AutoCad :: Creating Surfaces / Profiles / Horizontal And Vertical Alignments

Jul 26, 2012

My question is "Can I create surfaces, profiles, & alignments using AutoCad2012?"

I know if I had Civil3D2012 I could do it, but can it be done with the Regular version I should say.

At my previous job I was using Civil3D2010 (darn economy Government job did lay offs) and now I'm using CAD2012 with new employer and I'm realizing that there are a lot of functions/commands that I don't have.

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Jun 28, 2012

Is there a particular reason that the intersection wizard will not create the profiles if you select the horizontal alignments rather than let it create them by offset??  My EOP is not always parallel to the centerline.  Why bother giving the option to pick out a name if it isn't going to work.

Civil3D 2012
Windows 7, 64 bit

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Oct 29, 2013

We have a HUGE number of data referenced surfaces and alignments that need to be moved to a different group of folders.  Is there a simple way to do this without breaking the references (each surface/alignment) is referenced into multiple drawings.

The project was divided up into a bunch of little mini projects so now we have 500150_A, 500150_B etc (around 90 of them).  Each one has a dwg file with a surface and at least one alignment and that drawing is data referenced to all the other sheets within that mini project.  Each project has _Shortcuts, drawings etc.  

The powers-that-be have decided to 1) change the project number (from 500150 to 500152) and 2) to bring all these mini projects together into ONE project.

We've confirmed that each surface/alignment has a unique name which means that there shouldn't be a conflict in that regard.

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Oct 31, 2012

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Jul 24, 2012

2012 SP2

I'm having a problem with profile shortcuts showing up under multiple alignments. I have 16-alignments and profiles in their own drawings. I didn't create the shortcuts right away as I was still figuring out how I wanted the project dir structure. When I had that solved, I started creating the shortcuts. When I checked them, some of the alignments had up to 6-profiles from other alignments listed under them. One alignment had 3-profiles, and not one of them was for the alignment.

I removed all the profile shortcuts and started bringing them in again. Same problem. This was after shutting C3D down, cleaning up the tmp files and restarting.

There are shortcuts for 36 other alignments, and none of them appear to be affected, only these last 16. Validate Data Shorcuts doesn't do anything.

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Jan 30, 2013

I have two alignments with profiles, that when I publish either from the layouts, or from SSM, don't show up in the pdf. This includes the labels. If I do a plot of the individual sheets, they show up fine. There are other alignments using the same styles that publish just fine.

I had to repair the shortcuts to these two alignments. Not sure if that would have anything to do with it. Can't see how, since they plot fine. What's maddening is that I published a set of plans before repairing the shortcuts, and they came out fine.

I restored a previous version which required the shortcut repair, and it does the same thing.

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Sep 5, 2012

I created DRefs to an Alignment plus the Existing and Proposed Profiles. I ended up with 3 alignments with one profile attached to each of the second and third alignment. The second and third alignments are name as <Alignmentname> (2) and <Alignmentname> (3). I deleted them an just brought in the profiles but they each created a new alignment.

I searched the board and Google. What I found was that it's recommended to keep the profiles in the drawing in which the alignment was created. I usually do that. But I've been working at a 1:1000 scale and now the Engineer wants the profiles plotted at 1:500. I don't like changing the scale in the drawing so I thought I'd created a new drawing with that scale. It doesn't look like I can do that now.

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May 18, 2012

I need to figure out a way to sample multiple surfaces for multiple alignments.

Example 1: I am creating cross sections for a river dredge showing the pre-dredge bathymetry, design dredge elevation, and post-dredge bathymetry results. I have 100's of alignments that I need to sample 3 surfaces and display in profile view. Due to the clients requirements for display, using the cross section tools don't work for me, so I have resorted to using a seperate alignment for each cross section.

Example 2: Working in a subdivision with many utility alignments it would save quite a bit of time to be able to choose a group of alignments and sample multiple surfaces in just a few clicks. 

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Attached are two images.  RENDER A is a screenshot of the correct image rendered on screen and RENDER B is a screenshot of the plot preview screen showing the white areas (which is also how it really prints).

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3d pipe.jpg

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attached are pics of the process.

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