AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Figure / Feature Line Styles

May 29, 2012

Why are figure line styles and feature line styles not shared, or a parent / child relationship?  Also, should match properties change the style of a feature line to appear to be the same style as the figure line?  The style only exists in as a figure line style. 

If we offset a Figure line (feature line stepped offset) we get feature line, then we match properties to a figure line that has the correct style.  The prospector says the Feature line has the style of the figure line; however, if we edit the feature line properties the style is set to none.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Convert Figure To Feature Line - Export Survey Figures To Genio?

Sep 12, 2013

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.

Civil3D 2014 - Windows7 64bit

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Apr 11, 2012

We have cooridors with features such as terrace drains and flowlines, but we cant seem to get the linetypes to show up correctly.  For example a flow line should have arrows but it shows up without the linetype and looks continuous. 

CIVIL 3D 2012

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Nov 3, 2011

I have created Road 1 and assigned Feature Line Styles in the Feature Lines tab of the Corridor Properties and it looks as I expected.

When I go to Road 2, 3 etc I have to manually assign the Feature Line Styles again, so the question is can these feature line styles be assigned via a code set or something.

IDSP Premium 2014 (mainly Civil 3D 2014 UKIE SP1 & Infraworks with some limited 3ds Max Design)
Win 7 Pro x64, 256Gb SSD, 300Gb 15,000 rpm HDD
16Gb Ram Intel Xeon CPU E5-1607 0 @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
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Oct 12, 2012

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Again this is for feature lines not normal autocad entity lines.

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Oct 29, 2013

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Jun 18, 2012

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Dec 11, 2012

I needed to remove a feature line that I used as a break line when creating a surface.   When I removed the feature line from the definition of the surface, the grading did not change.  It appears the points created by the feature line remain which is why grading didn't change.  The only work around was to delete these points. 

I noticed the same thing happens when I removed the surface boundary and inserted a new boundary.  why these points remain and how to remove when I delete boundary and feature line from surface?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Feature Line Projection

Sep 26, 2013

Is there any way to project feature lines into a profile when the plan view is xref'd? I have my plan view "existing topo" with all existing features/Figures and a existing surface.

My profile is a separate dwg with plan view xref'd and surface a data shortcut. Of course there are feature lines and Survey Figures in the existing top I want to project into the profile, but can't because it is an xref. Besides copying .

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Oct 31, 2013

C3D 2012.  I am trying to get the distance from the start of a featrue line to a selected point.  My object is "FLobj" and my Point is PT1.  I am using the method Get2dDistanceAtPoint.  This is the line of code.

(vlax-invoke-method FLObj 'Get2DDistanceAtPoint pt1 'pDistance)

I keep getting "too many actual parameters". 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Feature Line Name To Label?

May 19, 2013

I am wanting to add the name of my feature line to a label style. I am trying to create a label style that will show Lot Number and Area. I know i can create parcels, but i dont want to! I have also created a map table that can do exactly what i want on polylines, but will not work on an xref. Labelling featurelines does work in xrefs.

how to add the name into a label style?

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Jul 11, 2007

Is there a way to decurve feature lines like how we do it with polylines? I am labeling my feature lines but don't want the curve labels to show up

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Arc Or Feature Line As Breaklines

Jan 7, 2014

I am building a surface and have back of curb, curb face, and curb flowline going around a curve.  I cannot create the lines with the usual pline as they will cross due to poor field collect.  I created the curbs with multiple arcs.  I was then going to change them into Feature Lines and am wondering if I can then use them as breaklines in a surface. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Feature Line From Profile?

Mar 1, 2013

I have a roadway alignment with FG profile and I want to place a feature line on the roadway centerline that represents the FG profile elevations. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Corridor Feature Line

Jan 7, 2014

I am building a corridor with the right side of the pavement fitting to the existing surface.The subassembly used to link the edge of pavement to the existing ground is LinkSlopeToSurface.

On the corridor created, the feature line (code P2) of the corridor surface (top) starts from the station 0+025, instead of 0+000.

I was wondering why there is no feature line P2 for station range 0+000 to 0+025? Does that mean the linkage to the existing ground surface not exist for the slope defined in the subassembly?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Feature Line Elevations

Mar 25, 2013

We are running Civil3d 2012. When converting a line or 3d poly to feature line, or just creating one it adds elevation points where it crosses surface breaklines even if you do not assign elevations. We want the feature to just have 2 elevations. The beginning and end. Is this a bug? Or is there another setting somewhere?

