Autodesk Civil 3D 2022.1 Update

Sept 27, 2021 – Autodesk released the Autodesk Civil 3D 2022.1 Update

The Autodesk Civil 3D 2022.1 Update is available via the Autodesk Desktop App or via download from the Autodesk subscription site.

The install requires access to the original install resources.

Autodesk Civil 3D 2022.1 Update

This is a very significant Update for Civil 3D 2022. Update 1 includes many new Features, improved performance, and fixes for Civil 3D 2022.

See the What’s New in Civil 3D 2022.1 Release Notes.

New Features

New Corridor Workflows

Corridor targeting and parameter matching has been enhanced, and a new command allows you to copy corridor properties to other regions or corridors. There are significant Corridor engine performance improvements.

Corridor Templates

  • A Corridor Template is a DWT or a DWG file that contains one or more corridors whose properties you want to apply to other new or existing corridors
  • Select which corridor in the template to use, and select which corridor surfaces, boundaries, and slope patterns to apply

Corridor Targeting

  • The corridor Target Mapping dialog box has been enhanced so that when you click in a cell that requires a target, the lower part of the dialog box displays the controls required for specifying the targets
  • The updated Corridor Target Mapping dialog box is modeless - keep it open while you do other work
  • Objects are highlighted in the drawing while setting the corridor targets
  • Filtering the subassemblies support has been added in the Target Mapping dialog box
  • Specify a Range to display the available objects for targeting
  • Use commands in the context menu to copy targets from one subassembly and paste them to one or more other subassemblies, and to zoom and pan to subassemblies
  • Copy a target from an offset parameter and paste it to one or more elevation parameters, and Copy a target from an elevation parameter and paste it to one or more offset parameters
  • Customize the display of the columns by hiding and showing them in the Target Mapping dialog box

Corridor Parameter Matching

  • Match parameters between different corridors.
  • Previously the Match Parameters command could only match parameters in regions within the same corridor.
  • Run the Match Parameters command from contextual menus in the drawing and from the Prospector tree.
  • Select the destination region from a list.
  • Choose the type of targets to match.
  • Selections are now available for surface targets, width or offset targets, and slope or elevation targets. Previously the type of target was not selectable

Corridor Rebuilds

  • The corridor RebuildAll command has been enhanced to rebuild corridors in order based on their dependency relationships.
  • The out of date icon is now shown at the top collection in Prospector so that you can clearly see a corridor needs to be rebuilt without needing to expand the Corridors collection.
  • Unexpected out of date notifications caused by changes in the horizontal baseline and corridor surfaces have been reduced.
  • Unexpected corridor regeneration has been reduced, for example, when changing the target object in the Corridor Properties dialog box and when clicking the OK button in the Corridor Properties or Alignment Properties dialog box without making any changes.
  • Corridor surfaces are no longer rebuilt if the definition of the corridor surface is not changed.

Subassembly Composer

  • Rearrange (by dragging and dropping) the order of the input/output parameters and target parameters of the subassembly.
  • Click the parameter name and drag it up or down in the order of parameters

Performance Enhancements

Performance improvements have been made in several areas:

  • Drawing open
  • Drawing save
  • Drawing regen (including the time some objects take to draw after modification)
  • Data shortcuts
  • Corridor rebuild, subassembly targeting, and regen
  • Cross Section Views
  • Corridor Section Views
  • Pressure Pipes

Pressure Networks Enhancements

A bunch of fit and finish improvements are included.

Fittings

  • Add single-port parts such as caps to the end of a pipe run.
  • Add reducers and elbows at the end of a pipe run and continue the pipe run layout with the correct pipe size.
  • Add multiple port fittings (such as wyes, tees, and crosses) at the end of pipe run and continue the pipe run layout with the correct pipe size.
  • Rotate, flip, and slide fittings when needed.
  • Add a properly sized elbow at a pressure network PI point.

Appurtenance

  • Add appurtenances to the end of a pipe run and continue the pipe run layout with the correct pipe size.
  • Flip and slide appurtenances when needed.

Pipe Run

  • Delete pipes at the end of a pipe run while keeping the pipe run intact.
  • Any fittings and appurtenances attached to the deleted pipe and not connected to the pipe run will also be removed.
  • Rename Pipe Runs in the Pipe Run list on the Prospector tab
  • View the catalog GUID from the pressure network parts list

Collaboration for Civil 3D

  • Push To Autodesk Docs and Traces Palette buttons to the Civil 3D Collaborate ribbon tab
  • Improved Shared Views to show the name of objects in the Model Browser.
  • Added a command named AeccUnlockCurrentDrawing which you can use to unlock a drawing if it is locked unexpectedly while saving a drawing to Autodesk Docs.
  • Added a variable named LoadRecentDSProjectOnStartup which you can use to control whether the most recently used data shortcut project is loaded automatically when Civil 3D is started.

