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Mr. Bryan Todd Rogers is a certified Partner Service Expert (P.S.E.) and certified Autodesk instructor with over 23+ years of experience in teaching, managing, and, providing hardware and software solutions for hundreds of engineering firms throughout the greater Houston, Texas area. Mr. Rogers has a proven track record of success for implementing technology to engineering firms to speed up production and accuracy for a large increase of ROI. In 1995, Mr. Rogers began his professional career after graduating from the Art Institute of Houston where he earned his degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design. Today, Mr. Rogers is a valued member of the Infrastructure Support Division (ISD) for Total CAD Systems, Inc., Houston, Texas, where he works as an Autodesk Instructor and Support Specialist. Bryan is a leader in customizing company standards to fit their everyday workflow, and creating solutions to problems due to software or hardware error. Mr. Rogers has a proven track record of leading a strong team and delivering next-generation technical solutions, improving revenues, margins and workplace productivity. He has an outstanding record of providing technical support for clients through on-site training and web support. He has also authored and co-authored training materials for AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk InfraWorks for implementation throughout the design industry. Mr. Rogers holds the “Autodesk Expert Elite” status - a program to recognize individual community members who have made extraordinary contributions with helping customers by sharing knowledge, providing community leadership, and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration that drives a healthy and valuable Autodesk customer community. He is also on the Autodesk Infrastructure Participatory Design Council. In 2012, he presented “Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler” to industry professionals in Las Vegas, Nevada at Autodesk University. Mr. Rogers shares his enthusiasm for Autodesk with his community, as well as represents the voice of the customer back to Autodesk. Presently, Mr. Rogers is earning his Bachelors of Science in Information Technology and keeps up to date with the latest in technology and trends by attending seminars and conferences worldwide. He is an active blogger. Through his personal blog website (civil3dj.wordpress.com), he shares tips and solutions with Autodesk software issues.
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InfraWorks to Lumion

InfraWorks to Lumion
If you want an extremely realistic scene, you can bring your InfraWorks  model into Lumion . These two programs play very well together.  The workflow is rather simple. First, you export your InfraWorks 360 model out to an .fbx file.  ...
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How to Place the Built-In Bing Imagery in Surface Coordinates

How to Place the Built-In Bing Imagery in Surface Coordinates
I had a customer call yesterday wanting to place an aerial image into his Civil 3D drawing. After logging into his machine and showing him how to use the built-in Bing imagery, I noticed that his drawing was in surface coordinates. The Bing imagery i...
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InfraWorks 2017.3 Has Been Released

Autodesk has released InfraWorks 2017.3 as of this morning. The update will show in your Autodesk Desktop Application Manager. Below are some of the new features in the new release: Overviews of what's new: (video) What's New in InfraWorks 360 2017.3...
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Are You Using Civil View? You Should Be...

Are You Using Civil View? You Should Be...
I'm sure many of you have noticed when installing Civil 3D (especially if you have a suite or collection), that there is a plug-in called Civil View. This is a plug-in for 3ds Max. If you're not using this, YOU SHOULD BE! This is an easy way to prese...
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Shaping Terrain in InfraWorks 360/InfraWorks 360 LT

Shaping Terrain in InfraWorks 360/InfraWorks 360 LT
If you have ever tried putting a building in InfraWorks, and the terrain isn't quite flat, you might have noticed that some of the building ends up under the terrain. Below is an image showing how it might look to you... Notice that the front of the ...
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InfraWorks 360 2017.2 Update

InfraWorks 360 2017.2 Update
Autodesk has released an update for InfraWorks 360.  The issues that were resolved are listed below… Bridge Design A bridge must have 8 or less girders per girder group for deck haunches to be supported. Haunches are not supported if a...
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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 Service Pack 1.1

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 Service Pack 1.1
So in case you haven’t noticed,  Autodesk  pulled Service Pack 1 and recently released Service Pack 1.1. Below are the issues fixed in the new service pack… API The API has been extended to enable match line and view frames. The .NET API ha...
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InfraWorks Fundamentals Class

InfraWorks Fundamentals Class
Total CAD Systems now offers a 1 day class for InfraWorks. The first class will be held on September 9, 2016.  This is an all day class, and book is provided. Some of the class material is listed below… Connect data through the Data Sources dial...
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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 Service Pack 1

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 Service Pack 1
Autodesk has released Civil 3D 2017 service pack 1. Keep a look out for the download in your Autodesk Desktop App. The issues that were fixed in this service pack are listed below... API The API has been extended to enable match line and view frames....
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Shape Your Aerial Background in InfraWorks

Shape Your Aerial Background in InfraWorks
Ever wonder how to shape your terrain without having to try and match the aerial with a coverage area?  I have struggled with this for a while now. I actually figured this method out on accident and it works like a charm! Simply watch the tutori...
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