Alignment Stations Through COGO Points! (Civil 3D Stations On COGO POINT!)

Working as a Civil Engineer more particularly doing Road Design, Often I have to work on Road rehabilitation/Reconstruction Projects. When doing design for rehabilitation it is of great importance to use correct point elevations, in order to calculate more accurately Asphalt quantities. Usually, when surveying an Existing road we try to survey at 10-meter sections. … Read more Alignment Stations Through COGO Points! (Civil 3D Stations On COGO POINT!)

OOPS!! It is not possible, I haven’t deleted it!

The Problem It is common problem to select and delete object by accident and realize that the object is missing after you have done some more things on your drawing. Other situation would be if you have deleted something and after a little time you realize that it would be good to have your object back. … Read more OOPS!! It is not possible, I haven’t deleted it!

Can’t Select More Than One Object (AutoCAD gone crazy!)

Select objects is not working properly

Objects select is not working properly I bet everyone has had this problem. You are trying to select objects one by one, but oops, there is something wrong with selecting. Only the last object is selected. The other problem you might have is trying to deselect an object using shift + left click, but AutoCAD doesn’t … Read more Can’t Select More Than One Object (AutoCAD gone crazy!)

Coordinates of a Polyline in AutoCAD? But How and Why?

Export coordinates of polyline

Coordinates of polyline. Coordinates are one of the most important properties in our drawings. Unless you are an architect, architects don’t like coordinates, they usually work in orthogonal projection somewhere in drawing. However even if you are working in local system you can find this tip useful. As we previously dissguesed, polylines are very powerful … Read more Coordinates of a Polyline in AutoCAD? But How and Why?

Edit Vertexes and use Linetype Polylines!

Edit vertexes and use Linetype

This will be a very short post about some really, really basic stuff. More especially how to edit our Polylines. Polyline A polyline is a connection of line segments created as a single object. You can create straight line segments, arc segments, or a combination of the two. Why would we use polylines? As one of … Read more Edit Vertexes and use Linetype Polylines!

Copy AutoCAD Text to Excel! A piece of Cake!

Copy AutoCAD Text to Excel! Piece of Cake!

The task? Have you ever tried to copy AutoCAD text objects to Excel? Usually when you copy an object from AutoCAD and copy it to excel it looks like a picture. If we double click on that picture AutoCAD automatically launches and opens fragment of our drawing which we have copied as a new .dwg … Read more Copy AutoCAD Text to Excel! A piece of Cake!

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 Create Polyline around the Outside of Multiple Objects!

Create Separate Hatches Fast and Easy!

Create separate hatches easy and fast

Separate hatches in AutoCAD? Everyone knows that! This week we had in our office some engineering students from Architectural University who wanted to see how work look in the real world. Their task was to make some typical cross sections of roads. Usually, we place different hatches for different layers, so they had to do the … Read more Create Separate Hatches Fast and Easy!

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 find Closest Distance Between 2 Objects?

Auto-Rotate Multiple text Objects!

Rotate manually? We have multiple text objects aligned to a specific object. However, when we go to layout rotate the view and our text is turned upside down. What should we do? Rotate, rotate, rotate… until all the text is facing the “correct” way. Maybe if we are new to AutoCAD… Auto-Rotate Text in AutoCAD … Read more Auto-Rotate Multiple text Objects!