Welcome to the first of our new format newsletters, streamlined with more information about civil engineering and survey software for the Infrastructure market.
We are scheduling the next release of Civil Site Design for December 2018 with a range of new features, some of which are being showcased this week by Shane O'Rorke, our Technical Services Manager, at the National Roads Congress held in Romania.
Civil Site Design success continues in the USA with two companies recently purchasing eight licenses each. The size of US civil engineering companies is truly staggering - typical firms will have between 50 and 150 Civil 3D licenses.
In Victoria, in conjunction with Land Use Victoria - DELWP, 14 surveying companies participated in a pilot program for electronic lodgement (ePlan) using the Stringer ePlan software on a range of CAD platforms: Civil 3D, AutoCAD and BricsCAD. This follows extensive work with New South Wales Land Registry launch of their ePlan process. The training was a great success and we are seeing a steady increase in the electronic lodgement of subdivision plans using Stringer ePlan.
We are now on year two of the 'Autodesk Move to Subscription' campaign, and although there was initial concern and hesitation. the majority of our customers have elected to make the change to the subscription model. Autodesk is tempting customers with the opportunity to upgrade from Civil 3D to the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) Collection at a substantially reduced price - compared to the cost of a new licence.
If you have any questions or comments on Civil Survey Solutions, the software we develop and the services we provide, please don't hesitate to email me directly at [email protected] or call on 0414 679 589.
Selwyn joined us in August as an Application Specialist in the Melbourne office. He has 25 years of valuable experience in Civil Design/Drafting.
Carmen joined us in September as part-time Training Coordinator in the Melbourne office. She has experience in customer service and administration.
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During October and November 2018 we have a couple of Public Courses taking place in Sydney. Both courses have places available:
Course: AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals Location: Sydney Date: 16th - 17th October 2018 (Course Outline)
Model Viewer became part of Civil Site Design in late 2015. Since then, customers been using it as a comprehensive design aid, producing models for clients, public consultation or business promotion.
Throughout the last quarter of 2018 we are inviting customers to submit their sub division / land development design models to us as part of a competition for the most creative model. There is a prize of $600 to the individual/business who submits the most impressive model, with $300 to second place and $100 to third place.
This a great opportunity to promote your business and projects, as our newsletter is circulated throughout Australia and worldwide.
Due to potentially large file sizes, we suggest you submit screenshots of your model initially for consideration. The top five entrants will need to provide an .OBJ file of the model.
Deadline for submissions is midnight 30th November 2018. The top five entries will be placed online for a public vote, available in the December newsletter.
In December 2018 we will be releasing the next version of Civil Site Design.
This new release will include major developments to some of the current user tools, such as a new VGE and cross section windows. Improved graphical interface, cross section grip editing and access to new design data form editing, via these forms will give users more power and flexibility when designing.
Existing tools have been tweaked with upgrades to forms, content and messaging to improve user workflow and feedback.
There will be some major additions to Model Viewer, with some new road safety tools and 3D pipes with clash detection, to name a few.
The new Long Section plotting engine is currently in development and will be available in this coming release or the first quarter of 2019.
Post release, we will be running a series of monthly webcasts, including the new features. If you have any webcast suggestions related to any of the Autodesk and/or Civil Survey Solutions products, you can let us know:
Stringer Topo v19.02 and Stringer ePlan v19.01 are now released and available to all subscription customers for download and activation.
Both Stringer Topo v19 and Stringer ePlan v19 will operate on the following platforms:
Civil 3D 2019 through to Civil 3D 2016
AutoCAD 2019 through to AutoCAD 2016 (including AutoCAD derivatives such as Map 3D)
BricsCAD V18 and V17 (64 bit versions)
Download and Licensing
You can access your licenses for software activation and obtain access to the latest software downloads from the Civil Survey Solutions Subscription Portal.
Please note that this update requires a V19 license for activation. Following installation you will be placed on a 30 day evaluation and require a V19 license key for permanent/extended usage. All current subscription customers automatically receive V19 license keys which can be obtained from the Civil Survey Solutions Portal.
If you have any issues accessing the subscription portal please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 254 004 or email to [email protected].
We have added a number of new features and improvements, and have addressed customer reported issues.
Updated the Ribbon interface to improve command workflows and icon display
Improved performance in Civil 3D for Validating Codes and speed of import/updating
There is a command to open the Settings folder to allow for quick access to the settings files
The 3D Model Viewer can now show the rendered surface with triangle edges also displayed. You can also display contours (in AutoCAD and BricsCAD)
Added new line labeling tools in the Cadastral panel (plus a Lot Area label tool for AutoCAD and BricsCAD)
Added new Explode survey tools to enable easy sharing of drawing outputs with non-Stringer users (AutoCAD and BricsCAD)
Settings you have established in Stringer V18 will be automatically transferred to the settings folder location in Stringer V19
Full details are contained in the following readme
Stringer ePlan continues to be updated to support changes in the schema and application of enumeration tools to align with requirements of the New South Wales and Victorian land titiles offices.
Added a button to enable sequential enumeration of segments
Improved form display of picklists
Support for MGA2020 coordinate system as a referenced coordinate system in the ePlan XML
Full details are containing in the following readme.
About Stringer ASpec
We are in the final stages of testing Stringer ASpec applications (Stringer DSpec, Stringer RSpec and Stringer OSpec). We will communicate with you again when these are released.
Questions, Comments or Suggestions?
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments , please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or calling us on 1300 254 004.