Thursday, August 22, 2013

Autodesk Point Layout Enables Stake-Out from Within Revit, Navis, and AutoCAD

Interesting new product release coming from Autodesk.

It appears that this tool has come out of the Building side of the company rather than civil/infrastructure.

Check out the video!

I downloaded and installed the free trial here.  It plugged right in to Civil 3D 2014.  I couldn't figure out how to get to it until I read the Preview Guide document that came with the install.  There I discovered that it's all done through a right-click menu.

It's definitely building-oriented:

Please comment if you've worked with it and can share anything the rest of the world would want to know.


  1. So this was never intended for Civil 3D integration - the only reason it adds in is because it sees the ACAD.EXE executable. It's meant for all flavors of Revit, AutoCAD MEP, and Navisworks. This program was designed with MEP/fabrication/as-built users in mind. I'd strongly suggest not trying to use it in Civil 3D since it does not work with Civil 3D point objects - it creates attributed AutoCAD blocks instead. Stay tuned - there's exciting things for this software on the horizon!

  2. Thanks for the clarification Jason!