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Title Block - 8.5x11 - City of Jerome Standard Drawings

  • Problems
    • AutoCAD 2018 uses 1“=1” inches
    • Civil 3D 2018 uses 1“=1' foot
    • Title blocks between the two applications don't line up, so pick Civil 3D or will have to make two different versions of the title blocks.
  • Open Civil 3D 2018
    • New drawing based on _AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt
      • UNITS length type Decimal, 0.0000 Precision, Insertion scale Feet
      • don't use acad.dwt template, doesn't have annotation scales
    • SAVE AS COJ-STD-DWG-2col-C3D.dwt (City of Jerome Standard Drawings in Civil 3D - units feet)
    • PURGE (doesn't delete all the unused layers)
    • OPTIONS
      • Plot and Publish tab
        • Use as default output device: DWG To PDF.pc3
        • Edge of paper
    • PAGESETUP
      • MUST BE IN LAYOUT (not modelspace)
      • New - 8.5×11
      • Printer/plotter Name: DWG To PDF.pc3
      • Paper size: ANSI full bleed A (8.50 x 11.00 Inches)
      • Plot offset: x=0.0 and y=0.0
      • Scale: 1” = 1'
      • Plot style table: monochrome.ctb
      • Plot transparency
      • Drawing orientation: Portrait
  • Layout tab
    • Page Setup Manager > 8.5×11 > Set Current
    • Delete Layout2
    • Rename Layout1 to 8.5×11
  • Drawing Border and Reference Lines
    • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT, No plot, Color 211 (pink), current layer
    • RECT 0,0 8.5,11
    • LAYER 0
    • RECT 0.75,0.25 8.25,10.75
    • Left margin 0.75-inch
    • Right, Top, Bottom margin 0.25-inch
    • Global width = Extra Wide (0.028“ or 0.70mm) - assign to object
  • Drafting Settings - Turn on Lineweights
  • Bottom Title Block Frames
    • 0.75-inch from bottom
    • Global width = Wide (0.02” or 0.50mm)
    • City Address
      • Vertical 2-inch from left side
    • Standard Drawing No
      • Vertical 2-inch from right side
    • Create 3 vertical reference lines in the center of each section, layer G-ANNO-NPLT
    • STYLE
      • ArialNar08pt01x, Arial Narrow, height=0.08
      • ArialNar16pt01x, Arial Narrow, height=0.16
  • Bottom Title Block (Right) - Text use to position text with justification Middle-Center
    • LAYER 0
    • TEXTSTYLE ArialNar08pt01x
    • MTEXT “STANDARD DRAWING NO.” justification middle center
      • CIRCLE 0.10
    • MTEXT “DATE 14 SEPT 2017” justification bottom left
      • RECT @0.1,0.05
    • TEXTSTYLE ArialNar16pt01x
    • MTEXT “SD-999” justification middle center
  • Bottom Title Block (Middle)
    • TEXTSTYLE ArialNar16pt01x
    • MTEXT “SHRUB PLANTING” justification middle center
  • Bottom Title Block (Left)
    • LINE 0.25 horizontal to right from vertical midpoint
    • STYLE
      • ArialNar07pt01x, Arial Narrow, height=0.07
  • COJ Logo
    • RECT @0.1,0.05 (at bottom left corner)
    • M:\jerome-logo.jpg (open in SnagIt then clipboard copy paste into AutoCAD)
    • Scale 0.50
  • ANSI Linetypes

Plot Stamp with Fields

  • RECT @0.1,0.05 (at bottom left corner)
  • TEXTSTYLE ArialNar06pt01x
  • MTEXT “\\jeromefs01\jjensen\dwg\COJ-STD-DWG-C3D.dwt” justification lower left
    • Fields > Filename > format none > Path and filename
    • Rotate 90

Sheet Keynotes 8.5x11

  • Keynote Indicator Symbol (hexagon)
  • LAYER G-ANNO-TTLB
  • POLYGON 6 sided, circumscribed, radius 3/32 (0.9375“), move to top left corner of the margins in the header
  • ATTDEF
    • Tag: COJ-KEYNOTE-8×11
    • Prompt: Keynote Number?
    • Default: 1
    • Text Settings
      • Justification: Middle center
      • Text style: ArialNar07pt01x
    • Annotative (make two blocks)
      • (check on) - useful if you only want to insert the hexagon block
      • (check off) - useful if creating a multileader which CANNOT use annotative blocks
  • MOVE polygon into the note block heading
  • BLOCK
    • Name:
      • COJ-KEYNOTE-8×11-ANNO
      • COJ-KEYNOTE-8×11
    • Base point - Pick point - center of hexagon
    • Behavior - check on Annotative
    • Block unit: Feet
  • add padding to the right of the 6-sided polygon
    • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
    • RECTANGLE 0.05, 0.1
  • Sheet Keynotes Heading

