AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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fiduk
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Convert Autocad surface to Civil 3D surface

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10-31-2012 01:56 AM

Does anybody know if it is possible to convert an autocad surface to civil 3d surface?


fiduk wrote:

Does anybody know if it is possible to convert an autocad surface to civil 3d surface?


The easiest way is to explode the Acad surface, getting a bunch of 3Dfaces.

Finally you add those 3Dfaces to a new C3D surface definition.

When you add 3D Faces, make sure to check off "Maintain edges"

 

Unless you really don't want to.

 

3D faces.png

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autoMick
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Re: Convert Autocad surface to Civil 3D surface

10-31-2012 03:41 AM in reply to: fiduk

I don't believe a direct conversion is possible, however see http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Civil-3D/River-bottom-surface-from-3dpolyline-sections/m-p/360... in which I outlined one way in which 3D geometry could be utilised for a c3d surface.

 

Cheers

 

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Re: Convert Autocad surface to Civil 3D surface

10-31-2012 04:05 AM in reply to: fiduk

Thanks Mick! Will explore it.

 

Best,

Fidel

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antoniovinci
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Re: Convert Autocad surface to Civil 3D surface

10-31-2012 04:55 AM in reply to: fiduk

fiduk wrote:

Does anybody know if it is possible to convert an autocad surface to civil 3d surface?


The easiest way is to explode the Acad surface, getting a bunch of 3Dfaces.

Finally you add those 3Dfaces to a new C3D surface definition.

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troma
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Re: Convert Autocad surface to Civil 3D surface

10-31-2012 07:48 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

When you add 3D Faces, make sure to check off "Maintain edges"

 

Unless you really don't want to.

 

3D faces.png


Credit where credit is due! Give kudos or accept as solution whenever you can.

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fiduk
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Re: Convert Autocad surface to Civil 3D surface

10-31-2012 08:06 AM in reply to: fiduk

Thanks Troma and all of you guys. That is exactly what I was looking for.

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