Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tip of the day

Today I was working with corridors on the subdivision that I am working on. I typically like to view the surface of my street design with the object viewer. As a default I have my contours, tin and points turned on for model view in the surface styles properties. Since my corridor is over 3 miles long, which also includes 2 roundabouts, 3 cul-de-sac's and 3 intersections, it has become really slow when I rotate, pan and zoom in the object viewer. I noticed today that if I turn off my points style options for model view, the object viewer performs 10 times faster and smoother. In addition, my hardware acceleration options is also turned off.  I just thought I would share this with yall. Have a great afternoon.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

AutoCAD 2011 for Mac

Wow what a stressful and busy week it has been. Anyways, as we all know, you can now run AutoCAD on Mac computers. I have provide a link to the free download trail version. Enjoy.

AutoCAD for Mac

AutoCAD Mac Feature Videos

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I received an email today that Autodesk is now providing 0% financing on all Autodesk software. I think this is amazing and a great idea. See link below for more information.

Autodesk 0% FINANCING

Tip of the day–Pipe Sizing

Tonight I was playing around with my pipes properties and noticed something I have always ignored or not paid too much attention to. If you go into your pipe properties, part properties tab and scroll down to resize behavior options. C3D has the resize behavior set to invert as a default.  When I am sizing my storm pipe I would typically just do a pipe swap and match the 2 pipe connections within the null storm structure properties.. A quicker way to do this is to change your pipe resize behavior to crown, so the 2 connected pipes will match at the crown. This works well when you have a null structure as your structure. I just thought I would share this will yall.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February Knowledge Base

I hope everyone enjoyed the super bowl weekend and the artic weather we had last week. Talk about major traffic jams and accidents lol. I had to go downtown Saturday night, and traffic downtown was a nightmare. Anyways, I haven’t been home much but I plan on posting a few times this week. I have provided Autodesk knowledge base issues that was posted for February. Enjoy

2011 How To Improve Performance in Drawings Containing Hatches

Product Activation Wizard