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 Employ MAPCLEAN to Simplify a GIS Surface

Employ MAPCLEAN to Simplify a GIS Surface

8/2/2019

 

Craig Batchelor, a Senior Application Expert for IMAGINiT, shows how to employ the Map 3D MAPCLEAN command and the Simplify Objects option to produce a smaller Civil 3D Surface from GIS data.
Visit the IMAGINiT YouTube page

 

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Craig does a couple things in the demo that make me shudder, but his point of a smaller and more useable Surface produced by MAPCLEAN is a good one.
If you iteratively test the Simplify Objects parameter you will probably get to a more suitable result a bit quicker with less manual tweaking.
You can still process the MAPCLEAN results as Contour data which may be worth doing with some data sets.
Surface Weeding and Suplementing factors are a significant part of the TIN Wizard craft.
Left unsaid is the all too common problem of multiple forms of polyline/line data in public GIS data. Select and check the objects carefully.

 

 Stage Storage Analysis in Civil 3D

Stage Storage Analysis in Civil 3D

6/17/2019

 

Shawn Herring of ProSoft delivers the basic step-by-step of Stage Storage Analysis of a pond surface model in Civil 3D.
From the ProSoft YouTube Channel

Comments

Shawn might be a little too quick on the whys but the how to is all here in the short and the sweet.

This is a good example of tweaked Civil 3D Style use as a specialized tool for a classic task and QAQC problem.
In the real world that means you want to copy and rename the Surface Style you edit to perform the task.

 

 Feature Line Based Corridor Curb Returns

Feature Line Based Corridor Curb Returns

6/7/2019

 

Shawn Herring of ProSoft walks through the details how to use Feature Lines to design the Curb Return Regions in an Intersection-based Corridor in Civil 3D.
From the ProSoft YouTube Channel

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Shawn covers more than the basic mechanics here pretty quickly. Important tips like Feature Line reversal and the Corridor Match Properties command are shown.
If you live and breathe editing Feature Lines you'll like this approach to curb returns.

You can also replace the automatically built Curb Return Regions generated by the Intersection Wizard with Feature Line targets built like this.

Shawn does not do some Region Station matching cleanup in the video. You might want to watch those details in your production work. Overlapping Regions in the Corridor model can produce resolution problems that are hard to find later.
I honestly don't mind the extra detailed work of Curb Return Profile design in intersections, but sometimes the Feature Line solution makes more sense to some.