How do you define a surface in Civil 3D?

A surface definition is a collection of a surface build, data, and edit properties, as well as a list of the operations that you have performed on the surface.

Which group of objects can be used to define a surface in Civil 3D?

The surface data may consist of points, point groups, breaklines, boundaries, contours, and other surface data information. To begin, in the Prospector, right-click Surfaces and select Create Surface.

How do I create a surface style in Civil 3D?

You can create and manage surface styles on the Settings tab in Toolspace.

  1. In Toolspace, on the Settings tab, right-click the Surface Styles collection and click New.
  2. In the Surface Style dialog box, click the Information tab and enter a name and description for the surface style.

How do you reference a surface in Civil 3D?

In Toolspace, on the Prospector tab, in the Data ShortcutsSurfaces collection, right-click EG. Click Create Reference. In the Create Surface Reference dialog box, notice that you can specify a Name, Description, Style, and Render Material for the surface.

How do you view a surface in Civil 3D?

To Edit and View the Surface Definition

  1. In Toolspace, on the Prospector tab, expand the Surfaces collection, right-click the surface, and click Properties.
  2. In the Surface Properties dialog box, click the Definition tab.
  3. To edit the general build information, expand the Build group and edit the values.
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How do you add boundaries to surface in Civil 3D?

To Add Boundaries to a Surface

  1. In Toolspace, on the Prospector tab, expand the surface Definition collection, right-click , and click Add.
  2. In the Add Boundaries dialog box, enter the boundary name in the Name field.
  3. Select the boundary type from the Type list.

How do you adjust surface boundaries in Civil 3D?

To Edit Boundary Properties

  1. In Toolspace, on the Prospector tab, expand the surface Definition collection and click Boundaries. …
  2. In the list view, right-click a list item.
  3. Click Properties to open the Boundary Properties dialog box where you can edit the name of the boundary.

How do you extract surface boundaries in Civil 3D?

To extract the surface border, do the following:

  1. Select the surface in the drawing.
  2. Click the “Extract from Surface” button in the contextual surface ribbon tab.
  3. Choose the “Extract objects” option. Check “Border” in the window that follows and click OK:

What does promoting a surface do?

Promote references to independent objects. A promoted reference becomes an independent object, and is no longer automatically updated if the original source is edited.

How do you synchronize in Civil 3D?

Synchronizing Drawing Data with Project Data

  1. In Toolspace, on the Prospector tab, under the Open Drawings collection, right-click the drawing you want to synchronize.
  2. Click Sync To Project.
  3. In the Sync To Project dialog box, select the out-of-date project objects you want synchronized.
  4. Click OK.