Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating points within a drawing (COGO points), part of AutoCAD Civil 3D Essential Training.
- [Narrator] So far, we've really been focusing on creating survey points within the database. But as we started off working with points, we see we can easily create points within the drawing. So let's create or open a drawing here. Our CogoPoints drawing 03_07. And we're going to create some points. We're going to, of course, go to our Home tab. Create Ground Data Panel. And again, choose the Points Point Creation tools. This is such a better way to work with it because you also then can quickly change any of your settings if you so desire as well.
Maybe we want to change your default description. Let's go ahead and what we're going to do is we're going to create some points. One of the nice tools here is we can automatically create points and when we do that, it's simply going to find any location where the software in this case feels that a point may be appropriate. Obviously, that would be the end and beginning of an object like this. But wherever there's intersecting objects, would be another good location for a point.
So I'm going to select this object, press Enter, and notice it automatically added points at every one of those locations. This object is a partial segment. It only has a beginning and an end, but it was able to recognize all of the locations where there are intersecting segments of other objects and place the points for me. Another way we can automatically create points is through some of these other settings, such as using the alignment or surface.
Let's make some change here to our default description. We're going to say our default description is Oak. And we'll say Oak 12, little bit smaller. And then we're going to choose to measure an alignment. It says select the alignment, so we're going to come and select this alignment here. The one that wraps around. It says starting station, well, we're going to be placing trees along this alignment, so we can just maybe start around station 50 here. And then it says ending station and let's go to the end here and we'll just stop at 2150.
Specify the offset from the alignment. Now, the alignment goes counterclockwise. So if I say offset to the right 50, I just type in "50". To go to the left would be "-50". But we'll just do 50 here. And notice that the interval was set for me for every ten and it drew in my points. So it quickly added a ton of trees. You could add trees every 50 feet, every 100 feet, and quickly place all the trees that you need using points.
And of course, if points are associated to a point group, or are using the correct raw description and with a description key, you can put 'em on the right layer and even have the point symbol look correctly with the right size tree in the drawing using points. So points aren't just for creating existing information. We can also use 'em for quick layout of our design.
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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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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