File C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011\Help\Civil Tutorials\Drawings\Surface-1A.dwg is supposed to contain contours. It seems to contain nothing and it's size is only 702kb.
I intended to use the tutorial in my CAD classes. Can Autodesk provide the proper file?
The Surface-1A.dwg is not intended to contain contours, and I verified on my machine that this file is 702 KB in size. If you read the tutorial steps for the use of this drawing it states that "This drawing contains an empty surface definition, which is name EG." The intention of this tutorial drawing is how to add point data to a surface. We would suggest having a look at the other tutorial drawings if you would like a drawing that already contains a surface.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for the reply. However, I have to disagree on your reading of the turtorial. On Page 52, it says to insert that particular drawing and then on Page 53, it says to zoom to the extent of the inserted poylines and shows a graphic of the polylines. It goes on to instruct adding the contours to the surface definition.
You've got me wondering now.
What tutorial are you looking at?
When I open the tutorial for c3d 2011 and go to page 52/53 - I see point cloud tutorial information.
I see Surface-1a is "empty" as noted in the tutorial as Seth points out and you add point data to the surface definition.
Now there are some frozen layers in dwg "surface-1a" that include the boundary and plines that will be used for breaklines, but I don't see anything about "inserting", importing but not inserting.