AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Copying A Profile And Offsetting It Vertically

May 7, 2013

After offsetting a profile line vertically, lets say minus 5 feet, for design purposes, is there a way to take that new polyline that is created and making it a polyline so it can be smoothed. Almost everytime, the enginner has asked me to smooth out that polyline that I have offset vertically, because it is now going to be used as a pipe in the final design. I have been drawing a polyline over the top of the profile line, so it looks smooth........

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Dynamically Linked Vertically Offset Design Profile

Dec 6, 2012

I have a design profile and now I want to create one that's linked to it but have it 0.5m lower than the profile I just laid out. Is there a way to do this? I'd like to keep them dynamically linked so when i manipulate the 1st profile it will drop the 0.5m lower profile. In theory this would be a great feature to have in CIvil 3D.

At this point I will likely need to copy the profile and drop it 0.5m in elevation with edit geometry. Not ideal considering when I adjust the main profile I'll need to redo that process to show the profile 0.5m lower than my main design profile. (used as a side slope target).

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Copying Alignment From One To Another Profile

Aug 5, 2013

As we have a option of creating the profile from file ,by using that option we get PVI point but not the curves so every time want to copy a alignment from one profile to another in order to maintain the same levels in both the profiles using create profile from file options curves will not be copied but its pvi points will be displayed so i need to convert those pvi points to curves .

the other method of copying is by using superimpose profile option by doing so their is one problem arises that is in the copied profile if i want to see the details of the vertical geometry of that copied alignment the details of the curve will not be displayed in that band.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Copying Profile View Bands

Apr 26, 2012

I've created a profile view with a specific set of bands.  is there a way to copy this set of bands to another profile view?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Copying Alignments Into One File - Profile Views With Ease

Feb 12, 2013

I am doing design for a road network. For the ease of design, I designed the main roads and split the whole network into parts. Every part will contain Main Road Alignments and alignments for a respective parts only. Now I want to combine all these into one file. When I copy all alignments into one file, the surface I created earlier is duplicating and software gets hanged.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Copying Profile View / Object Style From One Drawing To Another

May 20, 2013

How can I copy a profile view style from one drawing to another? I can't seem to locate the ones I created in toolspace to be able to drag them from one drawing to another.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Ncopy Command Offsetting Objects?

Oct 1, 2013

I am trying to copy objects from an xref, and when I select the objects from the xref, they appear to the side of where they are actually located. So, effectively, if I want to place the objects in exactly the same spot where they are in the xref, I have to try and eyeball it, or take the additional step of moving them into place, which is becoming very time consuming.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Vertically Offsetted Profiles From OG?

Sep 26, 2012

is there a way to create a few profiles say at 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0m vertically above the profile of the ground? without creating the surface again and change the elevation 4 times and making 4 data reference. using those lines for design guides for minimum fill requirements when doing FG profiles. before i just copy, then explode then move the original profile as a polyline. i actually have to explode the polyline after because it's laggy to zoom in the profile for some reason. once lines it's ok. but then again it's not dynamic. i changed my alignment and then those line stayed then have to do it all over again. this maybe a good feature to have next version.

Civil 3D 2012
Work: Xeon W3503, 12GB, Quadro 2000, Dell P2211H x 2
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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Profile Geometry Points Of Superimposed Profile To Alignment Label

Mar 1, 2013

I have an alignment label that I normally use to show the PVI's of a profile in the plan view.

This is a little unusual, but in a specific case I wanted to design my profile at one alignment, but show it at another.  I designed my swale profile in the pathway profile view and then superimposed the swale profile on the swale profile view.  I then went back to the swale alignment to add these labels.

It's a no-go AFAICT.  The only profile available for me to select for these labels is the original ground profile from the surface.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: How To Base Structure Profile Label Location On Top Of Profile View

Nov 4, 2013

I'm working with a structure profile label style and it seems like the only way to anchor the position of the label is based on offsets from the structure itself... Any way to position the label based on the top of the profile view, so that I could make all of my labels horizontally aligned above the profile view?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Creating Profile Bandsets With More Than 2 Profile / Surface Elevations Shown

Mar 14, 2013

Im creating a Profile Bandset and would like to have multiple surface/profile elevations shown, ie: EG, FG, Back of Curb and Back of walk. While creating this bandset I see that the text component editor properties only has code for profile 1 elevation and profile 2 elevation in the properties area, which the code for this looks like below.

