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Bonsuetay1
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Create and Export 3dPoly Alignment for Trimble Controller-Survey

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09-21-2012 06:54 AM

Basically, what I would like to do, Is create a Alignment that has Three Dimensional properties (Differing Elevations) For each coordinate and export it to a file that can be uploaded into a survey Trimble Controller. An Rxl file would be great.

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terryl
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Re: Create and Export 3dPoly Alignment for Trimble Controller-Survey

09-21-2012 06:57 AM in reply to: Bonsuetay1

We do this all the time by creating an alignment then creating a design profile for that alignment. You can use trimble link to upload the profile and alignment to your collector.

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Re: Create and Export 3dPoly Alignment for Trimble Controller-Survey

09-21-2012 07:15 AM in reply to: terryl

Okay. Usually I create an alignment from an object, an existing polyline. But I do not know how to create an alignment based off of an 3D polyline, and I don't really need a design profile. I have Trimble Link on my computer.

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Re: Create and Export 3dPoly Alignment for Trimble Controller-Survey

09-21-2012 07:25 AM in reply to: Bonsuetay1

You could draw an alignment over the top of your 3d polyline then create a profile view for that alignment.  Then i would turn the 3d polyline into a feature line and project it to the profile view and draw a design profile over the top of that projected line.  Then export both to the collector. Don't know if that is the only way but that is how I would handle it, quick fast and done.

 

thanks

Terry

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Re: Create and Export 3dPoly Alignment for Trimble Controller-Survey

09-21-2012 07:59 AM in reply to: terryl

So no way to create a 3D Alignment?

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Re: Create and Export 3dPoly Alignment for Trimble Controller-Survey

09-21-2012 09:28 AM in reply to: Bonsuetay1

Actually what I think I really need to do is to create a Road File based on the 3DPolyline. According to the Surveyors.

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Re: Create and Export 3dPoly Alignment for Trimble Controller-Survey

09-21-2012 09:37 AM in reply to: Bonsuetay1

The export road file is looking for a corridor.

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Re: Create and Export 3dPoly Alignment for Trimble Controller-Survey

09-21-2012 09:39 AM in reply to: terryl

Looking for a Corridor?

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Re: Create and Export 3dPoly Alignment for Trimble Controller-Survey

09-21-2012 09:46 AM in reply to: Bonsuetay1

Yes to export a road file you need a road corridor created in C3D.

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Re: Create and Export 3dPoly Alignment for Trimble Controller-Survey

09-21-2012 09:49 AM in reply to: terryl

Sorry to be terribly annoying but I do not know how to build a corridor in Civil 3D..

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