Fixed an issue in which creating a data reference to a corridor surface that is not selected in the corridor properties in the source drawing resulted in a “Layer name cannot be empty” message.
Fixed an issue in which corridor section labels could not be created for data referenced corridors when the source drawing was not available.
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when creating a data reference to a sample line group that sampled a corridor surface that was not selected in the corridor properties.
Fixed an issue in which it was not possible to select the pipe label styles when “Include source labels” was selected in the Create Pipe Network Reference and Create Pressure Network Reference dialog boxes.
A new system variable named DSFolderXMLCreationOption has been added to provide control over where the ShortcutsFolders.xml file will be created. When DSFolderXMLCreationOption is set to 0, the ShortcutsFolders.xml file will be created in the top level project folder. When DSFolderXMLCreationOption is set to 1, the ShortcutsFolders.xml file will be created in the _Shortcuts folder inside the project folder. The search path order for the ShortcutsFolder.xml file is now as follows:_ShortcutsData shortcut project folderFor example, if there is a ShortcutsFolder.xml file in both the Shortcuts folder and the project folder, only the file in the Shortcuts folder will be used.
ESRI ArcGIS Data Workflows
Fixed an issue in which ArcGIS Domain values did not import correctly with the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS.
Export Civil 3D Drawing
Fixed an issue in which MicroStation Connect v13 remained open at completion of the drawing export.
Fixed a stability issue that would occur when exporting to DGN if both MicroStation V8i and MicroStation Connect v13 were installed.
Feature Lines
Fixed an issue in which editing a feature line in the same site as a feature line used in a surface or corridor did not update the surface or corridor.
Labels
Fixed an issue in which label style components would be missing from the Summary tab of the Label Style Composer dialog box.
Miscellaneous
Fixed a performance issue that occurred when closing the Toolspace when many drawings are open.
Parcels
Fixed an issue in which a parcel area report did not generate in a *.xls file.
Pipe Networks
Fixed an issue in which the section time value shown in the gravity network analysis report was not correct.
Fixed an issue in which the rainfall file in the Analyze Gravity Network dialog box was the last file used by the user instead of the last file used for the drawing.
Added the ability to use a distance unit for the Spread value on the Results page of the Analyze Gravity Network dialog box.
Fixed an issue in which the label components for 2D Length – Center to Center and 3D Length – Center to Center did not display correct values.
Fixed an issue in which the Invert Elevation column was empty in the Match Elevation dialog box.
Fixed an issue in which the Bypass Target property was empty for a data referenced pipe network.
When adjusting the height of a structure, if the adjusted structure height exceeds the range in catalog, the maximum or the minimum height will now be used. If the adjusted structure height is larger than the maximum height, then the maximum height will be used. If the adjusted structure height is smaller than the minimum height, then the minimum height will be used.
Points
Fixed an issue in which an invalid query in a point group resulted in the display of unexpected characters on the command line.
Fixed an issue in which the Operator field for the Full Description property in a point group query was not populated with the standard options.
Pressure Networks
Added the ability to add pressure network fitting and appurtenance labels in section view.
Fixed an issue in which the catalog-defined blocks for fittings and appurtenances did not appear correctly in profile view.
Quantity Takeoff
Fixed a stability issue that could occur when computing materials while the default Quantity Takeoff Criteria was blank and a referenced template was attached.
Reference Templates
Fixed an issue in which having styles referenced from a second reference template would cause the first reference template to be ignored.
Fixed an issue that caused an error message to be displayed when the Audit command was entered at the command line.
Fixed an issue in which labels that contain property set information would change to <> when AeccRefTemplateAutoUpdate is set as 0.
Fixed an issue in which imported labels that contained property set information would not display correctly.
Fixed an issue in which the Structure Type and Dimension Mappings in the Pipe Network feature settings were not referenced by a reference template.
Reports
Fixed an issue in which the Alignment Relation Report reported an incorrect offset value for the last station.
The TxReportAlignPoints command has been replaced with the AeccReportAlignPoints command. Before using the AeccReportAlignPoints command, enter NETLOAD at the command line and select c:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2020\C3D\AeccTransportationX.dll. The .dll must be loaded each time Civil 3D is restarted in order to run the report. For more information, see To Generate a Points on Alignment Report.
Sections
Fixed an issue in which some corridor section labels were duplicated in section view after selecting an option to stagger the labels.
Survey
Fixed an issue in which the record of elevations was incorrect when importing a survey data file.
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Civil 3D Fixes

