AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Grip Edit Corridor Regions

May 29, 2013

My road corridor regions can't be stretched using the region grips when 'geometry locking' is on, grip stretch works when i change the locking option to 'station locking', but it used to work fine also with geometry locking on.. It has happened somehow to all my files, so it seems to be caused by some application setting, the corridor regions can be stretched from grips fine on other pc's. (C3d 2013)

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Update Intersection Regions And Rebuild Corridor

Apr 5, 2012

I have 5 intersections in a drawing and i try to update all the intersections regions one after the other with "Update Regions and Rebuild Corridor". The problem is that sending up to date some intersections send other intersections (previously updated) out of date. So i cannot have all my intersections updated. The only way i found to correct this is to "Update regions automatically". but this way i cannot make changes to regions manually.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Grip Edit Horizontal Alignment?

Apr 25, 2012

i thought we can grip edit a horizontal alignment? - when does it not work or not applicable because when I tried to change part of my alignment it did not work?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Grip Edit Copied Design Profile?

Apr 12, 2012

It seems like I used to be able to do this in 2012.

I created a design profile and used the copy profile command.  I close the layout toolbar of the original design profile.

When i select the copied design profile to grip edit a pvi, the existing ground profile and copied profile disappears and i cannot grip edit.

I have also tested this with an OOTB template.

Question: How to be able to grip edit a copied design profile in 2012.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Grip Edit Profile Station / Elevation

Jul 26, 2013

I was editing a profile yesterday and when I chose the grips, it offered me the station or elevation which I could edit. C3d crashed and now after 3 restarts, I cannot get the SE grips. I only get polar tracking when using grip edits.

Civil 3D 2012 SP4.0 Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
C3D 2014 SP1
Dell M6600, Core i7 @ 2.3GHz, 16 GB ram
Dell T3500 workstation, too much ram to post

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Grip Edit Alignment Changes Reference Point Location

Aug 26, 2013

I know this.  I am aware.  This is why I avoid changing the reference point as much as possible if I have profile views or anything else dependent on my alignment.  I also have no problem with this dialog giving me a useful reminder.

My problem is this: if I want to make my alignment longer, and I grab the grip at the end of it and drag it to a new location, the reference point moves too!  Who in their right mind would want the reference point to move when adjusting the end? Personally  I wouldn't want C3D to ever move my reference point automatically.  I can have some sympathy with moving it if I am grip-editing the start of the alignment, or the tangent on which the reference point resides.  But I'm editing at the end of the alignment, on a different tangent.  Why would you move my reference point and make me have to go back and reset it to where it was?  How dare you throw your warning message at me for moving the reference point back to where it should be when you secretly moved it to a wrong location with no warning whatsoever?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Pipe Network / Sumps Will Not Adjust Via Grip Edit Or Manual Changes

Jan 10, 2013

We're currently experiencing some strange behaviour with our pipe networks. Certain structures will not swap parts, but even more strangely, manhole height seems to be locked. Sumps will not adjust via grip edit or manual changes (see image: pipe connects to stucture, but sump will not update). Changing reference surfaces does not seem to work either. This occurs with all structures, even new ones, including ones created in brand new dwg files. I think the issue is related to the pipe catalogue (saved on a network path).

If you look at the attached images, the part appears to be modeled fine in part builder, but when that part is used in a style, I have a really random shape show up instead (although it still looks okay through object viewer for some reason). There have been some updates to some of the structures using part builder recently, is it possible that the pipe catalogue became corrupted somehow? or is there a way to refresh/regen the catalogue so that my drawings will update with the changes?

How the object is modelled is really not that important for our uses, we just need it to look okay in the profile views. It would also be nice if the sumps could be adjusted.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Edit Subassemblies In Corridor Modeling Catalog

Apr 2, 2013

I am using C3D 2013.

Is it possible to edit a sub-assembly in the Corridor Modeling Catalog (Imperial.NET) see attached image.

