Tips Tagged: AutoCAD Civil 3D

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Translating DWG to DGN Workflow Using Civil 3D 2018

Written by: Bryan Sullivan This outlines the steps involved to translate an AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 DWG file to MicroStation V8 DGN file format. The workflow is Civil 3D based and the final deliverable is a V8 DGN file. Export to AutoCAD 1. In AutoCAD Civil 3D open DWG drawing file you want to convert […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Production Efficiency

Written by: Dhanil Nikolla Section Views and Sheet Layout Move section views between section view groups: The section views that you want to move and the destination section view group must share the same sample line group. Section views can be moved from the individual section views collection to a section view group, or from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Import or Insert Civil 3D Styles

Written by: Bryan Sullivan   AutoCAD Civil 3D has a tool that will import Civil 3D styles from one drawing or template to another. This tool is handy for choosing specific styles, but it does not import items such as description keys or parts lists. This is where the trusty AutoCAD INSERT command is helpful. […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: “Must a kettle boil?” Options for Multiple Viewport Sheets Added to Create View Frames

Written by: Bryan Sullivan “Must a kettle boil?” It sure seems like we’ve been watching this particular kettle for a while. A very popular item from the Civil 3D wish list has finally arrived! Dual plan sheets and dual profile sheet generation. We have long been stuck with only being able to create plan/profile sheets, […]

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