AutoCAD Civil 3D :: How To Compute Volume Of Material Bounded By Three Surfaces

Aug 16, 2012

How to compute volume of material bounded by three surfaces in a section view?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Generate Volume Report For Bounded Volume Surface?

Oct 2, 2012

Is there a way to generate a volume report for a bounded volume surface?

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Oct 18, 2012

“Datum” in the “compute material”,

I’m not sure about the correct choice for the “datum” to proceed in plotting “mass haul diagram”

What might be the proper selection for the “datum”?

Software: AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD C3D, AutoCAD M3D, Revit
Windows 7 (Ultimate 64 bits),
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Dec 5, 2012

I need to run two reports one for Cut and Fill, and one for Materials (shapes). I would like two material lists for the same alignment and sample line group.

The process, setup the materials list for Pave, Base, and Subbase. Generate report, delete list and setup for Cut and Fills, run the report. You do this over and over. Autodesk please add a way to save and import these setups, and a way to create multiple lists for each alignment and sample line group.

Note: Why the Civil 3d default for the interlude into the actual Compute Materials dialogue is Pave, Subbase, Base is beyond me, could someone tell the programmers that Subbase is generally below Base. Each time I have to delete the CIvil 3D defaults and redo this step.

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Dec 10, 2012

My goal is coming up with the volume bounded by the design surface and the existing surface. I don't have the design surface modeled yet.

Do i need to create alignment offsets?. Alignment 1 profile view is also attached. Then Alignment2.

What about starting with alignment1 profile view? Since I have created a polyline as the design profile ?

how do I shrink labels? Where is it in the settings ; the Align folder had been check.

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Sep 6, 2012

i'm jumping into 3d late in life...playing with volumes. i've created surfaces from aerial surveys and have saved the surfaces as separate files. i would now like to run volumes of the two as they represent the same quarry site from different years. it appears (?) i need to have both surfaces listed in prospector to run volumes. each separate file has its own surface listed. do i get (import?) the second surface drawing into one of the files so i have both listed and can run volumes? i see where i can create a surface from importing a .tin file...but i don't see how to export the surface as a .tin file.

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Sep 4, 2012

I have several hypothetical well bore lines. They are deviated wells which means the lines go straight down from the surface for a bit and then continue down at an angle. I need to buffer these lines in 3D space.

I've used the buffering topologies tool, but all it get is a buffer around the what would be the "plan" view of the well bore. Is there anyway to get the program to buffer around the actual 3D line and compute a volume?

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May 10, 2012

Basically I have drawn some lines, arcs and splines in the 3D space, then I created surfaces between these lines, arcs and splines, thus I created an 'object' which is defined by all these surfaces.

And what I want to do now is to fill up the empty space and basically convert it into a 3D solid object.

Another example would be a loft 'object', and it creates only a surface, so may I somehow fill up the empty space and turn it into an object?


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Jun 9, 2013

I have create my surfaces and now need a volume between to two surfaces.  I created the surface by using the Surface/Create TIN Surface tool for both my OG and the surface after material has been imported.  I have gone to the volume dashboard and it will not let me add existing surface. How do I calculate the volume?

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Aug 30, 2012

I am working on a project, I was given a file with the contour already mapped out. I am tasked with finding volume of a fill I had to create. I made a 3-D polyline at the elevation I want my fill to start from and going down to my final grade. How can I make surfaces with my map. I do not have any files to make the surface off of. What is the easiest way I can make a layer, TIN has already been done but no surfaces are in the file.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Selecting Boundary Surfaces For Materials In Material List

Jul 3, 2013

When I'm creating a material list, every time I select two surfaces and one is smaller than the other, a vertical boundary is created rather than a boundary with the shape of exactly the space between those two surfaces. 