Civil 3D 2021.1 Update

Autodesk has released the Civil 3D 2021.1 update. Read below for updates and enhancements…

Learn about new features in the latest release of Civil 3D. For technical details, see the release notes.
Feature Line Editing Use new commands to insert points on crossing feature lines, to edit the grade or slope on multiple feature lines, and to set the elevation of a point on a feature-line based corridor at a given grade or slope from a specified location.
Pressure Networks Use new and enhanced functionality for editing pressure networks in plan view and profile view.
Rail Bands in Profile Views Add cant data bands and speed bands to profile views to annotate rail-specific properties along the parent alignment.
Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D Support has been added for reference templates and sheet set data files.
ArcGIS Workflows Add new Civil 3D objects to ArcGIS by moving them to an existing ArcGIS layer and then saving the layer back to ArcGIS.

More features

Layer Control for Bridge Workflows Update bridge layers after a bridge has been imported, and control layers for additional bridge generic object types. API Enhancements Several additions have been made to the Civil 3D API.

This document lists product fixes included in Autodesk Civil 3D 2021.1.

Alignments
The highest speed value is now used for a station when multiple speeds are assigned.
API
See New Features in the Autodesk Civil 3D API
Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D
Improved the display of folder paths on the BIM 360 page of the Start tab.
Fixed an issue in which an “AeccDbNetworkRule was repaired” message could incorrectly be displayed when the Audit command was used on a DWG file with an XREF in BIM 360.
Fixed an issue in which the word “You” was not translated on the BIM 360 page of the Start tab.
Improved performance with Autodesk Desktop Connector when working with drawings that contain circular or unloaded xrefs.
The path shown for drawings stored in BIM 360 now starts with BIM 360:\ instead of starting with C:\Users\ < username > \BIM 360.
Fixed an issue in which a host drawing with more than one point file reference would not completely update when uploaded to BIM 360.
Improved performance when opening and saving a drawing with BIM 360.
Fixed an issue in which a duplicate source file containing data shortcuts was created when the original was moved or renamed in BIM 360.
Fixed an issue in which a drawing that contained a data referenced surface would report having a broken reference when opened on another computer if the surface in the data shortcut source drawing referenced an .mms file.
Fixed an issue in which labels using a style with a custom block height would not be displayed correctly when the drawing was viewed in BIM 360.
Fixed an issue in which the paths to point files used as surface data would not all be updated correctly when a drawing was uploaded to BIM 360.
Fixed an issue that prevented the opening of multiple drawings if they had an Online status in BIM 360.
Note: An updated version of Autodesk Desktop Connector is required for working with BIM 360 related features after installing Autodesk Civil 3D 2021.1. When you attempt to use BIM 360 related features in Autodesk Civil 3D 2021.1, you will be prompted to update Autodesk Desktop Connector if you have not done so already.
Bridges
Fixed an issue in which the station properties of bridge projection label styles were not consistent with the station properties of other label styles.
Fixed an issue in which modified layer property information was not updating when reloading a bridge layer.
Fixed an issue in which the status of an imported bridge from BIM 360 was reported as not found in the Prospector item view.
Corridors
Fixed an issue in which the LinkOffsetOnSurface subassembly did not recognize the side of the assembly on which it was placed and targeted the wrong side of the baseline.
Improved stability when opening the Rehab Manager dialog box.
Fixed an issue in which the assigned elevation targets on spiral segments of an alignment or on an alignment with a 180 degree direction change generated incorrect results.
Data Shortcuts
Fixed an issue in which newly created data shortcut folders would disappear when the Data Shortcuts tree was refreshed or when Civil 3D was restarted.
Dynamo for Civil 3D
Fixed a stability issue that occurred when opening true/false property sets that were imported from a JSON file with Dynamo for Civil 3D.
ESRI/GIS Data Integration
Deprecated the unnecessary ArcGIS Dataset Information Property set created when importing objects from ArcGIS.
Fixed an issue in which importing a layer as a feature line would not include domain properties.
Export Civil 3D Drawings
Improved stability when exporting a drawing containing several long corridors to IMX.
Improved performance when exporting a Civil 3D drawing containing a large number of COGO points to an AutoCAD drawing.
Grading
Fixed a stability issue that could occur when opening a drawing with grading objects.
Fixed the Chinese translation of “area” in the CreateGradingInfill command prompt which was not interpreted correctly.
Labels
Fixed an issue in which corridor section labels could not be created for data referenced corridors when the source drawing was not available.
Miscellaneous
Fixed a performance issue that could occur when opening drawings on a Windows 10 operating system.
Parcels
Fixed a misspelling in a tooltip in the Create Parcels – From Objects dialog box.
Pipe Networks
Fixed an issue in which the Bypass Target property was empty for a data referenced pipe network.
Fixed an issue in which the Invert Elevation column was empty in the Match Elevation dialog box.
Fixed an issue in which the folder that contains the pipe network catalog could not be selected when specifying the settings for bringing InfraWorks drainage networks into a drawing.
Points
Fixed an issue in which the Operator field for the Full Description property in a point group query was not populated with the standard options.
Fixed an issue in which an invalid query in a point group resulted in the display of unexpected characters on the command line.
Pressure Networks
Fixed an issue in which a pressure pipe that was removed from a profile view could not be added back to the profile by using the Profile View Properties dialog box.
Improved stability when opening a drawing with a pressure network pipe run that contained curves.
Fixed an issue in which changes to the pipe run profile settings would not be saved if the option to offset the pipe run to a profile and the option to Update Dynamically were selected in the Pipe Run Profile Settings dialog box.
Fixed an issue in which a pipe run could be detached after reopening the drawing.
Fixed an issue in which different pipe runs could have identical names when they should be unique.
Fixed an issue in which the pressure pipe size on the ribbon did not match the selected pipe size in the Pressure Network Parts List dialog box when creating the network.
Fixed an issue in which a label would not slide correctly along a curved pressure network pipe in plan view.
Added the ability to add appurtenances on a path based pressure network pipe in profile view.
Fixed an issue in which a pressure network pipe run that was copied from one profile view to another would not include its parts.
Fixed an issue in which branch fittings were removed after updating the elevation of a branched pipe run.
Fixed an issue in which the SplitPipeNetwork command had two options that were assigned the same letter in the German version of the application.
Fixed a stability issue that could occur when creating a data shortcut reference to a pressure network.
Quantity Takeoff
Fixed a stability issue that could occur when computing materials while the default Quantity Takeoff Criteria is blank and a referenced template has been attached.
Rail Design
Fixed an issue in which an edited equilibrium cant formula in the Edit Feature Settings – Alignment dialog box produced incorrect values in the Cant Tabular Editor.
Reference Templates
Fixed an issue in which you could not reference templates created with Civil 3D 2021 in earlier versions.
Surfaces
Fixed an issue in which cut volumes were not calculated correctly when using the prismoidal calculation method.
Survey
Fixed an issue in which the record of elevations was incorrect when importing a survey data file.

