Tips Tagged: AutoCAD Civil 3D

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Help! My Corridor is Slowing Me Down, pt. 1

Written By: Bryan Sullivan A sure way to bog down a corridor and enlarge the file size of the drawing is to have too many frequency lines in a corridor. The optimal number of frequency lines in a corridor should be thought of as just enough to accurately define the intended geometry and not one […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Adding Link, Point, and Shape Codes to Code Set Styles

Written By: Bryan Sullivan In last month’s tip, we imported custom subassemblies into Civil 3D. These custom subassemblies may have different Link, Point, and Shape codes than we had before. In order to use any new codes in a drawing we need to add them to a Code Set Style. Our new subassembly codes can […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Adding a Subassembly to Civil 3D

Written by: Bryan Sullivan You may have received a subassembly from a client or vendor. Or you may have created your first subassembly in Subassembly Composer. So how do you add that subassembly to Civil 3D so we can use it in a drawing? First of all we will need the *.pkt file(s) for our […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Plotting Versatility Using DWF

By: Ben Johnson Over the years there have been a number of issues when plotting Civil 3D sheets directly to PDF. In the past, some of these issues included problems with fonts not showing up correctly, scale issues, certain objects not plotting, and incorrect masking colors among other issues. There was usually some weird way […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: PVC, HDPE and Steel pressure pipe parts catalogs come out-of-the-box with Civil 3D 2017

Written by:  Ben Johnson About 2 years ago, I wrote a couple of articles outlining how to create new pipe network parts, and how to add them to a parts catalog in Civil 3D. You can find those tips here: Those tips have received a lot of traffic, and for good reason. Autodesk […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Service Packs, Hotfixes, and Updates for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 and AutoCAD Map 3D 2016

Written by:  Bryan Sullivan Published on April 6, 2016; Updated on January 25, 2017   AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 and Map 3D have been released for a while now. There have been many service packs, hotfixes, and updates issued during this time. The new Autodesk Desktop App will alert you of some updates and fixes, but […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Using Named Plot Styles with Civil 3D Styles: Your Mileage May Vary

Written by:  Bryan Sullivan AutoCAD Civil 3D allows a drawing file to be created using color dependent plot styles or named plot styles. I created a drawing using named plot styles. My plot styles are named 0B to 20B with 0B being the thinnest line and 20B being the thickest. I have a drawing with […]

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