How To: Show Existing and Proposed Conditions in a Section

June 10, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

The question of how to show Existing and Proposed design on a cross section has come up in the past couple of my custom classes. I’ve always assumed it could be done, but finally decided to put my thoughts to the test and create a write up.


Tagged with Technical Support, Tech Support, Corridors, Infrastructure, Code Set Styles, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Software, Autodesk, Proposed Conditions, Assemblies, Existing Conditions

Custom Grid Labels on Section Views

May 22, 2014 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

I've created this special grid label for clients a few times during many AutoCAD Civil 3D style setups. This is achieved by using a custom label on a predefined marker point within a subassembly or by using a Marked Point subassembly. It is a creative way to leverage a Code Set Styles, useful to make existing or proposed features such as Edge of Pavement and Right of Ways stand out.

Like I said the magic is driven from a Marker Label Style, that draws a line from the bottom and top of the grid and pacing a label there too.

First, you’ll need to know the code that you want to stand out. The use of the subassemblies help file is key here, or if you are using a Marked Point remember the code assigned (I find it useful to use the copy/paste).


Tagged with Tech Support, Infrastructure, Grid View, Code Set Styles, Civil 3D, Grid Label, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Custom Grid Labels

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