ReCap and ReCap Pro 1.4 Webcast
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM BST (UK)
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT
Register to reserve your place
Posted at 06:40 AM in Reality Capture, Webinars | Permalink
Autodesk ReCap Pro; part of the ReCap product line that enables customers to capture and integrate reality data directly into their design process, just got even better.
Posted at 05:11 PM | Permalink
Look forward to meeting everyone on Thursday 23rd October
Posted at 09:36 AM in User Groups | Permalink
Do you have a laptop from the last two to three years?
Big fancy dedicated graphics card?
Autodesk software runs slow in graphics and you haven't seen an improvement on your old laptop?
Products like InfraWorks especially are demanding some graphics grunt to navigate around a whole city.
Probably this is you?
So the problem potentially is that you have switchable graphics.
This is to save battery power that your laptop is consuming the on board graphics card only.
Right click on your desktop and screen resolution and the ‘advanced settings’ and see what it is showing.
If it says Intel HD, then you are not running with your fancy graphics card
This is an example of what you could be seeing (Image from Intel.com)
With NVidia and AMD ATI cards, they have a desktop tray control to potentially switch the graphics or have automatic switching where you can choose a product to use the dedicated graphics.
Example of a graphics card control panel for setting graphics preferred graphics processor, i.e. switchable graphics
To be honest the automatic switching, I have never got to work.
So the other way around you will need IT assistance as we need to touch the BIOS (here be dragons as they say )
So when you boot your computer you normally can press F5, F8, F12 or something to enter the BIOS setup (they are all different)
Then look for display or video and you hopefully will have an option like this for ‘Switchable Graphics’
TURN IT OFF
Save and your computer will restart
When you enter Windows, it could look bad like safe mode and you will see that the drivers are reinstalling and will potentially ask for another restart
After restart, you will find you have the graphics power, less battery time but software that really performs
Do the same test and you should see your fancy graphics card (other manufacturers are available)
Please, work with your IT to test this as it applies for everyone and is affecting ALL your software performance in a big way.
Posted at 09:35 AM in Tips and Tricks | Permalink
Thursday 23rd October we will be holding the first Civil 3D user group in the UK.
A start up committee of dedicated users, supporting resellers and myself are pulling this group together and initially starting in Manchester for an evening gathering.
Watch this space for an invitation and more details.
Look forward to seeing you there
Posted at 08:58 AM in Announcements, User Groups | Permalink
Some of you might have noticed that the surface from point cloud feature had disappeared in the original release of the 2015 version of Civil 3D.
Well for good reason.
So this extension has been posted on the subscription centre for a couple of weeks, but thought I would make a quick video to show you how it works.
Thanks to Topcon for the supply of the point cloud from their IPS2 mobile mapper solution which I had indexed in our Recap technology and comes in directly into AutoCAD.
The Recap point cloud can be consistently controlled and accessed through AutoCAD Civil 3D for this technique.
Currently limited to only extracting 800,000 points to a surface by filtering out non ground points is making point clouds now useable beyond just viewing to a huge user base.
Think of maintenance, widening etc to capture all the defects in the existing surface is much easier than just traditional survey.
Depending on your equipment used to capture the data, the time can be reduced to how long it takes to drive the route
Link to YouTube video
Posted at 10:42 PM in Autodesk 2015 Release, Autodesk 2015 release, Reality Capture, Subscription, Tips and Tricks | Permalink
Updates for Vehicle tracking
Check the readme for details, link
Posted at 07:57 AM in Announcements, Subscription, Vehicle Tracking | Permalink
Get yourself upto date with the service pack 1 for Civil 3D 2015
Posted at 04:38 PM in Announcements | Permalink
As the title implies, this is the 500th blog post.
I would like to say a big thank you to all the faithful followers of this blog over the years.
This blog started out as more a tips and tricks blog around AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Over years it has expanded with BIM for Infrastructure taking hold and how best to approach the 3D model based process to help facilitate this significant shift in the industry.
Also, just as a way I can help you keep upto date with the ever moving product enhancements from Autodesk.
Thank you also to the guest contributors and other colleagues that have kept the blog going.
Civil regards and more to come as always
Posted at 03:21 PM in Announcements, General | Permalink
SP2 is now available for Map3D 2015 and Infrastructure Administrator 2015 (Industry Models).
These are 2 different service packs. If you use Industry Model functionalities you are required to install also the SP for the Infrastructure Administrator 2015.
The SP for Infrastructure Administrator 2015 does not shows up in the Autodesk Application Manager so please following the link below to download.
Download Service Pack 2 for Autodesk AutoCAD MAP 3D 2015 and Infrastructure Administrator 2015
Please note if you use IM with Oracle and SQL Server you need to open the Autodesk Industry Model Setup and update Mapsys user before you start using IM again.
Posted at 07:00 AM | Permalink