Wednesday, December 01, 2010

AutoCAD® Civil 3D® to the Limits and Beyond

Benelex group people.

The Netherlands is quite dense per square mile.

29% of the Netherlands is below sea level and 2/3 would flood without water protection. Doesn’t sound like a good place to build a crowded country.

That’s one large Civil 3D corridor for an interchange.

Take a look at Country Kits available in the install for other available tools (or do an internet search to see if anything good is available).

Remember to set your settings up in your template or in the current drawing to make sure the settings are correct. In the Commands folder in Settings you can change the default name format and settings.

Using points instead of a feature line or 3DPolyline is an interesting way to go.

Always check the design in 3D, object viewer or rotating in 3D model space.

Use multiple boundaries to create a combined, separated surface.

Don’t forget about paste surface to combined surfaces.

Alignment mask, if you don’t know what it is you should look it up.

Transparent commands, make sure you use them to help you work better.

Reference text in alignment labels.

Totally missed the Object Isolation on the right click menu.

Can get a subassembly reference from another subassembly, didn’t know that. Will have to look into that further.


Looks like you could have a master subassembly that controls the lane width for instance. If the lane needs to be changed from 10 feet to 12 feet, you change it in one place instead of multiple places. Have to make sure the number format is the same.

Use negative number in the section bands to get a look of a single band if you have multiple surfaces.

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