Civil 3D / Map 3D Hotfix

Civil 3D / Map 3D Hotfix

By Matt Kolberg, Application Specialist at SolidCAD 

Autodesk has release a new hotfix for Civil 3D and map 3D 2018.  The issue occurs when grip-editing an AutoCAD arc and some other objects.  The position of the mouse is different from the position of the grabbed vertex. 

The issue occurs when you move the vertex a second time within the same selection and only for AutoCAD Objects.  There are two other problems this hotfix addresses.

Click here to for more information and to download the hotfix.  Download the ZIP file and be sure to read the “hotfix readme.txt” file for installation instructions.

Bluebeam Revu 2017 Updates

Bluebeam Revu 2017 Updates

By Matt Kolberg, Application Specialist at SolidCAD 

Bluebeam has released Updates 1 and 2 for its Revu 2017 lineup.  See Bluebeam’s Release Notes for more information.

As usual, there are fixes for defects and some new functionality.  Notable items include:

  • Compatibility with Autodesk AutoCAD 2018.
  • Compatibility with Autodesk Navisworks.
  • Compatibility with Autodesk Revit 2018. (CAD and eXtreme only)

Only Update 2 requires installation as it includes all of the fixes and enhancements from Update 1.  To apply the update, there are two options:

  1. If you already have Revu 2017 installed, simply launch Revu and Click Help> Product Updates.  The correct installation link will be provided.
  2. If you do not have Revu 2017 installed, download the full Revu installer from the Bluebeam Updates page.

Check out how SolidCAD helped Cithara Guitars Inc. make beautiful music using Autodesk Fusion 360!

PROJECT PROFILE

By Daniella Delgado, Marketing Manager at SolidCAD

If you are inquiring about a product that does it all when it comes to product design, Fusion 360 is the solution for you!

This 3D cloud-based platform allows users to test both fit and finish, create photorealistic renderings and simplify the production process overall. With this software you can now efficiently fabricate your designs using a CNC mill.

Recently SolidCAD directed Cithara Guitars Inc, a custom guitar shop located in Hamilton, ON., to Fusion 360.  With Autodesk’s Fusion 360, Cithara Guitars was able to completely design and manufacture their guitars in one environment without any rework or errors

PRESS RELEASE: SolidCAD earns Autodesk Construction Specialization

SolidCAD, Canada’s largest Autodesk Platinum Reseller, has been awarded the new construction specialization allowing them to provide clients with industry leading construction and data management tools.

 

By Daniella Delgado, Marketing Manager at SolidCAD

In case you didn’t know, SolidCAD earned its Autodesk Construction Specialization.

What does this mean?

SolidCAD successfully passed all of Autodesk’s industry-specific certification exams and can now offer consulting services and expert training related to with the BIM 360 platform:

  • BIM 360 Field
  • BIM 360 Glue
  • BIM 360 Document Management
  • BIM 360 Team
  • Collaboration for Revit
  • BIM 360 Plan
  • BIM 360 Ops

The company is dedicated to answering client demands to digitize the construction industry, help address challenges and provide solutions that optimize collaboration and data management.

To learn more visit: www.solidcad.ca

SolidCAD/Cansel’s Hung Nguyen announced the International Winner of the Fusion 360 Model of the Month!

Check out how SolidCAD/Cansel’s, Hung Nguyen used Fusion 360 to bring his kayak – F1 Model to life!

About Hung…

“Hello! My name is Hung Nguyen from Canada – The Land of Love.  I currently work as an Industry Technical Consultant providing professional consulting services, training, implementation and technical support while continually developing my levels of expertise in all manufacturing focused products, BIM and Plant Implementation for SolidCAD Solutions, a Cansel company.

I am passionate about designing and making a wide variety of products. My work spans from small and midsize consumer products such as bikes, wooden toys, guitars and musical instruments to large moving structure, log houses, Architecture models, prefab housing/buildings, and oil production plants.

I am very proficient in SOLIDWORKS, CATIA, and many Autodesk products ranging from AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, and Alias and to most of Simulation applications.”

Design Now: Hour of Making Motion by Autodesk

Design Now: Hour of Making Motion by Autodesk

By Robert Picinic, Industry Account Exectuive

Join hundreds of students around the world for a free, three-part live webinar series on 3D printing, called Design Now: Hour of Making In Motion.

Enroll here for the second webinar next week and learn how to make a Gaint Knob Lamp!

Enroll here for the third webinar on April 5th and learn how to make a Perpetual Clock!

Both of the webinars will also be broadcasted live on our Facebook page. To get a head start, check out our 3D Printing Class and download Fusion 360. It’s free for students or hobbyists!

Common Tech Issue of the Week #5 – Inventor Edition

Cannot Hide Components in Assembly View in Inventor IDW File

By Chris Kotyra, Technical Support 

Issue:

I cannot hide individual components in my existing assembly view in Inventor IDW file.  When I right-click on the part I would like to hide, the Visibility command is disabled:

Solution:

The reason why the Visibility command is disabled is that the assembly view was created with Associative option checked making it linked to a Design View Representation.  What you need to do is to turn off that option.

Follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the view and select Edit View command

2. Turn off Associative option in the Drawing View dialogue box.

3. Right-click on the part you would like to hide either in the view, or on the Model Browser and select Visibility command.

4. The part is hidden in the view.

Update: Canada Ontario Styles Kit for Civil 3D Now Available!

Canada Ontario Styles Kit for Civil 3D

By Prem Joseph, Technology Consultant at SolidCAD

The Canada Ontario Styles Kit is available to download and contact SolidCAD today!

Here are some Key Highlights  listed below:

  • DWT template containing Ontario Civil 3D settings and object/ label styles
  • Plan, Profile and Plan and Profile (MTO)template sheets
  • Predefined assemblies for creating intersections
  • Pay Item Data based on Ontario Provincial Specifications categories and MTO Contract Preparation System(CPS)
  • Pipe and Structure catalogue based on Ontario Provincial Standard Drawings
  • Figure Prefix Library and Description Keys specific to MTO Surveys and Plans standards
  • TAC (metric) design criteria for roadways
  • NCS Layers
  • MTO IESCAD Layers
  • Linetypes and Hatch Patterns
  • MTO IESCAD .LIN and .PAT files
  • MTO Description Keys
  • MTO Point Marker and Label Styles
  • MTO Survey Settings and Styles
  • MTO Alignment Object
  • MTO Stationing Styles
  • TAC Design Criteria
  • TAC Superelevation Tables
  • Preset “Assembly Set” created for Intersection wizard
  • Pipe and Structure Labels
  • Pipe and Structure Rules
  • OPSD Pipes Catalog
  • OPSD Pay Items and Categories
  • MTO – CPS Pay Items and Categories

News Update: SolidCAD’s Industry Account Executive joins 3D Hubs!

SolidCAD’s Industry Account Executive, Robert Picinic recently joined 3D Hubs!

By Daniella Delgado, Marketing Coordinator at SolidCAD

If you are looking for affordable next-day delivery within the GTA, you are in luck! This 24/7 Vaughan 3D printing & design location prints mainly prototypes and hobby parts out of PLA or ABS. However, if you are willing to print in other filament types including dual material print, Rob can make it happen!

Robert is a 25 year design veteran in the plastics industry that uses the latest 3D tools such as, Autodesk Fusion 360.

On top of his vast experience, he has built his own CNC mills (specifically two of them) and loves to design everything and anything!

If you are interested in a 3D printing job, visit: https://www.3dhubs.com/service/224039