Thursday, October 30, 2008

Using the HEC-RAS Extension for Civil 3D 2009- a Video

I'm in the midst of some intense preparations for Autodesk University- I'm lucky enough to be helping out with some of the things that will likely be shown on the AEC Mainstage- so I only have a few minutes for lunch today- so this will be short.

I recorded a short video to help people see how to use the new HEC-RAS Extension for Civil 3D 2009 that is available for subscription customers. I uploaded it quickly to Vimeo as a test. There is no sound. Watch the video (full screen seems decent) and tell me if this is a good way to share quick "how-to" videos in the future.

In a few days, I'll post a more robust explaination of the tool and show you some more about it.

How to Export from Civil 3D and Import into HEC RAS from Dana Probert on Vimeo.


Jason said...

The video is a great tool and "how-to" but when it is a little hard to see (distortion) and then if you make it full screen it easier to see the video, but you can't read the text.

Anonymous said...

I agree there is distortion and I am really interested in the part where you change the flow direction in HEC-RAS. Would it be possible to upload it at the screen recording might be more legible as they encode them at higher resolution
than vimeo - thx

Art said...

Great video, Dana. I really needed to know how to reverse flow direction, as it makes sense to create an alignment in C3D with stations increasing as you move upstream.

And I needed to know ASAP on my current work project!

@Anonymous: To reverse flow direction in HEC-RAS, in the Geometric Data editor, GIS Tools menu, select "Reach Invert Lines Table", then select "Flip Coord Order," then OK.