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lissaucad
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Civil 3D 2011 Create Multiple Section Views--Plot By Page--Plot Area Tab

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05-24-2010 10:46 AM
Creating road section views is a critical part of what we do in my department. This is where I have spent the bulk of all of my time learning Civil 3d since I started using it in 2006. For the most part I have always had to do lot's of trial and error using the Create Multiple Section View Command. The 1st thing I have noticed in the Civil 3D 2011 software is that the plot by page option on the plot area tab is missing the sheet style option. Without this option, I do not have any control over what the always wonderful green and yellow borders do the annotative science depiction for my multisheet cross sections. I have recently done the tutorials for the Create Section Sheets command. My goal is to use that command to created multiple section sheets with my titleblock and generate a sheet set. Many hours have been spent so far with very little progress. It's amazing that 20% of my time is spent doing road corridor models and 80% of my time is Creating Multiple Section Views and the sheet for these things. What I could do in c3d 2010 now seems impossible in c3d 2011. See attached pdf. Any help would be much appreciated.
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idmadcadder
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Re: Civil 3D 2011 Create Multiple Section Views--Plot By Page--Plot Area Tab

05-24-2010 10:53 AM in reply to: lissaucad
I've recently spent a quite a bit of time setting the section stuff up on 2011 for us to use. You are correct that this option is missing, but it is not needed. When you create your multiple sections in model space pick the Production, and then pick the title block you are going to use. You will then get your sheets plotted in model space with the green and yellow borders you are looking for. There is a new plan production process for cutting section sheets that you use if you want to do the whole thing automated, which works nicely. Otherwise I usually just do the Draft Group Plot Style in my design drawing to look at.

Brent Daley
Civil Designer/CAD Services Manager
The Land Group, Inc.
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gchakri
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Re: Civil 3D 2011 Create Multiple Section Views--Plot By Page--Plot Area Tab

05-24-2010 12:59 PM in reply to: lissaucad
Did you check Creation Sections and Section Sheets Tutorials <>. Also there is a youtube video on this topic <>. Please checkit out.

I agree that these new tools are different from the workflow in R2010, but the new tools should simplify and automate most of the process done in the past and reduce dependency on the trial and error.

~Chakri
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05-24-2010 01:01 PM in reply to: lissaucad
sorry - this link should take you to one of the said tutorial directly <>.
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lissaucad
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05-25-2010 12:11 PM in reply to: lissaucad
Thanks for all of your replies.
The answers are in the tutorials. I just copied there styles and setups and everything seemed to work with a little tweaking.
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Re: Civil 3D 2011 Create Multiple Section Views--Plot By Page--Plot Area Tab

09-13-2011 04:49 PM in reply to: lissaucad

we need to plot sections reading from small station on bottom page to larger station to higher on the page. before was controlable now i can't figure out.

 

 

also how come the section is always flush against the view port? and the border offset can't be controlled? before there are offset controls

 

see attachment. the cyan is "sheet border" how come not at an offset from the viewport?

 

 

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Re: Civil 3D 2011 Create Multiple Section Views--Plot By Page--Plot Area Tab

01-10-2013 10:13 AM in reply to: lissaucad

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012

Windows 7

System Type: x64

Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3565 @ 3.20 GHz

 

 

I’ve just learned about this somewhat automated feature to print section views, and I’m really excited about it!

Thanks for the advice about the “Production” setting but it seems that none of my templates work. I can’t find any that are specifically identified for sections and I think that might be the problem. My CAD in looking for this file:

C:\Users\a.b \appdata\local\autodesk\c3d 2012\enu\template\Plan Production\Civil 3D (Metric) Section.dwt

And I don’t have it. Is there somewhere that I can download it or is there a substitute I can use?

My last question is about custom title blocks. I have a standard title block in my office and I would like to be able to print my sections on it. Possible?

Thanks

Erika

AUTOCAD Civil 3D 2013
Windows 7
Processor: Intel (R) Xeon (R) CPU W3565 @ 3.20GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 12.0GB
System Type: 64-bit

Thanks

Erika
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Re: Civil 3D 2011 Create Multiple Section Views--Plot By Page--Plot Area Tab

01-14-2013 01:34 PM in reply to: lissaucad

I found the easiest thing to do is create my own template with the right sheet size set in the layout and then setup a view port with the viewport type set to section within that layout.  I had a problem getting the viewport type to stay as section, it kept changing back to undefined.  To fix this problem set PROPERTYPREVIEW to off through the command line.

 

I had to do this since we use 11x17 (full size) sheets for our final production sets and none of the templates are set for that.

 

Hope that helps.

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