Join Eric Chappell for an in-depth discussion in this video Using stepped offset, part of AutoCAD Civil 3D: Site Design.
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- [Narrator] Stepped Offset is one of the handiest…feature line commands, and will probably be…one of your most used.…Let's take a look.…I'll start by selecting this feature line which,…by the way, I'm showing in plan view on the left…and kind of an isometric view on the right.…And I'll select it and I'll launch…the Stepped Offset command.…The first thing it's going to ask me is…what's the offset distance?…It's very similar to the AutoCAD…offset command in some respects.…So I'll go ahead and use two as my offset distance.…Then it's going to ask me which side,…also like the AutoCAD offset command.…
But then things get very different…because, remember, this is a stepped, or a 3D offset,…is another way of thinking of this.…Not only are we setting the parallel dimensions…in the XY plane, but we're also deciding…what the elevations are going to be…of this new feature line.…And we can do it in a number of ways.…The first one is grade.…So if I use the grade option, I can then supply…a grade, in percent, that will define the elevation…
- What is site design?
- Creating feature lines
- Breaking, joining, trimming, and extending feature lines
- Adding and removing elevation points
- Raising and lowering feature lines
- Creating grading objects
- Building a grading scheme
- Creating curbs and parking lot surfaces
- Labeling a grading design
- Creating a storm design
- Adding inlets and pipes to a storm design
Skill Level Intermediate
AutoCAD Civil 3D: Designing Residential Projectswith Eric Chappell3h 12m Intermediate
Civil 3D: Designing Gravity Pipe Systemswith Eric Chappell3h 33m Intermediate
1. Understanding Site Design
What is site design?2m 53s
2. Feature Lines
3. Grading Objects
4. Practical Grading Example
5. Storm Design for Sites
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