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I was recently certified by Autodesk as a Civil 3D Implementation Certified Expert or ICE. I have worked in the Civil Engineering industry since 1987. In 1994 I started my consulting business doing training and consulting for Civil Engineering customers utilizing Autodesk civil engineering technology. I started L.A. CAD in 1999 and we are currently the 3rd largest Autodesk partner in the U.S. Studied Civil Engineering at Long Beach State, graduated in 1996.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Cut/Fill Grid Ticks in Civil 3D

Currently, there is no tool to add grid ticks in Civil 3D 2006 as we had available in Land Desktop. However, it is possible to represent Grid Ticks in Civil 3D in almost the same manner as Land Desktop by this work around.

You must first have an existing ground surface and a finished ground surface that you can compare by creating a TIN Volume Surface in Civil 3D. After creating the TIN Volume Surface, you can then theme the surface with elevation analysis to determine the areas of cut and fill. I recommend using light to dark red to represent areas of lighter to deeper cut, and use light to dark blues to represent less to more fill, respectively.

Once you have done this, you can right click on Points in your prospector and select the Create option, then on the Create Points toolbar, select the "Surface: On Grid" option which will place Points with elevations on the TIN Volume surface, which measures relative elevation to the Existing Ground. It will show negative signs before the value for those areas of cut and represent areas of fill by a postive number.

Posted by DannyCounts @ 9:51 PM


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