Archive for Civil3D2012

Transition a Corridor Daylight Slope

Corridor daylight slopes are very easy…unless you need to transition from 1:1 to 5:1 over a station range.  It can be done, but it’s a little tricky.  Find out how after the jump.

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Export to PDF Options

imageI’ve run into a few new Civil 3D users recently who weren’t aware that when Exporting to PDF in Civil 3D you allow the recipient of the PDF to turn layers on and off (which sometimes may be a good thing or a bad thing). This is controlled by a setting that can be turned on and off but it defaults to Include when Civil 3D is installed.



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Point Style for Visual Inspection Tip

imageI spend a great deal of time managing data moving through the office. One of my regular duties is to ensure the accuracy of design vs field construction layout. I use formatted Point Styles to speed up my inspection time.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Update 1

Incase you are depending on on for all your AutoCAD Civil 3D knowledge :-), or your Autodesk communication center is turned off, or your company has blocked all your social media accounts; I decided to post the news that Civil 3D 2012 Update 1 has been released and is ready for download.  Follow the link to take you to the download page. 

Make sure you choose the correct version for your installation (either 32-bit or 64-bit).

For link and to see what’s been fixed…

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Underutilized Profile View Graphics (HATCH)

I’ve found, while working with customers, that one very useful component of profile views has been underutilized since its addition in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010. This component I’m referring to is the profile view hatch. The initial perception users have of this component is that it is only used to show cut and fill locations between an existing surface and a proposed surface. But, that’s not the only use. When creating multiple proposed surfaces that are based on material (ie. Paving), this component adds an additional dimension to profile views. Reviewers and contractors can now see an added entity that helps in deciphering the vertical scale and location of underground utilities. In this post I’ll share with you an easy way to use this graphic which will add more meaning to your profile views.

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