Sheet Keynote Section - Title

  • OFFSET horizontal title block line up 1.5”
  • LINE vertically from midpoint
    • lineweight 0.50mm
  • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
  • LINE horizontal line down 0.25“
  • RECT 0.1 0.125
  • INSERT COJ-KEYNOTE-8×11 (snap to above guideline)
  • RECT 0.1 0.125 (attach to right endpoint of block)
  • STYLE ArialNar08pt01x-bold
  • MTEXT “SHEET KEYNOTES” justification middle left
  • Sheet Keynotes Heading

Sheet Keynote Section - Table

  • Add some padding guidelines to the top left and right corners of the legend, just below the GENERAL SHEET NOTES title/heading (if not already done from above)
    • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
    • RECT 0.10 0.05 (at top left corner)
    • RECT 0.10 0.05 (at bottom right corner)
  • TABLESTYLE
    • New > tblNotes-8×11
      • Start with Standard
    • Cell styles - Data, Header, Title (need to do each one individually)
      • General tab:
        • Fill color: None
        • Alignment: Top Left
        • Format: Text (none)
        • Type: Label
        • Margins Horizontal: 0.03125
        • Margins Vertical: 0.03125
      • Text tab:
        • Text style: ArialNar07pt01x (6pt little too small)
        • Text color: ByLayer
      • Borders tab:
        • Lineweight, Linetype, Color is ByLayer
        • No Border button
  • TABLE
    • 2 columns and column width 1.5
    • 2 rows and row height 1 (really makes 4 rows, first row is title and second row is header)
    • place on the top left corner of general sheet notes
    • Will have to manually adjust the column widths to fit the cell values
  • Edit the table (use tab to move right, enter to move down when editing)
    • 1. ALL UNITS OF INCHES UNLESS NOTED.
    • 2. ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR TEXT ALIGNMENT BASELINE (ANCHOR POINT) IS BOTTOM OF TEXT, CAN ONLY JUSTIFY TEXT HORIZONTALLY (LEFT, CENTER, RIGHT). USE AUTOCAD MTEXT INSERT POINT BOTTOM CENTER JUSTIFICATION TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BASELINE (UPPERCASE ONLY, NO DESCENDER).
    • 3. “THE DESIGN OF THE SEAL SHALL BE AS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD” (Idaho Statues - Title 54 Professions, Vocations, and Businesses - Chapter 12 Engineers and Surveyors). https://legislature.idaho.gov/statuesrules/idstat/title54/t54ch12/sect54-125/
    • 4. SEALS PREPARED AND APPROVED PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2008 ARE VALID FOR CONTINUED USE (IDAPA 10 - IDAHO BOARD OF LICENSURE OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS). https://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/10/010.pdf
  • Reside the table - recommend resizing individual cell instead of the entire table
    • Left column has top center justification
  • Add some padding to the bottom of the table
    • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
    • RECTANG 0.05 0.1
  • Move the bottom horizontal line of the note block to the top of the padding
  • GROUP note block together to easily move

General Notes Section - 8.5x11

  • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
  • LINE vertical center header
  • STYLE ArialNar08pt01x-bold
  • MTEXT “GENERAL NOTES” justification middle center
  • General Notes Heading

Drawing Block Title (11"x17" layout) for City of Jerome (COJ)

