Friday, March 1, 2019

CIM Project Suite 2019 for Civil 3D

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CIM Project Suite 2019


Autodesk Civil 3D users, both Civil and Survey, will find great value in the CIM Project Suite with tools for Corridor Management, Pipe Networks automation, and Survey Database workflows. Users of all levels and firms of any size performing road, rail, site, or utility work will see productivity gains with the CIM Project Suite.

The CIM Project Suite comes with two free tools, the Assembly Namer and the Feature Line to Alignment. Click on any one of the tool icons for videos and information. Purchase or download a free trial of the CIM Project Suite for 14 days. After the trial period, the free tools will continue to work. Network floating licenses, standalone licenses and upgrades are available.

  • Better manage Corridors with thru Corridor splitting, target management and automatic Assembly name labeling
  • Work more efficiently with Pipe Networks through multiple Part swapping, and Manhole Schedule automation
  • Improve your workflows with Survey Databases and Construction Staking routines
  • Efficiently manage Civil 3D Styles and Layers in your templates and drawings

Suite Tools

Assembly Namer*
Feature Line to Alignment*
Corridor Cleanup
Corridor Mapper
Corridor Merger
Corridor Splitter
Data Wizard
Layer Trace
Parts Swapper
Parts Tagger
Pipe Designer
Point File Converter
Sheet Generator
Survey Sweeper

* – Free tool

Assembly Namer

Free tool

Organizing Corridor Assemblies can be a tedious task, requiring manual labeling of Assemblies to identify their use. Assembly Namer will automatically insert an MText Object calling out the Assembly name at a user-defined location, on any or all Assemblies in the drawing. The name is linked to the Assembly through an AutoCAD field, which creates a dynamic link between the text and the name of the Assembly itself, updating when the Assembly updates.

  • Automatically label Assemblies to help organize your drawing
  • Inserts dynamic MText labeling Assembly name at a user-defined location

Feature Line to Alignment

Free tool

Created for all Civil 3D users, this tool provides a much-needed data-conversion method in Civil 3D. It generates an Alignment and Layout Profile from a Feature Line. Used by Surveyor’s to stakeout site Feature Lines such as curb, or designers needing data conversions without need for redrawing, this tool is highly valuable in all Civil 3D workflows.

  • Convert Feature Lines and Survey Figures to Alignments and Profiles
  • Improve workflows for Construction Staking and general data conversion

Corridor Cleanup

Designed for the savvy Civil 3D Corridor user, this tool addresses Corridor management. Users can select multiple Corridors, Baselines, and Regions, and in one click, remove all Surface, Width, and/or Slope Targets. This tool will help users quickly reconstruct their Corridor Regions without the need for tedious Target Removal or completing deleting the Corridor or Regions.

  • Automatically remove Corridor Targets from one or more Corridors, Baselines, or Regions
  • Drastically improves Corridor updating and management time

Corridor Mapper

The Corridor Mapper will allow for Corridor Targets to be automatically assigned by mapping Layers to Subassemblies. Users can define a “mapping” for a given for a given Corridor then simply create Target objects on those Layers and the Corridor will automatically assign those Targets to the appropriate Subassemblies. This tool completely replaces the native Target Mapping dialog box with a much more dynamic and powerful option.

  • Automatically assign Corridor Targets by mapping Layers to Subassemblies
  • Maintain a dynamic link between mapped Layers to Subassemblies
  • Continue to draw Target objects and automatically assign Targets with previously mapped Layers
  • Automatically rename Layers to match Subassemblies, or vice versa

Corridor Merger

The Corridor Merger will combine multiple Corridors into one. All Corridor Baseline and Region definitions will merge into one Corridor, including Assemblies, Station Limits, Frequency, Targets, and Overrides. Users have options to create Surfaces based on previously defined Surface definitions.

  • Merge two or more Corridors into one
  • Maintain all Targets and Settings from merged Corridors
  • Create merged Surfaces from merged Corridors

Corridor Splitter

This tool allows a single Corridor to be split into two Corridors. All original Corridor Properties, including Targets, Frequencies, Surfaces, and more, will remain intact, saving tons of time. The user can select which Regions and Baselines will belong to which Corridor. Users have additional options to rename the new Corridor Names, as well as the Baseline and Region Names.

  • Split one Corridor into two, maintaining all settings and surfaces
  • Speed up Corridor management time

Data Wizard

Creates project-specific legends and quantity takeoffs of both AutoCAD and Civil 3D objects. Data Wizard will scan one or more drawings for all point, line and/or area-type objects, and create a dynamic AutoCAD Table, including text and symbology that’s typically shown. Objects can include Blocks, Cogo & Survey, Points, Multileaders, Hatches, Lines, 2D & 3D Polylines, Survey Figures, Feature Lines, Parcel Segments, and Alignments. Legend and quantify takeoff settings can be saved in different templates for quick and easy execution by end users.

