If your workflow includes Civil 3D 2016 (and you are on subscription) you may want to explore some of the content available in the Productivity Packs. Productivity Packs represent helpful tools that extend the functionality of Civil 3D between major releases. Typically these tools are created in collaboration with customers to help solve specific workflow needs. In many cases, the tools in Productivity Packs represent a “preview” of functionality that will be incorporated into a future release.
To date there have been three Productivity Packs released for Civil 3D 2016. In today’s post we will explore the “Extract Corridor Feature Lines” tool made available in Productivity Pack #2. This tool allows a user to extract feature lines from a corridor in “bulk”, making it much easier to create things like grading objects, targets or surface breaklines that remain dynamic to a corridor model.
After installation, Productivity Packs can be found on the Toolbox tab of the Toolspace.
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If you are interested, I’ve created a quick recording that walks through a workflow using the Extract Corridor Feature Lines tool.
This recording represents "Part 3" of my recent FDOT Design Training Expo 2016 presentation.
If needed, you can find instructions for downloading Productivity Pack #2 here - http://beingcivil.typepad.com/my_weblog/2016/04/download-civil-3d-2016-productivity-pack-2.html