  • Drawing Block Title - 11x17
  • Open AutoCAD using acad.dwt template
  • SAVE AS M:\dwg\blocks\COJ-DrawingBlockTitle.dwg
  • activate Layout1 Layout tab (do not use modelspace)
    • delete default viewport
  • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
  • Insert Box Guide
    • RECTANGLE 0,0 @3.25,1
  • Rectangle - Circle Guide
    • RECTANGLE 0,0 @0.5, 0.5
    • upper right corner is center of below circle
  • CIRCLE
    • radius 0.18750 (diameter 3/8”)
    • centered at upper right corner of “Rectangle - Circle Guide”
    • Properties
      • Color White
      • Lineweight 0.50 mm (wide)
    • Drawing Settings turn on Display Lineweights (just right of OSNAP)
  • STYLE
    • ArialNar12pt01x, bold, Height 0.12
  • MTEXT “A”
    • justification middle center
    • place at center of cirlce
  • Rectangle - Upper Text Guide
    • RECTANGLE 0,0 @3/8,5/64 (start at center point of A)
  • LAYER 0
  • MTEXT “DETAIL - PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER STAMP” (snap to upper right corner of rectangle)
    • justification lower left
  • Horizontal Line
    • Line Width/Weight/Height is Wide (0.50 mm)
    • start right quadrant of circle
    • drag line so it completely underlines the above text (min length 2.25“)
  • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
  • Rectangle - Lower Text Guide
    • RECTANGLE 0,0 @1.25,-5/16 (start at center point of A)
  • LAYER G-ANNO-TITL
  • STYLE ArialNar08pt01x regular style
  • MTEXT
    • “Relative Scale 1”=10'”
    • “Absolute Scale 1:120”
    • justification bottom right
    • move text to bottom left corner of the above “lower text guide”
  • LAYER G-ANNO-TITL-SBAR
    • lineweight default
    • color white
  • LINE
    • scale bar is 1“ wide and 3/32” tall
  • HATCH
    • add alternating solid fills
  • Scalebar Text
    • Offset top of scalebar 1/16“ up and move to layer G-ANNO-NPLT
    • MTEXT
  • BLOCK
    • Name: COJ-DRAWING-BLOCK-TITLE-8×11
  • WBLOCK
    • M:\dwg\blocks\COJ-DRAWING-BLOCK-TITLE-8×11.DWG

Multileader - Block - Slot

  • New Drawing based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt”
  • Draw a slot
    • height 0.10 and width 0.75”
  • STYLE ArialNar06pt01x
    • Font Name: Arial Narrow, Height 0.06“, non-annotative
  • ATTDEF
    • Attribute
      • Tag: ISPWCCALLOUT
      • Prompt: Enter ISPWC Callout Number?
      • Default: 802.4.1.B.1
    • Text Settings
      • Justification: Middle center
      • Text style: ArialNar06pt01x
      • uncheck Annotative
  • BLOCK
    • CalloutSlot0-75ArialNar06pt (can't have dot . in block name CalloutSlot0.75ArialNar06pt)
    • uncheck Annotative
    • Units Feet
  • WBLOCK M:\dwg\blocks\CalloutSlot-0.75ArialNar06pt
  • MLS
    • mlsBlockSlot0-50ArialNar06pt-anno
    • mlsBlockSlot0-75ArialNar06pt-anno
    • check on Annotative
    • Block → Slot
      • Default height is 0.125” and width 0.50“

Multileader - Block - User Defined

  • Purpose
    • create a Keynote Hexagon Multileader Callout (Annotative)
  • Open M:\dwg\COJ-STD-DWG-2col-C3D.dwt
  • Option 1: LAYER - create new layer and make it current
    • G-ANNO-LEGN
    • color red
    • Description: Legends, symbol keys
  • Option 2: LAYER - create new layer and make it current
    • G-ANNO-MARK
    • color red
    • Description: Markers, break marks, leaders
  • Option 3: LAYER - create new layer and make it current
    • G-ANNO-SYMB
    • color red
    • Description: Reference symbols
  • INSERT COJ-KEYNOTE-8×11.dwg (non-annotative) - just place it anywhere, will delete after inserted.
  • Multileader Style Manager (MLEADERSTYLE or MLS)
    • NOTE - unable to create Annotative Multileader based upon user specified ANNOTATIVE BLOCK
    • New
      • New style name: mlsBlockArialNar07pt-anno
      • Start with: Standard
      • check on Annotative
    • Leader Format tab
      • Type: Straight
      • Color: ByLayer
      • Linetype: ByLayer
      • Lineweight: ByLayer
      • Arrowhead - closed, size 0.08
      • Leader break - 0.08
    • Leader Structure tab
      • Set landing distance 0.08
      • Check on Annotative
    • Content tab
      • Multileader type: Block
      • Source block: User Block > COJ-KEYNOTE-8×11
      • Attachment: Center Extents
      • Color: ByLayer
      • Scale: 1.0
    • OK, set mlsArialNar07pt-anno current, close

