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Tutorial: Civil 3D Points from a Surface

Introduction to creating Civil 3D Points from a Surface

How to create Civil 3D Points from a Surface? Let's find out in this online training course and tutorial, a part of the Civil 3D essentials book and how-to manuals.

4.6         Creating points from a surface

  1. Each project needs to be integrated into an existing environment.  For instance, we need to tie proposed utilities to the existing infrastructure; we need to daylight existing proposed grades to the existing ground on the edges of the site. In this case, there are lots and roads already built in a previous phase.  So, we must maintain the elevations along these pre-existing lots and roads.  The best way to do it is to create points with elevations matching the existing ground as surveyed. To create points from a surface, use the point created by the surface command:


  1. Click on the back of lot corners along Tulips Crescent and Jasmine Blvd.

  2. When prompted for the description of the point, type DG-EG at the command line.  These are design points with Existing Ground (EG) elevations.
  3. Continue to press Enter at the command line to accept the description DG-EG for the next points. If you make a mistake, you can always return and restart the point creation command.

Topic:  Civil 3D Points from a Surface | Training:  Civil 3D Essentials  |  Software: AutoDesk Civil 3D

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