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Advanced Road Design V15 Released!

Civil Survey Solutions is pleased to announce the release of Advanced Road Design V15 for Civil 3D 2015 & AutoCAD 2015.

Advanced Road Design V15 extends on the fully dynamic design drafting environment of Advanced Road Design V14, working inside the 2015 Autodesk product release.

Please visit the following web page for details on the new features:

http://www.civilsurveysolutions.com.au/component/content/article/8-about-css/656-ardnewfeaturesboth.html

The new release of Advanced Road Design V15 is only compatible with Civil 3D 2015 and AutoCAD 2015 at this time.

Please visit the Civil Survey Solutions subscription web site to download the latest version of Advanced Road Design:

http://www.civilsurveysolutions.com.au/support-main/subscription.html

 

Colour Theme:

 

The default colour theme for Civil3D 2015 and AutoCAD 2015 is “Dark”. All icons for Advanced Road Design have been designed for the “Light” theme. ¬†For best display when using Advanced Road Design, we recommend that users change the colour theme to “light”. To do this…

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1. Type in OP in the Command Line to open the Options dialog box

2. Go to the ‘Display’ tab and change colour theme from “dark” to “light”.

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We will be creating some new icons that will display well with the dark theme in the near future.

 


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Autodesk Infraworks and Advanced Road Design

In this video, we look at a process for sharing your Advanced Road Design models to Autodesk Infraworks, including assigning materials for the different areas of pavement, kerb, footpath, batters, etc.
This gives you the opportunity to incorporate Advanced Road Design into your BIM workflows, as well as quickly visualising your designs for analysis and communication with your stakeholders.

We are currently working on a more automated process for exporting Advanced Road Design data to Autodesk Infraworks.

 

Video by Shane O’Rorke – Manager Technical Division (Civil Survey Solutions)


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Multi – Section Batters

The multi-section batter command allows users to create intelligent batters. Depth checks are used to determine how the batter is to be formed, so that designers can control what happens in heavy cut/fill situations.

Examples of where multi-section batters can be used:

* Changing batter slope based on depth

* Sleeper retaining walls

* Gabion walls

* Different drain arragements

* Benching

This introduction into multi-sections batters shows how a Gabion Wall can be easily created.