<[Profile1 Elevation(Uft|P2|RN|Sn|OF|AP)]>
<[Profile2 Elevation(Uft|P3|RN|AP|Sn|OF)]>

Ive tried to write my own code using the profile 2 as an example but it doesnt seem to work as a 3rd surface/profile and only seems to mimic the profile 2 elevation when placed in the band

My questions are as follows

1) does Civil 3d only allow 2 surface elevations in any band set? if it does allow more profiles/surface elevations what am i missing to create it? 

2) if Civil 3d does alow for multiple surfaces to be shown in the band set how do i get the text component editor to supply the extra profile elevation codes? or would i need to create from scratch

3) if i need to write the code from scratch does any listing of the codes and meanings of each code ie what does RN, Uft, Sn and so forth do and mean .

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Editing Profile Style Of Single Profile Instead All Of Profiles?

Mar 5, 2012

I have a group of profiles in a drawing and I want to change how one of the profiles is displayed through the profile view style manager, but I do not want to change how all of the profiles look. Is there a way to change the way a single profile looks without changing all of them?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Proposed Profile And Existing Surface Not Showing In Profile

Jun 17, 2013

I have a profile showing proposed storm sewer, existing sanitary, rock surface, existing surface, and proposed profile. Today for some reason the proposed profile and labels, and the existing surface are not showing on the profile and I'm not sure what has changed or how to get them back.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Created Profile From File But Cannot Create Profile Report

Jan 17, 2012

I am working C3D 2012.  I have a proposed alignment and profile design by another firm that I had to tranfer into C3D.    I had no problem getting the horizontal alignment to display from a text file.  I tried to do the same with the profile by using the 'create a text file and create the profile from file' command.  I got the POB, PI's, and POE to display.  I then defined the VC.  I wanted to verifiy that the profile was indeed accurate compared to what we were provided.  So I tried to execute a profile report PVI Station and Curve Report - I keep getting an error that "No FG profiles in dwg".

I know the Proposed profile is indeed set to proposed in the properties.  I have noticed that the icon next to the profile I create from the text file is different than the profiles created from scratch.

Is there a way to convert this profile to be recognized as a FG profile?

Intel Core i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30 GHz
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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Make Curb Return Profile Without Profile View Like Intersect Command

Feb 28, 2011

I try to make curb return profile without profile view like a intersect command.

I was make curb return alignment but I can not find profile command without profile view.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Create Dynamic EOP Profile Based On Cross Slope From Center Line Profile

Jun 28, 2012

The intersection wizard makes dynamic EOP profiles based off of the cross slope from the centerline.  Well the intersection tool doesn't always work with funky intersection layouts.  Is it possible to manually create a dynamic EOP profile based on the cross slope from the centerline profile?

Civil 3D 2012
Windows 7, 64 bit

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Structures In A Profile View Extending Outside The Profile

Nov 22, 2013

I have a 10 foot profile view and a 15 foot manhole. I want to show the manhole but not the bottom 5 feet. It is extending beyond my profile view.

Civil 3D 2014 SP1
Windows 7 Professional
Intel Core Quad Q9650 3.0 GHz
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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: No Profile Is Drawn In The Profile View - Update

Jul 24, 2012

I have yet to produce a profile. I created a polyline and turned it into an alignment.

Looking at alignment Sample(3), I see that it is not superimposed over your surface. The polylines are, but the alignment is not. That will disallow creation of a surface profile.

Is the sample5 an alignment that sits on the surface? how come there is still no profile?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Showing Profile Elevation Differences Right Above Profile 2

Jul 17, 2012

differences in elevations of points along Profile 2 (the proposed new road elevation) and Profile 1 (the existing elevation/surface) should be computed and shown right above the Profile 2 line. For example, if at a certain point PT 1 the elevation of the proposed road is 132.44 meters and the elevation of the existing surface is 132.45 meters, the difference is -0.01 meters and it should be shown exactly above the Profile 2 line (or a little bit above it) but not on it. The same should be done for every chosen point along the proposed profile.

So far, I have done this manually, by dragging the difference (already automatically computed and shown in one of the bands below the profiles) to the correct place for every single point. However, I don't know how to do this automatically.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Create Proposed Profile From Surface Profile

Mar 17, 2011

We have an engineer who is taking an existing surface and wants to show a proposed road 2" higher than existing.

I told him to simply adjust his assembly for his corridor to account for the 2" difference, but the County agency needs to see a profile.

My questions:

1) Is there a way to easily copy a profile made from a surface and "convert" it to a proposed profile?  If we copy and explode, it turns into hundreds (thousands?) of tiny pline segments and it would be a mess to convert all those to a profile 1 by 1.  If we make the corridor, and choose "profile from corridor", we do not have an option that could be used to represent the centerline. 

