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Using the Geotechnical Module in Civil 3D 2022

March 13, 2022

AUGIWorld March 2022 will be released this week! In this issue I wrote an article on Exploring the Geotechnical Module in Civil 3D. I wanted to expand on the article and make some closing comments on the Geotechnical Modeler. At the time of completing the article Autodesk released the Geotechnical Modeler which I decided to do a follow up article next month on that topic. Keep in mind, these are two separate add-ons for Civil 3D.

I also wanted to expand upon how to get the module to work in Civil 3D 2022. With the Autodesk Desktop App or your Autodesk Account you can download the geotechnical module for Civil 3D 2020-2021. Install the module first with one of the previous versions of Civil 3D. Then follow these simple steps you can get it working with Civil 3D 2022.

If both Civil 3D 2021 and 2022 are installed, simply install Autodesk Geotechnical Module 2020-2021 by using the Autodesk app or going to your Autodesk Account.

  1. Search Geotechnical
  2. Select the Geotechnical Module (not the Geotechnical Modeler).
  3. Download and install the software.

Next with Civil 3D 2022 installed navigate to the path as shown and open up the PackageContents.xml using notepad or a word editor.

C:Program FilesAutodeskApplicationPluginsAutodeskGeotechnicalModule2020.bundlePackageContents.xml

With the PackageContents open, Change the SeriesMax=”24.0″ /> to SeriesMax=”24.1″ />

Save the xml file in the same location under the ApplicationPlugins Folder.

Launch Civil 3D 2022 and the Geotechnical Module will appear on the Ribbon as shown below. Notice the tab just to the left of the Geotechnical Module. That is the “NEW” Geotechnical Modeler from Autodesk. We will review that program and it’s features next month here and in AUGIWorld Magazine.





Stay safe everyone and get ready for the Call for Proposals for Autodesk University 2022 this week!

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