AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Data Bands - Multiple Surfaces Sampling From One Design Profile?

Jun 26, 2013

I have 2 different surfaces (Existing Ground & Proposed Pipe Invert) that I want to have the elevations shown for in a profile data band, but I want them to show at the design profile's PVIs (Proposed Road).  Is it possible to set up a data band style that samples at one profile's geometry points but displays the elevations from these points from a different profile?  My workaround is to set the data bands to all sample from the design profile first and label over the design profile's data band but I'm hoping for a cleaner solution.  Attached is an image showing the profile view in question.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Missing Data From Profile View Vertical Geometry Data Bands?

Sep 9, 2011

i have created a data band in profile view that should show a created profiles elevation, but some of the the data fields are missing irregulary. Also in the data band that shoud show the diferenece betven the tow profiles - EG and the new profile the data is missing. The EG profiles data and the surface are ok all is shown.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Profile Data Bands For Pipes?

May 15, 2012

In order to have a data band at the bottom of my profile label the station and invert of my sewer pipe I just created a profile along the pipe and then have a data band in my profile that labels that profile.  I have that profile style set to not plot so this way I can leave it on all the time.  This is all fine and well.  I have labels every 100' that label the station and invert elevation but at times I want to label miscellaneous locations along my pipe such as a bend or something.  How do I add an addition data band label to achieve this?  Everything I have found only lets me have these labels at a specified increment set in the band style.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Adding Data Bands Below Profile View

Apr 10, 2013

I want to show the information on the attached document in the drawing also attached in civl 3d. The final outcome layout of band data i want is titled wanted outcome and the drawing is preliminary vertical long section.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Profile Data Shift Above Bands In Viewports

Aug 10, 2011

I have profiles in viewports were the data from the bands are shifting to a point above my bands.  The profiles are correct in model space but not in paperspace, when I return to a layout tab.  If I go into the viewport and regen then the data will temporarily go back to its correct location. If I switch between layouts the data shift. If I try to select the band data the pick point are above the bands, where they default to.  This affect not one band but all bands associated with that profile;elevations, stations, pipe data.  This wasn't an issue at first it just started happening to the drawing.  The drawings were fine and I plotted out a check set to review and when I go back to fix a couple of things this started happening. 

I have three profiles all set to 1:5. Two viewports are 1:500 and a third is 1:250, three different layouts.  The 1:250 profile only affect the pipe data only and not the elev or the stations data.  I have attached a screen shot showing the same profile in two viewports the left one shows the new default position of the band data and the right one is a regenerated viewport showing were the data should be.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Profile View Bands

Jan 11, 2014

I'm having difficulty adding bands to a profile view in Civil 3D 2013 in that the bands appear to be come corrupt in not showing the data (the check box to show is unselected, even if I set it to show) and when I go into the UI and turn the bands to show the bands don't show the information correctly. 

 Alignment align = profileView.AlignmentId.GetObject(OpenMode.ForRead) as Alignment;
Profile prof = profObjId.GetObject(OpenMode.ForRead) as Profile;
if (!profileView.IsWriteEnabled) profileView.UpgradeOpen();
profileView.StyleId = profViewStyleObjId;ProfileViewBandItemCollection bottomBandItems =

[Code] ..........

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Profile View - Bands

Oct 21, 2013

I've been trying to set up a profile view to look like the Section i've attached (Done Manually) but having great difficulty with the bands.

Any detailed long-sections of a pipe network done with C3D that i could work off.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Showing Features In Profile Bands

Oct 29, 2012

I'm currently making a profile view where i want my features/objects to be shown in the bands for chain age elevation etc.

I have fences footpaths & vegetation lines that i can show in my profile view by 'projecting objects to profile view', but i was wondering if I could show these in the bands instead as it would be more convenient.

From what i can see in my bands I can label at Major Stations, Minor Stations, Horizontal Geometry Point, Vertical Geometry Point, Station Equation & Incremental Distance.

I've attached a picture showing what it currently looks like.


