Friday, May 27, 2016

Autodesk University 2016

My Autodesk University 2016 class proposals are in!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Civil 3D 2017!

I finally have Civil 3D 207 installed. I'm looking forward to the new grading tool and the new PDF to DWG tool. I'll post a few tips on the new features in the coming weeks.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Autodesk Stingray

I started playing Autodesk Stingray after Autodesk University 2015. I'm finally making ground. The project was created in Civil 3D project then exported to 3D Studio Max via the Civil View plug-in. While in 3D Studio Max, I added texturing a few other items then exported to an FBX file format for Stingray. The workflow is strait forward. A detailed workflow coming soon.


Monday, March 7, 2016

Autodesk University 2015 Leadership Forum Videos

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Timmons Group is looking for a CAD Manager. Let me know or follow the link for the listing and tell them I sent you.

Timmons Group - CAD Manager Job Listing

Friday, February 12, 2016

Slow Selection in AutoCAD/Civil 3D 2015-2016?

Have you noticed latency when selecting objects in Civil 3D 2015 and 2016? Civil 3D seems to analyze the layer list when executing the move, copy and other commands thus causing latency. I have found a solution for the issue. Create a layer filter with no XREF layers then set it current then AutoCAD will only analyze the layers in the current file. I have created a LISP file to create the No XREF Layer filter. Place the LISP file in the Tool Palette to easily run in CAD files. I would also create the filter in the drawing template (.DWT) file so every new file will have the filter.

Copy the text below for the lisp file.

;Import No XREF Layer Filter
(defun C:lfilters ()

(command "-LAYER" "filter" "N" "P" "All" "NAME==\"~*|*\"" "No XREF Layers" "x" "")

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

My Autodesk University 2015 Class - CI10949-L: Keep Track of the Vehicles Using Vehicle Tracking

Here's my class material from Autodesk University 2015. I presented a lab on Autodesk Vehicle Tracking 2016.

Class Description
In this hands-on lab, you’ll learn how to generate parking lots, sweep vehicles around a site, and create a roundabout junction corridor. Step by step, you’ll learn how to choose a parking-lot style that is right for your site. Select the appropriate vehicle to check for turning movements and height clearances. Create a roundabout junction corridor to add to an existing AutoCAD Civil 3D software road corridor. You’ll also generate reports and customize the settings and standards for a specific project.

  • Learn how to create parking lots
  • Learn how to sweep vehicles through the site
  • Learn how to create roundabout junction corridors
  • Learn how to change object styles

  • CI10949-L: Keep Track of the Vehicles Using Vehicle Tracking
    Class Presentation

    Class Handout

    Additional Class Material

    Let me know if you have any questions.