I have a surface made out of 3Dfaces as shown in the .jpg attachment i added.
I would like to have it hatched.
What are my options?
I use Civil 2012 and have experience with AutoCAD plain, but only try to learn Civil 3D at the moment.
Thank you in advance.
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You can create a hatch-like material and apply it. Also, you can see the surface visually by shading it using the command "shademode" and setting it to anything other than a wireframe I believe.
I don't see any videos for applying materials to civil 3d surfaces but the steps are below:
You can also select your surface, right-click (assuming you are using default settings), select object viewer and change the dropdown on the top left to conceptual, or realistic, or any other style you'd like to view your surface in.
In 2012 you can simply type hatch, and select your surface and it will hatch the area your surface covers.
Hope this helps :/
I thank you.
It's wierd since i thought i tried that because it was kind of obvious, but for some reason it didn't work. Just found out that my surcafe style was on "background" and thats why it didnt show the material.
Maybe you can help me out with another problem here since i dont want to post too many threads with simple questions (i suppose).
I attached a picture to illustrate what i am trying to achieve.
I have a surface (gravel now, thank you). The red rectangle above it resembles an area on which a big pump is going to stand on. I need to draw out a prism with 45° angle slopes (white lines on the picture) beneath the pump - that would be some harder soil to support the pump in its workmode.
I do not know how to extend those lines until they intersect with the gravel surface so i can draw 3Dfaces and turn them into a surface to find out the volume of that harder soil needed.
I understand this should be done using the feature lines? I saw an option to apply the surface elevation to the feature lines, but that would not extend to lines but just lower the second point to surface elevation.
Do you have some good hint on how to get my prism surface as i discribed it?
Create a futureline retngulo the base of the red (at the same elevation), use the comado "create grid -> grid to surface"
will open a tool bar "Grading creation tool", set the fill slope parameter projection to 1; 1 (equals 45) click create grid-
select a future line,
select the surface you want,
ok, ok, okay,
you have a skirt landfill,
use the create command grading infill, for the olumes,
or create a new surface with this element. and extract the volumes.
I hope I have been clear and have helped.
Feature lines can be "daylighted" tto surfaces using "grading objects" I'll explain more this evening.
An alternative method would be through solid modeling, whcih you could obtain a final volume from the solid itself...that's a difference process involving "extruding", and "slicing" along different planes.
This appears long winded (haven't watched it myself), but scanning the content it appears to cover what you need to "daylight" your lines.
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