Multileader - MTEXT

  • Purpose
    • create a MTEXT Multileader Callout (Annotative)
  • Open M:\dwg\COJ-STD-DWG-2col-C3D.dwt
  • Option 1: LAYER - create new layer and make it current
    • G-ANNO-LEGN
    • color red
    • Description: Legends, symbol keys
  • Option 2: LAYER - create new layer and make it current
    • G-ANNO-MARK
    • color red
    • Description: Markers, break marks, leaders
  • Option 3: LAYER - create new layer and make it current
    • G-ANNO-SYMB
    • color red
    • Description: Reference symbols
  • STYLE ArialNar07pt01x (non-annotative)
  • Multileader Style Manager (MLEADERSTYLE or MLS)
    • NOTE - unable to create Annotative Multileader based upon user specified ANNOTATIVE BLOCK
    • New
      • New style name: mlsMtextArialNar07pt-anno
      • Start with: Standard
      • check on Annotative
    • Leader Format tab
      • Type: Straight
      • Color: ByLayer
      • Linetype: ByLayer
      • Lineweight: ByLayer
      • Arrowhead - closed, size 0.08
      • Leader break - 0.08
    • Leader Structure tab
      • Set landing distance 0.08
      • Check on Annotative
    • Content tab
      • Multileader type: Mtext
      • Text style: ArialNar07pt01x
      • Text angle: Keep horizontal
      • Text color: ByLayer
      • Landing gap: 0.08 (not sure what this does)
    • OK, set mlsMtextArialNar07pt-anno current, close

Watermark

  • LAYER G-ANNO-WATERMARK
    • Color 9 (light gray)
    • Transparency 80
  • STYLE ArialBlack50pt01x
  • MTEXT “FOR REVIEW ONLY” (position horizontally on top or rotate 90 vertically on right side)
    • add to layout, not modelspace

Viewport

  • RECT 0.05 0.05 in all corners
  • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
  • RECT create viewport
  • MVIEW OBJECT

Viewport Rotate

  • Problem - have a road design project that is in the north/south direction but want to rotate it in the east/west direction with plotting in a landscape title block
  • Solution
    • How to rotate views in a viewport and have the text correct

Hatch Patterns

  • Background
    • XREF Annotative Hatches - make sure you predefine the annotation scale such as 1”=3' before binding in the XREF, else AutoCAD will create one called 1“ = 3'=XREF
    • Use solid hatch to mask out with white (don't want transparency, but opaque to whiteout everything behind the object)
  • Earth - existing soils
    • hatch transparency 80 (same as object transparency)
    • angle 45
    • scale 8
  • Earth - modified soils
    • hatch transparency 0
    • angle 0
    • scale 8
  • AR-SAND - root ball
    • hatch transparency 0
    • angle 45
    • scale 0.9
  • ANSI37 - burlap
    • hatch transparency 0
    • angle 0
    • scale 2.7
    • Pattern Hatch on top
    • Solid Hatch below it using True Color 255,255,255
  • Works - text with background mask and wipeout over a transparent hatch
    • non-annotative hatch
    • non-annotative block
    • non-annotative text
    • monochrome.ctb plotstyle
  • Works
    • annotative hatch
    • non-annotative block
    • non-annotative text
    • monochrome.ctb plotstyle
  • Works
    • annotative hatch
    • annotative block
    • annotative text
    • monochrome.ctb plotstyle

