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FDOT Civil 3D State Kit Trainer/Consultant

FDOT Civil 3D 2020 State Kit released Nov 1, 2019

The FDOT Civil 3D 2020 State Kit (version 01.00.00) was released on November 1, 2019. At this time there is an Installation Guide but no Release Notes.  Amazingly, you cannot find the Release Notes after you install the State Kit at C:\FDOT2020.C3D  Find and install the updates to AutoCAD, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D […]

FDOT2018 Civil 3D State Kit MR6 released Jul 17, 2019

FDOT2018 C3D & AutoCAD State Kit MR Release, (version 01.06.00) is now available. This Maintenance Release contains file changes, new files and Application Enhancements that have occurred since FDOT2018 C3D & AutoCAD State Kit MR5 was released on 04/03/2019. The FDOT Civil 3D 2018 State Kit is on a quarterly release cycle for updates. Use […]

FDOT2019 Civil 3D Maintenance Release 3 released Jul 17, 2019

The FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit was released on October 1, 2018. This is the third Maintenance Release for this product, however the description on the FDOT web site is incorrect and should read as follows: This is the install file for the third [Maintenance] release of the FDOT2019 Civil 3D State kit Software. […]

FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit released Oct 1, 2018

The FDOT Civil 3D 2019 State Kit was released on October 1, 2018. At this time there is no Installation Guide nor Release Notes on the web site. You can find the Installation Guide after you install the State Kit at C:\FDOT2019.C3D\FDOT2019-Civil3DStateKit-InstallationGuide.pdf (ready, fire!, aim) Please refer to the FDOTC3D2018 MR3 post for installation instructions […]

Civil 3D for Project Managers

Your ability to view and navigate 3D models is essential to keeping up with technology. Your ability to verify the design specifications are met by the 3D model is very important. You do not need extensive CADD skills just the basic tools for navigation and checking dimensions, slopes, areas, and volumes. 3D models can help […]

Create Alignment from Network Parts Command in Civil 3D

The purpose of this article is to optimize the use of the Create Alignment from Network Parts command in Civil 3D. You will typically repeat this command for each pipe run you wish to display in a Profile View. There are many settings to preconfigure so each dialog box you encounter in the process will […]

FDOT Civil 3D 2018 State Kit – new release

The FDOT Civil 3D 2018 State Kit is now available (2017-12-22). You probably received this announcement from FDOT. FDOT2018 C3D 2018 & AutoCAD State Kit Release, (version 01.00.00) is now available. New release. Installation Guide and Download from: http://www.fdot.gov/cadd/downloads/software/FDOT2018CADDSoftware.shtm There are a few things you need to do to your existing installation of Civil 3D […]

Changes in the Design Manual Prompted by Florida’s Complete Streets

The Complete Streets initiative is the driving force behind changes to the Design Manual. The documented design practices needed many revisions in order to conform to the recommendations found in the Complete Streets Implementation Plan. Designers should take the time to become familiar with Complete Streets thought processes that will help you make better design […]