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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Essentials by Eric Chappell

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Chapter 17

Analyzing, Displaying, and Annotating Surfaces

In Chapter 16, you experienced a few examples of designing new terrain in the form of lot grading and pond design. With more time, you would have completed the shaping of all the lots, resulting in a grading design for the entire project. With all of the major grading design components complete (roads, lots, and pond in this example), it is now time to combine them into one complete design. Once you have done this, you can analyze the design to ensure that it meets several additional design and construction requirements. This analysis may result in the need for an adjustment to the design, at which time you begin an iterative process: design, analyze, adjust, design, analyze, adjust, and ...

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