Civil 3D 2016.0.5 Update

Autodesk has released a new update for Civil 3D 2016. The updated includes the following fixes:

  • Civil 3D no longer closes unexpectedly drawing a circle using a some linetypes.
  • An issue has been resolved that resulted in annotations along parcel segments to be created incorrectly.
  • As issue that resulted in lines to display inconsistently after using the REGEN or REGENALL command has been resolved.
  • An issue where linetypes are not scaled as expected when an alignment mask is used has been resolved.
  • When importing an expression into a drawing, and issue where the expression is not updated if the expression already exists in the destination has been resolved.
  • An issue where the <[Source Object Name]> label property would display point numbers instead of point names for projection labels on section views has been resolved.
  • An issue with the curb inlet calculation in sag in Hydraflow Storm Sewers and Hydraflow Express has been resolved.

 

Civil 3D 2016 Service Pack 3

Autodesk has released Service Pack 3 for Civil 3D 2016.

The following issues have been resolved in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Service Pack 3:

API

  • The API has been extended to enable match lines and view frames.
  • An API has been added to create a siteless feature line:
    static NAMESPACE_ACDB::ObjectId Create(System::String^ featurelineName, NAMESPACE_ACDB::ObjectId idCreatedFrom);
  • An API has been added to move a feature line to none site:
    static void MoveToNoneSite(NAMESPACE_ACDB::ObjectId featureLineId);
  • An API has been updated to allow a feature line to be moved to none site:
    static void MoveToSite(NAMESPACE_ACDB::ObjectId featureLineId, NAMESPACE_ACDB::ObjectId destinationSiteId);

Alignments and Profiles

  • An issue that caused the superelevation diagrams to display a design check warning with a blank tooltip has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused the Superelevation Tabular Editor to display a rate of change warning with a blank tooltip has been resolved.

Corridors

  • An issue has been resolved that caused an error when creating an intersection using the Create Intersection command from the ribbon.

Export to DWG/DGN

  • An error is no longer generated when exporting from a drawing that has been saved at the root directory of the local disk.
  • An issue that prevented a successful drawing export to Microstation® DGN format has been resolved.

General

  • An issue has been resolved that caused an error when trimming or extending lines that are labeled with a label style that uses a block reference.
  • An issue has been resolved where in some cases a structure label would become immovable and could not be grip edited.
  • Performance when opening a drawing has been improved.

Grading and Feature Lines

  • An issue has been resolved where the elevation point grips of feature lines that are associated with a site were deleted unexpectedly after a drawing audit.
  • The default site for a newly created feature line is now the last site that was used.
  • An issue has been resolved where changes that were made to a feature line’s style on the Feature Lines tab of the Corridor Properties dialog box were not retained.
  • An issue has been resolved where an alignment that was inserted as a DREF was no longer visible if moved to a different site.
  • Moving multiple feature lines to or from the <None> site selection no longer results in unexpected elevation interaction between the feature lines.
  • An issue that caused a grading object to not respond to changes in a feature line after a drawing audit has been resolved.

Hydraflow Extensions

  • When plotting an Inlet Section Table the “Inlet Depth” and “Inlet Spread” column headers have been changed to “Bypass Depth” and “Bypass Spread”.
  • An issue has been resolved that caused an error when applying changes after adding an empty column to a custom report in MyReport.
  • An issue has been resolved that caused the inlet grade dimensions to not match between the Hydraflow Storm Sewers extension and the Hydraflow Express extension.
  • The Hydraflow Storm Sewers Help has been updated so that definitions are consistent with the current behavior.
  • The Bypass Spread depth values in the Hydraflow Express extension now use the same rounding as in Hydraflow Storm Sewers extension.
  • The Hydraflow Storm Sewers extension and the Hydraflow Express extension have updated calculations for gutter spread depth of curb inlets in sag.

Hydrology and Hydraulics

  • Linetypes that include blocks and text now are displayed correctly when used for catchment boundaries or flow paths.

