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Useful Basic Civil Training from Civil 3D Survey Experts and Consultants

    Civil 3D experts and consultants produce a wide range of survey specific video content. This pages features videos about survey tasks in Civil 3D.
    These may range from the very basic to advanced topics. Get your Survey Db running even if you only do design.

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 Manual Stakeout Points Tools

Manual Stakeout Points Tools

11/22/2019

 

Korey Gaddy, of TPM Solutions, details basic the Civil 3D Point creation tools for Alignments and a method to employ them for stakeout creation.
From the TPM Solutions YouTube Channel

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Korey presents the essentials of the Civil 3D Point creation tools for Alignments. Sometimes we need the tools so these are worth understanding.
Korey's choice of some descriptions used makes me shudder. We do want to avoid the use of Survey command keywords in them unless that is our intent.
Sadly, Korey also misses the fact that we can employ Offset Alignments along with the centerline Alignment to do the point offset work.
His intent is to review the Civil 3D Point tools for Alignments not all the other means available for us to use afterall.

Obviously, for construction stakeout you probably want to employ a grading surface from the corridor rather than the top surface to pull point elevations from.

For any structure made from Corridors you might want to employ the results of one or more Toolbox Alignment Reports to create the stakeout point output from the aubassembly Point Codes much faster.
See the Point Wizardry in Civil 3D page and the linked posts for the details.

 

 How Parcel and Building Linework Codes Work

How Parcel and Building Linework Codes Work

8/12/2019

 

Jeff Moris, a Senior Application Expert for IMAGINiT, walks through examples of how to employ Civil 3D Survey parcel and building coding techniques for Figure Linework.
Visit the IMAGINiT YouTube page

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This Jeff's Linecode 103 or Linecoding Part 3 of a series.

The video explores the more topics from the Special Codes page of the Civil 3D help file.
Topics Covered:

  • Parcel creation from figures and the setup details
  • Point coding to create building and similiar closed planar Figures
  • Figure creation that includes RT and RECT codes
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Like I said last time you can probably figure out why Jeff changes his default delimiter and default escape character in his Linework Code Set from the example results, but he really doesn't clarify why he wants to employ the space character differently.
I'm not sure I like his default delimiter alternative for other Civil 3D Survey string interpreter reasons, but to each his own.

Just so you know Jeff applies different Linework Code Sets as a demostration technique. Do not do this is working projects. It is impossible to track.
Jeff implies and employs a method that includes the immediate creation of Figures inside the output drawing in this series. The Survey Db creation and drawing creation are separate events that we can manage to our advantage.
For example you may only want parcel related figures in one output drawing and not in another. You can do this to a template that resolves the site and parcel style results much better and automatically.

Linecode Video Series

The Framework for Civil 3D includes 2000+ Codes, matched Description Keys, Figure Prefix Dbs, and all the above resources. This makes it a better place to start.

 

 How Advanced Linework Breakline Codes Work

How Advanced Linework Breakline Codes Work

8/12/2019

 

Jeff Moris, a Senior Application Expert for IMAGINiT, walks through examples of how to employ some Civil 3D Survey advanced coding techniques for Figure and Breakline Linework.
Visit the IMAGINiT YouTube page

Comments

This Jeff's Linecode 102 or Linecoding Part 2 of a series.

The video explores the contents and topics of the Special Codes page of the Civil 3D help file.
Topics Covered:

  • Begin and End Curves - sorry no discussion of tangency in detail
  • Point coding to create nodes in multiple Figures
  • Figure creation that includes connections to previous points - RPN and CPN codes
  • Child Figure creation with horizontal and vertical offsets
  • Adding both Figure Prefix Db defined breakline figures and other figures as breaklines to a surface

You can probably figure out why Jeff changes his default delimiter and default escape character in his Linework Code Set from the example results, but he really doesn't clarify why he wants to employ the space character differently.
I'm not sure I like his default delimiter alternative for other Civil 3D Survey string interpreter reasons, but to each his own.
He makes the really important point that editing FBK and/or point files in the shop is useful and very productive.

Linecode Video Series

The Framework for Civil 3D includes 2000+ Codes, matched Description Keys, Figure Prefix Dbs, and all the above resources. This makes it a better place to start.