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?

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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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fiduk
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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


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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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