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 Cut and Fill Corridor Volume Mechanics

Civil 3D Cut and Fill Corridor Volume Mechanics


A Civil 3D How To on Cut and Fill Corridor Volume Mechanics


Jeff Bartels of Autodesk walks through the basics of Volume calculation mechanics from a design Corridor in Civil 3D.
He covers the creation of Material List Styles and how these are related to the Sample Line publishing Feature.
From the Jeff's YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Imersion blog.

The video playlist of Jeff's Corridor Section Materials and Volume Series

The Sample Line publication Feature in Civil 3D can be a bit befuddling to the new Civil 3D user.
Why do I need all these styles to get a "simple" Average End Area report? Because Civil 3D needs to know exactly what you mean by that.
You want to do this work in a publishing drawing and not a project design drawing. Civil 3D can do the work from an XREF corridor model.
The Alignment is the Design Control Manager in Civil 3D. You will need one in the publication drawing to collect the Sample Line Group and its parts.
Even our most basic Templates Only product includes all the necessary Style tools prebuilt for you.

 Create Best Fit Profiles in Civil 3D

Create Best Fit Profiles in Civil 3D


How to Create Best Fit Profiles from a Civil 3D Surface


Jeff Bartels of Autodesk covers the basic of Best Fit mechanics for both the entire Best Fit profile and Best Fit segment methods in Civil 3D.
This addresses the problem of how to best match an existing surface to a new design profile for a roadway reconstruction.
From the Jeff's YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Imersion blog.

This all works great but you might actually want to match and evaluate the actual surveyed point data not a sampled surface built from that.
Note that if you pay attention in the video you can create Best Fits of either types from point data too.
That method including methods for Best Fit Alignments is covered in detail in our Deliverables course up in Video Training if you Register and login.

 The AutoCAD Group in Civil 3D

The AutoCAD Group in Civil 3D


How to Employ the AutoCAD Group commands in Civil 3D


Jerry Bartels of Autodesk covers the quick and dirty basics of the AutoCAD Group commands.
From the Jerry's YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Imersion blog.

AutoCAD employs the drawing ObjectIDs to collect the entities in a Group.
Obviously if these are things like a Survey point (not a COGO point) the IDs will change with Survey Insert and Remove Point commands.
The same warning applies to Civil 3D Data References if they are deleted and referenced again.
The Selectable option can be useful if you need to make sure you don't bash things accidentally.
The backside is that in an XREF Bind or Insert-Explode situation the properties of the Group still apply.
If you employ GROUP, the others who work with you need to know. It adds AutoCAD collection behaviors where people may not expect it.