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Civil 3D Users – Maximize Your Productivity and Save Money

Civil Site Design, originally written as a Civil 3D add-on for automated road design, is the one option that provides immediate real benefits including stability and design automation to Civil 3D users while providing a path to independence from the Autodesk rental program, if desired, for as little as $995.

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Civil 3D 2017 is not Backwards Compatible

Many Civil 3D users will be surprised to learn that Civil 3D 2017 is not backward compatible to earlier versions.  This will hurt many firms who purchased subscription for some but not all of their Civil 3D licenses to  maintain compatibility with external clients. Dave Simeone, Senior Product Manager – AutoCAD Civil 3D, gave the […]

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Save $6,825 Over 5 Years From the AutoCAD Rental Program!

Like many software companies, Autodesk is moving to a software rental model.  Although this approach is common for new cloud based solutions, will it be accepted by AutoCAD users who are accustomed to owning their desktop software? The chart below shows the savings that AutoCAD rental customers can achieve over a 5 year period by switching […]

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A Complete Solution for Surveyors – No Need to Upgrade Your AutoCAD!

Surveyors require a suite of tools that must be both powerful and easy to use. Typical tasks include: Loading survery data from standard formats Layout lots and quickly write legal descriptions Build surfaces and generate contours Import Esri SHP files Generate profiles and cross-sections Create a preliminary grading plan Calculate cut and fill volumes What […]

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