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AUGIWorld July 2011 -

AW201107-small-200x260 Management, organization, getting your ducks in a row… Whatever you want to call it, spending some time to think through the process of implementation before you take it on means no wasted steps, less frustration, and ensures a streamlined process.

In “Revit Implementation: Workflow Tricks,” Aaron  Maller lets his experience do the talking when it comes to Revit implementation and standardization.

AutoCAD Architecture pro Melinda Heavrin provides a blueprint for managing CAD Standards in her article “CAD Standards Management.”

Curt Moreno discusses a common sense approach to CAD Management in his article “CAD Management: Managing More than CAD.”

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Here’s what else you’ll see in this issue:

  • Managing BIM Coordination – Michael N. Smith discusses the team approach and preparation needed for solid BIM coordination through Navisworks.
  • Revit MEP / Up-front Organization – If you’ve been tagged as the office’s Revit MEP “go to” person, learn how to deliver superior file management. David Raynor offers some tips.
  • Crazy for Management – Christopher Fugitt on how management figures into everything you do in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Wrangle Your Data with Autodesk Vault – Data management, a necessary evil? Perhaps, but the key word there is “necessary.” Do it right with these tips from John Evans and Jonathan Landeros. 
  • BUILT – BIM TO FM: Procuring Integrated Services – In the latest installment of the “BUILT” series, James Salmon discusses why owners must rethink the way they procure services.
  • 3ds Max: Making the Virtual Real – Key elements for successfully integrating and managing the interrelationship of Revit, 3ds Max, and 3D Printing, from the perspective of David Munson.
  • AutoCAD MEP: Implementation, Part 2 – Beth Powell with a second article in a series. In this article, she takes on piping settings.
  • So You Want to Implement Revit? – The key to becoming a fully implemented Revit firm can be found in a single word. Let Ibrahim Hakki enlighten you.
  • Autodesk Insider: 15 Questions with Steve Bedder – Blogger, educator, technical engineer, and sports enthusiast Steve Bedder of Autodesk answers our questions about his job, colleagues, and other pursuits.
  • Heads Up! – William Troeak presents updates, service packs and top known issues from the product pages at 
  • Inside Track – Erik Lewis with more recent developments at Autodesk and related software.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 - New Readme.chm file for German version only

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update Autodesk recently released (Published date: 2008-05-01) a new “Readme.chm” file for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 (German version)

The below is taken from the download page:

This Readme file contains improvements to the German translation; it is recommended to change the file but is not required. Replace the Readme.chm file in the following locations:

\Program Files\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009\Help
\Program Files\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009\Setup\Docs


Civil 3D – Customer Screenshots

The Civil 3D Product Design Team is gathering a collection of pictures of Civil 3D in action to broaden our view of our customers’ work environment(s). We are looking for screenshot(s) that best captures your normal application setup, including things like: number and size of monitors, resolutions, chosen workspace, toolbar arrangement, palette setup, drawing real estate, etc. If you have more than one “normal” setup, please send them all. We will use these screenshots to aid our design decisions concerning the user interface of AutoCAD Civil 3D.

As a participant in this Project, we ask you to take a screenshot(s) of your working environment; preferably while you have a project/drawing open. (Note: If the project contains sensitive material, please use a non-sensitive project or scale the model so vulnerable details can’t be seen. Autodesk respects the confidentiality of our customers and will only use your screenshot as a part of our internal design process.)

How to Submit the Screenshot?

On the Subject line of your email please specify the following:

  • Product, release (e.g. "Civil3D 2008");
  • Number of monitors (e.g. "2 monitors");
  • Your Country/product language (e.g. "Australia/English");
  • (Optional) Your firm’s name (e.g. "Autodesk")


AutoCAD Civil 3D ScreenShot

Here are a couple three ways to make a screenshot (the instructions are the same if you are using a single monitor or dual monitors):

  • Using Outlook. With the Autodesk application active, hit the Print Screen (PrtSc; Prt Scr) key on your keyboard. Paste the screenshot directly in the message pane of Outlook.
  • Using a word processing program or image editor. With the Autodesk application active, hit the Print Screen (PrtSc; Prt Scr) key on your keyboard. Paste the screenshot in an image editing program such as Paint or Photoshop. You can also paste the screenshot directly into Word. Save the file as a BMP, PNG, or if using Word, DOC.
  • Additional options available via BLAUGI. Last chance to grab an excellent freeware screen capture utility.

Attach to an email and send to: Civil 3D Screenshot at Autodesk

Thanks for your support!
~ The Civil 3D Product Design & Usability Team

Source: Help shape the way AutoCAD Civil 3D looks in the future


Workaround for AutoCAD Map 3D 2008 bug

I just got Map 3D 2008 installed a few weeks ago and was playing around with the features that were new to me and discovered a 'bug'. If you click on View Scale>Custom in the status bar when the Task Pane is not docked, the resulting dialog displays halfway off the screen. I've posted some workarounds in this AUGI Forum thread.


AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 Service Pack 2 available for download

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 Service Pack 2 Heads-up, the two ‘Service Packs’ listed below now have a *new* Published date: 2008-07-23 associated with them.

Today (Published date: 2007-10-18) Autodesk released Service Pack 2 for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 and AutoCAD Civil 3D Land Desktop Companion 2008...

Don't forget to download and read the accompanying Readme files.

Source: Civil 3D 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is out!

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