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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Profile Bands - EG Elevations Blank

Jun 28, 2011

Civil 3D 2011: 

I have 7 roads in my drawing and all of the profile data bands except one are correct.  We first started with an overall profile with the EG created from a surface and the FG created by drawing in profile, then created multiple profile views.  The only thing wrong with the one road profile is the data band is not showing the EG elevations.  The strange thing is under Profile View Properties - Bands Tab, Profile 1 is set to EG and Profile 2 is set to FG, so it recognizes it is there and is also shown in the profile, however no elevations.  I have tried recreating the multi profile views.  Attached is a screen shot to give you a visual. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Profile View Bands Customization

Jan 10, 2014

set up my profile view and profile view styles as per attached pdf and dwg?

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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 :: Cross Section Data Bands

Jan 2, 2009

I am creating a data band for Finished Ground. I have created a Top surface from my corridor and have sampled that as well as my original ground. I am trying to add data bands to an existing cross section view. When adding data bands for the cross section, I first go to the Section View Properties, add the data band, in this case, "FG Elevations", In the "Section1" column, I pick the Corridor surface that was sampled.

The data band does not display data. I know the data band works, because I picked the original ground as the "Section1" and it gave me the elevation.

I have noticed that under the "Sections" tab of the Section View Properties, and in the "Type" column, the original ground surface has a different symbol than the corridor surface. I have also noticed that if I have only the "Draw" boxes for the sampled corridor surfaces in the section view checked, nothing is drawn the section view. The corridor surfaces seem like they are not really there. Am I not able to retrieve data band data from a corridor surface?? If this is the case how do I go about making the corridor top surface something I can get data from?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: How To Add Data Bands To Minor Stationing As Well

Oct 3, 2012

We are doing a waterline, approximately 5 miles worth, and I was curious how to add the data bands to the minor stationing as well.  We want to show EG elevations every 25' but so far I'm unable to find a way to make it show. The major stations are fine, I'm just not seeing the "switch" to get the minor ones on as well.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Profile View Horizontal Geometry Bands

Sep 9, 2013

I'm using C3D 2012.  I created a profile view for a straight horizontal alignment.  The band label for the horizontal won't appear for this particular straight aligment.  I have a few other alignments that has curves in it and the profile view displays the labels fine.

I tried to create a new straight alignment again, create a profile view but I get the same results.I also tried it on a new drawing using the NCS metric template with same results.

I can think of (if this is a bug) is to extend my alignment by say 0.1m and add a new IP at the correct alignment end, mask that on plan and end my profile view to the right length. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Plan And Profile Bands Are Shrinking - 2010?

Jun 15, 2011

When I am doing my plan and profiles I have come across a couple of instances where when I am ready to plot or just switching over to the layout tab that the bottom bands of my profile have shrunk.  Is thereanything that i can do to stop this or to easily restore them back to normal size?  Could this be a Civil 3D 2010 issue or more likely an issue with the template that we had built for our company.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Adjustment Of Section View Data Bands 2013?

Jan 14, 2013

I have many section views of a road where I want to calculate ground volumes. I have a curb in a section view and I want that Civil showed me just an elevation at the top of the curb and at the top of the road cover. Is it possible to do that? And also distances: I want that Civil just show me a distance from the center of a road to a curb and from a curb to the edge of the road.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Sample Multiple Surfaces For Multiple Alignments

May 18, 2012

I need to figure out a way to sample multiple surfaces for multiple alignments.

Example 1: I am creating cross sections for a river dredge showing the pre-dredge bathymetry, design dredge elevation, and post-dredge bathymetry results. I have 100's of alignments that I need to sample 3 surfaces and display in profile view. Due to the clients requirements for display, using the cross section tools don't work for me, so I have resorted to using a seperate alignment for each cross section.

Example 2: Working in a subdivision with many utility alignments it would save quite a bit of time to be able to choose a group of alignments and sample multiple surfaces in just a few clicks. 

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Oct 29, 2013

We have a HUGE number of data referenced surfaces and alignments that need to be moved to a different group of folders.  Is there a simple way to do this without breaking the references (each surface/alignment) is referenced into multiple drawings.

The project was divided up into a bunch of little mini projects so now we have 500150_A, 500150_B etc (around 90 of them).  Each one has a dwg file with a surface and at least one alignment and that drawing is data referenced to all the other sheets within that mini project.  Each project has _Shortcuts, drawings etc.  

