Civil 3D Updates and Fixes for August

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This week Autodesk released Autodesk Civil 3D Updates for Civil 3D 2022.3, Civil 3D 2021.3, and Civil 3D 2020.6. These incremental Updates bring these older Civil 3D releases into synch with some Security issues and the Toolbox Volume Report failures that happen if we uninstall Internet Explorer on workstations running the older release software.

See the Civilized News for the details.

Sometimes the plan comes together. Then comes the fog of war…

Code and Manual Updates?

If you have more than one release of Civil 3D installed on a machine, the older release updates appear to require a Restart before you can install another Update. Just so you know. Arrrgh.

If you read the Release Notes for the Updates, you will quickly discover that there are three manual file replacements to perform after the code install to fix the ghosted Internet Explorer issue with the Toolbox Volume Report. Come on, man.

The old (2010 versions) of the .xsl files won’t run if you uninstall the now deprecated (June 15, 2022) Microsoft Internet Explorer from a computer.

earthwork.xsl
(default address: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\C3D <Version>\enu\Data\Quantities Report Style Sheets\xsl)

NumberFormatting.xsl
(default address: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\<Version>\enu\Data\Quantities Report Style Sheets\scripts)

StationFormatting.xsl
(default address: C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\<Version>\enu\Data\Quantities Report Style Sheets\scripts)

Seriously? Somedays the Bear Eats You.

For the life of me I cannot see any reason that the install couldn’t at least provide a copy of the new .xsl files somewhere post install? What do I know?

Maybe Autodesk simply believes we all need more practice and skill searching for needles in their AKN haystacks?

As of this post publication, these three .xsl files were not available on the Autodesk Knowledge Network for downloading. What the…?

At some point real soon now Autodesk will fix this.
Ah, they eventually did and the different language versions are available too.

Get the XSL File Downloads for the above

Meanwhile Back at the Shack

Since a Framework for Civil 3D customer asked…

The Autodesk Civil 3D 2023 and the Civil 3D 2023.2 Update installs do contain the three updated .xsl files in the same locations.

Wonder of wonders these files (updated in January 2022) appear to run just fine. Imagine that.

Meanwhile we will just cool our rocket motors (Eheh) and wait for the Artemis 1 launch now rescheduled for Sat PM.

Look of the FAA to only approve the SpaceX Starship orbital launch test only after a successful NASA SLS launch.
One or two and done is a matter of federal agency pride.

Do you know why Presidents are not allowed to attend rocket launches? Boom. Boom. Boom.

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