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 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

Comments

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.

 

 Model Breaklines from a Point Cloud in Civil 3D

Model Breaklines from a Point Cloud in Civil 3D

5/7/2019

 

USCAD's James Lord walks through how to model breaklines (Feature Lines) and COGO points in Civil 3D from Point Cloud data.
From the James Lord's YouTube channel
See James Lord's blog on USCAD.com

Comments

A nice and quick basic instructional review of how to mine survey data from a ReCap point cloud in Civil 3D.
James covers some handy and functional setup tricks in Civil 3D you probably want to know.

 

 Apply a Custom Transition to Any Subassembly

Apply a Custom Transition to Any Subassembly

3/30/2019

 

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.

Comments

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.