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Surfaces in Civil 3D with USDA Data

Hello Civil 3D Users, Do you need to create/generate surfaces for large areas?  Here is a way to Import USDA GeoTIFF’s into Civil 3D – (Areas are approx. the size of USGS 7.5 min Quad): 1.       Go to https://gdg.sc.egov.usda.gov/ 2.       Once on the home page click the GET DATA button (Green circular button). 3.       Select […]

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Forgotten AutoCAD Commands: Using TAB to Acquire Osnaps

In modern AutoCAD Fundamentals classes, students are taught to use the Object Snap Override menu to make selecting particular points easier.  If you don’t know about it, here’s how it works: After you start a command, hit SHIFT + Right-Click. A right-click menu will open. On the right-click menu, you can select from a list […]

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Quick Intersections in Civil 3D

When designing intersections in Civil 3D, the assemblies required to create a corridor intersection are a bit confusing to keep track of, so I put together a tutorial of a process that I have found to be easier than most for the corridor intersection assembly creation. In this Civil 3D tutorial, I will go over […]

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Create Subassembly from Polyline

After I started working with subassemblies in Civil 3D I wanted a way to create custom subassemblies.  Originally, I hoped there might be a way to create them using standard AutoCAD commands, but then I found out about the Subassembly Composer.  After some experimentation, I was able to understand how to design using the Subassembly […]

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Geolocation Online Map – Simple Quick Fix

Hey Guys! I am here to help out with an issue that many users have been having. People have tried turning on their online maps at times and it not working for them. I have found a quick trick to solve this problem. This all has to do with your Autodesk Account being linked to […]