LandF/X Hatch Patterns

Linetype

Linewidth

  • The alphabet of lines is a set of standard linetypes established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for technical drawing. Figure 3.62 shows the alphabet of lines, and the approximate dimensions use to create different linetypes, which are referred to as linestyles when used with CAD. ANSI Y14.2M-1979 (R1987) has established these linetypes as the standard for technical drawings. Two line weights are sufficient to follow the standards, a 0.7 mm (0.032”) and a 0.5 mm (0.019“) or 0.35 mm (0.016”). Thick lines are drawn using soft lead, such as F or HB. Thin lines are drawn using a harder lead, such as H or 2H. Construction lines are very light and are drawn using 4H or 6H lead. A good rule of thumb for creating construction lines is to draw them so that they are difficult to see if your drawing is held at arm's length. Listed below are the standard linetypes and their applications in technical drawings: (Technical Graphics Communication by Betoline, Wiebe, Miller, Nasman, p. 87, 89, ISBN 0-256-11417-X)
    • Center lines - are used to represent symmetry and paths of motion, and to mark the centers of circles and the axes of symmetrical parts, such as cylinders and bolts.
    • Break lines - are freehand lines used to show where an object is 'broken' to reveal interior features.
    • Dimension and extension lines - are used to indicate the sizes of features on a drawing.
    • Section lines - are used in section views to represent surfaces of an object cut by a cutting plane.
    • Cutting plane lines - are used in section drawings to show the locations of cutting planes.
    • Visible lines - are used to represent features that can be seen in the current view.
    • Hidden lines - are used to represent features that cannot be seen in the current view.
    • Phantom lines - are used to represent a moveable feature in its different positions.
    • ANSI Linetypes
  • linetypes can be added to the template files so they are always available in new drawings, see AutoCAD Help How to add line types to a new drawing
  • National CAD Standard - Uniform Drawing System - 4.2 Drawing Standards 4.2.7 Lines
  • NCS Line Width
  • NCS Line Width Plotting
  • AutoCAD Layers Showing NCS Line Width
  • Line weights by millimeters, technical fountain pen and number, and inches (Drafting for Industry by Walter C. Brown, p. 26, ISBN 0-87006-463-0)
    • AutoCAD Layers Showing NCS Line Width

Details

  • “The drawing modules are arranged in columns and rows. Columns are identified with numerical characters starting with 1 and increasing to the right. Rows are identified with alphabetical characters beginning at the bottom starting with A and increasing toward the top of the sheet. Each module is therefore identified by a letter and a number. A drawing block may be composed of one or more drawing area modules and is identified based on the lower left hand location. Therefore, a drawing located in the lower left hand corner of the drawing area, two modules high by two modules wide, would be identified as A1. UDS Figure 2.3.1.1-1 indicated examples of how several drawings would be identified.” (National CAD Standard -V6, Uniform Drawing System - Module 2 Sheet Organization 2.3 Sheet Layout)
  • “It is preferred that drawing area coordinates be positioned outside the drawing area itself, although some plotting hardware may require that the coordinates be located within the drawing area. At a minimum these coordinates should be placed on the left hand side as well as the top or bottom of the drawing area. Coordinates may be placed in the sheet margins to avoid interfering with text and graphics in the drawing area. However, it is preferred that they appear on all four sides of the drawing area. Coordinates are not required for schematic design drawings.” (National CAD Standard -V6, Uniform Drawing System - Module 2 Sheet Organization 2.3 Sheet Layout)
  • “This numbering system allows drawings to be numbered during early stages of the project or as late as construction record drawings while providing for a consistent location throughout the drawing set and project cycle.” (National CAD Standard -V6, Uniform Drawing System - Module 2 Sheet Organization 2.3 Sheet Layout)
  • National CAD Standard - Drawing Area Coordinate System for Details

Dimension Styles

  • Lineweight 0.25mm (Thin) for dimensions
  • Textstyle (STYLE)
    • ArialNar08pt-anno, Font=Arial Narrow, Font Style=Regular, Size check on Annotative, Paper Text Height=0.08
    • Set Current
  • Dimension Style (DIMSTYLE)
    • New based on Annotative dimension style
    • New Style Name: dimArialNar08pt-anno
      • Start with: Annotative
    • Lines tab
      • Baseline spacing: ? (default is 0.38 but don't know what it does)
      • Extend beyond dim lines: 0.04
      • Offset from origin (Extension line offset): 0.04
    • Symbols and Arrow tab
      • Arrowheads: Closed filled
      • Arrow size: 0.125“
      • Center marks: 0.08
      • Break size: 0.125” “The Dimension Break area controls the amount of extension line that is hidden when you use the DIMBREAK command. Specify a value in the Break size text box to set the total length of the break. The default size is 0.125” (3 mm). ASME standards do NOT recommend breaking extension lines.
    • Text tab
      • Text style: ArialNar08pt01x
      • Offset from dim line: 0.04 (1 mm) is the space between dimension text and the dimension line/leader shoulder/frame
      • Figure 1-0 AutoCAD Dimension Style - Offset/Gap Between Dim Line and Text
    • Fit tab
    • Primary Units tab
      • Decimal
      • Precision 0.00
    • Alternate Units tab
    • Tolerances tab

