Monday, November 9, 2009

No User Group Meeting this week

We had originally scheduled a user group meeting this week but that meeting is now cancelled. We post a date for the next meeting to be held in January.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Subscription Advantage Pack for 2010

If you or your company is on subscription you may want to check out the Subscription Advantage Pack for 2010 that was just released. Here is the link:

This has tools for Point Clouds, 2D roundabout design and some other general use tools. Check it out and let us know what works for you.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ProSoft is having an event on October 20th in Salt Lake (also in Idaho Falls on the 22nd) with Pete Southwood from Autodesk. He is Autodesk's Geospatial Technical Specialist and Evangelist and this should be a great event for those of you using or wanting to use the GIS capabilities of Civil 3D. You'll need to RSVP with ProSoft to attend, their number is 888-263-0393, let them know that you are a member of WAUG. This is a free event. Even if you think you don't use GIS much in Civil 3D you will probably get something out of attending.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Update for Civil 2010

For those of you that have AutoCAD Civil 2010 (not Civil 3D 2010) Update 2 has been posted and is ready for download.

The update resolve over 30 issues and it includes Update 1 (for those that have not yet installed it).

Follow the Link for all the pertinent information and to download the update Civil 2010 Update 2

Thanks Angel Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts: Civil 2010 Update 2 Available (Not Civil 3D)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Adventures in QTO and Hydrology

Last night we had some great presentations and discussion on QTO (Quanty Take Offs) and the Hydrology tools in Civil 3D 2010. We would like to thank Jake Felshaw from McNeil Engineering and Gareth Powell from Uintah Engineering (all the way from Evanston Wyoming) for being willing and taking the time to prepare those presentations. They did an excellent job and helped all of us become more familiar with these powerful tools. There were some good discussions about these topics plus discussions about other issues. Thanks go too, to CLC Associates and Bridget Elliott for allowing us to use their conference room. It was a beautiful location.

If you have never been to one of our user groups one of the best part about our meetings is when our members ask other members about solving problems. This meeting is organized by and for the benefit of our members. Please tell your friends who may be interested.

We are always looking for presentations and presenters for our group so if you have any ideas please let us know by leaving a comment or emailing one of the officers. If there are topics that you would like to be presented let us know that as well.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2009 at the same location. We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Setting the Units Correctly Drawing vs. Survey Database

I ran across this article today and it explains things quite nicely on the capabilities of the survey functionality when using the database and how critical it is to get it correct the first time.

Civil 3D blog

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Autodesk user group

Shaan Hurley is an employee of Autodesk and lives and works here in Utah. Shaan has been to several of our user group meetings and is always fun to talk to when he does. He has a blog called Between the Lines, here is a link to his blog:

He is starting a general Autodesk user group that is having its first meeting on September 23rd in downtown Salt Lake. This user group is for those who have an interest in any Autodesk product from AutoCAD LT to 3D Max. Here is a link to information about that user group meeting with times and location:

Tell everyone you know who uses Autodesk products.

Blog changes

I've been doing some updates to the blog today. I've added a badge that will link you to AUGI and some gadgets that will help you to subscribe to this blog. I've also added a badge that will link you to WAUG yahoogroup. The WAUG yahoogroup is a simple way for users to ask other members of WAUG questions. Up to now this hasn't generated a lot of emails so don't worry about getting to many emails, in fact there is a setting that will allow you to only receive one email per day with a summary of all the emails for that day.

Mapexport fix

I was chatting with Andy Hubbard at Great Basin Engineering today and he mentioned that the mapexport in Civil 3D was broken and that there was a fix. Here is a link to the fix that he sent to me:

Friday, August 7, 2009

Next meeting Sept 16 at a new location

Our next user group meeting will be Wednesday, September 16th at a new location. The new location is CLC Associates at 420 East South Temple, Suite 550, in Salt Lake City.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

User Group meeting July 14, 2009

On July 14th we had a user group meeting and had about 12 people in attendance. We talked about the ribbon in 2010 and some of the new survey functionality in Civil 3D 2010 among other things.

During the discussion Matt mentioned that you may be able to add a toolbar quickly to the ribbon as a panel. After checking that out the next day Matt says that the toolbar had been a panel that had been removed from the ribbon.

Our next meeting is planned for Wednesday, September 16th, 2009. Please put that on your calendar and plan on attending. We are hoping that we will have presentations on stormwater and QTO (quantity take-off) in Civil 3D 2010.