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 Geotechnical 2018

New in Geotechical 2018


The partnership between Autodesk and Keynetix technology transforms the way subsurface and geology data is managed and visualized.

Geotechincal 2018 for Civil 3D and Beyond

Gary Morin of Keynetix LTD reviews both the old and new in Geotechnical 2018.
First part of this Autodesk webinar is skipped but available in the video
The added capabilites of other Keynetix products are briefly covered at the end.

 Civil 3D 2017 Surface Creation

Civil 3D 2017 Surface Creation


Doug Medley of the FDOT Civil 3D support group covers Civil 3D Surface Creation, Editing, and Management in a project context.
Advanced topics like LANDXML surface creations and Microstation GEOPACK TIN conversions with Autodesk Civil 3D Extension tools are covered.
The essentials of surface edits are also detailed with a good review of the Edit stack.
From the FDOT YouTube channel

A Primer on Better Civil 3D Surface Creation

See the previous Feature Line Grading video


Get over the unique language of FDOT's process and drawing creation. This is an excellent and detailed how to of surface creation.
Note the repeated and consistent process steps to create surfaces, publish the result surface into LandXML (to freeze it), and share that in a project context.
Doug also covers surface and Survey data imports of LandXML data which is not often covered well in the public domain.

Need I point out that FDOT employs multiple different types of inegrated Model Templates for different tasks inside the project context.
The Framework for Civil 3D allows you to easily create the same and manage the Style tools together.


 Grade with Feature Lines

Grade with Feature Lines


Brian Morse from CADDesk Consulting did this training video for FDOT. It covers Grading from Feature lines in good detail.
From the FDOT YouTube channel

You may want to watch this from YouTube so you can employ the timeline links from the description there.

Grading and Feature Line Ditch Creation

See the follow up Surface Creation video

Summary with Timeline

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An overview of the process of creating Gradings using Feature Lines and how Manipulating the Feature Line elevations effects the Surface, also will show how to target corridor feature lines. Included in this session is; Grading Criteria, Surface Creation, Feature Line Editing, Raising/Lowering Surface, Grading Feature Lines, and Corridor Feature Lines.

Table of Contents:

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 03:37 - Using Inquiry Tool
  • 10:24 - Extracting data from Drawing Objects
  • 14:32 - Converting Objects to Feature Lines
  • 22:41 - Creating Offset Alignments
  • 26:00 - Creating a Surface Profile
  • 40:49 - Feature Line from Offset Alignment
  • 44:48 - Editing a Feature Line
  • 46:28 - Grading the Ditch