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Mar 5, 2013

(I'm using Civil 3D 2011)

I have a corridor with an associated sample line group, and I have produced some material volume tables to give me quantities for my corridor structures and cut/fill volumes. When I look at the material volume tables they are at a seemingly arbitrary stationing. The sample line group which the material volume tables are (supposedly) based on are on alignment L1000 and they run from station 1133+73 to station 1154+00 every 10 meters. The material volume tables show volumes broken down by stations starting at station 3719+58.66 and runs through to station 3786+08.92. It is sampling at a seemingly arbitrary frequency, there is absolutely no alignment in my drawing that has stations remotely resembling those numbers, and there is definitely no sample line group it could be using that samples an alignment or stationing anything like that shown in the materials volume tables. Here is a quick screenshot of what my material volumes tables look like:[URL]

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Bounded Surface Area

Nov 24, 2013

I am trying to get C3D to report the surface area for a bounded area with no success.  I am aware of the Bounded Volume feature, which BTW appears to be retired in the 2014 release (AECCCFDBADDBOUNDEDVOLUME fails to produce any results). Obviously there have been some major changes.

What I want to do is retrieve a report for a defined section of a surface, regardless, of what type of surface it is.  I see this as simple as deriving the 3D areas of the trinangles within a bounds of a TIN. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Compute Materials Dialog

Jun 11, 2007

In Compute materials, Eartworks field dialog I have two items in Surfaces section- EG and Datum. When i have to select Object Name for them i only get surface name, but not the corridor which i have created. What is missing?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Using Subcriteria In Compute Materials

Sep 14, 2011

I am having issues having two separate areas combined into one with subcriteria. While I can get them to figure independently of each other (see image 1) I need to have them combined into a single fill category. While I think I am using the subcriteria interface correctly I can’t find an example of a way to set it up to work correctly (see image 2).

HP Z400, 12Gb RAM
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Oct 9, 2013

I have two cubes in two different layers so that one is red and one is blue.  I want to attach these two cubes together at a surface, but keep that interface between them in the rendering (not just have them combine to form a continuous object with no interfaces).  

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Compute Materials Top Surface Will Not Show Up?

Jul 11, 2012

testing out using link to marked point and volumes i made a 1000' alignment, flat surface at 0, and put a generic lws 10' wide at 0% slope so i would know the real vol in my head to check. i omitted the lws link and then put a marked point at the center of the subassy and then put a linktomarked point and it put the link in ok as shown in the picture. the corridor made a top surface and if i make a vol surface all is correct.

but when i hit the comput materials > earthworks only the eg shows up.

the linktomarked point has top,datum codes by default.

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Jun 18, 2012

I'm working with TIN surfaces, doing cut/fill comparisons for a surface mine.

My volume surface statistics show a cut volume of 5167.22 cy and fill volume of 8456.18 cy.

The sample line group volume report show cumulative cut of 5527.67 cy and fill of 8465.56 cy.

What could be some causes of this disparity. All reference surfaces are built from points and use a non-destructive boundary.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Cross Section Volume Vs Volume Surface

May 31, 2013

I've read a few threads on this way back but cannot locate them. I have two surfaces and create a volume surface and it reported the volume as 493 cy. I then ran some sample lines at 25 foot interval and the total volume is reported as 964 cy.

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Apr 24, 2013

I want to use it as my primary hydrologic and hydraulic modeler.  It only makes sense.  Well, I got the program to work and had things linked in and was able to route a storm through the network.  But when I routed the storms, I had to model double the storage that i expected.

So I went back to the program I'm familiar with - Pondpack by Benltey - and designed the same system I routed in SSA in that program - and got the storage volume that I would expect for a site of this size - about 2 acres.

Is there possibly a setting that I'm missing that makes my outlet structures route slower or less than they should?  Or is there some other reason that a system would give this kind of inflated need for storage?

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Feb 25, 2013

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Location-based Compute Materials Corridor Shape?

Sep 19, 2011

I'd like to build a location-based quantity takeoff using compute materials (actually using a mix of QTO, composite volumes, and maybe parcels and bounded volumes but this question is specific to compute materials). I have been working on this technical challenge today and hope to have it solved by tomorrow morning.