New Rail Workflows

Create and Edit Rail Turnouts

  • Create turnouts (simple, equilateral, crossing, combined crossing, and three-way) on a rail alignment. Turnouts include sleepers, theoretical triangles, and boundaries
  • Select side, direction, and insertion point when creating a turnout
  • Create Diverted Alignments and merge them to existing alignments
  • Create profiles for Diverted Alignments and merge them to corresponding profiles
  • Edit turnout models and parameters on the Properties palette
  • Adjust the location and direction of turnouts using grips
  • Automatically update turnouts when relevant alignments and profiles are updated
  • Create rail turnout labels, including critical point name and profile dimension
  • Load multiple turnout catalogs and save them in drawing.
  • The tool ships with both SNCF and generic turnout content.

Create Crossovers

  • Create crossovers between two rail alignments.
  • Create crossovers from an existing turnout.
  • Select the connection type when creating a crossover.
  • Adjust the location of crossovers using grips.

API Enhancements

Updates to the API have been made to:

  • Cant
  • Corridors
  • Cross sections/Section Views
  • Data Shortcuts
  • Superelevation Views

 

Civil 3D 2022.1 Update Fixes

Alignments

  • Added support for exporting and importing speed tables for all alignment types using LandXML.
  • Fixed an issue in which closing the Alignment Properties dialog box by clicking the Cancel or OK button with no change to the alignment would cause a corridor to redraw if the alignment was used as a target for the corridor.
  • The time to open drawings has been reduced by 20% for drawings that contain long alignments with labels.

API

  • Fixed an API issue in which the AlignmentRailInfo.RailWidth parameter was not accessible for rail offset alignments.
  • Fixed an API issue in which GeneralSegmentLabel.Create() failed on closed polylines.
  • Fixed an API issue in which the AppliedSubassembly parameter did not take the reference parameter into consideration. The main change was to correct the behavior of ValueAsObject in IAppliedSubassemblyParam. Now the same DesignValue/Value behavior as in the Parameter Editor in the Cross Section View Editor can be kept.
  • A CorridorSlopePattern created though the API will now have the default StartStation and EndStation set to the baseline alignment's start and end station, and assigning StartStation and EndStation after that will succeed.

Assemblies

  • Fixed an issue in which a dialog box couldn't be resized when adding a subassembly to an assembly.

Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D

  • Fixed an issue in which an XML file that was used as surface data in a drawing was uploaded to two different locations in BIM 360.
  • Fixed an issue in which the version of a large surface (.mms file) was increased unexpectedly when opening its host drawing from Autodesk Docs.

Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS

  • Fixed an issue in which the cursor was not active in the drawing after connecting to the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS.

Corridors

  • Fixed an issue in which temporary alignments and profiles that were created for feature lines were shown in the corridor targets mapping list.
  • Fixed an issue in which the offset subassemblies for a corridor were not considered when creating a corridor surface.
  • Fixed an issue in which a corridor was not brought back to up to date when using the UNDO command after performing an edit that would cause the corridor to be marked out of date.
  • Fixed an issue in which additional objects from other baselines were shown in the Corridor Section Editor.
  • Fixed an issue in which a corridor required a rebuild or was marked out of date when creating a corridor surface in the Corridor Properties dialog box.
  • Fixed an issue in which intersections and corridors became out of date when saving a drawing that contains them.
  • Fixed an issue in which corridors were unnecessarily regenerated when there was no geometry change for corridor surfaces in the Corridor Properties dialog box. For example, this would occur if the corridor surface selection was cleared, or if the surface name or style in the Corridor Properties dialog box was changed.
  • Fixed an issue in which the profile of a secondary alignment was deleted unexpectedly when creating corridor regions for intersections.
  • Fixed a stability issue that would occur when creating a corridor with a grid surface.
  • Fixed a stability issue that would occur when opening a drawing with a corridor that targeted a grid surface.
  • Fixed a performance issue related to invoking the Corridor Surface Target dialog box. The time to invoke the dialog box has been improved from 15 seconds to 1 second.
  • The Rebuild All command will now rebuild corridors based on their dependency relationships so that all corridors will be up to date after using the command.
  • The time to rebuild a corridor has been improved by 20% if the corridor uses feature lines or 3D polylines as targets.
  • The time to rebuild a corridor has been improved if error messages about the subassemblies that are used are displayed in the Event Viewer when the corridor is rebuilt.
  • Improved performance when opening a drawing that contained a corridor that referenced a subassembly PKT file that was not imported.
  • Improved the performance of opening corridor cross section views by 30%.
  • Reduced unexpected out of date corridor notifications caused by changes of horizonal baselines and corridor surfaces.
  • Reduced unexpected out of date corridor notifications caused when clicking OK to close the Assembly Properties and Subassembly Properties dialog boxes when no parameters were changed.

