Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing parcels, part of AutoCAD Civil 3D Essential Training.
- [Instructor] Editing parcels really goes back to editing the segments that make the parcels the sizes and shapes that they are. So we're going to go ahead and open up our exercise file, 05_04_EditParcels. And we see the end result of our last exercise, laying out all of our parcels, but we see some interesting shapes here. And so what we want to do is we want to better line up these parcels here, to at least line up a little bit better with the parcels that it's backing up against, along the rear of the property.
And so what we're going to do is we're going to select these parcel segments. Now, because these parcel segments were created using slide line, slide line means they're always going to perpendicular from the frontage, and they'll slide along the frontage. Because of that, what we're doing is we're sliding, or moving, something along a linear path. That's where you'll see these special grips. You'll see it a lot in Civil 3D. The diamond grip means you're sliding something along a linear path.
So in this case, I'm just going to pick my grip, and I'm just going to line it up with this line here, and now it's perpendicular to the frontage here, but ends at the same point. We've increased the size of this lot a little bit, but let's go ahead and change that. I'm going to grab this, slide this towards this grip. We'll grab this guy here, we'll slide him toward this. And so on. And you can continue working through all of these.
For example, did you see how little of a space we have here? So we'll just grab these grips and slide them. So the slide line create always has just that one diamond grip, because it will always be perpendicular. Other grips show up depending on how we created the parcel segments. These parcel segments was a poly line that we created from an object, so they're fixed coordinates. We just pick or grab those grips, and we can change the entire segment shape. Whereas the slide line, we only get one grip, because it will always be perpendicular to that frontage.
So in this case, we're trying to line up here. I'm going to pick here, and I'm going to select the endpoint there. Clean that up a little bit. We've lined this one up. We're just going to continue sliding. So there's a lot of slight edits that we're going to do. Just again, not that we have to, but out of a good design we're driven to clean these up a little bit and line everything up. Got one more here. And you're just going to go through and just make sure everything's easily lined up. You know civil engineering design, that's not what this course is on.
This course is on really using the software effectively to accomplish your design. So we go through, we make the edits, we see the power of slide line create. We'll always be perpendicular as we make these edits. A lot of different ways to accomplish edits, we're just introducing you to the power of parcels.
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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