AutoCAD Civil 3D Videos
Useful Civil 3D Training from public sources
Autodesk staff, Autodesk Reseller staff, and consultants produce a wide range of video content. Some is product sales demo, but a lot of the staff and/or consultant recordings, lists, and channels include useful application training and helpful tips and tricks for Infrastructure Design products.
Content that is significant video training is listed here.
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Spiral Curve Spiral Construction Tips
With a Civil 3D Alignment it is often best not to start at the beginning.
Understanding you can add and remove bogus segments and rearrange the constraints in a complex Alignments is also a must.
The details of building the representative Segment Table Style are worth a peek too.
Connect to a WMS Server and Add the Image Data
Jason Porter of Applied Software demos the essentials of how to Connect to a WMS Server and add WMS Image Data in Civil 3D and Map 3D.
From the Jason Porter's YouTube Channel.
Maybe you'd like to employ the WMS imagery without a permenent FDO connection. This is possible and easy to do.
Watch the video on the WMS and DWF Aerial Imagery page. There's even a link to the detailed a post on the topics that contains even more important links.
Feature Line Corridors from Survey
Timothy Corey of Delta Engineering Systems shows how to create a corridor from the most basic Survey linework.
Corridors from Feature Lines are also really useful and better managed grading design tools.
From the Timothy Corey's YouTube Channel.
Visit the website Delta Engineering Systems
Tim does the Corridor creation using multiple LenghtWidthAndSlope subassemblies from a single Feature Line and 3D polylines. Corridors from Feature Lines are really useful grading tools.
The targets of the Corridor Baseline Region could also be Survey Figures or other Feature Lines made from the same.
I would give the subassembly Point Codes names related to the Figure Targets to keep an audit trail and make output easier to perform.
Why would you want a corridor built like this from the surveyor's perspective? Better managed surfaces? Better deliverables for the design folks?
The dynamic Features Lines produced from the resultant corridor might also provide some really useful site design grading potential.
Maybe you just need to annotate the survey data by station.
See the Corridor Station Labels posts and videos series - Deeper Civil 3D Corridor Annotation