The toolset that many have been waiting for was just released on Autodesk labs. The Interactive Terrain Shaping for AutoCAD Civil 3D. These tools give Civil 3D users the capability to shape and mold various features related to grading, with direct pick, apply, and drag functionality. The Labs site stated that the intent was to "facilitate the development of comprehensive grading plans that can be easily tuned through the development cycle".
A new Ribbon tab is installed in Civil 3D, and contains numerous tools including terrain feature shapes, including:
A post in the discussion group today got my attention. Calculating end area volumes based on your EG versus your Corridor Datum is easy and it’s explained in various publications including the Civil 3D tutorials, the Learning Civil 3D manual, among others. There are often far more complicated calculations that need to be done, however. Read on…
Autodesk has been busy!! First the Subscription Advantage Pack, now look at what is cooking in the labs.
For those of us on an active subscription, the AutoCAD Civil 3d Bonus Pack 2 – PDF Enhancement was release to the wild yesterday. If you did not download the Bonus Pack yesterday, be glad. If you did download and install the pack yesterday, you will need to re-download and re-install the bonus pack. A driver needed to publish to a significantly smaller PDF file was listed as a Zero kilobytes in the initially available bonus pack.
Instructions on what to do are listed here. Check your file sizes and your file names.
You want the “autocadcivil3d2009subscriptionbp2.exe”
This Bonus Pack includes a PDF Underlay (Way Cool!) as well as PDF printing enhancements. (Wicked Cool)
If you spend anytime in C3D and then in Storm Sewers or HEC-RAS, you owe it to yourself to come check out Monday’s EECast where we release our Pro Pack Hydro into the wild. Register here, and check out more information on the toolset here. See you Monday, have a great weekend!