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C3D Surface Tools
 

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AEC/Civil/Survey

 ▪ Civil3D Tools
 ▪ MapWorks Suite
 ▪ C3D Parcels
 ▪ C3D Points
 ▪ C3D Surfaces
 ▪ GeoLocation+
 ▪ PointCore

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 Product Details

C3D Surface Tools is a collection of tools to extend and enhance creation, editing and manipulation of surfaces in the Autodesk Civil3D product.

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Convert Sections: Converts cross sections to plan view 3dPolys along an alignment. Requires a centerline alignment and sections (as polylines).
  Convert Type: Convert a TinSurface to a GridSurface and vice-versa.  The original surface remains and can optionally be removed by the user.
Draw Mesh: Draws a mesh object draped on an existing surface with labeling options.
  Elevation Labels:
Add: Adds labels at the vertices or specified intervals along a selection set of objects.
Convert: Convert a selection set of inserts, points, text/mtext or AeccPoints to surface elevation labels.
Export: Export a selection set of elevation labels to a comma separated values (CSV) file.
Import: Import comma or space delimited ascii files, creating elevation labels at designated locations.
High/Low: Adds labels at the high and low points of a selected surface.
Extract: Quickly extract borders, contours (major & minor), faces, or points from multiple selected surfaces.
  Face Tools: Tools to manipulate 3dFaces, including surface area, set direction, normals, offsets and more.
Grade Path: Generate a FeatureLine along a surface at a given design slope.  This interactive tool allows you to specify directions to handle switchbacks and more.
  Grid Reconstruct: Recreate a grid file from ortho drawing geometry such as points, lines, or 3dfaces.
Lidar Tile: Quickly draw and label the 3D bounding box of a selection of binary Lidar LAS files.
Make Solid: Creates a 3dSolid using relative depth, absolute elevation, or a second surface.
Mass Points: Creates a TinSurface from desired portions of mass points files like Lidar, etc (see below).  Projects points between coordinate systems (not available on Civil3D 2013/2014).
Pond Design: Design a pond using a starting featureline, specified side slopes and desired volume.  Creates the other featureline, two TinSurfaces and a VolumeSurface.
  Slope Labels:
Add: Adds labels at the vertices or specified intervals along a selection set of objects.
Convert: Convert a selection set of inserts, leaders (from LDT), points, text or AeccPoints to slope labels.
Export: Export a selection set of slope labels to a comma separated values (CSV) file.
Import: Import comma or space delimited ascii files, creating slope labels at designated locations.
High/Low: Adds slope labels at the high and low points of a selected surface.
Offset: Add slope labels along a selected linear object.  Options for begin/ending stations, interval and left/right offsets.
Style: Assign styles to a selection set of slope labels by designated ranges.
  Statistics: Collects statistics on selected surface (including extended info like plane/surface area) with numerous outputs (file save, list, mtext, table, etc).
  Style Visibility: Toggles all surfaces between currently assigned style and no display.
  TIN Reconstruct: Recreates a TIN file from drawing geometry such as PolyMeshes or 3dFaces.
Trim: Trims a Tin or Grid surface to a linear object boundary.  Actually reduces (trims) the data from the surface, not just a mask.
Web Elev: Creates a surface (or insert/export points) on a grid interval with the elevations returned by the Bing, Google, or the USGS Elevation Service.
  Formats:
Load Cloud Formats   Save Cloud Formats
• ASTM E57 Point Cloud (*.e57)
• Autodesk Point Cloud File (*.pcg)
• Comma Separated X,Y,Z Values (*.csv)
• Generic XYZ Mass Points (*.xyz)
• Generic XYZI Mass Points (*.xyzi)
• Leica Cyclone Point Scan (*.pts)
• Lidar Light Detection And Ranging (*.las)
• LasZip Compressed Lidar (*.laz)
• Point Cloud Data Ascii (*.pcd)
• Topcon Point Cloud File (*.cl3)
  • Comma Separated X,Y,Z Values (*.csv)
• Generic XYZ Mass Points (*.xyz)
• Generic XYZI Mass Points (*.xyzi)
• Leica Cyclone Point Scan (*.pts)
• Lidar Light Detection And Ranging (*.las)
• LasZip Compressed Lidar (*.laz)
• Point Cloud Data Ascii (*.pcd)
• Topcon Point Cloud File (*.cl3)
Load Grid Formats   Save Grid Formats
• Carlson SurvCADD Grid (*.grd)
• ESRI ArcView Ascii Grid (*.agr)
• ESRI ArcView Binary Grid (*.flt)
• GeoReferenced Tagged Image Format (*.tif)
• Grid Exchange File (*.gxf)
• MapWorks Surface Grid (*.msg)
• NGA Digital Terrain Elev Data Level 0-2 (*.dt#)
• Surfer Ascii/Binary Grid (*.grd)
• VTP Binary Terrain (*.bt)
  • Carlson SurvCADD Grid (*.grd)
• Comma Separated Values XYZ (*.csv)
• Drawing Exchange File (*.dxf)
• ESRI ArcView Ascii Grid (*.agr)
• ESRI ArcView Binary Grid (*.flt)
• Grid Exchange File (*.gxf)
• MapWorks Surface Grid (*.msg)
• Surfer Ascii Grid (*.grd)
• Surfer Binary Grid (*.grd)
• VTP Binary Terrain (*.bt)
Load TIN Formats   Save TIN Formats
• Autodesk Binary TIN/PNT (*.tin)
• Carlson Binary TIN (*.tin)
• ESRI ArcInfo UnGenTin (*.net)
• GoCAD Tsurf Format (*.ts)
• LandXML Single Surface (*.xml)
• MapWorks Surface Tin (*.mst)
• Topcon Surface Ascii Tin (*.tn3)
• Trimble Tin Model (*.ttm)
  • Comma Separated Values XYZ (*.csv)
• Drawing Exchange File (*.dxf)
• ESRI ArcInfo UnGenTin (*.net)
• GoCAD Tsurf Format (*.ts)
• LandXML Single Surface (*.xml)
• MapWorks Surface Tin (*.mst)
• Topcon Surface Ascii Tin (*.tn3)

If you don't see your format listed, contact us.  We are always looking to add additional formats to our list.


Bonus

  Introduction: While there may be similar functionality in newer versions of Civil3D, these tools are included as a bonus.  Some users may find this functonality easier and quicker to acheive their goal.
MapWorks Pad Design Video Pad Design: Generates a 3d (building) pad from a simple polyline at the desired elevation, including automatic daylighting to existing ground.  Simply specify parameters and select the geometry.
Template Desgin: Design 3D features such as roadways & ditches using section templates.  Simply draw your section in a block definition and this tool will project it along your path object to form a 3D geometry model.  Edge rays are automatically trimmed at the intersection of the surface.

Requires (one of the following):
  • AutoCAD Civil3D 2015-2016 (20.x)
  • AutoCAD Civil3D 2017 (21.0)
  • AutoCAD Civil3D 2018 (22.x)

Product Support: Email Support Only.

Before you buy: Consider that all this functoinality is only a small part of our C3DTools packages!

Pricing:
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