Labels

  • An issue has been resolved where the default projection label style that was specified in the ProjectObjectsToMultiSect command settings was not retained when the Project Objects to Multiple Section Views command was run.

Pipe Networks and Pressure Networks

  • An issue has been resolved where pipe network styles were overwritten when synchronized in paper space.
  • An error is no longer generated when placing a structure during pipe network layout.
  • An issue has been resolved where some changes in a pressure network pipe data shortcut are not synchronized to the referenced drawing.
  • An issue that caused unexpected behavior when using grips to edit pressure network pipes in profile view has been resolved.

Storm and Sanitary Analysis

  • An issue has been resolved where the surface type for a flow path in catchment is transferred incorrectly from AutoCAD Civil 3D to Storm and Sanitary Analysis.
  • An issue has been resolved where AutoCAD Civil 3D was not applying the custom inlet attributes from the customized XML part mapping file.

Surfaces

  • An issue that affected the appearance of the elevations in grid volume surfaces has been resolved.

Autodesk® InfraWorks® 360 Interoperability

  • An issue has been resolved where alignments that were brought into AutoCAD Civil 3D from InfraWorks 360 were offset in AutoCAD Civil 3D when the drawing’s coordinate system was set using the Open InfraWorks 360 Model dialog box.

Autodesk® Vault

  • Performance has been improved when opening as read-only a drawing that has XREFs.
  • An issue has been resolved that caused an error when checking in a drawing that has a drawing XREF that is checked out by another user.
  • An issue has been resolved that caused an error when checking in a drawing that has a TIFF XREF that is checked out.

Civil 3D 2016 Productivity Pack 3

Autodesk just released Productivity Pack 3 for Civil 3D 2016.  Below is taken from the README file…

Key Features of this Productivity Pack

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016 Productivity Pack 3 consists of the following features:

1. Traverse Editor – Create points, lines, and curves representing traverse legs and sideshots using a broad set of COGO input and editing tools. The traverse can be used to generate polylines, COGO points, and a .TRV2 traverse file. Note that this new tool provides significant improvements over the COGO Editor that was included in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Productivity Pack 1.

2. Traverse Adjustment – Perform traverse adjustment and generate reports using Compass, Transit, Crandall, and Grant Line adjustment methods. Update COGO points and traverse geometry within the drawing.

3. Subassemblies – A new library of subassemblies is included that you can integrate into your projects. All of this content was created in Autodesk Subassembly Composer and can be edited and expanded to meet your individual or organizational needs. Not that there are separate metric and imperial libraries and detailed Help that you can access to learn about the behavior of each subassembly.

You can learn more about Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016 Productivity Pack 3 via the online Help.

Civil 3D 2016 Service Pack 2

The install for Service Pack 2 showed up in my Application Manager.  However, it is not on Autodesk’s website as of yet.  The issues that have been resolved are as follows:

The following issues have been resolved in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Service Pack 2:

API

  • An issue with the Profile.CreateFromFeatureLine styleId parameter has been resolved so that a profile style can now be applied as expected.
  • An issue where three LabelStyleCollection.Expressions (CantCriticalPointsLabelStyles, AreaLabelStyles, and FlowSegmentLabelStyles) would display an InvalidOperationException has been resolved.
  • The Label.SetReferenceTextTarget method now works as expected for a surface reference.

Export to DWG/DGN

  • An issue has been resolved where the display order of objects would change when the drawing was exported to DWG or DGN.

General

  • Having Quick Properties enabled no longer causes a selection issue with AutoCAD Civil 3D objects, where the drawing would lose focus and a second click was required to run a command.

Grading and Feature Lines

  • An issue has been resolved where extra vertices were created on some feature lines which impacted the ability to create grading projections from those feature lines. To resolve this issue, run the AUDIT command in any affected drawings after installing the service pack.

Hydraflow Storm Sewers

  • An issue has been resolved where the junction loss was not calculated in Hydraflow Storm Sewers when the flow was supercritical.

Labels

  • An issue has been resolved where parcel labels and tables within an xref would become corrupted if the source drawing was modified.

