Year after year around this time you may come to expect some more information about the new release of Civil 3D 2014. The same is true this year. Being Civil will try to familiarize you with the new features and show you how to use them in form of series of posts titled “AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 New Feature: <title>”. To make things easier for you we created a tag “Preview 2014” on which you can click to get all these post grouped as we create them.
As always the best thing we could suggest you is to have your eyes open, sign up to some of the RSS feeds from other blogs, websites, including those writing about core AutoCAD and Map 3D. For other Autodesk’s blogs see this link. But the best starting point would be help menu which is as also available online.
The first thing you may notice when you install it is that the name appears slightly different. Now it’s called Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014, note that Autodesk in front of Civil 3D 2014.
There are several areas where you may see some improvements and we will talk about them in the next several weeks in greater details. So please stay tuned.
This year the big item is pressure networks and data shortcuts, but there are some other important improvements as well.
- In Civil 3D 2014 we can now create and edit pressure network from objects in the drawing
- Add pressure networks to section views and display crossing pipes in profile view
- Extract Corridor Solids
- Assign pay items to pressure networks
- Quantity and Material Analysis
- Project Management Collaboration and Data Exchange
- Pressure Pipes can be data referenced
- Data references are now saved in the drawing
- Improved Workflows with InfraWorks (previously known as Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler or AIM)
- Import and export Survey queries
- Annotation options for pressure networks and Plan Productions
- And more
As I said earlier we’ll talk about them in details in the weeks to come. Stay tuned.