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Multiple Sessions of LDT2008 - editing properties of DWG file, CAD Panacea, Jan 21, 2008

Moviemaking for Civil Engineers - using Autodesk's Land Desktop and free Film Maker software to show contaminant concentrations over time, Salvatore Napolitano, Cadalyst AEC, April 12, 2006

The Lost CUI - keep backup of CIVIL.CUI file in Land Desktop 2006 in case your Civil Design CUI is lost, Jason Hickey, Beneath The Lines, February 23, 2006

More on the CUI - back up your CUI to a safe location in Land Desktop 2006 by exporting your workspace, Jason Hickey, Beneath The Lines, February 23, 2006

The Importance of Project Settings and Prototypes - a defined project and suitably selected prototype allow design consistency and data to be shared between all users in LDT, Mark Hultgren, BLAUGI, October 26, 2005

Creating a Project Filter in LDT - set your filter to view only the current projects in the dropdown list, Mark Hultgren, BLAUGI, October 19, 2005

What are DEM Files, Where Do I Get Them, and How Do I Use Them in Land Desktop? - build a surface from DEM data as accurate as the contour lines in Land Desktop, Rick Ellis, Cadapult Software Solutions, Inc., September 2005

Land Desktop: Site Volumes By Sections - streaming tech tip explores the method used to create site volumes by sections without a profile, Randy Browning, Avatech Solutions, February 16, 2005

Land Desktop: Working with Alignments - streaming tech tip offers advice to increase your efficiency when working with alignments, Jessica Montoya, Avatech Solutions, December 16, 2004

Land Desktop: Attaching Ditch Profiles to Cross Sections - streaming tech tip demonstrates how to implement this valuable tool by defining design criteria in Profiles and utilizing this data through Design Control in Cross Sections, Cyndy Davenport, Avatech Solutions, November 16, 2004

Land Desktop: Parcel Area Spreadsheet and Table - streaming tech tip demonstrates area table creation in LDT using attribute extraction, Jessica Montoya, Avatech Solutions, September 16, 2004

The Basics of Creating Terrain Models - Autodesk Land Desktop tutorial covers the sequence of commands used to create a terrain model, Brian Morse, CADdigest.com, August 10, 2004

Land Desktop: Share Your Projects - streaming tips for sharing projects with others, using Named Views, hyperlinks, Xrefs and Project Manager, Ron Santos, Avatech Solutions, June 8, 2004

Land Desktop: Tool Palette Symbols that Respect Drawing Scale - streaming tech tip on how to make symbols adhere to drawing scale, Avatech Solutions, April 21, 2004

Land Desktop: New Libraries and Symbol Manager - streaming tech tip explains how to use the LDT Symbol Manager to add symbols to a new library created from scratch, Ron Santos, Avatech Solutions, March 10, 2004 (Part 1 of 2)

Land Desktop: Use Symbol Manager to Organize New Palettes - streaming tech tip demonstrates how editing symbols allows you to gain more control over their insertion to a drawing file, Ron Santos, Avatech Solutions, March 10, 2004 (Part 2 of 2

Land Desktop: Create a Flyby or 3D Rendering - streaming tech tip shows how to create a flyby or 3D rendering using a surface from Land Desktop and export it to Architectural Desktop or 3ds max, Ron Santos, Avatech Solutions, February 17, 2004

How to Fillet 3D Polylines - Land Desktop/Mechanical Desktop tip, CAD Forum, February 2, 2004

Civil Design 2004: Quickly and Easily Cut Channels With the Grading Object - streaming tip illustrates how a channel can be laid out and contoured in under two minutes, Eric Chappell, Avatech Solutions, January 13, 2004

AutoCAD and Land Desktop Tips - a collection of tips on a variety of topics, Brian Morse, BrianMorse.com, December 17, 2003

Terrain Models in Land Desktop - explores the advantages of building accurate terrain models and how to make them worth the effort, Brian Morse, CADdigest.com, December 12, 2003

Land Desktop - Store Shapes with the Parcel Manager - streaming tip explores the tool to store a shape such as a building footprint or fence line, Ron Santos, Avatech Solutions, December 11, 2003

Working with Sheet Styles in Sheet Manager - explores the various elements that make up a typical sheet style, so that you can begin creating custom sheet styles that conform to your office's drawing standards, Felicia Provencal, Autodesk.com, September 24, 2003

Sharing Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 Drawings - tips on sharing LDT drawings with users of different versions of Autodesk software, CADsoft, August 4, 2003

The Object Viewer vs. 3D Orbit - using the Object Viewer rather than the standard 3D Orbit command in Land Desktop can save you time, Rick Ellis, CADdigest.com, August 12, 2003

Editing Plot Sheets with Sheet Manager - Autodesk Land Desktop tutorials, Felicia Provencal, Autodesk.com, July 31, 2003

Autodesk Land Desktop - Using Layer States to Set Up Layer Properties in a New Drawing - streaming video tip illustrates how to use exported layer states to automate the setting of layer colors, linetype and other properties for layers, Ron Santos, Avatech Solutions, June 10, 2003

