No mention of a time bomb for the extension...
Do you know how long we have access to the tech preview?
I could assume this will be available for the next year or so and in the next release but we all know what they say about assumptions.
Fromt the LABS site...
"The technology preview executable expires at the end of the technology preview based on a time-bomb date that has been set for December 31, 2011."
So. If we start using it, and find it useful, I guess the project better be done by the end of the year. Hopefully they will extend the use (as they have other lab tests) and it will also be available in C3D 2013.
My question: How does one run it? I've downloaded and installed, but I don't see any ribbon or menu selections for the River Analysis. Is it hidden somewhere, or did mine not install properly?
Okay, typical of me to post too quickly....
I had to manually load it through APPLOAD and found River.arx in C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Project River Analysis 2012.
After loading it and closing the APPLOAD dialog box, Civil 3D promptly locked up. Had to kill C3d.
Tried it again after firing C3D up. Loaded all three .arx files and C3D locked up again. I killed C3d again.
Fired up C3D again and found that a "River Analysis" workspace had been added and was the current workspace.
There is now a River tab in the Ribbon. We'll see how she flies now.
Thanks Lyle. I must of looked through the site too fast. I did not see the time bomb note.
Newbie question here...
After I create the cross-sections, and go to flows, do I really have to tell it every elevation and the CFS for each profile? Is that a video or a basic getting started for this?
Oh, yes, I see it now. Duh! It would've been nice if they told us that or included some kind of rudimentary 'readme' file. I had assumed (obviously) that it would just appear as a ribbon or menu addition.
I have imported a HECRAS project and it appeared to work pretty good. I'm not an end user of the HecRas stuff, so I don't really know what to do after this point. I do have a few users that are still struggling with the old River CAD program on Civil 3D 2010. It's frustrating for them and me, since I have to continue to support the older software while the rest of the office has moved on to 2011, and soon to 2012. So, I'm testing it out for them. I doubt they'll want to (or should) use it due to the time bomb at the end of the year.
Is anybody else having issues with random lockups? When I start the normal C3D 2012 icon, it works great. When I start the river analysis icon, items like zoom extents etc are prone to lockups.
Your best bet to get some support is to email email@example.com and include the steps and information about your computer, O/S, the drawing, the HEC-RAS project that might help Autodesk reproduce the steps to duplicate and determine what might be effecting your drawing.