Automated Civil 3D Property Set Data Definitions

Automated Civil 3D Property Set Data Definitions



Joe Hedrick, a Technical Specialist at IMAGINiT, delivers the first of a three part video series on a creative use of Property Set Data implemenation in Civil 3D.
This initial video focuses how to define a Property Set Definition with a Formula based calculation and simply apply that to entities.
From the IMAGINiT YouTube Channel.


Joe delivers some solid advanced Property Set creation and assignment instruction on the way to solving an interesting challenge in Civil 3D.
There is a small bit of Civil 3D API VBSCRIPT code involved which is explained.
You might want to employ a Civil 3D Structure ObjectID and not the AutoCAD drawing specific Handle, but maybe I'm missing something.

These days we might also consider a Dynamo for Civil 3D solution to test the Structures differently and then update the Property Set value(s) via a Dynamo script.
That is not so instant a solution, but is less Civil 3D release specific and perhaps easier to generalize to other and/or more detailed purposes.
The power of the Property Set vehicle is the most important transportable and adaptive part to get.