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Inside Autodesk Civil 3D there are intimate, hierarchical relationships between an Alignment; its child Profiles; its child Offset Alignments; their slope-controlled Offset Profiles; Widenings; Intersections; Curb Return Alignments; and their Connected Alignment and Profile cousins.…

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Any exhaustive discussion about the big topic of the Alignment in Autodesk Civil 3D is a serial and long-term effort. Even the hopefully, familiar fundamentals of civil engineering Horizontal Control are nuanced for this one of many roles for the Civil 3D’s Design Control Manager. We certainly need to align our thinking with the essential and functional…

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Inside the Corridor Feature we Autodesk Civil 3D users get better horizontal, vertical, and cross section control,  better design round trips, more design control options, better project-based quality control, and more forms of data output. This significant list of production benefits makes the small amount of extra work that is required to employ a Corridor to create our civil…

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What exactly does an Alignment do in Autodesk Civil 3D? Whoa. Now that’s a loaded question. It might be the most mission critical question we should ask about the Alignment in Civil 3D. The meaning of that old, familiar word – Alignment – is more sophisticated and nuanced these days. We need to align our thinking with the actual Civil 3D functional realities.

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Alignments in Autodesk Civil 3D have Types. Hoorah. If we get the Alignment Type wrong when we create the Alignment, No Biggie, we can change the Type? Errr. Well sort of and it depends. This is Civil 3D. Some Civil 3D Feature Properties and Parent and Child relationship properties can only be built on creation. Some relationships or properties…

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