BIM Track's add-in for AutoCAD Civil 3D allows you to create issues on the fly during design review and/or coordination meetings, access issues in BIM Track’s web platform, and resolve issues directly in your everyday software.
This article gives a general overview of the AutoCAD Civil 3D issue creation process.
Things to know
Here are some important points before you get started.
- If you have not already done so, create a BIM Track account (Create an Account). You'll also need access to a hub, and a project that is ready to receive issues (see Project Setup Checklist).
We recommended creating predefined values custom attributes for road sections and the viewpoint source so that you can use them when filtering issues. For issue attribute best practices, see A deep dive into Issue Attributes.
- Make sure you are using the same shared coordinates otherwise BIM Track will not locate the right place when using the View in model feature (see How to use the Shared Reference Point Tool to coordinate between Civil 3D and Revit).
Issue creation overview
The issue creation process is the same as in other platforms like Revit or Navisworks, with the BIM Track issues dialog box included directly in your Autodesk platform.
- In Civil 3D, open the desired model.
- In the ribbon, click BIM Track tab > Open BIM Track.
- In the BIM Track panel, click Sign In, then from the browser tab that opens, enter your credentials and click Sign In.
- Back in Civil 3D, select a hub and a project.
- While driving through the model, navigate to the location of the issue.
- From the drop-down list on the right, click Create issue.
- Once the snapshot is created, in the New Issue from Active View window, enter a title and fill out any other relevant fields.
- Optionally, you can edit the viewpoint using the image editor to draw shapes, add text and more.
- When you are satisfied with your issue, click Publish. Your issue will appear at the top of the issue list.
- Now you can access your issues from any other Autodesk platform. By clicking on View in model you will be direct to the exact same location of the issue.
Issues are continually synced with the BIM Track cloud to ensure you have the latest version in your 2D documents and 3D models.