Tips Tagged: 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: 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 […]

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