Object Folders: An Easily Overlooked Feature

June 20, 2017 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

A useful feature in Civil 3D 2017 is the ability to create folders under most major categories or objects from the Prospector tab in the TOOLSPACE.     

Object Folders serve as an excellent tool to separate design alternatives, element types, phases, and more.  Setting up Object Folders is a relatively simple process, just create a folder, name it, then drag and drop objects.

 

For example, organizing Surfaces:

Another useful application is the sorting of Alignments:

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Civil 3D PIPES:  Assigning Alignments to Structures Labels

June 13, 2017 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

Recently while working with a client, I learned about a FANTASTIC Civil 3D feature; changing the Reference Alignment directly to a Pipe Structure Label.  I confirmed this has worked since 2016. 

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Tagged with Tech Support, Infrastructure, Civil 3D, Alignment, Autodesk, Alignments, Civil 3D 2016, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3d 2018

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