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Sep 4, 2013

I created a label for retaining wall that takes the z value from the start and end of a feature line. Works great except that it isn't dynamic. I have created the feature line in a grading sheet where the surface is data shortcut into it and I'm just using grips to make sure the ends are on the bottom and top of the retaining wall. Is there any way to dynamically pin/tie the feature line to a surface that has been data shortcut?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Blocks In Line Label Styles

Feb 15, 2012

I have a line label style that consists of two blocks (crowsfeet). The blocks are taking on the properties of the current layer when xrefed. I have enclosed a couple of drawings to show this behavior.

Open the "crowsfeet sheet" drawing. You will notice the crowsfeet are green.

Change the current layer and regen. The crowsfeet will change to the color of the current layer.

To take this one step further:

Freeze the current layer in the current viewport. The crowsfeet disappear.

Change the current layer. The crowsfeet reappear with the color of the current layer.

The objects in the blocks are on layer 0 with a color of bylayer. Changing the color to byblock produced the same results.

The only workaround I found was to change the color of the objects in the block to something other than bylayer or byblock.

Civil 3D 2012 SP3 | Win 7 64-bit SP1
Xeon E5-1620 @ 3.60GHz, 16GB Ram | NVidia Quadro 600

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Apr 6, 2012

AutoCAD C3D 2012 has been crashing nonstop over the past 3 days on me whenever I try to "Create a Feature Line from Object".  I know that it is a localized problem as a co-worker has been in the same drawing and done grading work without any problems.  The error has occurred in multiple drawings. 

Product Version: F.107.0.0. AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 SP1

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Jul 15, 2013

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Apr 19, 2012

I Created a Feature Line from Objects (a polyline).  I added it to Site 1, gave it a name, layer.  Do I Assign elevations during creation (conversion options)?

I set the Elevation to 8.5  (NOT From surface)

Then I go to

Modify Feature Line -

Elevation Editor.

Why are the elevations locked?  I want to set them.

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Oct 15, 2013

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Apr 11, 2012

why this particular FL has this type of a display?

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Jul 28, 2011

I often use feature lines for parking lots and ponds.  They're great when they work, but they drive me NUTS when they don't - which is a lot of the time.  For parking lots and ponds, my feature lines usually close back on themselves.  That's when I have trouble breaking the feature line.  When I use BREAKFEATURE, I choose two points and this should, in theory, leave a gap in the feature line between those two points.  That's not what happens.  I end up with a huge gap between the first point I picked and a vertex point 5 or 6 vertices away.  It doesn't matter where I pick the breaking points.

I've also tried TRIMFEATURES.  I draw lines across the feature line where I would have chosen the breaking points.  But the portion that I want to remove is the portion that always remains.  It doesn't matter where I select the feature line to be trimmed (inside or outside of the cutting edges).

I think there may something wrong with the feature line itself.  Sometimes, if I erase the original and draw a new one, it will trim just fine.  But that's such a headache, and it doesn't always work.  If I knew what was causing the feature lines to go squirrely,  I would aviod it.  Unfortunately, it seems like breathing the wrong way can screw up a feature line.

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Jul 12, 2013

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Right now I have the pond as a set of 3d Polylines in the proper geometry.

I want to place the pond into this surface and cut/fill at a 3:1 from that pond to the existing surface.

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Mar 26, 2012

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Oct 22, 2012

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Grade Extension Of Feature Line

Jun 12, 2013

We are working on a road widening scheme where one edge of the road is retained as far as possible while  other edge being  widened. I like to design  a retained channel line by extending the cross fall between the existing center line and the exiting channel line on to the design one.

It is possible in civil 3d to extend the gradient between two feature lines at some offset  from reference feature line?

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Apr 6, 2013

I've been researching the options to deal with tessellation of my corridor.  I see the option to extract feature lines from the corridor and to maintain a dynamic link.

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Oct 25, 2012

So I am attempting to create a simple grading daylight. I began with a 3D Polyline that has only 2 verticies. When I "Convert Feature Lines from Objects," it creates a feature line with 4 verticies. The 1st and last have the initial elevations from the 3D Poly, but the 2 new verticies seem to be pulling elevations off the surface below where I am working.

My questions are: 1) why are new verticies added? 2) can this be prevented?

I know that I can overwrite the slopes in elevation editor, but this seems like an unnecesarry extra step.

Civil 3D 2013, HF3.0
Windows 7, 64-bit, SP1

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Nov 12, 2013

I am drawing a few feature lines within my surface and it is creating split points.....not even sure how they are created and how do I get rid of there a way? I read a little about them and what I have read so far indicates that it is a point where two feature lines cross? I don't have another feature line created anywhere near this one.

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