Aug 25, 2023 – Autodesk released the Autodesk Civil 3D 2024.1 Update
The Autodesk Civil 3D 2024.1 Update is available via the Autodesk Access app or via download from the Autodesk subscription site.
The update requires access to the original install resources.
Official release date is Aug 24, 2023.
It is recommended that you first install all Windows updates prior to installing this Update.
It is recommended that you first install the latest AutoCAD and Map 3D Toolset Updates prior to installing this Update.
See the Autodesk Map 3D 2024.0.1 Update News post.
The Civil 3D 2024.1 Update cannot be uninstalled.
To restore Civil 3D to a prior version of Civil 3D 2024, you must uninstall Civil 3D 2024 and reinstall it.
Autodesk Civil 3D 2024.1 Update
Civil 3D 2024.1 Update provides enhancements to corridor modeling workflows, including making the process of sharing subassemblies and creating corridor transitions more efficient.
The ArcGIS Connector for Civil 3D has new capabilities to modify/update AutoCAD objects and save changes back to ArcGIS Online, as well as enhancements to the usability and functionality for importing layers.
Issues regarding pressure pipe runs becoming detached have been addressed, as have many customer-requested improvements.
Read the What's New in Civil 3D 2024.1 Update Release Notes in the Civil 3D 2024 on-line Help
The Civil 3D 2024.1 Update is a major update to Civil 3D that includes significant enhancements.
Significant improvements to the creation, edit, and maintenance of Corridor Transitions includes new Transition Tolerance Gap property and the ability to Copy and Paste Transitions.
A new Subassembly tab in Project Explorer with improved edit and reporting support for subassemblies.
New Civil 3D typed commands to add common data to Surface definitions directly from the command line.
Pipes can now connect to Structures in other gravity Pipe Networks.
There are new Text For Each Label Style components for Profile View Band Labels for Structures.
There are new Text For Each Label Style components to add Property Set data for connected Pipes and Pressure Pipes in Structure Labels.
Significant improvements to Pressure Pipe Run editing and stability that includes:
- The capability to move and rotate pressure pipe runs using the AutoCAD MOVE and ROTATE commands without detaching from their underlying pipe run alignments
- Automatically swap between a tee and a wye Fittings if the Parts are available in the Network Parts List
- The reference alignment of the adjacent pipe is now automatically used when adding new parts to a pipe run.
Improved support for Connected Pressure Pipe annotation that includes:
- Label and stagger the data for connected Pressure Pipes in the Profile View Band labels for Fittings and Appurtenances.
- Add Property Set data for connected Pipes and Pressure Pipes in Fitting and Appurtenance Labels
Directly import Subassembly Composer PKT files by Right Click in the Prospector
New Right Click menus support to Create New subassembly instances or Change Subassembly PKT references in the Subassembly collection in the Propector tab
A new Other Subassemblies node in the Subassemblies collection in the in the Propector tab that displays the Civil 3D stock .Net based code subassemblies.
A new Subassembly tab in Project Explorer with improved edit and reporting support for subassemblies.
Improved Event View support for Subassembly warning messages during Corridor creation and rebuilds.
A new capability to modify and update AutoCAD objects and save back the changes to ArcGIS. Move AutoCAD points, polylines, and polygons to an ArcGIS layer and then save back the newly added objects.
Improved support for arcs:
- Arcs on a polyline layer stored in ArcGIS are imported into Civil 3D as true arcs for all supported features.
- You can move new AutoCAD or Civil entities with arc segments to imported ArcGIS layers in Civil 3D and save them back to ArcGIS with the arcs kept instead of tessellated.
- You can refresh ArcGIS layers with arcs and preserve the arcs.
Improved the performance of refresh updates from ArcGIS and save back changes to ArcGIS.
ArcGIS domain values are now imported as a List type property set rather than as a read-only string type so that you can update the domain value list from both Civil 3D and ArcGIS and keep it synchronized when refreshing and saving back.
