Friday, January 25, 2008

The Importance of Server Backups


TIFF Images and Civil 3D 2008 SP2

  1. If you use Civil 3D 2008, hopefully you have installed Service Pack 2. However, if you frequently work with TIFF images you may have noticed the “scrambled” look that occurs periodically. There are several quick fixes to this problem, but each has its downside.

1. Reload the image. To do this go to the Insert menu and select Image Manager. right-click on the name of the raster image and select Reload. The downside to this method is that a large TIFF image can take several minutes to reload.

2. Convert the images to a different format. JPG’s tend to not have this problem, however they don’t contain spatial information as TIFFs can.

3. Use brute force in the form of this document. This document walks you through replacing the new DLL with the old DLL.

Please let me know if you try this. I’d love to hear how it works for you!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Upcoming Classes I am Teaching

I've got some FABULOUS classes coming up in the next few months, and I'm trying to pack them in.

January 21st-22nd, and 28th-29th. Madison, WI: Civil 3D 2008 Essentials

February 5th-9th, Minneapolis, MN: Civil 3D 2008 Essentials

February 20th-21st, 27-28th Appleton, WI: Civil 3D 2008 Essentials

Register HERE or take a look at other offerings from my homies.

We have intersection classes and grading classes coming up too - always a treat.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Firm Looking for Entry Level Engineers

Are you a Civil 3D or LDT user looking for an entry level civil engineering job? I know of yet another company looking for people in either Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Green Bay or Chicago. Shoot me an e-mail, I'll hook you up.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Mass Haul for the Masses

Until recently, I cringed when users asked me about mass haul diagrams in Civil 3D, mostly because I didn't know a mass haul diagram from a hole in the ground.

I wrote the following paper to FORCE myself to learn. Happy hauling!