Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Labeling section views, part of AutoCAD Civil 3D Essential Training.
- [Instructor] In the last exercise, we took advantage of code set styles to add labels to our corridor cross sections. A great way to add labels to our cross sections, if we have corridors, and that allows for some dynamic nature to those labels. But we can also add labels that are connected not to cross sections, but to the section views or grids themselves. Now let's look at those labels. I'm going to open up our exercise file 0-9-0-5-S-V labels and we're going to work in the section view labeled Station 4 plus 50.
And I'm going to select the grid or the section view. And notice here, we have the ability in the labels panel, the contextual ribbon to add two different types of view labels. We have offset elevation and we have a grade view label. So these labels are very similar to the profile view labels. Offset elevation is pretty much exactly like station elevation. And the grade label also requires two points, similar to the depth view label for profiles.
So there's some similarities of course, between the profile view labels and the section view labels. Let's go ahead and start with an offset elevation label. And we're just going to place one right here at the intersection of these two points. And it places the label in. Now in this case, I'm simply going to use the label as a call out. So I'm going to turn off my object snaps and place the label somewhere there. And similar to the profile view label, I often use these just for simple call outs where in other places I may use AutoCADs MLeaDer.
So we're going to enter proposed grade here. And that now becomes a call out. More than even with profile views, using the view labels for call outs and leaders is critical with sections, because unlike multiple profile views that we created in the previous exercises and chapter, multiple section views are all linked. And they're constantly updating and trying to revise to see if they can squeeze in more, based upon the adjustments to the style or the template and so forth.
So they have the ability to move when you open the file or make adjustments. And therefore, if you use AutoCAD leaders, they will be left behind or calling out to the wrong location. Important then to use Civil 3D view labels to identify items in the view. Let's look at the other view label. I select my section view again, come to add view labels, and we'll do a grade label this time.
In this case, as previously mentioned, just like a depth label, it requires two points. Because of the style being used, this label looks more like a percentage label, or better yet a slope arrow label, than it does the depth label or dimension. But with the right style, you can have a leader or dimension-looking type set up as well, using the view grade label as well. So take advantage of both the grade, as well as the offset elevation labels, to provide information to the user on the section view, if you're calling anything out on those section views.
Don't use any AutoCAD leaders or dimensions, as they may be left behind.
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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