InfraWorks 360 2017.2 Update

Autodesk has released an update for InfraWorks 360.  The issues that were resolved are listed below…

Bridge Design

  • A bridge must have 8 or less girders per girder group for deck haunches to be supported.
  • Haunches are not supported if a girder crosses the centerline of the bridge deck. Therefore using an odd number of girders will not allow for haunches unless you offset the center girder from the center of the bridge deck.

Design Views

  • If you are in Engineering View and have Show Sky disabled in View Settings, the sky will becomes visible again if you switch proposals. Toggle to Conceptual View then back to Engineering View to re-disable the display of the sky background.
  • Some component textures, such as the bridge component deck texture, can be difficult to see using the default Conceptual View settings. To improve texture visibility, adjust model time in Sun & Sky settings, or reduce light intensity in the Visualization tab of the View Settings panel. You can also switch to Engineering View.

Drainage Design

  • After creating a flood snapshot, toggling the display of the flood snapshot on and off more than once may cause your view to zoom in too far, and InfraWorks 360 will also select a piece of city furniture and show its attributes in the Stack. Single-click in canvas to de-select the city furniture object, then zoom out to see the flood snapshot area again.

Road Design

  • The workflow to generate Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D drawings of design roads has changed. Instead of using the Generate Civil3D Drawing intelligent tool in InfraWorks 360, open AutoCAD Civil 3D and use the Insert InfraWorks 360 Open InfraWorks 360 Model tool to bring your InfraWorks 360 data into AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Roadside grading materials may not display properly when fixed-slope roads intersect with fixed-width roads or planning roads.
  • Roadside grading is not fully supported for roads or intersections with unresolved geometries, and may produce unexpected results.
  • Calculating earthwork volumes is not supported nor excluded in intersections with unresolved geometry, and may produce unexpected results.
  • The Cross Section Viewer does not support viewing intersection area cross sections for left turn lanes.
  • The Cross Section Viewer does not support viewing cross sections for roundabouts.
  • Superelevation is not supported for component roads if your model uses the DMRB Metric Road Standards.
  • Right of Ways are not supported for component roads if your model uses the DMRB Metric Road Standards.

Viewing Models in a Browser

  • Bridge component parts will display a white color instead of material textures when you view an InfraWorks 360 model in a browser.
  • Bridge abutments with offsets will not display when you view an InfraWorks 360 model in a browser.
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AutoCAD 2017 + Verticals Service Pack 1

Autodesk has released the service pack 1 for all AutoCAD based products. You will notice it show up in the Autodesk Application Manager. Some of the issues fixed are below…

As a result of the detailed information that Autodesk received from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting Utility, they were able to identify and fix the problems listed below:

Blocks

  • There were occasional crashes when inserting some blocks a second time.

Graphics

  • There were occasional crashes when zooming out of a drawing following the 3D orbit command.

Purge

  • There were occasional crashes when purging DXF drawing files.

Web and Cloud

  • There were occasional crashes when modifying the Online Options settings and signing in to Autodesk A360 from InfoCenter.

General

  • There were occasional crashes when launching AutoCAD in Windows 10.
  • There were occasional crashes when inputting the system time in long string format, and then using the DIM command.
  • There were occasional crashes when switching layouts.
  • There were occasional crashes when performing a 3D rotate in drawings containing a point cloud.
  • There were occasional crashes when plotting to PDF using AccoreConsole.exe.
  • There were occasional crashes when performing an Undo after detaching a reference using the External References palette.
  • There were occasional crashes when PNG images were specified in a CUI resource file.

The following defects have been fixed:

Display

  • Xrefs on a frozen viewport layer would still be plotted.
  • AutoCAD in Citrix might not default to the primary display adapter.

Open and Save

  • Opening a drawing file using an Excel hyperlink was repositioning the AutoCAD application window.

PDF Import

  • Importing a PDF Underlay that was attached with relative path could fail.

Xref

  • The Xref status incorrectly displays the “Needs reloading” message when the dataset is opened from a UNC path to a shared folder.

General

  • When opening drawings created with AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD might crash if the drawing was saved again.
  • Plotting with certain visual styles might produce incorrect results.
  • Migrating custom settings might fail.

***IT HAS ALSO BEEN REPORTED THAT SERVICE PACK 1 BREAKS AUTOCAD APPS PLUG-IN AUTO LOADER MECHANISM. YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THIS ISSUE HERE.***

Total CAD Systems’ 2017 Product Launch Event

Join us for our 2017 Product Launch Event.  You can register and view the agenda by clicking here or the image below…

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.