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rvandever21
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What is the best way to create a design surface?

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01-02-2013 07:40 AM

I need help creating a design surface from an original surface. The current method I am using is taking alignments and adjusting the elevations on the profile. I would add the alignment as a breakline to create the design surface. Is there a simple way to create a design surface? 

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AllenJessup
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Re: What is the best way to create a design surface?

01-02-2013 07:54 AM in reply to: rvandever21

Look at help and tutorials on Corridors and Corridor Surfaces.

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TRogers
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Re: What is the best way to create a design surface?

01-02-2013 08:37 AM in reply to: rvandever21

Or you can use Feature Lines.

If the issue was resolved by this method, please click on "Accept As Solution"
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rvandever21
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Re: What is the best way to create a design surface?

01-02-2013 09:01 AM in reply to: TRogers

After I change the elevation of the profile, I change the alignment to a feature line.  Then I add the line as a breakline to the surface.

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Joe-Bouza
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Re: What is the best way to create a design surface?

01-02-2013 05:31 PM in reply to: rvandever21

Design surface is quite a broad term. All the other suggestions apply.

 

But could you elaborate on what constitutes your design surface? Parking lot , roadway, subdivision, mining, basins, landfills? There is just so many ways to skin this.

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