Some of the Country Kits come with C3D and can be installed by going to Control Panel, Unisntall a program, select C3D2012, once the dialog comes up, the lower left corner has "Add or Remove Content". Select this, the UKIE kit is the third from the last in the list.
Also, the suggestion to set up my customized surface analysis in a dwg template was really good. Tried to do that, but c3d won't let you set up an surface analysis style without a "real" surface. Bummer, huh? Maybe I'll try creating a bogus, 3-point surface just so that c3d has something real to sink it's digital teeth into, instead of hypothetical nothingness. Still, I'm not keen on having anything bogus in my dwgs, especially a template. Then again, if that analysis export tool works, then maybe I won't need to put that style in a template. We shall see.
You could create a surface, add data to it, run the analysis, and then remove the data. That might keep the empty surface with the analysis. You could then just paste whatever surface you want to run the analysis on into that surface and, badda bing badda boom, you have a surface analysis.
I create a couple "bogus" things in my templates to assist users such as pipe networks (that way you don't have to change layers every time you create a different network) and point groups.
It's there in 2011 as well. I did leave out a step....at the first screen that you see after you select "Add or Remove content", hit the Next button. You will then see a screen like this (after scrolling down):
Omg, it almost worked!
Left surface - orginal.
Right surface - target of exported surface analysis.
Dialog box - surface properties/analysis tab.
The export worked, but it seems something literally got lost in the translation. The color range in the analysis tab should all be of the same hue and saturation, but graduated in 5-point luminance increments. So, the original is basically all one color, just in incrementally lighter shades.
The target, as shown in the dialog box, has different colors (lavender and teal, not just plain ole blue). And some discrete elevation ranges are using the same color.
I opened the text file that was created using a tool from the ukie kit (as shown in that link I posted a few days ago).
the text file is very simple - 3 columns: color, elev low, elev high.
The problem is that the color field in the text file is only one field wide - just a single color code. Whereas the original color scheme used 3 fields: hue, saturation, luminance.
Neilyj - you said you got something like this to work in the ukie kit, but it didn't work the way you thought it would. Is this what you meant - the color scheme not translating properly?
Was not working for me at first either.
Dragged my surface styles in with no problems when I open both drawings in one civil 3d session.
Civil 3d 2K11
Country Kits are free.
You can either add them by
If civil 3d was installed directly onto you machine from the install media
If civil 3d was installed/deployed from a deployment you can download and install individual country kits from this link