AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Neilw
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Re: 3D Section views of C3D models

05-17-2013 10:44 PM in reply to: Neilw

After spending a few hours working with cameras I've not been able to get this resolved. On both my office and home machines I am experiencing problems when displaying the model in 3D views. As I manipulate the view orientations with 3D orbit the graphics sometimes disappear and I have to shut down and restart C3D to get them back. I've lived with  this behavior for a while but for this task it is really becoming a nuisance. It may be my video cards but I'm not going to start buying hardware unless I know it will help.

 

Are there any known issues in this regard? I suppose I'll now have to spend time researching graphic problems.

Neil Wilson (a.k.a. neilw)
Infrastructure Suite/C3D 2013, LDT 2004, Power Civil v8i SS1
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Joe-Bouza
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Message 12 of 19 (148 Views)

Re: 3D Section views of C3D models

05-18-2013 02:22 PM in reply to: Neilw

Is SLICE an option? the C3D object would need to be converted

Thank you

Joseph D. Bouza, P.E. (one of 'THOSE' People) Civil 3D 2012 & 2013
HP Z210 Workstation
Intel Xeon CPU E31240 @ 3.30 Hz
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Re: 3D Section views of C3D models

05-18-2013 02:31 PM in reply to: Neilw

I think the route to take is convert c3d to mesh and use the 3dmodeling tools

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=14373831&linkID=9240697

Thank you

Joseph D. Bouza, P.E. (one of 'THOSE' People) Civil 3D 2012 & 2013
HP Z210 Workstation
Intel Xeon CPU E31240 @ 3.30 Hz
12 GB Ram


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Re: 3D Section views of C3D models

05-19-2013 05:40 PM in reply to: Neilw

I'm going to accept Tim's suggestion as a solution. Even though I haven't been able to get a satisfactory result I'll assume it is a hardware or workflow issue on my end.

 

It would help solidify the solution if someone could get it to work on a machine that has certified hardware.

Neil Wilson (a.k.a. neilw)
Infrastructure Suite/C3D 2013, LDT 2004, Power Civil v8i SS1
WIN 7 64 PRO
HP Pavillion h8xt, i7 2600, 12 GB
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tcorey
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Re: 3D Section views of C3D models

05-20-2013 08:24 AM in reply to: Neilw

Neil, post your data and I will produce some views for you to show it works...

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Delta Engineering Systems
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Re: 3D Section views of C3D models

05-22-2013 09:12 AM in reply to: Neilw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzhmUQpR91A

 

 

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Neilw
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Message 17 of 19 (91 Views)

Re: 3D Section views of C3D models

05-22-2013 09:48 AM in reply to: tcorey

Fantastic Tim. It really helped to see how the clipping planes work. I didn't realize the distance parameter was relative to the target. By intuition I thought it was from the camera, so when I adjusted them my model would disappear and I didn't understand why.

 

One thing I'd like to have you check if you don't mind: if you use Object Viewer or 3D orbit and start rotating, zooming and panning, do you find the graphics sometimes disappear? I was having a lot of trouble with that. I couldn't get them back unless I restarted C3D.

 

Thank you very much for putting all that work into this.

Neil Wilson (a.k.a. neilw)
Infrastructure Suite/C3D 2013, LDT 2004, Power Civil v8i SS1
WIN 7 64 PRO
HP Pavillion h8xt, i7 2600, 12 GB
RADEON 6450, 1 GB
http://www.sec-landmgt.com
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Message 18 of 19 (77 Views)

Re: 3D Section views of C3D models

05-22-2013 10:25 AM in reply to: Neilw

Neil, I am not having any trouble using Object Viewer with your data set.

 

BTW, another tool you might want to look at is ANIPATH. This is a very easy way to create animations (drives and flybys) and save to popular file formats.

 

Tim

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Neilw
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Message 19 of 19 (75 Views)

Re: 3D Section views of C3D models

05-22-2013 10:29 AM in reply to: tcorey

What would really be useful to me is to be able to create a 3D PDF of my model. I can do that in Microstation but apparently not in C3D.

 

We don't want to use DWF for sharing our models as it requires the consumer install and learn new software.

Neil Wilson (a.k.a. neilw)
Infrastructure Suite/C3D 2013, LDT 2004, Power Civil v8i SS1
WIN 7 64 PRO
HP Pavillion h8xt, i7 2600, 12 GB
RADEON 6450, 1 GB
http://www.sec-landmgt.com
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