Tips Tagged: 3D

SUDA Tip: Join Adjacent Conduits

Written By: Robert Garrett Problem: I have two conduits which are supposed to connect but do not because there was a slight gap between the ends of the geometry I used for creating the models. How can I join the two conduits without creating a new node? You may find yourself with something similar to […]

SUDA Tip: Units Confusion

Written by Robert Garrett There is a problem in the SUDA tools, which is not widely known, that can lead to issues with units.  The problem leads to the units in the SUDA data being stored as Imperial Feet even though the SUDA seed file is defined with Survey Feet. In your SUDA seed file, […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 Tip: Use Civil 3D Line Label Styles to Annotate Utility Linetypes

Written by Bryan Sullivan We’ve all run into this situation before. We have some utility lines drawn that use text in the linetype and the lines are either too short or are at a particular length that they do not display the linetype how we would like. Maybe in the past, you’ve changed the object […]

SUDA – Which Property Panel Should I Use?

Written By: Robert Garrett You may have noticed that there are two locations to access the properties for utility features in OpenRoads. This is seen in the context toolbox: Also, if you select a utility feature, you see some information which can be edited in the Element Information property panel and a lot more information […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Add Property Set Data to Labels

Written By: Dhanil Nikolla 1. Open the Label Style Composer by creating or editing a label style for the object. 2. In the Label Style Composer dialog box, click the Layout tab. 3. Select an existing component from the Component Name list, or add a new component for the label text. 4. Under Text, click […]

Revit Tip: Exploring the Material Browser

Written by: Steven Norin  An easy way to customize your model in Revit is the Material Browser. Out of the box, Revit has hundreds of different materials and thousands more can be found on line at sites like You can also create your own materials. In the Manage ribbon click  and the Material Browser opens. […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Relative Feature Lines

Written By: Dhanil Nikolla Create feature lines that are relative to surface. Feature line elevations can be obtained from a surface and can also be relative to a surface, so if the surface is updated, the feature line is updated. • Behavior of feature lines created to be relative to surface. If the surface is […]

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