Data Shortcuts

  • Fixed an issue in which opening a data shortcut source drawing would switch to the original drawing after the source data was opened.
  • Fixed an issue in which a corridor data shortcut was referenced incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue in which the current data shortcut project was reloaded when clicking Cancel in the Set Working Folder dialog box.
  • Fixed an issue in which the data shortcut reference out of date status was not updated after the broken reference was repaired.
  • Fixed an issue in which corridor baselines could not be referenced using data shortcuts.
  • Fixed an issue in which duplicate data shortcuts with the same name were generated when repairing a broken data shortcut or reference.
  • Enhanced the data shortcuts Repair Broken References command to provide an option to fix the broken reference by using the data shortcut with the same Name for a Handle Only reference or by using the data shortcut with the same Handle for a Name Only reference.
  • Improved performance by not loading the most recent data shortcut project when starting Civil 3D. There is a new system variable LoadRecentDSProjectOnStartup which can be set to 1 to enable the old behavior.
  • Significant performance improvements have been made when working with large data shortcut projects. For an Autodesk Docs-based dataset with 500 data shortcuts the following improvements were observed:
  • The Set Working Folder command was 30 times faster, as was loading a project on startup of Civil 3D and loading an associated project when opening a drawing.
  • The Set Data Shortcuts Project Folder command was 20 times faster.
  • The Refresh command was 60 times faster.
  • The Repair Broken Shortcut command was 5 times faster.
  • Depending on the project size, the improvements might differ. Local area network (LAN) projects will see slightly lower but still significant improvements as well.

Dynamo for Civil 3D

  • Fixed an issue in which a Dynamo script failed after closing the Dynamo Player.
  • Fixed an issue in which files in the same folder as the drawing file would be removed accidently after running a Dynamo script and publishing to ArcGIS.
  • Added a Dynamo Binding setting in Dynamo for Civil 3D to turn trace data on and off.
  • Updated Dynamo Core to Dynamo 2.12.

General

  • Added the capability to show out the of date shield mark on the collection parent level in the Prospector tree.
  • Added a tooltip that is displayed while hovering the cursor on an out-of-date shield in the Prospector tree.
  • Fixed an issue in which exporting simple geometry as KML from Civil 3D resulted in geometry at the wrong location in Google Earth.
  • Improved Shared Views to show the name of objects in the Model Browser.
  • Fixed an issue in which Civil 3D would lose focus if the AutoCAD Properties window was open.

Grading

  • Improved the display of glyphs that appear at the vertices of a feature line when the Grading Elevation Editor window is displayed. The display of glyphs is affected by the values of Resolution, Scale, and Layout in the Display Settings of Windows. The display is best when you use the recommended system settings and the quality of the display will decline as the value of Scale and Layout increases.
  • Improved usability when editing PIs or elevation points in the Grading Elevation Editor by keeping the focus on the edited points.

Intersections

  • Fixed a stability issue in which grip editing an intersection would cause Civil 3D to become unresponsive.
  • Fixed an issue in which intersections and corridors became out of date when saving a drawing that contains them.

Parcels

  • Fixed a stability issue that would occur when deleting parcel segments and then using the UNDO and PURGE commands.

Performance

Multiple performance enhancements have been made in Civil 3D. The percentage of the improvement on drawings will vary since the drawings contain different content, thus all the improvements mentioned below are calculated based on the sample datasets that were used for benchmark testing.
Those sample datasets are shared by customers, and are real world projects.
The overall time taken to run the tests on all these customers' datasets was reduced by 50.3% when compared against the time taken using Civil 3D 2022.0.

  • Multi-Core Plotting from AutoCAD 2022 reduced the time of publishing from 8 minutes to 2 minutes.
  • Open drawing and regen time has been reduced up to 14% to 40% for drawings that contain corridors.
  • Regen time has been reduced up to 14% for drawings that contain long alignments with labels.
  • Invoking the Corridor Section View Editor has been improved up to 80%.
  • Open drawing and regen time has been reduced between 14% and 40% for drawings that contain multiple section views.
  • Opening drawings has been improved up to 61% for drawings that contain a large number of pipe network catalogs with user defined attributes.
  • Opening drawings has been improved up to 80% for drawings that have missing subassemblies.
  • Rebuilding a corridor improved up to 20% if corridors are using feature lines or 3D polylines as targets, depending on the number of vertices in the feature lines or polylines.
  • Switching from model space to paper space have been improved up to 35% if the viewport in paper space contains sections since surfaces, pipes, structures, and alignments are not drawn.