Dimensions

  • Lines tab
    • Baseline spacing
      • 2H (twice text Height) minimum
      • BASELINE select dimension, then will place dimension above it, offset 2H
      • Figure 1-0 AutoCAD Dimension Style - Baseline Spacing
    • Uncheck Fixed length extension lines
      • Figure 1-0 AutoCAD Dimension Style - Fixed Length Extension Lines
  • Annotation Size
    • 1/8“ (0.125”) or 3 mm typically - but in my opinion this is too big
    • 3/32“ (0.09375”), 1/8“ (0.125”), 5/32“ (0.15625”), 3/16“ (0.1875”)
      • The Architect's Guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard by Hall and Green, p. 63
  • Arrowheads - length 1/8“ (0.125” or 3mm) and width is 1/3 length, that is 1/24 or 0.4167“)
    • Basic Technical Drawing, 8th by Spencer, Dygdon, & Novak, p. 195
    • “ASME standards specify an arrowhead size of 0.125” (3 mm). The Closed filled, Closed blank, and Closed arrowhead styles adhere to the standard 3:1 ratio of length to width” (AutoCAD and Its Applications - Comprehensive, 23rd Edition by Shumaker, Madsen, Madsen, p. 470)
    • “Arrowhead length and width should be a ratio of approximately 3:1. The width of the arrowhead should be proportionate to the thickness of the lines used. A single style of arrowhead shall be used throughout the drawing (see Fig. 12).” (ASME Y14.2-2008 Line Conventions and Lettering, p. 8)
    • “A 0.125” (3 mm) arrowhead size is most common, especially on mechanical drawings.“ (AutoCAD and Its Applications - Comprehensive, 23rd Edition by Shumaker, Madsen, Madsen, p. 470)
  • Figure 1-0 AutoCAD Dimension Style - Extension Lines
  • Figure 1-0 Basic Technical Drawing 8th Ed by Spencer, Dygdon, Novak, p. 194, Dimensioning Conventions
  • Figure 1-0 AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 23rd Edition by Shumaker, Madsen, Madsen, p. 456 - Dimensions
    • AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive, 22nd Edition by Shumaker, Madsen, and Madsen, Figure 16-1 Dimensions describe the size and location of objects and features. Follow accepted conventions when dimensioning, p. 484
  • Dimension Proportions - “The positioning of dimensions is based on the letter height, as Fig. 21.14 shows. These proportions are the minimum values.” (Engineering Design Graphics, 6th by James H. Earle, p. 317)
    • Figure 1-0 AutoCAD Dimension Proportions
  • Figure 1-0 AutoCAD Dimension Style - Arrowhead Size and Dimension Break
  • Figure 1-0 ASME-Y14.5-2009 Dimensioning Tolerancing
  • Keyseats
    • “Keyseats are dimensioned by width, depth, location, and if required, length. The depth may be dimensioned from the opposite side of the shaft or hole.” (ASME-Y14.5 2009 Dimensioning Tolerancing, p. 19)
    • Figure 1-0 ASME-Y14.5-2009 Keyseats

Table Style

Table

  • Add some padding guidelines to the top left and right corners of the legend, just below the GENERAL SHEET NOTES title/heading (if not already done from above)
    • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
    • RECTANG 0.05 0.1
  • TABLESTYLE
    • New > tblNotes-8.5×11
    • Cell styles - Data, Header, Title
      • General tab:
        • Fill color: None
        • Alignment: Top Left
        • Format: Text (none)
        • Type: Label
        • Margins Horizontal: 0.03125
        • Margins Vertical: 0.03125
      • Text tab:
        • Text style: ArialNar06pt01x
        • Text color: ByLayer
      • Borders tab:
        • Lineweight, Linetype, Color is ByLayer
        • No Border button
  • TABLE
    • 2 columns and column width 1.5
    • 2 rows and row height 1 (really makes 4 rows, first row is title and second row is header)
    • place on the top left corner of general sheet notes
    • Will have to manually adjust the column widths to fit the cell values
  • Edit the table (use tab to move right, enter to move down when editing)
    • 1. ALL UNITS OF INCHES UNLESS NOTED.
    • 2. ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR TEXT ALIGNMENT BASELINE (ANCHOR POINT) IS BOTTOM OF TEXT, CAN ONLY JUSTIFY TEXT HORIZONTALLY (LEFT, CENTER, RIGHT). USE AUTOCAD MTEXT INSERT POINT BOTTOM CENTER JUSTIFICATION TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BASELINE (UPPERCASE ONLY, NO DESCENDER).
    • 3. “THE DESIGN OF THE SEAL SHALL BE AS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD” (Idaho Statues - Title 54 Professions, Vocations, and Businesses - Chapter 12 Engineers and Surveyors). https://legislature.idaho.gov/statuesrules/idstat/title54/t54ch12/sect54-125/
    • 4. SEALS PREPARED AND APPROVED PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2008 ARE VALID FOR CONTINUED USE (IDAPA 10 - IDAHO BOARD OF LICENSURE OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS). https://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/10/010.pdf
  • Reside the table - recommend resizing individual cell instead of the entire table
  • Add some padding to the bottom of the table
    • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
    • RECTANG 0.05 0.1
  • Move the bottom horizontal line of the note block to the top of the padding
  • GROUP note block together to easily move