The powers-that-be have decided to 1) change the project number (from 500150 to 500152) and 2) to bring all these mini projects together into ONE project.

We've confirmed that each surface/alignment has a unique name which means that there shouldn't be a conflict in that regard.

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Oct 9, 2013

Where the settings are for that?  assuming it's possible? 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Data Shortcuts - Only Reference In Surfaces And Alignments?

Oct 31, 2012

I've just used Data Shortcuts for the first time but I've found that I can only reference in Surfaces and Alignments.  Is this correct? The file I am creating my model in, has Corridors/Feature Lines/Gradings as well but I can't create Data Shortcuts for these? or am I missing something?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Multiple Surfaces On One Section?

May 16, 2012

How do I create sections that show multiple surfaces?

All surfaces are existing, none are design. (existing ground, grubbed surface, bedrock surface)

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Aug 7, 2013

How practical is it to create and manage surfaces across multiple DWG files?  One of the reasons I'm asking is some of our users are insisting their work can only done in a single file, resulting in massive DWG files and naturally, Civil3D slows to a crawl.  I'll admit I'm not a full time Civil3D user or specialist - thats not my job.  I'm reasonably certain it can be done from the most basic of research (which apparently nobody else wants to do...), but am Uncertain what the potential pitfalls are.

They complain of slowness and are requesting better computers from IT (I've talked them down to more RAM).  I'm trying to forestall a potentially nasty political situation spiraling out of control: they get better computers, others will want them as well and either get them only because of connections, or won't get them and are resentful for the perceived lack of importance.  We don't need people doing 2D schematic drawings on gaming rigs.

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Mar 20, 2013

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Sep 8, 2013

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Apr 30, 2012

I have many surfaces overlapping and I want to create one surface with the lowest elevation for each x,y coordinate from the existing surfaces. Does autocad civil 3D have a command for this?.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: How To Figure Multiple Volumes From Two Surfaces

Sep 26, 2013

using CIvil3D to figure volumes.  I have a very large aerial topo from a couple years ago to compare against a topographical survey I completed this year.  No problem creating surfaces. 

Question:  In the topo's, I need to get a volume from two different area being a fill area, the other being the borrow area.  Don't want any volume data throughout the rest of the site.

Do I just create one large surface for each topo and designate boundaries somehow?  Or do I need to create multiple surfaces for each topo?  If this is the case, will I need to make sure any breaklines, etc. don't cross from one area to the other?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Profile And Corridor Design

Jan 8, 2014

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Design Profile Beginning And End Label

Jul 11, 2012

I'm trying to label the beginning and end points of a design profile (yellow line in the attached image) using the Horizontal Geometry Station Label tool. For some reason they will not show up.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Design Profile PVIs Disappearing?

Dec 15, 2013

Working in Civil 3D 2014 SP1 I have a Design Profile that I have created by setting the Existing Profile to 'Static' and Creating a Copy of the Existing Profile... This leaves me with a Design Profile that follows the Existing Surface. The problem begins when I delete a section of PVI's and introduce new 'Design PVI's'... I have found that at apparently random times my Design PVI's have been lost and replaced with the original copied PVI's that follow the Existing Surface. This has occurred more than once and I can't find any reason as to why this may be occurring...?

Currently using Civil 3D 2013 & 2014 SP1

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Aug 8, 2013

We're moving to Trimble Access on the survey data collectors which means that we have to export design data using Trimble Link and then use Trimble Business Center to examine the data and do any editing before sending it to the field.

So far I've found that alignments, profiles and surfaces seem to transfer OK.  Corridors however have been an almost total failure. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Combining Multiple Surfaces To Create Final Surface

Nov 28, 2012

I am creating my Final Grading surface with from 2 surfaces - a proposed road surface and a proposed grading surface.  (Note of roads within the road surface)

The issue is that when I paste the proposed road surface (that consists of several looped sections) over the proposed grading surface, the proposed grading surface within the looped road areas dissappears.

I have tried several options using boundaries for the inner looped areas on my road surface, and has altered my order of opterations for my final surface edits, and many other things also. 

I have attached an image for reference.

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