March 24, 2011

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 – New Analysis Tools!

With all the excitement about the new 2012 Autodesk products, don’t miss the new Analysis tools that have been added to Civil 3D. My name is Matt Miyamoto, Application Specialist for Ideate, Inc. Ideate has had a chance to take a look at some of the new features of the 2012 release, and here’s a sneak peek at one of them.

New pipe network editing tools allow you to automatically export Civil 3D Pipe Network objects for editing in both Storm Sewers and Storm and Sanitary Analysis.

Both commands are located in the Design panel of the Analyze tab of the 2012 release as well as in the Pipe Network contextual ribbon tab that appears when a pipe network object is selected. When used, these buttons automatically launch the application, export the pipe network data from Civil 3D, and import the model for editing. Once editing is complete. Users are able to export the data and re-import the changes back into their Civil 3D drawings.

Also included in the 2012 release are enhancements to Ground Data Analysis. Along with the original Water Drop and Catchment Area commands, new options have been added allowing users to create flow paths and catchment areas from surfaces and objects in the drawing.

These commands can be found in the Ground Data panel of the Analyze tab, under the Flow Paths and Catchments drop down lists.

Don’t forget to look through other great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2012 releases for Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, AutoCAD, Navisworks and more:

Matt Miyamoto, P.E.
Infrastructure Solutions Application Specialist

Matt is a licensed Civil Engineer in the state of Hawaii. Matt obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and has 7 years of private sector design experience which he applies in his role as an application specialist with Ideate, Inc. His project experience includes residential and commercial site development, private and public sewer, water and drainage systems, harbors improvements, and roadway improvements. While in Hawaii, Matt was involved in multidisciplinary projects for City and County agencies, State Departments, the Army COE and private developers.

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