How to Change Elevations of COGO Points in Civil3D

change elevations of points in civil 3d

Several days ago, I searched for a way to add a constant number to the Elevations of a Selected Group of COGO points in a Drawing. In short, the task was to add 6″ to the elevations of all points representing “Back of Curb”. This was needed to properly Stake BC at the site without … Read more

Surface Contours are Missing in AutoCAD Civil 3D (3 Possible Solutions!)

Missing contours in civil 3d

Your Civil 3d Surface Contours are not shown? Don’t worry, the missing surface contours problem can be due to several different reasons. Here, we will go through each possibility one by one. Surface Contours are turned off The first, and maybe the most obvious reason for missing contours, is that they’re turned off in the … Read more

How to Create Surface from Text in Civil3D (Also Assign Elevations to Text!)

Assign Elevation to Text Automatically Civil 3d

Often times we receive exported files from other surveyors that we need to use in our drawings. At this time, it is great that AutoCAD Civil 3D gives us the opportunity to Create a Surface from Text Objects. To illustrate better the task. We will look at an example where we have received a drawing … Read more

How To Raise or Lower Multiple Feature Lines in Civil 3D

Raise Lower Feature Lines Civil 3D

It is quite a common task, to raise or lower the elevations of all vertexes of a feature line in a drawing. The reasons can be anything, from using the wrong benchmark to revisions by the client. No matter the reasons, it is great to have the opportunity to automatically raise or lower vertexes by … Read more

Convert Anonymous Blocks *U### to Normal AutoCAD Blocks

*U### Block to normal AutoCAD Block

Today’s issue we are going to deal with will be converting anonymous block objects in normal AutoCAD Blocks. *U### blocks? Usually, anonymous blocks are really annoying and hard to work with. They have strange names for example block with * in front of a random name. The different types of names mean that things though … Read more

Alignment Label Text Rotating? (One click solution!)

Stop alignment Label Text rotation and make it static!

Today we are going to look at one really small tip that bothered me in the past. Rotating Alignment Labels. If you are using a template that is given to you already set and you haven’t done it by your self then, it is likely that you are not absolutely familiar with all the settings … Read more

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