I created a new 'Quantity Takeoff Criteria' and added materials for the items I'd like to takeoff with compute materials, such as the corridor shape volumes that are not well handled by QTO. So there are structure quantity types for materials Pave1, Base1, Curb, RW.Footing, Wall, and Barrier. But, when I return to Compute Materials I have the option to assign 1 object to each corridor shape named. Here is the problem, there are 36 pave objects named Pave1 and only 1 material Pave1.

The solution I tried is to go back and edit the code set styles to add a location prefix like 99CL1>M>06 to the link names - making 36 99CL1>*>**-Pave1 objects. But, apparently these are links and obviously not objects so the names did not go through to the compute materials objects list.

The next two approaches are: 1) Go back to the subassembly properties and edit the codeSetStyle with prefixes - I assume this means I'd need a distinct subassembly for each location, a unwieldy situation. 2) Create a specific material and shape pair for each location, for example 36 99CL1>*>**-Pave1 material and Pave1 shape pairs. An awkward workaround but preferable to defining a specific subassebly to each location.

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Jun 3, 2012

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Nov 29, 2013

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Jan 31, 2013

I've had a rather odd request come in for Volume calculations and I'm not sure how to go about it.

I have 2 surfaces: 1-Design 2-Excavation to Date

Now, the engineers would like to use a dozer to push this material down the hill but they want to do it incrementally by elevation. They would like to know how much material there is to excavate above elevation 90, then between elevation 80-90, then 70-80, etc all the way to 30-40.

I attached a sketch... what is the best way to do this?
AUTOCAD Civil 3D 2013
Windows 7
Processor: Intel (R) Xeon (R) CPU W3565 @ 3.20GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 12.0GB
System Type: 64-bit

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Surfaces Are Not Updating

Feb 5, 2013

I am having a problem with my data shortcuts for my surfaces not updating. I have 2 surfaces (one ex and one prop) both are on auto-rebuild.  Both of them are in separate files and data short cutted into my profiles files (I have one for water, one sewer and a third for storm drains). Any time I make a change whether I add or subtract data the file the data does not update in the profiles. As a work around I have been creating a new data short cut and adding it to my profiles files. What am I doing wrong that would make them not update?

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Nov 2, 2013

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Jan 7, 2013

I have an existing survey surface, and I want to know how much cubic yard of materials to fill up from the bottom to elevation 876. See attached image for detail. Here is what i am going to do....

- i will create a surface of the fill area (from bottom cotours up to el 876) then do a volume surface bwt existing ground surface and the new fill area surface to get the volume of it? Is this a right way to do?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Volume Of A Borrow Pit

Aug 28, 2013

I am using C3D 13 and have created a surface using points that were shot on a 50' grid. Now I am looking for the easy button to get a volume.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: How To Get Volume Of Earth

Jun 4, 2012

I'd like to do a grading in order to get a volume of earth work needed.  It's a very easy proposed surface, but I've never done a grading before.  I have a surface that is basically a football field that is graded from one end zone to the other with a slight uphill grade.  At the end of the uphill grade is a berm the length of the endzone.  That berm needs to be higher, and the uphill grade from endzone to the other endzone needs to be flatter.  The dirt that comes out of the flattening will be pushed up on top of the berm on the opposite endzone to make the berm taller. 

The new surface should start at existing grade on the low endzone, go on .10% up to the other goaline, then on a 2:1 up to 24 ft above the low endzone elevation.  Think of a firing range where you shoot from the low endzone into a berm on the far endzone.  The berm isn't tall enough, so they need to find dirt from the surface to put on top of the berm. 

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Jun 14, 2013

I'm trying to create a surface under my 'existing ground' surface. There is shallow rock where one of our projects is located and using geotechnical data I want to create a 'rock surface' at the known rock elevations. I just want this surface for visual reasons and do not want it to interact with the existing ground or pipe network.

I have 4 places along the roadway where I know the rock elevations. I created new points around each known point with the same elevation so there would be more than just four points on the surface and so I could make it the width of the road allowance. But when I look back to my profile of the road, it shows the existing profile drop to the rock surface at each place that I created points for the rock elevation. Not sure how to make it so the existing ground surface doesn't pick up the new points I added for the rock elevations.

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