To work effectively, AutoCAD Civil 3D software requires all sorts of data, including Templates, Tool Palettes, Catalogs, Subassemblies, and so on. Now, add in a need for users to be more mobile. How does someone understand what this data is, maintain an updated standard set, and enable users to be mobile and work away from the office—all with the company standards in place? That’s where this class comes in. We will summarize all data required to make AutoCAD Civil 3D software simply purr. We’ll then teach you how to use Windows Batch files (no experience required) to set up a simple CAD data-syncing system between user machines and your server master copy. This will enable users to disconnect from the company network and still have AutoCAD Civil 3D software fully functional. When users log back into the network, they will automatically get any updates made to the CAD data. Sound like a pipe dream? It’s not. It’s simple and easy to set up. So, put that CAD-manager hat on and come join us! This session features AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and AutoCAD MEP. AIA Approved
- Understand all AutoCAD Civil 3D data required to make it work effectively
- Learn basic Windows Scripting to perform automatic syncing of CAD data
- Learn how to enable users to be mobile—working off the network—with uninterrupted access to company standard files
- Learn how to keep all CAD data up to date and in sync so everyone's using the same setup
As a Civil Engineer, Brian Levendowski, PE is the Support Manager for CAD Technology Center, an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Minnesota. He leads a team of Application Engineers at the CTC, providing all levels of support, training and consultation to the AEC industry. He is a highly-rated and seasoned Autodesk University Speaker, specializing in serving the civil infrastructure industry. He is currently the lead developer of Civil Express Tools, CTC’s Civil 3D add-ins, and is leading many advanced implementations of BIM software, including Civil 3D and other applications. He speaks regularly at regional and local events, conferences, and professional association meetings, including CTC’s own Midwest University. With a practical background as an airport design engineer and inspector, as well as a land surveyor, he has valuable real-world experience, and truly understands the application of Autodesk software in the civil engineering industry.