2) Other than loss of dynamic updating), would it make sense to adjust the assembly so the top surface would be accurate, then copy the profile, explode the copy to a block and simply shift that (as essentially basic linework)?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Profile Band / Profile Structure Mask

Jul 9, 2012

where to change the text height and color for the lower band where the stations are.  Also, how do I get the exist grade and proposed grade to show at the specified stations vertically like LDD used to do it.

Second, how do i mask the pipe in the manholes on the profile.  Right now i can see the pipe inside the manhole.  I clicked "enable masking" under the structure properties but no luck.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Surface Profile Not Shown In Profile View

Nov 28, 2012

Attached are survey points that created the surface of a road embankment portion that caved-in. The road is very near a reservoir  shoreline. 

1. How can a surface profile be produce? I/'ve use line to change it into an alignement and then create a proile , then a profile view. But the the surface profile is missing. 

2.the points having higher elevation are the  top edge( road level) of the cave-n . A few few shots were take before the shorline elevations.

3. What the best way to come up with the rock volume to fill the cave-in given this surveying points., Also the shoreline elevation will be lowered some more while work is being done since the fill is not allowed to fall in the reservoir. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Adding Profile To Existing Profile Views

May 10, 2013

I have 3 profiles that I've superimposed together.  Then I created sheets using the superimposed profile.  I used the wizard and had Civil 3d do it for me (2012).  Now I have to add a 4th profile to the mix and get it to show in my profile views that have already been cut.  The data is shortcut into the drawing with my cut profiles views.  How do I get it to be in the cut profile views without re cutting everything?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Edit Profile Without Having It On Profile View?

Jul 31, 2013

A tabular data sheet for profiles could be very interesting.

Civil 3D (2013)

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Shifted Profile Within Profile View?

Jan 22, 2013

I have an issue with a profile referenced into a plan sheet that is shifted when I view it in the plan sheet viewport.  The profile stationing is correct in the profile dwg file and in the plan sheet dwg it is referenced into.  But when I switch from model space to paper space in my layout sheet (the file the profile dwg  is referenced into) the profile moves to the wrong station within my profile view in paper space.

The profile start station is 0+00, but it shifts to -1+00 within the viewport of my layout sheet.

The scales are the same between the dwg files (50) and the Annotation scale matches the dwg scales.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: No Profile Is Drawn In The Profile View?

Jul 24, 2012

I am a C3D newbie who used  ground survey points  (Serrano_EG_surface)  that  generated a Civil 3D surface. The white line is consist of arc segments that I turned into polylines and then  into individual CL alignments. The first alignment ,which has its left and right offsets   do not generate the profile view that I needed to be created. There was a prompt asking for a profile to choose, but I don't know where in the drawing or in the propector panel to click on.

1. Are the ground survey points good enough  so that any alignments over the those areas can provide me a surface profile, a design profile, cross sections every 50 feet, so that I can submit a  preliminary drawing for environmental permitting. ?

2. When I check the object browser,  the aligments preceding each other are not in the same elevation it seems. Do I have to to transform each of the polylines first into a 3d polyline and then an alignment so that I can create a profile.

3. Eventually , I wish to connect all these alignments to model a 1.5 mile rural road (more like an access road to a water reservoir).

4. What's a best techniques to keep track of modeling a road.This question pertains to e.g the object browser as one of the useful aid. I've also used the inquiry tool but not used it for its full potential.

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AutoCad :: Offsetting Object Along The Arc

Aug 17, 2011

I'm trying to offset an object by 3 meters from one end of a long arc to another. How do I offset a point (vertex) or object at a fixed distance along a pre-determined curved line??

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Nov 17, 2011

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Feb 4, 2013

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Problem is I am only seeing one the current drawing when I click on TOOLSPACE.

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May 3, 2012

Is there a way to copy a surfacce?  I want to make major changes to a surface I have created but there is the possibliy of utiltiizing the existing sruface.  I want to copy the surface and then make changes.

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Jan 7, 2014

i need to create a solid by extruding/offseting a spline surface  (attached picture). The problem is, a solid created by simply extruding this surface "outside" would cross itself, so autocad does not allow me to do it (neither extruding, surface offsetting is working) I tried to make a cube then using this surface as a splitting spline - however a solid created this way is flat on z-axis. How can I do this ? Everything is fine with the spline as well as a surface - it's closed one. Obviously the problem is in the fact in the self intersection of the extruded solid. So maybe using it to split a solid is a better approach?

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