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Important technical note regarding Civil 3D

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.

 

Addendum, July 29, 2017: Autodesk has updated the Civil 3D Batch Save Utility. Click here.

 

For AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017, the  Performance Enhancement tool is part of Service Pack 1.1:

http://up.autodesk.com/2017/civ3d/sp1.1.msp

 

For AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016, the Performance Enhancement tool is part of Service Pack 3:

http://up.autodesk.com/2016/civ3d/c3d2016_x64_sp3.msp

 

For AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015:

1. Locate the file: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2015\AeccNetwork.dbx

2. Check the version of this file. The old file version is 10.4.524.0 (3.08mb)

3. Rename the current AeccNetwork.dbx to OLD_AeccNetwork.dbx

4. Download Performance Repair 2014_2017.zip from https://autodesk.box.com/v/c3dperformancefix

5. Extract the zip contents to a known folder.

6. Browse to the extraction folder, and open the RepairTool_R2015 folder. Copy aeccnetwork.dbx to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2015\

 

For AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014:

1. Locate the file: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2014\AeccNetwork.dbx

2. Check the version of this file. The old file version is 10.3.894.0 (3.17mb)

3. Rename the current AeccNetwork.dbx to OLD_AeccNetwork.dbx

4. Download Performance Repair 2014_2017.zip from https://autodesk.box.com/v/c3dperformancefix

5. Extract the zip contents to a known folder.

6. Browse to the extraction folder, and open the RepairTool_R2014 folder. Copy aeccnetwork.dbx to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2014\

 

Important Note: You must install the fix on every AutoCAD Civil 3D workstation that accesses your drawing files. Any drawing that is fixed, if opened by an un-fixed Civil 3D and saved, will be re-infected.

 

Another Important Note: Installing the service packs and/or aeccnetwork.dbx is only the first step. Your drawings need to be fixed. Each drawing that you own needs to be opened and saved with the updated software. This would be a herculean task if you had to do it manually, but Autodesk has supplied a batch file, script and instructions on how to fix all drawings in a particular folder and its subfolders.

 

Read the instructions then download the Batch File and Script for your version.

 

Links to the files:

Instructions for version 2014 through 2017
Read these instructions on how to apply the fix to Civil 3D and how to fix your drawings.
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D Performance En[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [478.4 KB]
Batch file for 2014
Rename the file repair_2014.bat after download.
repair_2014.txt
Text document [3.0 KB]
Batch file for 2015
Rename the file repair_2015.bat after download.
repair_2015.txt
Text document [3.0 KB]
Batch file for 2016
Rename the file repair_2016.bat after download.
repair_2016.txt
Text document [3.0 KB]
Batch file for 2017
Rename the file repair_2017.bat after download.
repair_2017.txt
Text document [3.0 KB]
Script for 2014
Rename the file open_save.scr after download.
open_save.txt
Text document [13 Bytes]
Script for 2015
Rename the file open_save.scr after download.
open_save.txt
Text document [13 Bytes]
Script for 2016
Rename the file open_save.scr after download.
open_save.txt
Text document [13 Bytes]
Script for 2017
Rename the file open_save.scr after download.
open_save.txt
Text document [13 Bytes]

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Technical videos created by Delta staff

Please use the following links to explore AutoCAD Civil 3D and Infraworks technical solutions produced by Delta staff:

 

Setting the precision on Parcel Reports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88iDbXxxCXU

 

How to upgrade Survey Figure Prefix and Linework databases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVrqrVnHHfI

 

Creating a Roadway Style with parking stripes using InfraWorks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXW4EMEBeJs

 

Daylighting a corridor to existing geometry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yxRDKSFerY

 

Creating a Structure Label that displays stationing from two alignments:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbQfkM0MPaQ

 

An InfraWorks-generated video flyover of a river restoration project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqiH1wv24UM

 

Creating a corridor surface boundary for paved area only: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK140vQef0s

 

Widening Medians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEjOCm0Qq9w

 

Using the Camera command to create cross sections with clipping planes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzhmUQpR91A

 

Changing the precision in parcel line labels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jU0fvKTOVs

 

A quick way to turn off unwanted Section Labels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV6eeVHAG88

 

Adding the Borehole command to the Ribbon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNOA83G64nU

 

Adding spot elevations to a Surface: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M__VRZ-HLDU

 

Creating Profile Labels that include dimension arrows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXRC-uFZblc

 

How to create a Surface from polylines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiNiYVRiSXo

 

How to model an existing pipe network from surveyed inverts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFeFaViDm20

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