Autodesk Land Desktop - Controlling a Description Key Symbol's Scale and Rotation - streaming video tip shows how to change the scale and rotation of a description key using information gathered during a survey, Ron Santos, Avatech Solutions, June 10, 2003

Avatech Digs Out the New Features of Land Desktop - streaming video explores the best features of Land Desktop 2004, such as Road to Surface, Vertical Alignment Editing and Land XML Reporting, Eric Chappell, Avatech Solutions, June 10, 2003

Autodesk Land Desktop Tutorial: Building A Surface From 3D Faces - on converting 3D faces into a Land Desktop surface for such uses as creating Profiles, Sections and Contours, Rick Ellis, CADdigest.com, June 5, 2003

Autodesk Land Desktop: Introduction to the Sheet Manager - tutorial illustrates how to use a road design to enhance plot-sheet drawing and plot-generation skills, Felicia Provencal, Autodesk.com, June 2, 2003

3D Symbols - Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 streaming video explains how to create a 3D topo with 3D symbols, Sterling Systems, May 22, 2003

Object Viewer - Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 streaming video examines the new and improved version of the object viewer, Sterling Systems, May 22, 2003

Macro Keys - Autodesk Land Desktop streaming video explores new and retired macros in Land Desktop, Sterling Systems, May 21, 2003

Flipping Faces - Autodesk Land Desktop streaming video illustrates flipping faces after creating the surface, Sterling Systems, May 21, 2003

Import 3D Lines - Autodesk Land Desktop streaming video shows how to import 3D lines from the terrain model explorer, Sterling Systems, May 21, 2003

Autodesk Land Desktop - Profile Automation - streaming video shows how to use Drag & Drop to change your profiles to meet office standards or user-specific colors, Bryan Timmerman, Avatech Solutions, May 13, 2003

Autodesk Land Desktop: Advanced Grading Object Options - tutorial explores advanced grading techniques for working with target regions and slope tags, Felicia Provencal, Autodesk.com, April 23, 2003

Autodesk Land Desktop - Grading a Pond Based on Volume Using the Grading Object - streaming video shows how to use the Grading Object to shape a pond quickly and easily to achieve a required storage volume, Eric Chappell, Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003

Autodesk Land Desktop: Working with Grading Objects - tutorial shows how to generate volume calculations, balance the grading, and create contours from a grading object, Felicia Provencal, Autodesk.com, March 26, 2003

Using Formulas and Conversion Factors in Your Land Desktop Labels - tutorial on how to add mathematical formulas to labels so you can calculate unit conversions or any other value with the data you use to label your lines, curves, spirals and points, Rick Ellis, CADdigest.com, March 18, 2003

Autodesk Land Desktop - Displaying the Limits of Grading in the Plan View of a Roadway Design - streaming video reveals the hidden command to generate a Limit of Grading line for roadway designs, Avatech Solutions, February 24, 2003

Using the Grading Wizard - Autodesk Land Desktop tutorial explores the Grading Wizard and how to grade a building pad to daylight to existing ground, Felicia Provencal, Autodesk.com, February 25, 2003

Creating a Finished Grade Surface - Land Desktop tutorials shows an easy way to create a roadway surface, CAD-1, February 2003 (pdf)

Autodesk Land Desktop - Creating Land Desktop Surfaces from Contours - streaming video tech tip shows how to create a surface or TIN from contour data, Avatech Solutions, January 8, 2003

Autodesk Land Desktop - How to Stake Out a Proposed Roadway With 4' Back of Curb Offsets - streaming video tech tip shows how to create a point file of offsets and upload that information to a data collector for stakeout, Avatech Solutions, January 9, 2003

Autodesk Land Desktop TINS to Autodesk VIZ - Land Desktop tutorial explores exporting files to Autodesk VIZ for presentations, Gary Rosen, Autodesk University presentation, December 3, 2002 (pdf)

Converting a Land Desktop Project From Feet to Meters - Autodesk Land Desktop tutorial shows how, using LandXML, to convert a project from Feet to Meters, Rick Ellis, CADdigest.com, January 7, 2003

LandXML to IHSDM, to Final Staking, and Everything in Between - offers an introduction to LandXML design data schema and its application in Autodesk and Autodesk partner products, Nathan Crews, Autodesk University presentation, December 3, 2002 (pdf)

Autodesk Civil Design Series - Representing a Finished Ground Vertical Profile as a 3D Polyline in Plan - streaming video tech tip shows how to represent a Finished Ground Vertical Profile as a 3D Polyline along a horizontal centerline alignment, Avatech Solutions, November 21, 2002

Autodesk Land Desktop - Add Color to Your Land Desktop - streaming video tech tip examines special codes that will allow you to apply different colors to portions of your Land Desktop Labels, Avatech Solutions, October 25, 2002

Autodesk Land Desktop - Using Formulas in Land Desktop Labels - streaming tech tip shows how a Land Desktop label can be used in designing a pipe run, Avatech Solutions, September 9, 2002

Land Desktop Tip: DEMs and Terrain Modeling - Pete Kelsey, Autodesk.com, August 2002

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