This document lists known issues in Autodesk Civil 3D 2021.1.

Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D
Automatic locking and unlocking of sheet set data (DST) files that are stored in BIM 360 is not enabled by default. You can use the EnableDSTLock system variable to enable automatic locking and unlocking behavior. If you do not enable automatic locking, you must manually lock a DST file before opening it to prevent editing conflicts from occurring. For more information, see About Locking Documents Stored in BIM 360.
When automatic sheet set data file locking is enabled, DST files may not be successfully unlocked when the DST file is closed. As a workaround, close and restart Civil 3D to unlock the file.
The latest version of a DST file may not always be downloaded if you open the DST file using the Open > Recent menu in the Sheet Set Manager dialog box.
To avoid receiving repeated error messages, it is recommended to avoid adding a locally saved drawing file to a DST file that is saved in BIM 360.
Note: Pay item files will not be uploaded together with the drawings that reference them. This prevents Desktop Connector from creating related data folders and preserves the existing workflow of managing and working with pay items. This is a change in behavior from the beta release of Autodesk Civil 3D 2021.1.
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InfraWorks 2021.1 Update

Autodesk has released a new update for InfraWorks, 2021.1. Below are new features and fixes…

InfraWorks HomePoint CloudsRoad DesignModel BuilderCivil Structures
We’ve introduced a new InfraWorks Home experience that improves access to models and collaboration.We’ve added the ability to add point cloud data into InfraWorks directly via .LAS or .LAZ format.We’ve simplified the mapping of materials for corridors that were imported from Civil 3D, enabled corridor parameters to be accessible on the stack, and extended the number of corridors that can be imported into InfraWorks.We’ve added the ability to select a coordinate system during model creation with the Model Builder. This vastly simplifies the process of using Model Builder models in cross-product workflows.We’ve introduced Refined Bridge Analysis, an extension to the previously available Line Girder Analysis feature that provides grillage, offset girder and finite element models that better reflect the actual layout of the bridge girders.