The company I work for has several users working off one network server. I would like to make a revision to one of the dimensions in the sub-assembly "UrbanCurbGutterGeneral" (the default gutter width is 16" I would like to make the default 18"). I'm assuming I need to change this in the Catalog so every users tool palette will be updated also.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Edit Corridor Surface Manually By Editing Points

Oct 4, 2013

I was trying to edit a corridor surface manually by editing points and tin lines but for me its much easier to edit the contours itself so I explode the surface into polylines and fix the contour issues but when i make it into a new surface the Surface does not look clean anymore. When I look at it in the object viewer it looks rough and jagged and doesn't look like a road at all, however my original corridor surface did look clean with perfect roads and cul de sacs i just wanted to fix the contours outside the road. I tried extracting it like i should have done in the first place but when i add the contours to a surface it still looks ugly and jagged. Another thing is that when you look at it in 2D or plan view the contours look exactly the same but when i look at it from a perspective view or 3D that's when you see the difference.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Unable To Edit Parameters In Corridor Section Parameter Editor

Nov 11, 2013

Unable to edit parameters in Corridor Section Parameter Editor

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Transition Between Daylight Regions

Sep 12, 2013

I am working on a project where some of the corridors require different daylight slopes. I need to transition between a region with 2:1 slope to a 10:1 slope. My local civ3d support said something about using grading tools to achive that.

What I understood was that my assemblies should not have any daylight sub-assembly and that i should grade the corridor and than add a transition zone between the different gradings. Did I understand correctly?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Surface Corridor Is Not Triangulating Entire Corridor Boundary

Sep 14, 2012

I have created a surface from a corridor.  I set the boundary of the surface to the daylight of the corridor.  In some areas of the corridor the surface does not triangulate see attached.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Copy Corridor Or Corridor Station Values Only?

Dec 13, 2012

Copy a corridor successfully? I'd like to try this just a little worried about the explosion of evil this may cause to my Civil 3D session.

Even all the properties of the corridor setup from one to another would be useful. I'm building one corridor and an 2nd one that matches everything except I need to replace my Assembly with one meant for stripping.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Corridor Surface Is Not Matching Corridor Top Links

Mar 21, 2013

My corridor surface is not matching my corridor top links.  see attachments.  this is affecting my volumes!

The section-plan(surface red).png is showing the section editor and the plan view.  the red highlighted line in section is the corridor surface and as you can see in plan view the surface is incorrect and wiggly.

The pdf is all my sections with the red linework being the corridor surface.

C3D ver 2012
Win 7, 64bit

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Corridors - Non-Solid Hatch Not Lining Up Between Regions

May 17, 2012

I am working on some car parks and am using corridors. There are some area's that consist of seperate regions to tie up corner areas and junctions etc.

I am using link codes to create hatch and would like to use non-solid hatch. But the hatch does not appear to line up properly between regions, as shown on the attached image.

Intel Xeon E31230 - 3.20 GHz
4.00 GB RAM
Windows 7 Professional - 64-bit
Nvidia Quadro 600 - 1GB DDR3

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Crop Image - Get Rid Of Black Regions Around Photo

Mar 6, 2013

As seen in the attachments, I am trying to crop an image.  When I do, a black portion of the old photo still remains.  This is for some pamphlets and having this black region around the photo looks odd. How to get rid of these black regions around a photo after cropping?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Dimension Text Grip Edit Reduces Line Spacing?

Jun 27, 2011

If I place a dimension and have text above and below the dimension line (using X), and then grip edit the dimension text to move it for space/clarity on plans, the text above and below the line will mysteriously move closer to the line.  If I have backgrounds applied to the text, which I normally do, the backgrounds will cover the line. Even without the background, it looks odd next to other dimensions that were not grip edited.

Civil 3D 2011
Windows 7 x64

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Oct 18, 2012

Before I will explore Grip Overrule world I have one question. Is it possible to add new grip points into Entity?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: 2013 Points And Grip Editing

May 24, 2012

In previous versions, grip editing a point from one place to another maintained the point elevation regardless of how the point was moved. For instance, drag it from it's current location and snap to the end of a line. In 2013 the point elevation now changes to match the elevation of the point snapped to. 

Is there a new setting to control how points react to Osnaps? Or are we now expected to use the .XY filter (without ever being notified of this change in workflow)?

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Aug 21, 2012

If you can get the co-ordinates of the centroid / label grip point of a parcel.

