Civil 3D 2017 What’s New: Siteless Feature Lines

May 11, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

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.

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 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…

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In the NEW Release of Civil 3D 2017, Feature Lines can now be created as “siteless” by selecting the <None> option for a site.  The behavior will be similar to how Alignments are “siteless”.

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Similar to placing Feature Lines in separate Sites, by putting them in the <None> site, no interaction will occur.

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However, the Feature Lines must be housed within a Site if Grading Objects are to be created from them.

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