This release of AutoCAD Utility Design contains the following new features:
Display Load Calculations
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- Use tables of building types and loads defined by your organization.
- Import table data from Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet program.
- Create your own rules to display the load information.
- Set the building type when you draft a service point to a building.
- View and update the load in Quick Info.
For more information, see To Configure Tables and About Rule Points.
Resolve Design Errors Automatically
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- Resolve drafting issues without seeing any validation errors.
- Turn Auto Resolve on/off with a single click.
- Override Auto Resolve for specific features.
- Disable Auto Resolve for specific areas of your design (such as guying).
For more information, see About Design Validation.
Update Shared Attributes for Multiple Features
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- Change attribute values for all selected features.
- Copy and paste attributes from one feature to another.
- Copy to multiple features.
- Display and update attributes shared by features of different types.
For more information, see To Edit the Same Attribute Across Multiple Features.
Insert Annotation Automatically
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- Display annotation or standard details.
- Create your own rules to specify the content of the annotation.
- Insert with or without a leader line.
- Update annotations automatically when you change attribute values.
For more information, see To Configure Automatic Annotation.
Add a List of Materials to an Annotation
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- Display a list of materials for any device or structure.
- Create your own rules to extract data from the materials list.
- Combine materials and attributes in a single annotation.
- Display materials contained within a structure such as a segment.
For more information, see To Configure Material List Annotation.
Export Material Lists
Use the AUDMATERIALEXPORT command to export the list of materials from the Material Editor palette. For more information,
see Utility Design Commands.
Support for Civil Surfaces
If you have a Civil surface in your drawing or in an attached drawing, Utility Design can determine the elevation and position your design features correctly on the surface. When you add new lines, devices,
and guys, Utility Design sets the elevation automatically. For more information, see About Adding Data.