Pipe Networks

  • Fixed an issue in which property set values in structure tables were not shown correctly if the data was within an xref.
  • Fixed an issue in which some curved pipes were shown as boxes.
  • Added a process bar that is displayed after clicking the Create Full Parts List button on the ribbon to show the creation progress, catalog name, and family file name.
  • Added the ability to repair pipe networks in host drawings by using the RegenNetwork command.
  • Fixed an issue in which some gravity pipe labels were not shown in profile view.
  • Fixed an issue in which the pipe centerline was covered by hatching.
  • Added the ability to support staggered labels in pipe data bands.
  • Fixed an issue in which pipe flow was not applied to pipe properties in the Analyze Gravity Network command.
  • Fixed an issue in which the pipe hatch color setting did not work in section view.
  • Fixed an issue in which the structure boundary view direction was not correct in profile and section views.
  • Added a warning dialog box that is displayed if more than 5000 part sizes are included in the selection in the Part Size Creator of the pipe network parts list.
  • Fixed an issue in which the structure height was not adjusted when creating a pipe network from an object.
  • Fixed an issue in which 2D Center to Center Pipe lengths showed incorrect values.
  • Fixed an issue in which structures referenced by data shortcuts were not displayed correctly.
  • Fixed an issue in which the structure style was not correct after being referenced by a data shortcut.
  • Fixed an issue in which the structure boundary elevation was not same as the solid in profile view.

Pressure Networks

  • Fixed an issue in which the Break Pipe Run command did not work in profile view.
  • Refined the pressure network tee rotation algorithm so that a tee would not rotate unexpectedly.
  • Removed pressure pipe networks in the Export LandXML user interface.
  • Fixed an issue in which appurtenance dragged-state arrow location was not correct.
  • Fixed an issue in which the pressure pipe label anchor settings didn't work as expected.
  • Fixed an issue in which the pressure pipe label rotation in profile view was not correct.
  • Added the ability to show the Catalog GUID in the Pressure Network parts list.
  • Fixed an issue in which curved pipes would not be updated when the pipe run alignment changed.
  • Fixed an issue in which the structure boundary was not shown correctly in profile view.
  • Fixed an issue in which a pipe run was detached when the pressure network catalog was removed.
  • Fixed an issue in which there was no warning message when the current fitting or appurtenance was not allowed to be added in the middle of a pipe run.
  • Fixed an issue in which a pressure network elbow was not updated after the pipe run was edited.
  • Fixed an issue in which the curve pipe radius was incorrect after breaking a pressure pipe run.
  • Fixed an issue in which a pipe run wouldn't be detached when an elbow was swapped to a tee or cross.
  • Fixed an issue in which a pipe run would be detached after a tee was swapped.
  • Fixed a performance issue when creating and editing a pressure pipe run with a complex profile.
  • Improved performance when selecting a pressure network pipe run with a profile view.
  • Changed the elevation reference for the Swap Pressure Network Parts dialog box to only allow Outside Top selection in path-based pressure networks.

Profiles

  • Fixed an issue in which the superimposed profile tool created an incorrect profile in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue in which the vertical geometry in a data band was incorrect when the profile was drawn using fixed entities.
  • Fixed an issue in which a PI label was shown outside the horizontal geometry band.
  • Fixed an issue in which a new profile view hatch was displayed when the layer was frozen and model space was regenerated.

Reference Templates

  • Fixed an issue in which the values on the Transformation tab of the Drawing Settings dialog box were unintentionally changed in a host drawing after attaching a reference template.
  • Fixed an issue in which section view styles could not be cleared from ACAD.dwt when setting the reference template settings.

Section Views

  • Fixed an issue in which the default section style could not be used for surface sections when creating sample line groups.
  • Fixed an issue in which the default label set for section view creation would not be held when switching to another alignment while creating section views.
  • Improved drawing open performance for drawings that contain section views with projected feature lines.

Storm and Sanitary Analysis

  • Corrected the information in a dialog box that appears after running the Edit in Storm and Sanitary Analysis command when Storm and Sanitary Analysis is not installed.

Surfaces

  • Added the capability to rebuild all out-of-date surfaces on the root surface node in the Prospector tree.
  • Fixed an issue in which there was redundant progress bar flashing when the surface's point or triangle count was less than 512.
  • Fixed a stability issue that would occur when performing a watershed analysis on large surfaces and improved performance.
  • Fixed an issue in which surface reports exported to a network drive could not be opened with the specified application.
  • Fixed an issue in which a wall breakline was created on the wrong side when added in a top view.