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AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012 Essentials: Autodesk® Official Training Guide: Essential by Eric Chappell

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Creating a Surface from Survey Data

images You create the initial surface in Prospector by simply right-clicking the Surfaces node of the tree and selecting Create Surface, as shown in Figure 4.2. The newly created surface appears in Prospector immediately but cannot be seen in the drawing until some data is added to it. The fundamental components of a surface are points and lines. It is your job to supply the source of the points, and Civil 3D will take care of drawing the lines. At this point in the project, you will be using survey points as the initial source of surface point data.

FIGURE 4.2 Creating a surface from within Prospector

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