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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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
The Toolbox Reports in Civil 3D
What you need to know to employ and customize the Toolbox Reports in Civil 3D
Kyle Groves, an Application Engineer at CAD Technology Center, reviews What you need to know to employ and customize the Toolbox Reports in Civil 3D
A really well-presented overview of Civil 3D Toolbox Reports and basic customization of the same.
All the important details and essential mechanics are covered.
I personally employ some Toolbox reports all the time within the course of project development and not just at the end. Alignment-based Point Groups are a great example. You do have to know what the report engine eats for data.
You may want to consider standardizing your Report file names and project folder locations. These become placeholders in your Civil 3D Project Template.
Promote and Un-Promote Data Shortcuts
CommentsDoes this mean that we can employ bogus Data Shortcut placeholders with a naming convention and replace them systematically as our project progresses? In a word - yes.