Other New and Updated Features

New features or enhancements in the latest update (InfraWorks 2021.1). See What’s New in Previous Releases for previous enhancements.

FeatureNotes
Add-ins for Autodesk InfraWorksWe’ve made improvements to the Autodesk Revit InfraWorks Updater to support civil structures workflows between InfraWorks, Autodesk Civil 3D and Autodesk Revit.
Civil StructuresWe’ve improved a workflow for your civil structures that spans Autodesk Civil 3D, Autodesk InfraWorks, and Autodesk Revit. Check out the whole workflow here: Civil Structures workflow.Added the ability to view the top of foundation elevation in the Stack when a bridge foundation is selected. Added Refined Bridge Analysis. Alignments with plan curvature, skewed piers and abutments are taken into account.We’ve introduced cross-frames, representing the structural framing between steel plate and steel box girders. This feature also supports steel diaphragms, which would typically be used at support locations between girders.
CollaborationWN Star We’ve enhanced support for data exchange between Autodesk InfraWork, Autodesk Civil 3D, and Autodesk Revit. Check out the Data Exchange section of the help for more information.
GeneralWe’ve improved the behavior of the The big “B” button in the Utility Bar. Click this to open BIM 360 Document Management in your browser.We’ve added dedicated error messages to InfraWorks for instances when there is no internet connection detected or there is an issue connecting to BIM 360
InfraWorks HomeWe’ve introduced a new streamlined InfraWorks Home experience, featuring the Recent and BIM 360 tabs. The icon for the Notifications drop down menu will display an additional badge when there are new unread messages. We’ve improved the display of models on InfraWorks Home. Now, .IWM files are listed in InfraWorks when BIM 360 models are copied in BIM 360.The state of a model will be updated automatically after downloading a not yet cached cloud model and vice versa after deleting the local cache of a cloud model, without having to manually refresh the page.Enhanced the available model actions on the Recent tab of InfraWorks’ new Home screen.Added the ability to remove models from the Recent list (without deleting the model itself).Re-implemented the Notices section as a drop down of the Utility bar.Increase the number of displayed models on Recent to 10.
Road DesignA grading option has been added to the component stack for modifying grading for selected corridor regions in a corridor component road.We’ve added new menus for switching between corridor component road and component road when you have selected multiple roads or components.Civil 3D corridor-related info like baseline region name, horizontal baseline name and vertical baseline name are now dislayed in the Stack for a selected corridor component road.We’ve also made enhancements to Lane Markings control in the Stack, and removed lane marking shadow issues.

Fixed Issues

This document lists the most recent fixes made to Autodesk InfraWorks and Add-Ins for Autodesk InfraWorks. Information about updates to the current release of Autodesk InfraWorks that contain fixes and security updates can also be found here. To review information about updates (including hotfixes) to previous release versions of Autodesk InfraWorks, see Release Notes for Previous Versions of Autodesk InfraWorks.

Autodesk InfraWorks (2021.1 – August 2020)

