AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Create Volume Of The Trench?

Oct 3, 2013

I create surface, then i create alignement of pipe, pipe profile and assembly of the trench.

Then i created a corridor of the trench. Now i can not found out the way how to calculate the volume of the excavation

for the trench. i think that i should create a surface from the corridor of trench.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Creating Pipe Trench On Surface?

Sep 30, 2013

creating pipetrench1 on my surface.

Currently, I wanna make an alignment from a 16-inch pipe, which will then be positioned inside a trench.

I have tried several times to generate the corridor, but turned out failing.

Im guessing that i had inserted some parameters wrongly.

Here is the sample drawing: [URL]

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I created an enclosed "object" adding break lines to two different surfaces.

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My Question:I want to combine the enclosed volume created by Surface A & Surface B into a 3D "Block" that give me the volume information.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Trench With Pipe Corridor Falls To Zero Elevation

Jul 6, 2012

I'm trying to create a trench with pipe corridor along the alignment.

What I've did:

-create an alignment;
-create a pipe nework based on my alignment;
-then I made a profile with my pipe network and draw profile;
-create an assembley;
-create a corridor with one baseline.

When I've checked the corridor I found some weird spotes that are linked to zero elevation.

I've created another alignment from daylight of my corridor, but it doesn't worked.

Where mistake is???

Trench in object viewer

Profile of major alignment

Profile of Daylight

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Mar 2, 2012

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I can easily make an alignment along my edge of pavement, and match the existing elevations, but I need to hold the cross slope constant AND the shoulder slope constant, and have the bottom of the shoulder slope to a target 2 feet off of my ROW.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Create Volume Surface To Show Elevation Banding With Cut And Fill Ranges

Nov 12, 2013

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Jun 18, 2012

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

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Apr 24, 2013

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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.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Volume Boundary Creates Incorrect Volume

Feb 25, 2013

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Jul 14, 2013

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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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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....

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Jun 4, 2012

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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 3, 2013

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Second, and more important, dealing with the elevation analysis in 2014, and noticed that the colors reset anytime that the volume surface is rebuilt?  It has always been annoying not to save a color scheme, but at least once you had set it up, the colors stayed as the surface changed.  Is there a new setting that I am missing, or is this just a glitch with 2014?

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All I can think to do is copy the quantity report to Excel and manually change the reusable volume in that station range to 0.  But, since the report comes in as just numbers (no formulas), I then have to enter all the formulas to recalculate the volumes.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Tin Volume Surface And A Fixed Value

Oct 5, 2012

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I've tried using contour intervals but nothing seemed to happen.

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