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405, 2015

QTO Manager- Workaround to Update CSV Files

By |May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

The QTO Manager and Takeoff tool in Civil 3D are two tools within Civil 3D proved to be more exciting in theory than it has been in fact.  The biggest complaint about the tools is the fact that you cannot edit the pay items and have them automatically update the same items in the Excel CSV file.  This has forced some users to just bypass the tools and continue using older methods for calculating pay items.

My friend, Marco Garza, has devised a way to work around this issue.  He wrote this and, with his permission, I’m passing this along to you. . . […]

405, 2015

Understanding Your Product Activation

By |May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Most of us have heard of the current version and three versions back. And some of us are aware that is further constrained by the “Previous Version Eligible Product List”.

That does NOT necessarily mean they have to stop using licenses that are more than three versions back!

What I would like you to take special note of is their answer to the question “What if I previously licensed a product – how many copies can I use?”

This information comes directly from Autodesk: […]

2904, 2015

AutoCAD Tip: Delete Polyline Segment Without Exploding It

By |April 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Have you ever had a long polyline with many segments and you needed to get rid of just one segment?   […]

2404, 2015

Dynamic Match Line Blocks

By |April 24th, 2015|0 Comments

I know most of you love the plan and profile sheets (plan production) tools provided by Civil 3D, but I also know that there are a lot of gripes about how to control match lines, especially when you want a non-rectangular viewport.  […]

2004, 2015

New Features in Infrastructure Design Suite 2016

By |April 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Normally I dislike re-posting other blogs because I feel it to be lazy way of putting something up on our blog.  However, in this case I feel it’s worth it and therefore will make an exception.  John Sayre, Technical Marketing Manager for Civil Infrastructure with Autodesk, put this really cool list of the 5 coolest features found in the Infrastructure Design Suite 2016.  I let you read the list in depth on his blog, but here’s the simplified list: […]

1304, 2015

InfraWorks 2015 to InfraWorks 360 2015

By |April 13th, 2015|0 Comments

There has been a lot of confusion between InfraWorks and InfraWorks 360 and where to obtain the two.  I’m hoping this blog helps to clear the air.

First, what is the difference between the two?  InfraWorks has all the base modeling, proposal sketching, and scenario presentation options that I’m sure you’re already familiar with.  InfraWorks 360 has all that standard InfraWorks does but allows you to share your design via the cloud.  Then there are the Roadway Design, Drainage Design, and Bridge Design add-in modules you can purchase that will only run in InfraWorks 360.   […]

3003, 2015

AutoCAD tip: Layer Isolate Settings

By |March 30th, 2015|0 Comments

I’ve had several calls from users who have been confused about the layer isolate (LAYISO) command.


2603, 2015

Can’t find my English version of AutoCAD

By |March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

In the new accounts download section a user must pick a language to use to download the software.  Initially they only see Chinese, Korean, and Spanish.  They must use that inconspicuous scroll bar to the right to get to English: […]

1802, 2015

Desktop Subscription: The Must Knows

By |February 18th, 2015|0 Comments

As Autodesk makes the move to desktop subscription there are some things that need to be understood to make this transition easier for you.


1702, 2015

Bye-bye, Subscription! Hello, Autodesk Accounts!

By |February 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Beginning March 13, 2015, Subscription Center will be retired and all Autodesk account ( will become the single destination for all customers to track and manager their products, services, and subscription benefits. […]