Friday, April 29, 2011

Surface From Shape File (Subscription Advantage Pack–2010)

For the past 3 or 4 years Autodesk has been kind enough to let us blogger’s help get the word out on the new features included in the Subscription Advantage Packs. Sometimes you come across another’s blog posts that covers how to do something using the old methods instead of the new tools available in a imageSubscription Advantage Pack (and then later incorporated into the product).

One feature that came about in the 2010 Subscription Advantage Pack was the ability to import shape files directly into Civil 3D to create a surface. No need to use Map. If using Civil 3D 2010 download the SAP and access the command from the Toolbox.

If using a newer version you will find the option under Surfaces, Create Surface from GIS Data.

The one difficult part of the process was knowing to select the Login button to go to the next screen.


In the last screen make sure to set the correct GIS Field to the correct Civil 3D Property. In this case Elevation to Elevation.


I found the other steps fairly self explanatory.

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