The default feature type to be imported into ArcGIS for each layer is now cached after it is specified, so the next time the layer is imported in the same session it can be imported with the latest feature type that was specified.
The layers are shown in alphabetical order in the Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS so that you can find a specific layer more easily.
Ability to add Cant specific properties to Spiral and Tangents segments in a Rail Alignment
- This update contains a security update for Autodesk Civil 3D.
- Fixed an issue in which alignment curves were shifted when displayed as a dashed linetype and hardware acceleration was on.
- Fixed an API issue in which a design speed could not be added at station 0 of an alignment.
- Fixed an issue in which the start station and end station would not appear in the profile properties when using the API profile.CreateStaticFGFromProfile.
- Assemblies and Subassemblies
- Fixed an issue in which the ConditionalMarkedPoint subassembly did not work as expected.
- Fixed an issue in which a subassembly was not in the correct position when using the Insert Previous option.
- Improved stability when importing subassembly PKT files to a tool palette.
Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D
- Fixed an issue in which the relative paths could not be updated if the ISAVEPERCENT value was not set as 0 when using the Save As command to save a drawing that has references (for example, data shortcut references, surfaces, or reference templates) to a new location in Autodesk Docs.
Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D is required for the following operations:
- Syncing changes on data shortcut references by opening a cloud drawing or running synchronize commands
- Managing data shortcuts
See the recent Autodesk Desktop Connector 188.8.131.522 (ADC) Update News post for details
Autodesk Connector for ArcGIS
- Improved the refresh time performance so that the time to refresh ArcGIS data is similar to the time to import data.
- Added an error message that is displayed if the selected area of interest to import data from ArcGIS does not overlap with the selected coordinate system.
- Fixed an issue in which multi-polygon objects in ArcGIS were imported with default settings even if layer and stylization import settings were specified.
- Fixed a stability issue that would occur when refreshing an imported feature line which was used to create a grading.
- Fixed an issue in which an unexpected option was displayed in the Feature Type drop-down list when setting up a settings template for importing ArcGIS data.
- Fixed an issue in which COGO point data could not be published to ArcGIS Enterprise when the point elevation data was missing.
- Fixed an issue in which properties could not be imported when layer names contained special characters.
- Fixed an issue in which an error message was displayed when using the WBLOCK, AecToAcad, or ExportToAutoCAD commands in a drawing that contained COGO points.
- Fixed an issue in which an incorrect corridor section appeared in a drawing.
- Fixed an issue in which layers with empty names would be generated after exporting corridor solids.
- Fixed an issue in which objects could not be selected in multiple xrefs as corridor targets.
- Fixed an issue in which importing code set styles would not update existing code sets.
- Fixed a stability issue that would occur when switching between different drawings associated with different data shortcut project folders.
- Fixed an issue in which data shortcut references would not be created in Autodesk Docs for a feature line-based corridor that had a hidden base alignment data shortcut that was created by another user.
- Fixed an issue in which feature lines created using elevations from a surface would ignore intermediate grade break points.
- Fixed an issue in which some elevations would not be added when assigning elevations to a surface from a feature line.
- Fixed a stability issue that would occur when grading to a surface target.
- Added a message that is displayed when the part catalog used in the parts list is not found and the Set Pipe Network Catalog command needs to be run.
- Fixed an issue in which the resulting pipe slope was not correct in some cases after applying a pipe rule.
- Fixed an issue in which Civil 3D would become unresponsive when opening a specific drawing that contained a gravity network.
- Fixed an issue in which the Orientation Reference setting was not correct in pipe network profile labels when it was set to Object.
- Fixed a spelling issue on the Profile tab of the Structure Style dialog box.
- Fixed an issue in which after installing the Civil 3D 2021.3.4 update the Autodesk Batch Save Utility would not start and a message would be displayed that Civil 3D could not be found on the machine.
