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A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Management, and Civil 3D Customization

 

Suppose you want to label flow lines in your roadway plan, ditch center-line elevations, or the top or bottom of a bank. Conceptually, suppose you want to evaluate grades across an existing site to figure out how to terrace the latest parking lot surface beast. The simple answer: Create an Alignment; Apply a Label Set; Grab the labels; Point the Label References built into a Civil…

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Inside Civil 3D Autodesk uses the common names and terms for civil engineering and survey stuff. However, Civil 3D Features (collected programming objects that work together) can and do behave quite differently from old school CAD objects. We all stumble over this Civil 3D reality a bit.

Last time we talked about Civil 3D’s outwardly convoluted mechanics of Point…

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Someone asked about why we include example projects with Jump Kit. Best I let a customer answer that…

“You suggested on the phone that I root around in the project dataset that you supply with Jump Kit. You pointed me to example drawings on the phone. These days I don’t expect much from examples supplied by software people like Autodesk. Boy, was I wrong.

Every…

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 introduces the capability of slope-controlled Offset Profile children based on their Offset Alignment parents. The new Civil 3D 2018 function also supports automatic slope transitions between regions within the Offset Profile from the new Offset Parameters tab in the Offset Profile box. People want to know…

“Do Offset Profiles work with the Superelevation…  Read more

We took an initial and considerate peek at some uses for Connected Alignments in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 in an earlier post. The Connected Alignment provides us with the mechanics to create manage the Curb Return interconnections of two Alignments and their Profiles. We get both horizontal and vertical control between Offset Alignments in any two intersecting Alignment…

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