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Civil 3D Point Clouds: CSV or Cloud file?

In the past, a surveying team would grab their gear and shoot maybe 1,000 topographic points in a day to be brought into a Civil engineering produc

Export drawings in one click with the new Cansel app

We all know by know that there is an app store from Autodesk. Very recently I had the chance to create and post a new app, the SmartInve

Civil 3D Tips & Tricks – Layer Overload

I found this little trick a few releases back

SmartInventor Subtraction: A free app

How many times have you inserted a component and wished you could simultaneously create holes on the plate? How many times have you been forced to manu

Civil 3D Backwards Compatibility

First, a quick look at AutoCAD compatibility. Historically, every 4th release of AutoCAD comes with a change to the DWG format. What this means is that thre

Notice to Can-Net Customers: Differential Correction in GPS Pathfinder Office

Issue: GPS Pathfinder office operators will experience problems in downloading base files from Cansel base stat

The Benefits of Using a Web-Based GIS Application to Manage Vehicle Accident Data

Have you been looking for a web based GIS application that stores consistent geographic and descriptive inf

Do you have the latest software updates for GPS Pathfinder Office?

Do you have the latest software updates for GPS Pathfinder Office?

Lose the clipboard: Maximizing the efficiency of your field data collection

Everybody is engaging in some type of field data collection, whether it's first time data collection for GIS mapp

Pro 6 series- New Firmware!

Do you have a Pro 6H or Pro 6T? Trimble has released new GNSS firmware version 1.03.1 for the Trimble® GPS Pathfinder® Pro 6 series (Pro 6H and Pro 6T) receivers

AutoCAD 2016 New Features

AutoCAD 2016 is here! Read on for more details about what new features have been added to this year’s software.

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Infraworks 360 2015 Preview Features

Just getting into Infraworks or upgrading from a previous version? There are a couple of new Preview features that you need to be aware of if you want t

Civil 3D Cul-De-Sacs

Cul-de-sacs are very common design elements in Land Development. Their geometry can be created using numerous techniques, but some techniques allow for easy editing in

Civil 3D Compound Curves

Reverse curves are sometimes required for your Civil 3D road design. Their geometry can be created using numerous techniques, but some techniques allow for easy ed

Collaboration 360 for Revit

Collaboration for Revit enables similar concurrent model authoring capabilities as Revit® Server software, but does so without any special server hardware or IT

Civil 3D 2016 Service Pack 1

If you're an AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 user, you'll be glad to know that Service Pack 1 is now available. It will appear in the Updates page within your installed

Prepare for the June 30, 2015 Leap Second

On June 30, 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC, an extra second will be added to the day in order to properly align UTC (GPS) time with mean solar time. Though o

Autodesk Account

Need help finding your Autodesk software serial numbers? Click here to learn how

The Autodesk Account System

Civil 3D 2017, Autodesk's exciting latest iteration of their Civil Engineering product, has been released. You can install it by logging into Autodesk Account to

Civil 3D 2016 Service Pack 2

Service pack 2 for Civil 3D 2016 has been relased. You can use the Autodesk Application Manager, found in the Windows status bar, to install it, or get it from

Civil 3D 2016 New Features

Civil 3D 2016 is here! Read on for more details about what new features have been added to this year’s software.

AutoCAD 2016 Service Pack 1

Autodesk have release Service Pack 1 for AutoCAD 2016. You can find it here. One of the notable additions is that it provides support for Windows 10 Profession

AutoCAD 2017 is Here

AuotCAD 2017, Autodesk's exciting latest iteration of their flagshp product, has been released. You can install it by logging into Autodesk Account to find your serial

Vehicle Tracking

Are you interested in learning a good workflow for designing roundabouts? From preliminary design in Infraworks, through to detailed design using Civil 3D and Autodesk Veh

Civil 3D 2017 is Here

Civil 3D 2017, Autodesk's exciting latest iteration of their Civil Engineering product, has been released. You can install it by logging into Autodesk Account to find

Civil 3D 2016 Transportation Extension

You may have noticed a new Update showing in your Autodesk Application Manager called the Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016 Transportation Extension 6

Infraworks 360 2016.4

Autodesk's exciting Infraworks software is quickly being developed. Version 2016.4 is now available. If you already have Infraworks installed, the new update should

Autodesk and Windows 10

Windows 10 is Microsoft Corporatoins, latest operating system offering. It offers many tool and advantages compared to Windows 8.1, however, some Autodesk products