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AutoCAD 2018 is Here

Spring is in the air. Although if you share a locale with this blog writer, it has been quite a winter and I, for one, am looking forward to some warmer weather. That aside, Autodesk's flagship product, AutoCAD 2018 (codename Omega) is due to be released shortly. Click More to read on...

Transforrm Points in Civil 3D

Take a look at the Cansel YouTube channel for two new videos showing how to transform Civil 3D points.

Using the Align command.

Using the Civil 3D Transformation tab.

Infraworks 2017.3

Infraworks is one of Autodesk's fastest growing software applications, is partners with Civil 3D, and is responsible for design, visualization and analysis of Civil Engineering projects.  The 2017.3 version has just been released with some exciting new features.  Click More to read on.

Road Superelevation

For Civil engineers, superelevation is a normal occurrence when designing a highway. On occasion, it is necessary to superelevate a road on a straight section. Please see this Autodesk Knowledgebase article outlining the procedure in Civil 3D.

Autodesk Collections

Autodesk Industry Collections offer a wide collection of the most essential Autodesk software and services in one package—simply and conveniently.  The method by which they are managed, however, is different from what users may expect from past history.  Click more to read on.


AutoCAD has a command contained within the Express Tool named FLATTEN.  It is designed to remove any non-zero elevations from selected objects within a drawing.  It does an excellent job with this, but there is some behavior that may not be obvious to all users.  Click More to read on.

AutoCAD 2017.1 Update

Autodesk has released an update for AutoCAD products named 2017.1.  It's neither a service pack nor a hotfix.  No, it actually contains new and updated functionality to enhance your AutoCAD workflow.  Please click More to read on.

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