Object Enabler

  • An issue has been resolved where having the object enabler loaded would cause new objects to be added to a drawing when it was saved, which caused a prompt to be displayed that the drawing needed to be recovered when it was reopened.
  • An issue has been resolved where proxy warnings would appear in Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® when opening a drawing that contained AutoCAD Civil 3D objects even though the AutoCAD Civil 3D object enabler was installed.

    Note: To download and install the fixes for the object enabler, go to the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Object Enabler website.

Points

  • The point creation commands At Alignment Geometry and Profile Geometry Points now honor the specified start and end stations.

Pipe Networks and Pressure Networks

  • An issue has been resolved where user-defined structure descriptions would change to Null Structure when the part was moved or the invert was changed.
  • An issue has been resolved where pipe invert grips were in the wrong location and had incorrect inverts, and these pipes could not be swapped for other parts.
  • The Set Sump Depth structure rule now runs as expected without displaying an error.
  • Synchronizing data shortcut pipes and structures no longer causes the drawing layer settings to revert to the settings specified on the Object Layers tab of the Drawing Settings dialog box.
  • Linking to a pipe network or pressure network data shortcut in the Link to a Data Shortcut dialog box and then using the UNDO command no longer causes an error.

Surfaces

  • Issues have been resolved with how negative and positive elevation ranges in surface analysis are calculated for a volume surface when there are gaps in the elevation ranges or overlapping elevation ranges.
  • An issue has been resolved with surface analysis where the volume reported in an elevation range was inaccurate if the elevation range exceeded the highest or lowest elevation.

Survey

  • An issue has been resolved where survey figures were exported incorrectly from the survey database.

Autodesk® InfraWorks® 360 Interoperability

  • Alignments and corridors which contain compound spirals are now exported as expected to IMX.
  • An issue has been resolved where an entire Autodesk InfraWorks 360 model would be opened after selecting the Area Of Interest option in the Open InfraWorks 360 Model dialog box.

Autodesk® Vault

  • A drawing with xrefs attached to it and saved with the Save As command can now be checked into Vault.
  • Performance has been improved when checking in files into Vault, refreshing Vault projects, opening read-only drawings that have xrefs attached, and logging into a Vault database that contains several projects.
  • On the Uses tab of the Preview pane in Vault, duplicate drawings no longer appear in the list of files for a drawing that has xrefs attached.
  • An issue has been resolved where point groups in drawings in a Vault project would always be marked with an out-of-date icon in Prospector.


New Civil 3D Reporting and Productivity Tools

Autodesk Subscription

The AutoCAD® Civil 3D 2016 Transportation Extension, a Civil 3D Subscription entitlement, is now ready for customers to download through their Autodesk account. This extension provides a compelling reason to engage with your Civil 3D customers about getting current through Subscription. 

The Transportation Extension offers specific reporting and productivity tools to address the unique needs of civil engineers working on road and highway projects. The reports are built for the specific purpose of calculating model output, and they display results based on multiple model elements and user controls.

The new productivity tools include greater file conversion capability, a new parcel properties manager, the capability to identify surface high and low points, and quick surface cross section analysis, which can help accelerate the preliminary design process.

Read Dave Simeone’s blog for further details on the Transportation Extension.


AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

Check your new Subscription site (manage.autodesk.com) to download your 2016 version of Civil 3D.

The new features below, come from the Civil 3D 2016 help guide…

New Features in Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016 contains the following new features and enhancements.

Integration of the Autodesk Point Cloud Surface Extraction 2015 Feature
  • The Create Surface From Point Cloud command has been integrated and is now available on the ribbon. The command now provides the ability to adjust the default distance between points in order to change the percentage of points that will be included in the surface.
Integration of the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 Features

The following features in the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 have been integrated:

Catchments
Corridors
  • An option is now available for selecting alignments by layer to use as width and offset targets for corridors.
Data Exchange
Data Shortcuts
Labels
Sections
Vault

New Features in the Autodesk® Subassembly Composer for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016