Figure Grade Elevations

Civil/Survey and GIS add-on for CAD engines.
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Figure Grade Elevations

Postby twdotson » Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:09 am

Apply various grade methods to any portion of a single figure. Still in early development, the plan is to add various options, some will be stubs in the initial build. Any thoughts on other options reply here.

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Re: Figure Grade Elevations

Postby twdotson » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:55 pm

Added Project method, explained in detail at this link.

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Re: Figure Grade Elevations

Postby twdotson » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:51 pm

Added Plane method, explained in detail at this link.

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Re: Figure Grade Elevations

Postby GIZMO-NJ » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:23 am

This tool looks like it has the potential to do what I was requesting but needs to be taken a bit further. I've attached a screenshot which hopefully is self explanatory
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2015-04-28 08_18_22-Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 - Gizmo Tilted Plane.jpg
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Re: Figure Grade Elevations

Postby twdotson » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:16 pm

Have you tried using the tool with the Plane option, when prompted for the plane start, pick the rightmost A corner (which should already be at 100.0, then go up and right parallel to the centerline and pick one of two points which look to be at the same offset off center. Then specify your slope as negative 1% ?

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Re: Figure Grade Elevations

Postby GIZMO-NJ » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:23 pm

Doesn't quite work as I'd expected....

I think it may be because Gizmo is expecting Start and End Points of a Survey figure - I have no idea where the start and end points of my featureline are as I want the whole feature to be considered.

2015-04-28 20_02_28-Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 - [Drawing2.dwg].jpg
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I specified Enter for start and Enter for Last and it threw an exception - seems to be some issues with the way it's interpreting the featureline??

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Re: Figure Grade Elevations

Postby twdotson » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:36 pm

The term Figure was used a long time before Civil3D used it as Survey Figures and the Figure tools in Gizmo3D are for any supported figure which can include 3dPolylines, etc. If you send me a drawing I will be able to test, debug and work up a set of instructions. Looking at JPGs has severe limitations to say the least.

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Re: Figure Grade Elevations

Postby GIZMO-NJ » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:22 pm

I tried to email a drawing at the same time as the post but it failed to deliver so will try again tomorrow.

I'll also add step by step what i was attempting to do .....

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Re: Figure Grade Elevations

Postby twdotson » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:39 pm

Found the drawing at the email server quarantine level, sorry about that.

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Re: Figure Grade Elevations

Postby twdotson » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:25 pm

Well we should have tested on a closed figure, that was the problem. When you run Check for Updates in the morning, follow this procedure.

1) Set the surface to no display so you can pick FeatureLine?
2) Start the Figure Grade Elevations tool.
3) Select the FeatureLine (anywhere).
4) Enter P for Plane (if it's not already the default).
5) Press enter to use the figure beginning.
6) Press enter to use the figure ending.
7) Pick the plane start point (X=369795.789 Y=667605.239 Z=343.290)
8) Pick the plane direction point (X=369793.138 Y=667457.263 Z=343.290)
9) Enter the desired percent slope (-1.0) ?


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