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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Essentials by Eric Chappell

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Chapter 10

Creating Cross Sections of the Design

One of the requirements for a successful and efficient design process is the ability to visualize the design in many different ways. So far, you have explored how profiles can be used to augment the customary way of viewing the design: plan view. In this chapter, you will explore the utilization of cross sections to visualize and display your design in yet another way: by slicing through it in a perpendicular direction.

There are two primary AutoCAD® Civil 3D® approaches to view and document your design in cross section view. For design purposes, you use a Civil 3D feature called the Section Editor, which enables you to analyze and modify your design section by section. For documentation purposes, ...

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