BIM 360 Collaboration
Fixed an issue where .JSON files associated with InfraWorks projects were not being properly copied to BIM 360 Document Management projects.
Added a tooltip to explain why outdated collaboration models can not be sync’d with the current version of InfraWorks.
Civil Structures
Fixed an issue where the bridge right click menu > Send to Spreadsheet command was incorrect when the application language was set to English – United Kingdom.
Fixed a crash that happened when using Thai/Japanese characters in the analysis project name.
Fixed an issue where some structure features were enabled when edit mode was turned off.
Fixed an issue where the deck haunch would not update if the girder spacing was changed.
Fixed an issue where the first abutment on a bridge would not render on narrow roads.
Fixed an issue where the integral pier toggle could not be changed
Fixed an issue where there was a gap between the top of pier and bearings when the pier cap was sloped.
Added the ability to increase the girder group gap to account for diaphragms.
Data Exchange
Fixed an issue where mapping rules and stack material overrides would not apply in InfraWorks to Autodesk Civil 3D corridors that were created via data shortcuts.
Fixed an issue where Autodesk Civil 3D alignments with existing ground profiles that were used to build a corridor could not be exported to InfraWorks at the appropriate geographic location.
Fixed an issue where corridor surfaces displayed triangles when grading Civil 3D corridor component roads in InfraWorks.
Fixed an issue where retaining wall subassemblies from Civil 3D were not displayed properly in InfraWorks.
Fixed an issue where the minimum solvable curve length had caused small sections of roads from Civil 3D to occasionally be discarded.
Fixed an issue where units of measurement for design speed couldn’t be sent from Civil 3D to InfraWorks.
Desktop Graphics
Fixed an issue where Sun and Sky and Date/Time settings were inaccurate in relation to a model’s timezone.
Fixed an issue where the mini-toolbar display values update in all cases of geometry modifications.
Drainage Design
Fixed an issue where InfraWorks would crash after user-defined inlets were added to component roads.
Fixed an issue where the boundary of Flood Simulation areas were not selectable after being drawn.
General
Various minor fixes and enhancements for hte InfraWorks Home and startup experience.
Fixed an issue that caused application instability when using the User Coordinate System (UCS) picker.
Addressed issues that occur when exporting very large geographic areas to 3D model format.
Adjusted the fly-out menu for style catalogs and Stack fly-outs, to correct offset and sizing issues that were occurring.
Fixed an issue where tiles were missing in some models after WFS import.
Improved the behavior of checkbox options for the right-click context menu when a civil structure or component road is selected. The default state is now unchecked.
Fixed missing colors in exported FBX files.
Point Clouds
Fixed an issue where the point cloud export dialog was mis-aligned.
Road Design
Fixed an that prevented creating a Right of Way that included a non-tangent curve, using the Parallel Drawing option.
Fixed an issue with perpendicular and co-linear snaps when creating Parcels, Right of Ways, and Easements. Depending on the model’s coordinate system, the snap angles were sometimes incorrect.
Fixed an issue that prevented compound offset spirals from being stored in exported IMX files and sent from Civil 3D to InfraWorks.

Known Issues

This document lists known issues for the current release of Autodesk InfraWorks and Add-Ins for Autodesk InfraWorks.

Autodesk InfraWorks (2021.1 – August 2020)

Collaboration
Copied IWM files can not be edited nor opened in InfraWorks, and can only be viewed using the Autodesk Viewer.
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InfraWorks 2021.0.1 Hotfix

Autodesk has released a hotfix for InfraWorks that addresses the issues below:

Fixed Issues

This document lists the most recent fixes made to Autodesk InfraWorks and Add-Ins for Autodesk InfraWorks. Information about updates to the current release of Autodesk InfraWorks that contain fixes and security updates can also be found here.

Autodesk InfraWorks 2021.0 Hotfix 1

Security
This hotfix contains security updates for Autodesk InfraWorks (2021.0 – April 2020 release).

Autodesk InfraWorks (2021.0 – April 2020 release)

General
Fixed an issue in the New Model dialog that was preventing coordinate system selection in the Settings tab when using InfraWorks with high display resolution.
Fixed an issue that caused items to appear in grayscale instead of color when pinning a toolbar action to the Quick Access menu bar.
We’ve added a warning message to notify you if your system is using outdated graphics card drivers.
Fixed an issue where the Model Properties dialog was cutting off the display of buttons on the bottom of the dialog.
ArcGIS
We resolved a data offset issue that occurred for models with unsupported coordinate systems when publishing data to an ArcGIS Portal.
Civil Structures
Fixed an issue where orbital navigation in your model was not available when the Publish Civil Structures dialog was open.
Fixes an issue where the pier diaphragm width attribute was not being properly translated into other languages for non-English (US) usage of InfraWorks.
Fixed an issue where part catalog names and tooltips were inaccurate after importing a part catalog into InfraWorks.
Drainage Design
Fixed an issue where the edit state for Pipeline features was not updating correctly.
Point Clouds
Fixed an issue where extracting linear features from point cloud data with the Cross Section View panel open would cause InfraWorks to unexpectedly close.
Fixed an issue where InfraWorks would unexpectedly close when importing improperly-formatted CSV data with the Point Cloud Image Lookup tool.
Road Design
Fixed an issue where coverage materials for corridor component roads were not supported for imported IMX data from Autodesk Civil 3D.
Fixed an issue that caused unexpected behavior when importing road models with horizontal and vertical alignments of different lengths from Autodesk Civil 3D.
Fixed an issue where Right of Ways could be created with invalid self-intersecting geometry when using the Parallel Drawing.
Fixed an issue where the right-click context menu for selected component roads was too narrow to display all text.