CAD Panacea

Blog by Cadalyst contributor R.K. McSwain.

Viewing DIESEL expressions in Fields

It was brought to our attention in this forum thread, (and confirmed in this Autodesk KB article) that certain

Online DWG viewer vs. installing BricsCAD

Last week, I was working with a group of people who are not CAD users. One of them received a 6.7MB .DWG file from a partner. I was asked how to view this file.

Rather than downloading and installing any kind of CAD software, my first thought was let’s use the Autodesk online viewer. Pretty simple solution, right? So we googled it, found the link and came to a sign in screen. The person with the drawing did not have an Autodesk account nor did they necessarily need one, so I signed in for them.

Autodesk downloads vary depending on location and browser used?

A week or so ago, using the latest version of Google Chrome, I navigated to the support pages at Autodesk to download the Geolocation Hotfix for AutoCAD 2017. I have downloaded this in the past, and know that it was a 2 or 3 MB sized file.

Windows 10 v1803 breaks Hydraflow in Civil 3D

As documented by this tweet from Brian Hailey, PE, Windows 10 v1803 update breaks Hydraflow in Civil 3D, specifically the output from the application.

Some new features in BricsCAD v18

Below is a quick summary of some of the new features in BricsCAD v18.

BricsCAD v18 supports the 2018 version DWG files.

The LAYOUTMANAGER now contains a button to copy selected layout(s). The copied layouts are named using the name of the selected layout and adding a numeral in parenthesis on the end. So if you copy a layout named “Notes”, the new layout will be named “Notes (2)”. If you copy that one, then the next new one will be named “Notes (2) (2)” and so on.

Unique items with Sheet Sets in BricsCAD

Sheet Sets in BricsCAD include two important things that may be new to you.

Autodesk releases Civil 3D 2019

Autodesk has now released Civil 3D 2019, the latest version of its base civil engineering design software. Built on top of the recently released AutoCAD 2019 platform, Civil 3D 2019 incorporates its own set of new features, as well as those new features found in the base AutoCAD 2019.

CAD Manager Robert Green now offering migration to BricsCAD services

CAD Manager extraordinaire (or as titled by Rick Ellis recently, the “CAD Godfather”), Robert Green, via his company Robert Green Consulting, is now offering professional services for migrating to BricsCAD.

Autodesk releases Revit 2019

Autodesk has now released Revit 2019, the latest version of its multidiscipline BIM software, delivering on multiple user-requested features as well as new functionality to help capture design intent and better-connect building design and fabrication workflows.

Styling the Autodesk Forums to your liking

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