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

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images Analyzing Design Surfaces

There is much more that you can do with a Civil 3D surface than just display contours. Unfortunately, I cannot discuss them all in a single chapter, let alone a section within a chapter, but I will cover several of the most commonly used surface analysis features available within Civil 3D, I've grouped these features into three categories: surface analysis, hydrology tools, and quick profiles.

Using Surface Analysis

In the context of this category, surface analysis refers to the functions that appear on the Analysis tab of the Surface Properties dialog box. Here you can perform detailed analyses relating to elevations, ...

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