Tried this myself and it works. Just best to use built in 3G versions of the iPAD2 for the best positional accuracy. I used one with a MIFI device and it was a bit off. Either that or get a GPS add on device to plugin.
A wise man once told me never to start with an apology. But this is really quite late, especially by blogging standards, so, er… sorry.
Carrying on regardless, I thought I’d share a few notes and thoughts from Autodesk University, which I was fortunate to attend in Las Vegas a few weeks back. To save you from too much prose, some bullets:
Inspirational main stage presentations, ranging from Jeff Kowalski’s 5 stages of disruption through to the 27 year old sending his designs to the moon. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to register and watch on AU Virtual http://au.autodesk.com/?nd=auv2011_event. Jack’s images even made it to main stage!
The cloud is coming to Autodesk customers and what I like best is that we’re not just talking about it, we’re already delivering great solutions ranging from collaboration & Autodesk 360 to some pretty cool iPad apps.
Good news coming with future product developments… to be continued in 2012!
Interesting developments for AutoCAD Map 3D customers, including the ability to work with immersive, street level 3D data from Earthmine, who even bought a truck!
And finally… I was amazed at the scale of AU, not only the numbers of attendees and classes and not just the way in which Las Vegas seems to feed the 8000 in less than an hour, but mostly the importance our customers place on attending. The loyalty and enthusiasm was great to see and I hope those that attended gained as much value as I did!
In my Autodesk University class, I talked about operating systems and which one was best for AutoCAD Civil 3D. Of course we all know that the ultimate answer is “Windows 7 x64.” It just makes sense. But during a luncheon, I had a customer tell me “You know, common sense told me that Windows 7 x64 was the right operating system to use, but you really simplified it and told me why it was the right one.” I’d like to share with you why Windows 7 x64 is the best operating system to use for AutoCAD Civil 3D as well…find out the secret after the jump (teaser – I’ll be showing the infamous “school bus” graphic if you click the link to see the rest of the post!)
Hi all, just a quick intro before I start blogging in anger…
John Allen here, solutions engineer for the Autodesk Infrastructure portfolio in Northern Europe. My focus is on solutions for the planning, conceptual design and management phases in the BIM process, so you’ll continue to hear from Jack et al about all things Civil and I’ll try to add some insight around the edges.
My background is primarily geospatial, with a masters degree in GIS for Business & Service Planning and 10 years’ experience working to help customers utilise spatial data to achieve results in the form of real business value.
I live in Brighton, UK, and when not messing around with maps I am a musician (I play jazz trombone and do the odd bit of singing) and play football and squash adequately!
One of Santa's special elven helpers, Lynda Sharkey, has helped create and deliver a virtual training program for Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler that we're making available to anyone who wants to take it.
Asset Management for Water Utilities Date and Time: 9 December 2011, 11:00-12:00 GMT In the winter of 2010/11, tens of thousands of households across Ireland and areas of the UK were left without running water due to burst pipes in freezing conditions. The reality is that there is a huge network of aging infrastructure beneath the ground across Europe, much of which is not effectively documented or managed.
This webinar will outline Autodesk’s solutions to asset management for water networks. It will highlight the importance of effective data management disciplines, using a combination of spatial data modelling and best practices based on the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process.
Infrastructure solutions from Autodesk Date and Time: 15 December 2011, 10:00-11:00 GMT This session will explore the range of solutions available from Autodesk for the planning, design, construction and management of infrastructure assets such as roads, railways and utility networks.
www.infrastructure-excellence.com is hosting the inaugural competition showcasing Excellence in Infrastructure. The winners will be given over $25,000 in prizes by our generous competition sponsors. The competition is open to everyone in the Infrastructure industry to highlight the best projects done in 2011/2012.