Back in December I wrote about the Autodesk Subassembly Composer up on the Autodesk Labs website. It was absolutely great – users could create their own smart assemblies and use them in Civil 3D. But in a quest to make you, our customers, happy – we made it Better, Faster, and Stronger! And now it’s released as a full extension on the Subscription Center for all Subscription users.
For those of you who used the Labs version, this one uses the same workflow, only with a LOT more options. I’m personally calling this one “SuperSAC” because of everything you can do with it. Stay tuned for more information to be posted about how to use this beauty – there are already some recognized superusers out there that participated in the beta period for this program.
I do want you to be aware of something before you download it, though – and this is very important. So important, in fact, that I’m going to make it bold and italicized so you’ll notice it. Read it, pay attention to it, because if you don’t, you’ll have questions:
When you log on to Subscription Center to download the extension, you will find four possible files available. You will find 32 and 64 bit versions, and for each version there will be two files – Autodesk Subassembly Composer – English and Support Pack – English. If you are installing the Subassembly Composer, you DO NOT need to install the support pack. As a matter of fact, you will receive an error if you try to do this. The support pack is intended to be installed on machines that will not have the Subassembly Composer installed, but will be using content created by the Subassembly Composer.
This extension will work with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 and 2012, both 32 bit and 64 bit. Content is currently available in English only, but will install on all language versions of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 and 2012.