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

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Combining Design Surfaces

In Chapter 16, if you completed the additional exercise under “The Essentials and Beyond,” you created a new surface that represents the grading of individual lots. Had you continued working on this for a few hours, you would have eventually finished all of the lots, creating a surface that covered nearly the entire project. You also created a pond design that resulted in a surface of its own. In Chapter 9, you created a corridor surface to represent the model of the road. This approach of designing the shape of the terrain in parts is common and recommended. For even the most talented designer, it is difficult to design all aspects of a project at once. It is easier, and often more efficient, to divide the design into ...

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