I searched the archives and couldn't find a previous post similar to mine, so here it goes:
I have several hypothetical well bore lines. They are deviated wells which means the lines go straight down from the surface for a bit and then continue down at an angle. I need to buffer these lines in 3D space.
I've used the buffering topologies tool, but all it get is a buffer around the what would be the "plan" view of the well bore. Is there anyway to get the program to buffer around the actual 3D line and compute a volume?
I'm using AutoCAD Civil #D 2013.
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You could use SWEEP to make 3d object along a path. you would just have to draw the capsule shapes on the end if you needed it to extend out.
So you would draw a Circle the size of your buffer then select the path for it to follow.
Sorry if that's not what you need.
you can sweep the bore down the center line and make the 3d cylinder
however if you need the volume and not the graphical picure could you get by with volume = pi*r^2*length as object data?
Ah, thank you tjmapper and parkr4st! A new command. I've never used SWEEP before. I tried it just right now and it didn't work, but I think it is because of user error. I just have to figure it out and I should be good to go. I'll report back son.