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 Civil 3D Reference Templates

Civil 3D Reference Templates

2/15/2019

 

Mark Schnesk walks through the bare essentials of a single source Reference Template in Civil 3D.
From the Autodesk AKN Civil 3D Screencasts
See Mark Schnesk's AKN page
See the Seiler Design Solutions blog.

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Be aware the Civil 3D will not currently remove all Style references when a Reference Template is detached.
You can employ the Style Purge command in the Manage Ribbon to do so.

See the Three Wishes for Civil 3D Reference Templates post for more Reference Template details, links, and videos

 

 Lock Civil 3D Structure Leader to Any Location

Lock Civil 3D Structure Leader to Any Location

2/14/2019

 

Autodesk's Jeff Bartels walks through a trick to employ the Toggle Label Pin tool and a tweak to the Label leader to fix a label location for a Structure in Civil 3D.
From the Jeff Bartels YouTube Channel.
and the Civil Immersion blog.

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You have to do this trick a couple of times to learn how the mechanics work. This is a workaround for a common compliant about the Structure Label Style in the Dragged State.
Seems silly to have to add the leader vertex, but it forces Civil 3D to obey when coupled with a Label Toogle Pin property assigned to a specific Label.
As Jeff points out in the video, you can employ the Toogle Pin Tool to Labels in other views.

 

 Create 3D Block Markers on a Feature Line

Create 3D Block Markers on a Feature Line

12/28/2018

 

Jowenn Lua walks through a neat trick to place 3D blocks on a Corridor Feature Line with Point Codes from a Code Set Style in Civil 3D.
From the Autodesk AKN Civil 3D Screencasts
See Jowenn Lua's AKN page

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Corridor Code Set Style can automate some amazing stuff in Civil 3D. They sort of serve as an output Layer Manager for Corridors afterall.
This trick pretty much requires a separate Corridor for the Feature Line onto which you want to place regular blocks.
You certainly need a plan to name the blocks and appropriate Point Codes or it is easy to get lost and confused by the references.

You might also chose to employ the Corridor Station Point Labels workflow to generate point locations on the Corridor Feature Lines instead.
This method would allow you to swap on demand a set of 2D Plan symbols or 3D block symbols at the locations by Description Key Sets.