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Jan 15, 2013

In previous versions of Civil 3D there was a grip on the point marker that allowed me to rotate the block used as a point marker, where did this grip go in 2013? How can I rotate an individual point marker without having to create a separate point style?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Moving Points With Nod Grip Without Elevation Changing

Nov 13, 2013

I recently upgraded from Civil 3D 2009 to Civil 3D 2014.  In Civil 3D 2009 I was able to set the point style 3D modeling to flatten the point to a 0.00 elevation. In doing this I could move the point around freely using the nod grip without the elevation changing weather I used object snap or just freehand placed the point.

For some reason with 2014 when I grab the nod grip it changes the elevation to 0.00 as soon as I move it from the location it currently sits despite the fact that everything is set the same as it was setup for 2009.  Is there a setting that I need to change to fix this or is there a new way to go about moving the point without using a bunch of different commands.

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Feb 21, 2012

I have a pipe network, all the structures and pipes are connected properly.  When I use the grip to move my structure, it will not move.  I have to move both pipes then the manhole to relocate my structure.  Shouldn't I be able to move the manhole and the pipes come with it?  Instead I am having to make 3 grip edits and then reconnect the structures and pipes. 

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Jun 5, 2012

In order to create a swale, I created a feature line representing the bottom of the swale and graded up to an existing surface around its outer perimeter. The slope pattern looks ok when it initially generates the grading. I need to grip and drag certain points along the feature line in order to bring the top of slope lines of the swale close to the bottom of slope lines of an adjacent berm. As soon as I grip and drag the feature line, the slope pattern lines go awry. Instead of a short line then a long line, then short line, etc., the lines are all the same length. It actually appears as if short and long lines are overlapping each other.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Gap In Corridor

Jun 13, 2013

C3D 2014

when I created a Top surface, C3D showed me otherwise. I need a gap at an intersection. In the attached DWG the intersection corridor has been removed from view by isolate.

I used 2 seperate baselines to force the road corridor to have a gap at the intersection.

Looked OK .. except ..later .. when I created a Top surface, only the first baseline is used to create the surface, the second baseline is skipped   : (

I obviously did not make a gap correctly. What is the correct way? Or.. is there no way .. must the designer create multiple seperate corridors when the road has gaps? 

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May 2, 2013

I have a very basic question about creating corridors. As you can see on the attachment, i created an assembly consisting of ditch and my own polyline subassembly and turned it into a corridor. The ditch part is drawn out correctly, but the other part (supposed to be a gravel road) has only sections in certain points.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: DWF Corridor Quality

Dec 29, 2013

I started playing around with 3d dwf's. I'd like to share my corridors in a 3d dwf viewer or something similar but when it opens in design review, everything is skewed/ jagged/garbled. The other problem is that it exports everything (assemblies, alignments, sections  etc.) so it make viewing navigation difficult in the viewer for people that aren't CAD savvy to begin with. It would be ideal if you could select what you want to export similar to exporting a wmf file.

How do others share 3d models with non-cad people?

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Mar 21, 2012

When i try to create a material list, i don't see my corridor surface - just the EG surface appear in the list.

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Nov 18, 2013

We are trying to edit a small portion of an existing corridor by adding a generic daylighting subassembly.  The add subassembly tool in the Corridor Section editor works, but we get an error because the new sub doesn't have a target surface specified.  how to add a target for a sub that is added after the corridor was created?

Civil 3D 2012 & 2013 & 2014
Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q890
2 x i7 - Q740 quad core CPU's
8GB of RAM
60GB SSD + 500GB HDD
NVidia GeForce GTS 360M - driver
Win 7 Home Premium

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Alignment From Corridor

Feb 7, 2013

When creating an alignment from corridor feature (ditch invert level), the created alignment is not following the selected line (see image bellow). The alignment seams to be created from the first point of the feature line to the last point and ignores all the other points. The vertical alignment created at the same time seams to be correct.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Creating A Corridor

May 16, 2012

I am trying desperately to create a corridor in C3D 2013.

I have the requisite Alignment, Profile and Assembly, yet when I create the corridor, either nothing appears, or it creates the corridor at incorrect elevations.  I have the proper elevations in my alignment.

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