Tips Tagged: 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: Disappearing Profile Labels

Written By: Bryan Sullivan Ever try to add labels to a profile only to find they do not appear? In the screencap below we can see Profile Labels assigned, but they do not display in the Profile View.   Check the height (Elevation range) of the Profile View. Expanding the Elevation range of the Profile […]

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: Bug When Editing Pipe Networks in SSA 2016

Written By: Ben Johnson A client recently brought to my attention the fact that Storm and Sanitary Analysis 2016 crashes when she tries to edit pipe networks in the program. I confirmed this on my own, and was not sure why this was happening. It does not happen in version 2014, which is the other […]

ACEC Wisconsin Civil 3D Workshop

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin is excited to announce the inaugural Civil 3D User Group Workshop on September 28. This one-day event will give attendees extended networking opportunities and the chance to learn from experts in Civil 3D. This workshop is open to everyone who uses Civil 3D and will feature specific […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: AutoCAD Civil 3D Object Enabler

Written by: ¬†Bryan Sullivan Although AutoCAD Civil 3D is built on AutoCAD, Civil 3D objects such as surfaces, alignments, profiles, and other objects created with Civil 3D might not be viewable in other DWG capable software such as AutoCAD or MicroStation, without first installing a Civil 3D Object Enabler. If you open a drawing with […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Adding Sample Lines in the Middle of the Existing Sample Line Group

Written by: ¬†Ben Johnson Have you ever created a group of corridor section views, done a bunch of labeling edits to your automated code set labels; and then find out you need to add a few sections right in the middle of the sample line group? Now you have to spend a bunch of time […]

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