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Recent Featured Video Training
Overview of Civil 3D Survey Basics
Seth Cohen of Digital Drafting Systems Inc walks through a review of the many aspects of survey functionality available to surveyors, and how you can automate field surveying.
From the Digital Drafting Systems Inc YouTube Channel.
Seth does a good job of covering the essentials of Survey functionality in Civil 3D without getting bogged down in the details. We could wish that he covered the use of Survey Query tools, but he covers the rest in less than an hour.
The little bit about the use of asteriks in the Point Code field of a Description Key isn't exactly true, but never mind.
The Framework for Civil 3D includes 2000+ Codes, matched Description Keys, Figure Prefix Dbs, and all the above resources. This makes it a better place to start.
Autodesk's Jeff Bartels explains how to employ a custom Numeric Generator PKT file to create a geometric transition in a subassembly without that targeting.
From the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.
Jeff points out that it helps to know thy subassemblies in Civil 3D.
This is a sophisticated method to employ a fake profile, a PKT, and output parameters to produce a subassembly component geometric widening without supported targeting in the subassembly.
This method works to solve a one off problem, but perhaps you'd be better served to build a target included PKT if you need to do this a lot.
It is also possible to employ another Subassembly/PKT in the Assembly that has targeting support between the lane and the curb subassemblies as shown.
We still have the project problem of letting others know you pulled this rabbit out of the hat.
How do you inform other project users that the Assembly employs a strange PKT and output parameters in this way?
Previous post mentioned in the video on Share Assembly Output Parameters Between Subassemblies
The playlist link to Jeff's Quick Start video course on the Subassembly Composer.