Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating layout profiles, part of AutoCAD Civil 3D Essential Training.
- [Instructor] So we looked at the surface profile type. Let's look at our layout profile type in this exercise. I'm going to open up our exercise file, 07_04_ProfileLayout drawing. We already have the existing surface profile shown along with a profile view. Now, we can't lay out or create a proposed profile or draw a profile without having a profile view, and so there's a close association there, so even if you're not concerned or focused on the surface profile, it usually is easier to start with a surface profile that will dynamically create the height needed for that profile view.
In this exercise, we already see the circles, and each circle has a number associated, so we've done some of the simple engineering that you're going to already do on your design. We're going to make some edits to that engineering later. So let's go ahead and create a profile by laying it out. Now, we can again, come from a home ribbon from the profile dropdown and choose from the create design panel profile creation tools, but don't discount the contextual ribbon.
I can select the profile view, choose profile creation tools and it immediately knows which alignment and assigns a default name based upon the feature settings. With our profile, we have a profile style, a layer, and very similar to an aligmment, a profile label set. I'm going to go ahead and click OK, and again, very similar to an alignment, we have our toolbar for creation and editing the geometry of our profile.
Now, just like with our alignment, we're going to start just by drawing the tangents. So I'm going to draw a tangent from circle located at circle one to the center of circle two and go on through all of the different numbers and circles laid out here to create our proposed profile. And ultimately, you just need to get something, because the power of Civil 3D is in its edits.
So I press enter and because we had a label set associated, the label's on the grade as well as the PVI where the grade breaks are shown ready for us to work with. So we're going to work with this profile as our starting point and edit this profile in our next exercise.
This course gets you up and running with AutoCAD Civil 3D. First, instructor Josh Modglin shows how to model a surface, lay out parcels, and design geometry, including the making of horizontal alignments and vertical profiles. Next, Josh demonstrates how to create corridors, cross sections, pipe networks, and pressure networks. Then, he covers working with feature lines and grading objects, and how to share your data. He wraps up by providing an overview of plan production tools.
- Navigating the Civil 3D interface
- Using point groups and description keys
- Importing survey data
- Managing figures
- Creating and analyzing surfaces
- Creating parcels
- Working with alignments
- Working with profiles and profile views
- Working with assemblies and subassemblies
- Creating Basic and Advanced Corridors
- Using an Intersection Object
- Making sample lines, cross sections, and section views
- Creating a pipe network
- Understanding pressure parts
- Creating and editing feature lines
- Creating and editing grading objects
- Sharing and referencing data
Skill Level Beginner
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This course was built to work with the latest release of AutoCAD Civil 3D. If you are not running AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 there are some exercise files that will not work for you.
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1. What Is Civil 3D?
What is Civil 3D?4m 43s
2. Civil 3D Interface
3. Establishing Existing Conditions
4. Modeling a Surface
5. Layout of Parcels
6. Design Horizontal Geometry: Alignments
7. Designing Vertical Geometry: Profiles
8. Civil 3D Corridors
10. Gravity Pipe Networks
11. Pressure Part Networks
12. Feature Lines
13. Grading Objects
14. Share Your Data
15. Plan Production Tools
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