Infrastructure Tuesday: Civil 3D Grading

The grading tools in Civil 3D are used to design finished ground surfaces. If you’re a Civil 3D user, you should be familiar and comfortable with the tools for grading objects and corridors. If you’re not, that’s okay. James Lord, one of our Solutions Consultants, focused on grading in Civil 3D in this month’s #InfrastractureTuesday webinar.

Unlock the Power of Corridors for Land Development

By now, you may have heard a little bit about what’s new in Civil 3D 2017. Have you heard how that has affected the grading tools? In the 2004-2016 releases of Civil 3D, corridors required: alignment, profiles (surface or layout), assembly, sub-assemblies, and surfaces (feature lines, grading objects, points, and many other objects). This left many users asking why they should have to create Alignment and Profile objects when the task at hand was simply to create a retaining wall or curb/gutter. Now, in Civil 3D 2017, feature lines already have stationing and elevation information granting users the ability to run an assembly down a feature line without an Alignment or Profile. Essentially, this unlocks all of the sub-assemblies and sub-assembly composers for on-site development. It also means that Extract Corridor Solids can allow for site objects to be exported into solids and then imported into Revit, Navisworks, Infraworks 360, 3Ds Max and many other programs.

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If you missed James’s Civil 3D Grading discussion, check out the video below to learn more and discover some helpful tips and tricks!


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