Working with Points in AutoCAD Civil 3D

What is AutoCAD Civil 3D?

AutoCAD Civil 3D is a powerful and dynamic civil engineering tool that creates smart relationships between design objects so that design changes are automatically updated, meaning everything from services to alignments will be updated automatically based upon their relationship with other objects. Civil 3D can be used in transportation, land development, and water projects.

In this post, we’ll be sharing 3 helpful tutorial videos from our AutoCAD Civil 3D training course, to teach you how to work with points.

Points Overview:

Civil 3D points can be used to develop surfaces, alignments, coordinate geometry, and other types of design data. Each point is uniquely numbered, and has its own properties. In addition to properties, each point must have a point style and label style associated to it that controls the point’s layer, appearance, and annotation. Points can be either imported or created manually in Civil 3D. You can access the points in the Prospector tab in the points category.

Importing Points:

Civil 3D enables you to import many types of files based on various point file formats. You can create point file formats to accommodate necessary file formats you may have. Here’s how to import points into Civil 3D:

Point Tools:

There are many methods you can use in Civil 3D to create points. Here’s how to use the point tools in Civil 3D:

Modifying Points:

There are many methods in Civil 3D to manipulate points once they are in your drawing. Here’s how to modify points in AutoCAD Civil 3D:

If you would like to learn more about points, or any other topic in Civil 3D, check out our full AutoCAD Civil 3D training course, taught by expert author Seth Cohen, on our website.



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