I need to output the contours my surface model to a genio for use in Mx. I have the Genio exporter tool installed but when i output the genio all that appears is the Boundary line without the contours, which when i think about it makes sense as the surface contours is more a display option rather than actual contours. Is there a way of exporting the contours via genio.
Has instances where you set your tolerance for the maximum triangle lenth to say 50m to reduce the amount of triangles along the edge that run at long distances. When I do this I end up with multiple surface holes and I'm not sure why as there are points in the area.
I thought well maybe it's because i should've reduced my max triangles first then added breaklines. Would this matter? I also thought I could add a line to the surface to fix the holes vs. deleting surface lines along the entire edge of a surface for many many miles.
I have a client who uses Bently MX Roads for road design and requires that survey data be supplied in GENIO format. I realise that there are many possible options to get Civil3D survey data into MX, but I am trying to explore the use of the Subscription Extension to Import/Export GENIO.
Surfaces - no problem. Points - I see how I can get that to work. But the only linework that can be exported is Feature Lines, and it is also important that the feature lines have a name (likely related to the layer it is on).
I can convert survey figures to feature lines and name them one by one but would be very time consuming for a whole survey. Is there any way of doing all figures at once?
I'm guessing not and that it is probably easier to do the Genio creation from dwg in MX itself.
i am trying to add as a breakline. i have not been able to get this particular line to work as a breakline and the surface keeps drawing triangles through the line like its not even there. The figure properties show that it is a breakline. The figure prefix database brings the line style in as a breakline from the start.
Today I opened a file that has previously worked perfectly well, only to find that when I open my surface in Object Viewer and begin to rotate it manually, the triangles making up the surface do not appear. I have the contour lines and border (what is enabled in the Edit Surface Style/Display/Model tab) although the triangles (which should be displayed as well) do not appear. Other surfaces show like they should.
Is there another option other than the Edit Surface Style/Display/Model tab and the VISUALSTYLES command?
I'm trying to export a surface as a DEM so that I can import the object into Bryce 7.1. I have a number of sample DEMs that I have downloaded from USGS site that import into Bryce quite nicely. These samples also import to another DEM reader named "3DEM Version 20.7." I'm able to import into Bryce when I set the grid at 10, but the quality of this surface/object is not very good. The DEMs from Civil 3d are referred to as "USGS DEM"s, but they do not load on common DEM readers such as Bryce or 3DEM software. Any way of converting a C3d DEM to a USGS DEM that one of these other readers can import?
I exported my surface to xml, then imported it into a blank drawing and the two surfaces looked different. The new drawing surface appears to be ignoring the surface. So after reading a post on here, I went back to the original drawing extracted the border and attached it back to the surface and tried again. I can not seem to export a surface and have it import with the same look. To be clear I am not talking about styles, I can not achieve the same definition look.
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We have an "original" existing surface of a ditch, a massive ditch. dredging has taken place and now we have a new existing surface of the ditch. the client wanted to see the delineation between the areas that are now 3" lower, 6" lower and 9" lower (and so on). I was able to do this easily with elevation banding. now the client would like some sort of GPS uploadable based on the color map that shows the banding. How to accomplish this without having someone set there and set points along the different colors on the surface. that is going to be incredibly time consuming. is there an automated way to export the data that I am looking for?
I'm really struggling with exporting a surface to XML.
I made a surface in which I paste all relevant corridor surfaces for the subarea of the project.
The surface looks OK in the file, but when I export, the XML file ignores my few edits, and adds excessive triangulation between adjacent corridors.
I already tried with adding boundaries, creating snapshots, exporting to XML 1.0 1.1 1.2, and regardless of what software I use the resulting XML, it looks crap, and the drainage team is struggling to work with it.
My workflow consists of building a point cloud object from a LAS file, filtering it for ground data, and and building a surface object with it. Breaklines are inserted into a surface object, and then the surface object is exported to a DEM file to be used in a GIS application. The problem is that Civil 3D rounds the elevations to 1-foot intervals, even when the file is structurally floating point. How to override this rounding to get floating point values that reflects the original data?
I'm working in Civil3D 2011. How to export the data from the surface volume tables to excel, or any other format outside of Civil3D?
Or maybe a better question: how to create a stage storage table automatically within Civil3D? The elevations table gives volumes per elevation class, but I'm trying to get cumulative volume stored below various elevations in my reservoir.
I customized a surface style to show relative elevations, with lighter tones representing higher elevations, and darker tones representing lower elevations. With a single glance, I know the high and low spots in my project area.
C3d provides several default surface elevation styles. None of them comes close to providing the instant, data-at-a-glance information that my customized style does, which I use to design stormwater systems. Again, it's really useful to see, with one look, where the high and low spots are in my project area.
I can't figure out how to export, transfer, copy, whatever, my customized style from one drawing to a new drawing. If I want to see my customized style, I have to recreate it from scratch in each and every drawing where I want to use it.
How to transfer a surface style from one drawing to another? By the way, I tried opening up both drawings, with both toolspace/settings windows open. Tried dragging and dropping the customized style to the new drawing. Didn't work.
is it possible to export elevations from a surface at a given interval? i can easily export all the data i used to build the surface, but now I am wondering if its possible to export/extract the surface to a CSV or TXT file with a position and elevations, say, every 5 feet?
We are using Civil 3d 2012 with Topcon Data Collectors. Topcon will not read a profile created by using "create surface profile" command but it will read a profile using "Profile Creation Tools" command. We are not sure if this a civil 3D, Topcon or a LandXML issue?
this thread confirms that Autodesk broke the surface transparency functionality in 2013. I imagine by the lack of response to the original thread that this is either a little used or not well published feature....
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Attached is a dwg file that refuses to complete the surface triangulation. Can some try this? The maximum triangle length is set to off. I'm out of guesses. If I move the furthest point around it will complete the surface but just not in it's current location. Point number 69