Tips Tagged: AutoCAD Civil 3D

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, […]

AutoCAD Civil 3D Tip: Importing Civil 3D Styles? What a Drag.

Written By: Bryan Sullivan Civil 3D provides a mechanism for importing Civil 3D Styles from one drawing to another. On the Manage ribbon tab on the far right, there is an Import button in the Styles panel. Manage ribbon Clicking the Import button will prompt to select a Source drawing or template. Selecting a file […]

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 […]

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