AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Roadway Design On Profiles For Low Points In A Sag For Drainage Structures
Aug 23, 2013
Is there a way to design the road profile to use the low point at a certain Roadway station so you can put your storm inlets to line up with property lines. Because when you create a Sag the PVI is not where your low point falls on the profile. It would be nice to be able to drag the low point not the PVI to create the low point where you need it instead of a sort of back and forth dragging the PVI of the vertical curve.
I'm trying to add a sump/baffle box to a drainage ditch. I'm taking this project over from someone else. They had created a surface. However, I'm confused about how the surface they made was created, but I have used it to give me a reference to were the sump is located on the profile view. (circled in blue). Currently that surface has wall that are 1.5' high with a bottom at -1.5'. I have drawn in the sump on the profile view (highlighted in yellow).
I have tried to start over by using breaklines. I have already created a standard breakline on the N and W side at 0. However, on the east side, how to create a breakline and keep the drainage basin grading to the exisitng drainage basin grade.
I have attached screen shots of the plan and profile view.
Here’s the scenario – field crews are going to collect data for a 500 ft long concrete (trapezoidal) drainage channel. The bottom width varies from 7 ft to 19 ft wide with vertical walls varying from 4 ft to 7’ high. The channel will be filled and capped.
I considered using one of the channel subassemblies with Civil 3d and establish targets along the existing channel top and bottom of walls. However, I don’t see that the stock subassemblies are intended for this and don’t really lend themselves to perform this. I suppose the other option is to use linkwidthandslope subassemblies and use multiple targets for inside bottoms, inside tops and outside tops of walls.
I'm working on a windfarm access road with tight bends that need to be 2.5m wider than the straights. I have created offset alignents and the corridor with no problem but how can I label the widths to show the variation in width at the various locations. The road is at the full width (7.5m) between tangent points and then tapers to the standard width of 5m
I have shown simple aligned dimensions on the screenshot but I'm sure there will be a way to do this automatically - won't there?
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What do I draw the existing pipes as that will be under the surface that I'm profiling? I have the surveyed invert points I'm assuming that won't be polylines? how to get the pipe to show at the proper elevation on the profile?
I'm working on a project to widen a roadway through some mountains. The problem i am having is getting the corridor to apply to a future surface so that i can determine the volume difference. my profiles show there should be some cut and fill, but i cannot get the model to reflect this. when i try to preform a bounded volume i recieve a "the surfaces do not overlap".
I currently work for a construction company, we mostly focus on roadway rehabilitaion. We recieve DOT paper plans containing the construction plans and cross sections. I have been till now using the cross sections to build the roadway in Agtek, which is the software we use, then from there I can do my takeoff for excavation, utlites and areas. We have the 2012 BIM software and i'm very intersted in using that to rebuild the plans so I can preform the takeoff just as the DOT does as well as to model the utilities. Also i'm intersted in creating the model to show the estimators and the higher ups, so we can create a phasing plans, traffic plans or how we would want to handle the roadway rehab in general. I'm a novice in terms of Civil 3D, so this would be something i'd be practicing at home first.
I have trouble producing cross sectional diagrams and profile views for a roadway. So far i have a contour surface and a roadway centerline associated with it with alignments. I need to produce cross sectional diagrams showing elevations of the ETW on the level road as well as on super elevations.
I've placed generic Junction box structures right out of the box from C3D and when I cut a section, the section shows the wrong side of the structure. (Rotated) i.e. An inserted 60”x36” junction box inserted as a curb inlet and then rotated into position will display the 60” side even though it’s perpendicular to the section line.
I've had to go back and place a 36”x60” to get it to display the 36” side in section? Why is there a “rotation handle” on the structure if you can’t really rotate it?I really don't want to swap all 60"x36" with 36"x60" structures just so they will display properly in section.
I'm currently working on a very large Dwg, with multiple pipe networks both sanitary, Storm and pressure pipe.
I need to create a .csv file for all my structures for Stakeout. I know I can go into my toolbox and create a report through the reports manager. The problem is that its giving me too much information, all I want is PNEZD. How can I create this report or edit that report being generated?
I am labeling structures in a network on the profile view. I cannot get the leader when i drag the label to anchor to the top of the structure? Is there a way to do this, i figured out how to have the label insert at the middle of the top line of the structure.
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I have set the migration defaults to my part list and the pipes come in as expected but all the structures come in as null? I even went as far as setting every option to my rect junction NF and they still come in as null?
I have added a pipe network to my profile view and for some reason the structures do not extend down to the inverts of the pipe. So the pipes are lower than the structures. I tried changing the sump, and the rim to sump (rim to sump can be editted but immediately goes back to what it originally was when you click apply. I've also tried clicking the structure and extending it downwards but it doesn't change. I've tried changing the stye and still have the same issue.
why I can't label certain pipes/structures? I can select the pipe or structure, rt click, add label and I get nothing. The layer is on cause I can see other labels. I also get the same result when I go to annotation, pipe label. This only happenes to certain pipes or structure, others in the same network label fine.
Any way to easily identify what labels structures use? I have a plan and profile drawing drawing with 15 diferent layouts. Another guy worked on it and edited the contents on one of the profile structure labels. So now I'm going to have to go through each layout and looking for what structure labels would have been changed. Typicaly if there is a slight difference in the callout for one structure I'll just edit the label text for that one particular structure.
I would like to select (sweep) all the structures in profile and see which ones would have used this particular label style.
Is there a way to show the deflection angle between incoming and outgoing pipes in a structure label? Or any label at all, for that matter? I know it can be done with alignments at the PI point, but only in the source drawing.
In a run of pipes and structures, I have 3 structures that overflow. 2 of the structures max hgl els are even with the rim elevation (as is in the case of other runs in the same project), and 1 structure has the max hgl exceeding the elev of the rim. Why this one and not the others?