AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Curb Height Transitions

Aug 21, 2013

Trying to model a curb height transition in my corridor. Over about 15' I want to go from a 6" curb to flush. 

The only way I can seem to get it to show accurately is to leave a void in my corridor.   This allows the surface which is created from the corridor to model correctly and give me a transition of my curb height from 6" to flush.  Here's the object viewer showing it correctly: 

However, there are a few problems with this approach.  Mainly I've come to like the way the relatively new "extract corridor solids" tool (toolspace, toolbox, miscellaneous Utilities, corridor solids).  I use this to create a fairly nice looking Navisworks model.   With the void, now my model has a void.  It seems to me that there should be a way to have a subassembly that can target both the back of curb profile and the edge of gutter simultaneously.  I've tried with the standard subassembly "UrbanReplaceCurbGutter2" but with no luck.  Any successful modeling a curb height transition within their corridor?

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we use three line road profiles.  If there is a bus pullout or lane transition we show the curb profile based on centerline stationing.  I'm able to generate a the corridor using a transition lane assembly from centerline  and targeting a widened offset alignment or just a feature line.  I can import the corridor curb feature line into a profile which would be a perfect solution, but it is all truncated. (i.e. no vertical curves)  I can create a profile of the offset alignment, but the stationing doesn't match centerline.

How can I either generate a non trunidicated profile from the corridor for my curb profiles? How can create a design profile of a transition/pullout curb line that I can target and plot against centerline stationing?

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But in real world I am not. I am trying to model intersection and I keep getting error as "Value on Wrong side of alignment to profile". I looked at target mapping and thinks so that all is okay (may be not). I am attaching snapshot of error message as well as plan view. I wanted to forward actual dwg but size is too large to post.

Point to note:This is Left lane driving setting. I realized this after I created alignment/profile/assemblies but before I tried intersection modeling. 

I did 8 iterations before this post.

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Feb 12, 2013

I am new to corridors and am having some trouble with this.  I have an assembly that has a paved roadway, 2' curb and gutter and a sidewalk.  Along the road the curb varies to allow for on street parking.  I have the front and back of sidewalk attached to an alignment, so it is exactly where it needs to be.  I have an alignment that my EOP follows as well, and that seems to be ok. The problem is the back fo curb in the corridor.  Instead of being 2' offset from the EOP, it is shifted 2' perpendicular to the baseline. Please take a look at the attached picture.

I think I can get it done by making each parking "bump out" it's own region using the EOP alignment, but that will take a lot more time and make my file a whole lot bigger. Being a corridor rookie, I am hoping I am just missing something.

I'm using Civil 3D 2013.

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So it looks like I have to delete the intersection object and re-start the wizard from scratch.  Not that it's a big deal, just thought there might be a way to make the change once the intersection is built.

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I am getting assembly problem as shown in attached fig where curb return takes zero elevation . However the same assembly working fine on other intersection

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Mar 8, 2013

It sounds like the transition should happen automatically (although some tweaking may be required).

But for some reason, I'm NOT getting a transition.

I had one assembly for the entire length and the designer wanted to have the curb stop at 0+40 and from 0+40 to the end, he wanted NO CURB--just an EOP.

So I copied the assembly, modified the copy so that there was no longer a curb and attached the shoulder (that was previously connected to the curb) to the EOP.

So the codes should all be same. I just attached a dwg file (created/saved in 2012) with my two assemblies in it. 

Here's a screen shot of what I'm getting:

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There are been a few posts about transitions this week, so here is a simple little sub assembly (provided "As Is") that might work. It was build with Sub Assembly Composer 2014. The way it works it to calculate a number at a station based on a start and end value, a transition type and the station (chainage) value in relationship to the start and end points of the region. It has X transition types: Linear, Parabolic Out (rate of change increases) Parabolic In (rate of change decreases), Reverse parabolic (back to back), Bay Taper (from Caltrans this is a three part transition made of 2 parabolas and a linear section), Cubic Out and Cubic In.

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I've attached a drawing as well that shows a bay taper of a road from 12 to 24 over 120 and a daylight that goes from 1:1 to 4:1 and back around a curve (3 regions)

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Feb 14, 2013

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I have a sewage pipe that runs for several kilometers that is drawn as a 3Dpolyline, with correct x- and y-values. It doesn't have any z-values yet and these are what I want to obtain. I want the polyline to have continuous z-values that changes along the polyline (not only in vertexes) so that a smooth profile can be drawn if wanted. I have data of measured actual z-values for approximately every 500 meters or so along the sewage pipe and these are currently drawn as 3Dpolylines of around 20 meters going perpendicular to the pipe (as in the picture). In other words there are bars with z-values crossing the pipe all along the stretch. Now, what I want to do is to somehow make the polyline that represent the pipe to get the heights from these perpendicular bars with the measured z-values. If I try to draw a new 3Dpolyline between two of the measured bars where the actual pipe is supposed to be, the end vertexes of the 3Dpolyline gets the z-values of the bars. However, the value in between the bars gets the Z-value 0. So, if I start a 3Dpoly on bar 1 then continue the pipe with another vertex, and then finish off at the second bar I will have 2 vertexes with the correct z-value but the middle vertex will be incorrect (0). How do I get the pipe to get the correct z values automatically iterated from the values on the crossing bars? Is this even possible to do? Should I create a surface from the bars first, and in that case how do I do that? If possible I don't only want the vertexes between bars to have iterated z-values, I also want the entire line to have a correct value.

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