Create a Civil 3D Surface from SHP
Stephen Walz shows how to use the CREATESURFACEFROMGISDATA command to import SHP data into a Civil 3D Surface.
From the Stephen Walz YouTube Channel
Ah. Those initial concept surfaces based on GIS data are sometimes a must do. They can certainly be combined with collected classic or aerial survey data.
We Start the video a bit in to skip Stephen's infomercial and request for future topics to cover.
If you root around in the Civil 3D videos on his channel, you may see parts of the Framework for Civil 3D at work.