- Fixed an issue in which non-English versions of the Autodesk Batch Save Utility (Standalone) did not open correctly.
- Fixed a stability issue that would occur when running the Export Civil 3D Drawing command.
- Fixed a stability issue that would occur when using the COPYTOLAYER command.
- Fixed a stability issue that would occur after opening a specific drawing.
- Fixed a stability issue that would occur when opening a DWG file in Autodesk Navisworks with the Civil 3D Object Enabler installed.
- Note: This fix requires the installation of an updated version of the Object Enabler. The updated version of the Object Enabler is available on the Plug-Ins tab of supported Autodesk products on Autodesk Accounts or from the Plug-Ins section when creating a custom install for the supported products.
- Added the label types for Spanning Pressure Pipes Plan and Spanning Pressure Pipes Profile to the Add Labels dialog box.
- Added the ability to select the pipe run alignment from a dialog box when relinking pipe runs.
- Fixed an issue in which connected pressure pipe information would be still listed in the structure properties after removing the pipe run.
- Fixed a stability issue that would occur when breaking a pressure pipe if the pressure pipe size was not in the parts list.
- Fixed an issue in which pressure pipe property set values were not updated in fitting and appurtenance labels.
- Fixed an issue in which pressure pipe fittings were scaled to 1:1 after exploding them in a profile view with vertical exaggeration.
- Fixed an issue in which the flip grip for bends disappeared in part-based pressure pipes.
- Fixed an issue in which data referenced pressure parts were editable in the host drawing.
- Fixed an issue in which the pipe run was detached after swapping a bend with a tee.
- Fixed an issue in which the part size specified on the ribbon would not be applied by default during the pipe run creation.
- Fixed an issue in which labels would not be updated after removing pressure parts.
- Fixed a stability issue that would occur in some cases after enabling the hatch display for pressure parts in profile view.
- Fixed an issue in which the pressure pipe length could not be smaller than 100 mm.
- Fixed an issue in which the hatch was not displayed correctly for some fittings in plan view.
- Fixed a performance issue that would occur when the hatch display for fittings was enabled.
- Fixed an issue in which the arrow of a dragged label line was slightly offset from the part boundary.
- Fixed a performance issue that would occur when deleting a pressure pipe.
- Fixed an issue in which the pressure pipe labels would disappear on split profile views.
- Fixed an issue in which the pressure part style did not use parts in the parts list after synchronizing data shortcuts.
- Fixed an issue in which a tick was not shown at the end of the profile data in a vertical geometry profile band.
- Fixed a stability issue that would occur when selecting a profile view and then switching to the Start tab.
- Fixed an issue in which girder group labels for a projected bridge in a profile view were missing.
- Fixed an issue that caused profile entity and PVI sub-object types to be unsupported for profiles created from external files.
- Fixed an issue that caused the property sets list view to be missing from the user interface when navigating to the Property Set Definitions tab with an unreferenced definition selected.
- Fixed an issue that caused an unhandled exception to appear on the Corridors tab after opening a drawing that contained a feature line-based offset baseline.
- Fixed an issue in which the 3D solid shapes would change when projecting 3D solids to a section view and reversing the section view direction.
- Fixed an issue in which the superelevation value of the lane at the shoulder rollover critical station was incorrect when the shoulder rollover option was selected.
- Fixed an issue in which the Select command in the context menu did not work as expected when accessed from the surface breaklines item view on the Prospector tab.
- Fixed an issue in which surface slope labels appeared one way in the source drawing and appeared a different way when referenced into another file using an xref.
- Fixed an issue in which a TIN surface was created incorrectly from a point cloud when using the polyline selection method.
- Fixed a stability issue that would occur when removing and then adding a point to a survey figure when the Log Enabled setting was selected in the survey database settings.
- Fixed an issue in which a new geometry object would be created at the figure elevation when that object was created by snapping to a flattened survey figure.