Please help create a surface from this survey.
I used to be pretty good at this back in the LDD days, but not now...
I just cant crate a surface from this survey...
Any help greatly appreciated...
Thank you in advance.
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Have you worked through the Civil 3D tutorials? They cover the basics qutie well.
Creating a surface is easy:
- Create surface
- Add data to surface
The hard part is that it depends on what data you have.
Win 7 Pro, 32 bit; Intel Core i5 @ 2.80GHz; 4GB RAM—Civil 3D 2008 & 2011
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Civil3D 2012 (Service Pack 2.1)
Windows 7, 64 bit
Intel i7 2600 @ 3.40Ghz
16 GB RAM
Nvidia Quadro 600
Just like troma said...
Create the surface. Then add the data. In your case the data to add are contours because you have polylines with elevation on them. I did the surface for you, but it's too large to attach here.
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After you add the contours you can augment the surface by adding the spot elevation blocks. They all appear to be on the correct elevations.
Select one of the blocks, the right-click and press select similar. Then type the select command. It should add the 432 SPTELV Blocks to the current selection set.
Then go to the Drawing Objects collection for your surface and select Add...
Change object type drop down to blocks. When it asks you to select objects, type in P (for previous). It should say 432 found.
Using contours is my least favorite way to create a surface. Someone else (probably surveyor) created a surface and sent you contours and spots. Getting the original surface as a LandXML file would be best, or if they can send you the 3dFaces it would be good. It also appears your drawing has some contour objects on elevation 0.
Adding a boundary from the line on layer MAP-DATA is also a great idea, it will keep the TIN from widening ouside the orignal data where you transition from the site to the roadway.