Using Corridor Code Set Styles for Automatic Hatching

image Code set styles are something that I haven’t worked with much before this release.  I always just accepted the defaults and came to terms with corridors being ugly animals with not much use beyond the awesome modeling they provide.

With Civil 3D 2008, Code Set Styles take things to a new level.  In addition to controlling the way that points, links and feature lines look. they also can “read” the link codes and apply hatching or render materials by code.

Keep reading to find out how to apply them.

The out of the box NCS extended template includes a code set for hatching so that you don’t even have to figure out how to make one from scratch. 


Just set it and watch what happens.


Code Set Styles are kept here… and are a quite under used style.  So dig into one and check it out.


In our soon-to-be-released book, Mastering Civil 3D, I work through applying a hatching code set style and a rendering code set style in the corridor chapters.  When you go pick up your Harry Potter next week- preorder our Civil 3D book at the same time 🙂

Also check out Jack’s post at for some more on code set styles and photos of a really big rabbit.

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