Monthly Archives: September 2010

Autodesk Performance Monitor

I see a lot of machinery over the course of a day and I can certainly attest to the fact that some of us are background people and some of us are icon people.  I’m in that first group.  My desktop background isn’t … Continue reading

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Update 1

Autodesk has released AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Update 1, the ubiquitous fix for a variety of issues.  It includes all previous hotfixes for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 and those included in AutoCAD 2011 Update 1.1 and AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 Update 1. Before … Continue reading

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Improve Drawing Performance

If you are struggling with marginal system resources and wrestling with a large drawing containing an abundance of hatched areas, Autodesk has provided yet another simple little performance trick to help us out. The system variable, HPQUICKPREVIEW,  controls the automatic preview … Continue reading

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Feature Alert: Watershed Analysis

I was recently contracted as a designer on a low impact design, 200-acre subdivision development with open ditch drainage and pertinent utilities.  The intent was to take advantage of the natural drainage patterns of the property, as much as possible, … Continue reading

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