Tag Archives: The Civil Guy

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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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 3.1

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 3.1 was released today, (all together now…) addressing a number of known program issues.  I am aware that not everyone will find the sarcasm reflected by my use of italics and parenthetical asides very funny.  On the one … Continue reading

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Civil 3D System Requirements

I see a pattern developing here.  A tech doc detailing system requirements for one version is posted one day, all versions the next.  A little patience and I think I can cut down on my number of posts. If you are … Continue reading

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Civil 3D 2010 System Requirements

Two things stand out to me in this tech doc: 1) 32-bit Civil 3D requires 4 GB of RAM in order to take advantage of the 3 GB switch, and; 2) Windows 7 and Vista operating systems offer superior memory management over the Windows XP … Continue reading

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Civil 3D Updates & Service Packs

Those of you out there like me that struggle to keep up with such things may find this document very useful.  It’s a list of Civil 3D hot fixes, updates, and service packs for the last nine releases.  Almost.

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System Requirements for AutoCAD Map 3D

For you Map 3D users – Autodesk has published a tech doc listing the minimum system requirements for the most recent versions of your software. AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 System Requirements  AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 System Requirements  AutoCAD Map 3D 2009 System Requirements … 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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