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AutoCAD WS Mobile App – Update 1.3

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Article source: Autodesk

This video shows the new features that have been added to the latest release of the AutoCAD WS for mobile app, AutoCAD WS 1.3. AutoCAD WS for mobile is available now for iOS on the App Store and for Android in the Android Market.

The new features added to the version 1.3 include:

  • Layers support
  • Accurate input of distances and lengths
  • Area measure tool
  • File Management

Nemetschek Vectorworks Announces the new Vectorworks 2012

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Netmetschek annouced Vectorworks 2012 yesterday. Here is their official video accompanying the release and then the press announcement:


Get Improved 3D Visualization with the Just Released Carlson Civil 2012

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Article source: Carlson Software

MAYSVILLE, Ky., U.S.A. (Sept. 14, 2011)— Carlson Civil 2012, just released, gives users enhanced 3D visualization, with added support for realistic 3D symbols including trees, people, vehicles and utilities, plus the ability to produce customized, more professional reports among its many additional improvements.

Carlson Civil, the comprehensive, yet easy-to-master civil engineering software solution, provides support in its 2012 release for AutoCAD® 2012 and comes with IntelliCAD® 7.0 built-in. This is as well as working on AutoCAD versions 2000 and up.

Carlson Civil 2012 users get enhanced 3D visualization, with realistic 3D symbols including trees, people, vehicles and utilities.

“We’ve made numerous improvements to Carlson Civil 2012 in addition to its new 3D aspects,” explains David Carlson, V.P. of Development for Carlson Software. “The new linkage of profile edits back to the sewer network model allows for design revisions from profile view, which was a top request from our users.

“For road work,” he notes, “we added the ability to break out cross section quantities by staging and also the reporting of unsuitable material for end areas.”

These improvements, combined with Carlson Civil’s new and improved Report Formatter, make for more customized and more impressive reports.

Carlson Civil provides the most robust automation and ease-of-use of any civil design solution available today. Offering a wide selection of “power” tools, the CAD-based software enables users to increase their productivity as they create better road, site, and subdivision designs in less time.

Along with Carlson Civil for 2012, Carlson Software is also releasing the 2012 versions of Carlson Survey, Carlson Hydrology, Carlson GIS, Carlson Point Cloud, Carlson Mining, Carlson Takeoff, and Carlson Natural Regrade, each featuring its own industry-specific improvements.

Learn more about just one of the enhanced 3D aspects of Carlson Civil in this training video: This is just one of the free training/technical videos produced by Carlson Software to assist its software users in their day-to-day work.

For more information about Carlson Civil 2012, visit your local dealer or or call Carlson at 800-989-5028 or 606-564-5028. Carlson has been meeting land design professionals’ software needs since 1983.



New Features in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2012

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

This video is an overview of the new features in AutoCAD Plant 3D 2012.

GRAPHISOFT BIMx for iPad/iPhone – Navigation

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

GRAPHISOFT BIMx is an innovative, interactive, BIM communication tool for architects setting new standards for design communication and presentation in the AEC industry. BIMx now turns the iPad/iPhone into a full-fledged interactive building model explorer device as well. This is a demo video from GraphiSoft :

Autodesk BIM for Infrastructure: Sustainable Cities

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Autodesk’s intelligent model-based design software can help cities plan, design, build, and manage more efficient, sustainable infrastructure. View this new video story of urban renewal and learn how Building Information Modeling (BIM) supports better informed decision-making and helps achieve greener outcomes more quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.

You have probably seen Susan Smith’s AECWeekly on this topic. Here is a video from Autodesk:

ArchiCAD Tutorial – Guide Lines in ArchiCAD 15

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Article source: Eric Bobrow

Watch this ArchiCAD training video to understand the new Guide Lines behavior in ArchiCAD 15. While Graphisoft’s new technology is powerful, it can be frustrating and confusing, since some of the old methods no longer work the same way. This free ArchiCAD tutorial is presented by master teacher Eric Bobrow.



Project Storm for Autodesk Revit Structure

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Project Storm for Autodesk Revit Structure is a technology preview that provides cloud-based structural analysis to structural engineers as a part of the BIM process. With Project Storm, engineers and designers can extend design models from Revit Structure to the cloud for structural analysis from directly within Revit Structure. Check it out at

Autodesk Labs: Civil model – integrated BIM workflow

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The Corridor Solids Technology Preview for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 software provides functionality to create AutoCAD® solids from AutoCAD Civil 3D Subassembly shapes that are contained in an AutoCAD Civil 3D Corridor Model. By creating solids from subassembly shapes, representative real-world objects such as tunnels, retaining walls, and pavement layers can be more easily used for visual analysis, design verification, and construction coordination through enhanced model sharing between various project team members who are using applications such as Autodesk® Navisworks® 2012 products, Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2012, Autodesk® 3ds® Max Design 2012, and the new Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler 2012 software.

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