AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Re: Cut and Fill Estimating

03-21-2011 07:17 AM in reply to: j3ff1rw1n



Just remember that you have GIS software with Civil 3D as it has the functionality of Map 3D built in.

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Re: Cut and Fill Estimating

03-28-2011 03:31 PM in reply to: j3ff1rw1n



I am a university student trying to use civil 3d for one of my projects. I understand the process once the surfaces are created however, unclear on how to create a surface from the existing and proposed levels i have for the site.


So for the site I have the aod levels for the proposed and existing these are on a 2d drawing no z elevation

Any help will be appreciated

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Re: Cut and Fill Estimating

03-29-2011 04:57 AM in reply to: johnsmth741

If you are working with only points, you'll need to add z elevations or the surface will be flat. If the points were created in AutoCAD, you'll need to convert them into C3D points.


Try this


Once you convert the points, make sure you assign your existing and proposed points to different point groups. You can now create the surfaces and you're pretty much done. 

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Re: Cut and Fill Estimating

03-21-2014 05:57 AM in reply to: j3ff1rw1n

Hi Jeff,


I've just started work as an estimator and I'm new to CAD. I have a contour map on AutoCAD Civil 3D with contour lines. How would I be able to use AutoCad to estimate the quantities of fill that I can obtain for the site? Lets say that the highest elevation is 20 feet and I want to bring the site down to 10ft?




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Re: Cut and Fill Estimating

03-21-2014 06:20 AM in reply to: 012576945

Welcome to the Forum. Please start a new thread. This thread is three years old.



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