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Subassembly Composer - Stripping surface tool

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11-09-2012 01:02 AM

Hi,

we are missing tool in SAC  for stripping a surface exactly the same way how Stripping Pavement or Striping TopSoil works. There is no tool to copy and vertical offset part of the surface. I found out some workaround with Point Delta X on Surface and then vertical Offset, but this is very complicated and I am not able to follow each peak of the surface. Do you have any effective idea? Surface link is not suitable for Topsoil stripping.

 

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Martin

As Kati pointed out, that is exaclty what the surface link was designed to do. It will follow a surface between two points and with an optional vertical offset.

 

Peter Funk

Autodesk, Inc.

Here is a subassembly that has one "Surface Link", it segments it to match the surface. Hopefully this visual helps. (The far left side has a separate link for a slope to surface.)

 

11-9-2012 2-51-58 PM.jpg

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Re: Subassembly Composer - Stripping surface tool

11-09-2012 01:42 AM in reply to: martin.folber

exactly wt kind of strriping do u want? could u elaborate?

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Re: Subassembly Composer - Stripping surface tool

11-09-2012 01:58 AM in reply to: kiyabole

I need several topsoil strippings integrated in my own subassembly.

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Re: Subassembly Composer - Stripping surface tool

11-09-2012 05:07 AM in reply to: martin.folber

Why do you say that a Surface Link is not suitable for topsoil stripping?

 

A Surface Link allows you to pick the surface to follow, define a starting X and an ending X (along with the ability to reference offset targets), and then select what the vertical offset from the surface is that you define.

 

Is this not what topsoil stripping would need? If not maybe you can provide a sketch of what you are looking for?

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AU2011 Speaker::: CI4252: Create Subassemblies That Think Outside the Box With Subassembly Composer for AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
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Re: Subassembly Composer - Stripping surface tool

11-09-2012 05:41 AM in reply to: KMercier_C3D

Hi Kati,

here it is, what we need...Stripping.png

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Re: Subassembly Composer - Stripping surface tool

11-09-2012 06:20 AM in reply to: martin.folber

As Kati pointed out, that is exaclty what the surface link was designed to do. It will follow a surface between two points and with an optional vertical offset.

 

Peter Funk

Autodesk, Inc.



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Re: Subassembly Composer - Stripping surface tool

11-09-2012 11:43 AM in reply to: peterfunkautodesk

Thanks Peter and Kati,

I made a fool of myself little bit... Maybe the picture in SAC help should be more illustrative. It is not clear, if there is one link (segment) or more segments of stripped surface.

 

Martin

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11-09-2012 11:52 AM in reply to: martin.folber

Here is a subassembly that has one "Surface Link", it segments it to match the surface. Hopefully this visual helps. (The far left side has a separate link for a slope to surface.)

 

11-9-2012 2-51-58 PM.jpg

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Certified Professional and AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
AU2012 Speaker::: CI3001: Reverse Engineering with Subassembly Composer for AutoCAD Civil 3D
AU2011 Speaker::: CI4252: Create Subassemblies That Think Outside the Box With Subassembly Composer for AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
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Re: Subassembly Composer - Stripping surface tool

11-09-2012 11:56 AM in reply to: KMercier_C3D

Thanks Kati, this is quite clear example and good tip how to "close" the stripping.

Martin:smileyhappy:

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Re: Subassembly Composer - Stripping surface tool

11-26-2012 05:47 PM in reply to: martin.folber

Since it's already built, and it's so simple would someone like to post it in 2012 version?

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