The other day I taught a short (ahem, too short!) class at the DE GIS conference. One of the things that we talked about was building a Civil 3D Surface from LIDAR contours. If a picture is worth 1000 words, a film is worth 1,000,000, so I made a short video using jing.
Read on to see the video and learn more. (*** if you can’t get the video to play, I might have reached my jing bandwidth limit. I am working on an easy way to get video out to the masses so stay tuned!***)
The video was taken in Civil 3D 2009, but uses tools found in 2008 as well. The video shows the following:
1. Attach a drawing using Map tools.
2. Create a quick preview query, then refine the query to a window.
3. Build a surface from the queried contours.
Details of this procedure can also be found in my AU Paper on Large Surfaces
**This is the first time I’ve used jing, and I think I just need to redo the video at a smaller size. Bear with me if you can’t see the one in the link above.
Here is another version that is a smaller size, and here is an attempt to embed the video: