On a recent support case, I came to realize that although Civil 3D 2017 uses the 2013 drawing format, the AEC objects (Points, Surfaces, Alignment, Profiles, Corridors, Pipes, Etc...) have been updated, causing them to not be recognized by the previous versions.
Feature Lines have always carried the X,Y (like an Alignment) and the Z (similar to a Profile). I'm glad to finally see this AWESOME update in Civil 3D 2017, giving users the ability to create a Corridor from a Feature Line.
Tagged with Civil Engineering, Feature Lines, Profile Labels, Corridors, Civil 3D, Alignment, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk Civil 3D, Civil 3D 2017, Horizontal Baseline, Vertical Baseline
This is what we have been waiting for since the first release of Corridors... The ability for Corridors to turn tight corners without bumping into itself. We addressed this behavior and possible workarounds this in an earlier blog post, Casual Corridors.
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In the new release of Civil 3D 2017, we gained a few more Pressure Pipe catalogs and a few more parts. Using the SetPressureNetworkCatalog command we can see the complete list
Since the release of Civil 3D Feature Lines, their interaction has plagued us. We discussed this very issue in a previous 2014 blog article, Grading Gone Wrong.
Autodesk took the hint and added in the use of Feature Line styles to control the Split point resolution within the Sites > Feature Lines > Properties…
I was recently teaching a custom Civil 3D grading class where the client wanted to label a Feature Line’s elevation, at will, along the length of the line, without adding extra points.
There is NO out of the box label, but after poking around, I came up with a possible workflow:
- Used a Note type label
(found in the TOOLSPACE Settings tab > General > Labels Styles > Note )
One of my favorite Autodesk presenters, Angel Espinoza, shared some insight into improving the quality of Aerial Images from models built using the Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Model Builder. I found this information so helpful, I thought I would share the 4 Steps to Improving Aerial Image Quality in InfraWorks 360.
Tagged with Model Builder, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Autodesk Infraworks, Infraworks 360, Infraworks, Autodesk, image quality, Bing Maps, image resolution, Aerial Images, Satellite Imagery, Bing Imager, Data Source, Raster
When multiple alignments are present at an intersection, Civil 3D will recognize ALL of the alignments and create funky corridors.
It is not a typical scenario to have multiple alignments stacked up in the same location. However, there are some reasons for overlaps, such as:
During a recent AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Class, we came across an issue when trying to customize the appearance of point labels within the Description Keys Configuration.
The Description Key ignores any value assigned to the "Label Fixed Rotation" field.
Tagged with Technical Support, Civil Engineering, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Technology, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Software, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk, Description Key, Label Fixed Rotation, Description Key Configurators, Marker Fixed Rotation
I recently was involved in two seperate support cases for Civil 3D, where the software users asked for assistance with alignment using surface elevations. I decided to create this blog post as a quick reference on this design issue, as well as provide the same information in Spanish.
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