Keynote Indicator Symbol (hexagon)

  • LAYER G-ANNO-TTLB
  • POLYGON 6 sided, circumscribed, radius 3/32 (0.9375”), move to top left corner of the margins in the header
  • ATTDEF
  • MOVE polygon into the note block heading
  • add padding to the right of the 6-sided polygon
    • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
    • RECTANGLE 0.05, 0.1
  • Sheet Keynotes Heading

Text

  • LAYER G-ANNO-TTLB
  • STYLE ArialNar12pt01x
  • MTEXT “SHEET KEYNOTES” place at intersection of horizontal guide line and hexagon left margin, justification left center

Keynote Table

  • Table Style use tblSheetKeynotes-11×17 defined above
  • TABLE
    • Table style: tblSheetKeynotes-11×17
    • Columns 2, Column width: 1.5
    • Data rows 12, Row height 1
    • Set cell styles
      • First row cell style: Data
      • Second row cell style: Data
      • All other row cell styles: Data
    • OK
    • place upper left corner of sheet keynotes block
  • Edit Table values
    • adjust column widths
    • A1. CIRCLE RADIUS 25/32 (0.78125). LINE WIDTH/WEIGHT/THICKNESS 0.50MM (ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR STROKE WEIGHT 1.5 PT)
    • A2. FONT ARIAL NARROW 11 PT. ARCTEXT FORMAT: ALIGNMENT - CENTER, POSITION - CONVEX SIDE, DIRECTION - OUTWARD FROM THE CENTER, FONT STYLE/TYPEFACE BOLD. ARCTEXT PROPERTIES: TEXT HEIGHT 0.11, WIDTH FACTOR 1.0, CHAR SPACING 0.015, OFFSET FROM ARC 0.0
    • A3. CIRCLE RADIUS 9/16 (0.5625). LINE WIDTH/WEIGHT/THICKNESS 0.50MM (ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR STROKE WEIGHT 1.5 PT)
    • A4. FONT ARIAL NARROW 10 PT. MTEXT FONT STYLE/TYPEFACE BOLD, AUTOCAD TEXT HEIGHT 0.10, JUSTIFICATION BOTTOM CENTER (ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BASELINE JUSTIFICATION CENTER)
    • A5. FONT ARIAL NARROW 10 PT. ARCTEXT FORMAT: ALIGNMENT - CENTER, POSITION - CONCAVE SIDE, DIRECTION - INWARD TO CENTER, FONT STYLE/TYPEFACE BOLD, ARCTEXT PROPERTIES: TEXT HEIGHT 0.10, WIDTH FACTOR 1.0, CHAR SPACING 0.015, OFFSET FROM ARC 0.0
    • A6. FONT ARIAL NARROW 10 PT. ARCTEXT FORMAT: ALIGNMENT - CENTER, POSITION - CONCAVE SIDE, DIRECTION - INWARD TO CENTER, FONT STYLE/TYPEFACE BOLD, ARCTEXT PROPERTIES: TEXT HEIGHT 0.10, WIDTH FACTOR 1.0, CHAR SPACING 0.015, OFFSET FROM ARC 0.0
    • B1. ARC RADIUS 0.61688
    • B2. ARC RADIUS 0.43261
    • B3. CIRCLE RADIUS 0.09 (think this is wrong)
    • B4. HORIZONTAL GUIDELINE USED TO TRIM CIRCLES AND MIDPOINT IS THE POINT/NODE REPRESENTING CENTER OF PE STAMP
      • B4. REFERENCE POINT/NODE - CENTER OF PE STAMP
    • B5. ARC RADIUS 0.53250
    • B6. ARC RADIUS 0.72688
  • Resize table
  • Add padding rectangle to the bottom of the table
  • Resize note block boundary to bottom of the table padding
  • Should look similar to this
    • Sheet Keynotes Block

