Join Josh Modglin for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharing data, part of AutoCAD Civil 3D Essential Training.
- [Instructor] A lot, of course, with sharing data comes back to folder file directory management. If you're not sure, this is usually something that you will be asking your CAD manager, or the individual who sets this information up within your company to make sure you have everything pathed correctly. Once you do, it is time to share the data. Let's go ahead and do that. We're going to open up our 14_03_SharingData file. This file has a lot of the information we've been working in, profiles, alignments, pipe networks, and so forth.
Now, if I go down to prospector, I see the data shortcut project Lynda that we set up in a previous exercise. But this is simply the last data shortcut project used. What happens if we don't store it or set it, or associate it to a drawing, we get a contact by our manager, and he contacts us at 4:59. Now, we've been working on a project all day, and it's Project 123.
He contacts us and he says, "you know what, "can you make this quick change on Project 456?" Now again, it's 4:59, you're ready to leave the office, and so you quickly change and you try to reference the surface, your existing surface in, and what you've just referenced is the existing grade from Project 123. So you do want to make sure that once you have your data shortcut project set up, that the drawings that are connected to that project are associated to that data shortcut.
So what we're going to do is we're going to right click here and we're going to say associate project to current drawing. We can even tell it to associate it to all the drawings in a directory here as well. But we're going to associate project to current drawing. It's says, well the current working folder is this, this is the current project or you can select another. We go ahead and click okay. Now, we know it's associated to the data shortcut project, because now in brackets right after the drawing name is the data shortcut project.
Going to go ahead and save our drawing, and now it's time to go ahead and create our data shortcuts. Going to right click, say create data shortcuts. It will provide a list of every single Civil 3D object in the drawing that I can share with others. We're going to share the existing grade, and we're going to share Osceola Road. We don't need to share composite, that was just used as a reference for our pipe network design. We're going to share Alpha Lane, Osceola Road, and we're also going to share Omega Way, but we don't need to share the cul de sac or any of the offset alignments, or curb return alignments, or sanitary sewer alignments, or any of those that were created by the software or we use simply as references.
We probably don't even need to share the surface profiles such as Omega Way EG from contours and so forth, because those really were driven by having the surface and the alignment, both things that we're sharing. But we'll keep it easy, we'll just share the alignments and all the profiles associated. You can also share the sanitary sewer and storm pipe networks. So we're going to go ahead and click okay. Nothing really happens in this drawing, but now in prospector under our project, you see those items listed in our data shortcut project.
Under center line alignments, under Alpha Lane, you even see the profiles as well. So they're all available, they've been shared so other team members can now reference them in. Let's see how we do that 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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