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

Adding custom stations along Alignment in Civil 3D.

Adding custom stations along alignment

Alignment objects Alignment objects are one of the most important parts of Civil 3D drawing. They can represent road centerlines, pipe networks, etc. Creating and defining an alignment is one of the first things we have to do in order to create our roadway, railroad or site design. To create an alignment we usually use the … Read more

Create Polyline around the Outside of Multiple Objects!

Polyline around Multiple Objects

As we discussed in the previous post related to Civil 3D – How to find Closest Distance Between 2 Objects? there are a lot of great drafting tools that can improve our work. Create Outside boundary of Multiple objects For today’s post, we are going to look at a tool that automatically creates Polyline around the Outside … Read more

How to find Closest Distance Between 2 Objects?

How to find Closest Distance Between 2 Objects?

AutoCAD Civil 3D is very useful and powerful software. Along with it’s great functionality related to road design, pipe design, vertical planing etc. it provides many small and very very useful drafting tools. Today we are going to look at one of them it is called Minimum Distance Between Entities and as name suggests we … Read more

How to create Longitudinal Profile from Feature Line? Easy!

Surface profile from feature line

The Task! So what do we want to do? We want to create a longitudinal profile (Profile view and profile) from Feature line which we can use as a surface profile without having surface. In the example, we will create a feature through the New River Road and we will use the map’s elevations as a … Read more