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Hammer.john.j
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Re: Link to see Civil 3d Highways from USA?

08-23-2013 06:55 AM in reply to: mike.barkasi

Mike, what I'm doing is giving links for the O.P., because he was looking for locations to find projects that used civil 3d.  MassDOT uses Civil 3D and my response gives directions on how to see projects.

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Re: Link to see Civil 3d Highways from USA?

08-23-2013 07:13 AM in reply to: mike.barkasi
on the MassDOT website I could find only prices for projects and all kind of other issues but not the actual DESIGN. I'm speaking about a design which you can read start to finish because I would like to see the construction details and the projects actual body (specifications, where they go, construction details, profiles, plans, sections etc)
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Message 13 of 25 (197 Views)

Re: Link to see Civil 3d Highways from USA?

08-23-2013 07:20 AM in reply to: iflorintheo

That is all public information, but not neccessarily on the internet.  It appears that you're looking from Bucharest, RO, E.U.... some of the information is likely to be subject to some security concerns so calling and asking for plans of the big dig is probably not a could idea... :smileywink:

 

I suspect that if you DID call MassDOT and ask them about one of those specific projects, depending on what you want they can probably get you the information or put in a Freedom of Information (FOI) request... but I'd call there first to see what they can give you.... the list of projects is a starting point.

 

hope this is helpful for you.

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Message 14 of 25 (192 Views)

Re: Link to see Civil 3d Highways from USA?

08-23-2013 07:26 AM in reply to: Hammer.john.j

I'm not sure but I'm assuming it is the same for all states (I work for FDOT). Due to homeland security we can not release any plans that contain anytype of structural design information (bridges, tunnels, etc) to the general public. Not structural components of the plans may be requested through proper channels.

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Re: Link to see Civil 3d Highways from USA?

08-23-2013 07:27 AM in reply to: michael.robertson

That sounds about right...

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Message 16 of 25 (188 Views)

Re: Link to see Civil 3d Highways from USA?

08-23-2013 07:33 AM in reply to: Hammer.john.j

In my country the project designs are public data. I would expect the same from USA. On the other hand the guy which gave me a link with wicounsin DOT had all the archived projects available on FTP and download.

 

I'm looking to read them for private issues. I must interpret american highway designs in the future and I would like a starting point. So, calling the MassDOT for a private issue isn't going to work. Another example is that our designs are in full color so that they could be easily read. I know  that american designs are all in B&W and this is contributing on their reading hardness. Thats why on the construction sites expecialy outside USA, there are people employed with interpreting abilities.

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Message 17 of 25 (183 Views)

Re: Link to see Civil 3d Highways from USA?

08-23-2013 07:36 AM in reply to: iflorintheo
Yeah it seems right to hide from the public the bridges which are having structural components that can help terrorists.
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Message 18 of 25 (168 Views)

Re: Link to see Civil 3d Highways from USA?

08-23-2013 07:53 AM in reply to: iflorintheo

I'd dispute the legibility of a high quality black and white plan.... by high quality i mean one with a hierarchy of lineweights, hatching, and use of grays with linesmerge such that the plan has a depth and tells a story. (EDIT:  My dispute is an opinion however :smileywink:)

 

unfortunately, the ability to obtain this information directly from the internet is low... but every now and then Google is good to you lol... see below because there are Towns all across the U.S. that provide plans.... I found 1 town in CT that does this and here is a link to a set of their plans:

http://engineering.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/projects/

 

actual project plans

http://engineering.townofmanchester.org/engineering/assets/File/76-212PLANS.pdf

 

you'll notice all of the plotstamps have .dwg extensions, thats how i confirmed they were autodesk reproducables... hard to say if they actually used cad to design, but the cross sections look like C3D cross sections grids... hard to say for sure though.

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Message 19 of 25 (162 Views)

Re: Link to see Civil 3d Highways from USA?

08-23-2013 08:09 AM in reply to: iflorintheo

Since 911 nothing is the same here. It might be public information in Europe but it is not here in the U.S.

 

 

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Message 20 of 25 (156 Views)

Re: Link to see Civil 3d Highways from USA?

08-23-2013 08:22 AM in reply to: michael.robertson

Oh I can actualy tell you're wrong. I've found tons of projects in Bentley but I don't care about them. And they even have bridges available. It seems USA is the country of Bentley so far. Not a single Civil 3D highway. Tons of Land Development projects in Civil 3D but no Highway.

 

About Town of manchester... on the page 8-9-10 it reminds me why I hate B&W projects so much. :smileyvery-happy:Imagine I'm suposed to understand those sheets.

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