  • Creates project-specific legends or quantity takeoffs of AutoCAD and Civil 3D objects
  • Specify one or more drawings, or limit to a sheet, and scan for chosen objects types
  • Objects include all AutoCAD and Civil 3D point, line and area-type objects
  • Save template files for easy creation of legends or takeoffs in the future

Layer Trace

Layer and Styles management in Civil 3D can be a tedious process. This tool will allow the tracking of Layers referenced in Civil 3D Styles. This is a great benefit for performing template (.dwt) maintenance and updating, as well as for keeping project drawings clean and organized. Upon choosing a given layer, the tool will show all Styles that use that Layer. The user can then choose to swap out that Layer for another (with one or more Styles), or to edit a Style’s Layers right within the tool. The user can then purge Styles if there are no other references, and/or delete layers if there are no other references.

  • Save time by tracking Layer use in Civil 3D Styles
  • Automatically swap or purge Layers from Styles

Parts Swapper

Built for all Civil 3D Pipe Network users, this tool allows the swapping of multiple parts, both Structures and Pipes, for alternatives. Users can select parts in Plan, Profile View, or by Pipe Network name. Parts will be swapped similar to the native Swap Parts command, but allows it to be performed on multiple parts at a time.

  • Swap multiple Parts, both Pipes and Structures, in a single command
  • Select in Plan or Profile View, or by Pipe Network
  • Update entire sections of your Pipe Networks at once

Parts Tagger

Tabling and Labeling of important Pipe Network Structure or Pipe Part data, such as Grate or Casting, can be a tedious process. Users must manually enter these values in each Part’s Properties dialog box. This tool provides an interface to push user-defined values for Grate, Cover, Frame, and Material to multiple Structures in a single command. This makes creation of Manhole Schedules much faster. Pipes can now have their Reference Surface, Reference Alignment, and Description modified with the latest update.

  • Populate grate, casting, and other values to multiple Pipes and Structures at once
  • Helps automate detailed Pipe/Manhole Schedules and Pipe/Structure Labeling
  • Quickly assign or reassign the Reference Surface and Reference Alignment for both Pipes and Structures

Pipe Designer

Built for all Civil 3D Pipe Network users, this tool facilitates Network design inside Civil 3D drawings with a spreadsheet editor. It allows the user to design entire Pipe Network runs by specifying slopes, invert drops, and other values, to edit multiple parts at once. User can design upstream, downstream, or both.

  • Design entire Pipe Network runs with a spreadsheet editor inside Civil 3D
  • Design by slope or invert, match pipes by crown or invert, and lock key values
  • Zoom to any part in any location in the drawing

Point File Converter

Convert Survey point files from one code list to another, allowing field work in one code list, and CAD processing in another. Through a simple Excel “translation file” that spells out the code conversions, the tool will read the conversions and apply them to one or more point files. Line work codes, as well as prefixes and suffixes in coding are all accounted for.

  • Convert survey point files from one code list to another in less than a second
  • Create easy Excel “translation files” to spell out the conversion between coding standards
  • Accounts for line work codes, as well prefixes and suffixes in the point file
  • Works with common point file types (.csv, .txt, etc.)

Sheet Generator

Sheet Generator will create Plan and/or Profile sheets, similar to the native Viewframes toolset, but allows dynamic updating of sheets. Users will be able to create “Viewshapes” in Modelspace, then edit them and “push” changes to sheets. Viewport size and position, Profile Views, north arrow, sheet numbering, Matchline text and more, are all dynamically linked to Modelspace “Viewshapes”.

  • Create dynamically-linked Plan and/or Profile sheets
  • Update sheets by editing “Viewshapes” in Modelspace
  • Automatic updating of Viewports, Profiles Views, Sheet Set Fields, Matchlines, and more
  • Automatic Profile Matchline placement & setting of Profile Station/Elevation

Survey Sweeper

Built for the Survey Civil 3D user, this tool takes the tedium out of working with Survey Databases. It will simultaneously delete selected Survey Points and Survey Figures from drawings and Survey Databases. Users will find this a big time saver when deleting unwanted data generated through Linework Processing, or other common missteps in working with Survey Databases.

  • Simultaneously delete selected Survey Points and Figures in drawings AND Survey Databases
  • Automate typically tedious processes to keep your Databases and Drawings in sync

Copyright © 2019 CTC Software.

CIM Project Suite 2019 is brought to you by CTC Software. It's priced at US $550.00.

This add-in is compatible with Civil 3D 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

There's more information available on the CTC Software website »

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