Autodesk has big news for AutoCAD subscribers this year. With the introduction of the new 2019 version, AutoCAD has become its own "suite". If you subscribe to AutoCAD, you also gain access to several AutoCAD vertical toolsets, including Architecture, Map 3D, Mechanical, MEP, Raster Tools, and 3D Plant design. How many contracts does it take to get all that? Only one. AutoCAD.
AutoCAD 2019 new features are about streamlining your move from design to output. Now you can create a viewport simply by selecting a Named Model View. You get the ability to set the viewport scale during insertion, the viewport is automatically locked, and there's a great new grip that lets you change the viewport scale, even if the viewport is display locked. As you change scale, the viewport grows or contracts to keep itself at the edge of the named view.
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Land development project efficiency increases through the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D and InfraWorks 360 as partner applications
This course guides you through a typical workflow for a land development project, using both Civil 3D and InfraWorks, with the goals of reducing early-project design costs and improving communication throughout project lifetime. This course is designed for Civil 3D veterans, experienced users who do not need instruction in the basics of that software, but are newer to InfraWorks and the efficiencies it provides. Click here for more details...
Still not convinced that InfraWorks will shorten your civil project-design cycle? Read this report commissioned by Autodesk.
Autodesk has made significant changes to their software offerings. Various suites, such as Infrastructure Design Suite and Building Design Suite have been discontinued and replaced by the AEC Industry Collection. This collection includes AutoCAD Civil 3D, Revit, InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD as well as other popular titles like Raster Design, AutoCAD Map 3D and Vehicle Tracking. Contact Delta Engineering Systems, firstname.lastname@example.org or 530.221.2994 for more information.
Autodesk has released the Performance Enhancement Tool to address reports of bloated drawings and excruciatingly long AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing load and save times. This problem affects drawings using any version 2013 through 2017. As is Autodesk policy, they only support three versions prior to the current, so the fix described below will cover 2014 through 2017. If you are using 2013, you might consider – should seriously consider – upgrading to a more-recent version. Please see our Support page for details.