Tag Archives: Civil 3D 2011

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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Missing Language Pack and Performance Hotfix

Autodesk is releasing a hotfix for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 to address the following issues: Missing Language Pack dialog – This hotfix resolve a specific issue where this dialog appears unexpectedly upon opening a drawing. Delay while opening drawings – … Continue reading

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Reinstalling Civil 3D

There is a new update out there so now is as good a time as any to post something about reinstalling Civil 3D.  Occasionally, stuff happens that defies explanation and finding anything resembling a reasonable direction can be a challenge.  … Continue reading

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Civil 3D 2011 System Requirements

I’m asked, “What are the minimum system requirements?” so often I should have them memorized by now.  So, here they are.  Save them.  Print them.  Make them your friend.  There are a couple of posts on this website of particular interest to those … Continue reading

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Civil 3D Data Management

A common misconception is that Civil 3D does not require a project as did its predecessor, Land Desktop.  The fact is, you cannot take full advantage of key Civil 3D features without one.  Some of the terminology may have changed … Continue reading

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Civil 3D and the 3GB Switch

One of the biggest struggles facing many Civil 3D users is simply meeting the minimum system requirements to operate the program.  The operating system reserves a certain amount of memory for itself and then allocates whatever is left to all open … Continue reading

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