Multileader

  • ATTDEF (create an annotative attribute definition)
    • Tag: ID
    • Prompt: Keynote Number?
    • Default: A1
    • Text Settings - Justification Middle Center, Text style ArialNar06pt01x
    • check off Annotative (off is needed when creating multileader callout which can't use annotative blocks)
    • OK
    • place at midpoint of guideline within the hexagon
  • BASE - set to the center of the hexagon
  • BLOCK
    • Name: KeynoteNo-8.5×11
    • Base point: select center of hexagon (important you do this step)
    • Select objects - select hexagon and ID
      • convert to block
    • Behavior - check off Annotative (remember Multileader CANNOT use annotative blocks)
      • check on Scale uniformly
      • check on Allow exploding
    • Settings - Block unit: Feet (using AutoCAD Civil3D) Inches (if using AutoCAD)
    • Description - Multileader Block - Keynote Number for 8.5×11 layout, non-annotative
  • INSERT
    • test the block by inserting it
  • Multileader Style Manager (MLEADERSTYLE or MLS)
    • NOTE - unable to create Annotative Multileader based upon user specified ANNOTATIVE BLOCK
    • New
      • New style name: mlsArialNar07pt-anno (too small mlsArialNar06pt-anno)
      • Start with: Standard
      • check on Annotative
    • Leader Format tab
      • Type: Straight
      • Color: ByLayer
      • Linetype: ByLayer
      • Lineweight: ByLayer
      • Arrowhead - closed, size 0.08
      • Leader break - 0.08
    • Leader Structure tab
      • Set landing distance 0.08
      • Check on Annotative
    • Content tab
      • Multileader type: Block
      • Source block: Hexagon (too big)
        • User Block > COJ-KEYNOTE-8×11 (old KeynoteNo-11×17)
      • Attachment: Center Extents
      • Color: ByLayer
      • Scale: 1.0
    • OK, set mlsArialNar06pt-anno current, close

Grading

Flow Arrow Block

  • Block Name: FL for Flow Line (M:\dwg\FL.dwg)
  • LAYER 0
  • tail length 3'
  • arrowhead ratio 3:1, so length 1.5' and width 0.5'
  • PLINE (arrowhead)
    • WIDTH 0.5 and ending width 0
    • length 1.5'
  • PLINE (tail)
    • length 3'
  • BASE (skip, not working use WBLOCK instead)
    • select the arrowhead tip
    • this sets the insertion point of the block
  • SCALE 3/50
    • If using 1“=50' scale, then apply another scale command before doing WBLOCK, use SCALE 50
    • If using 1”=40' scale, use SCALE 40
    • If inserting in paperspace, then don't need to apply another scale
  • WBLOCK

Using Flowline Block

  • LAYER C-TOPO-TEXT or C-TOPO-LABL (Civil-Topographic-Labels)
    • color Cyan (color 4)
  • PLINE
    • draw from uphill to downhill direction
  • STYLE
    • ArialNar07ptx50, non-annotative, Height=0.07*50=3.5
  • TEXT “SLOPE = 1.0%”

Alignment

Label - Station and Offset

  • Toolspace → Settings → Alignment → Label Styles → Station Offset → Station Offset and Coordinates
    • General tab
      • Text Style: ArialNar07pt01x
    • Layout tab
      • Text Height: 0.07
      • Rotation Angle: 90.00 (d)
    • Dragged State
      • Arrow Head Size: 0.07“
      • Text Height: 0.07”
  • Civil 3D main menu → Annotate tab
    • Add Labels → Alignment → Station/Offset
  • References

Manually Create Multiple Profile Views

  • CREATEMULTIPLEPROFILEVIEW - see Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 - To Create Multiple Profile Views
  • General
    • Profile view style: Profile View
  • Station Range
    • User specified range: 9+00 TO 21+00 (use on 11×17 with 1“=100' scale)
    • Length of each view: 1200.00'
  • Profile View Height
    • User specified: 32
  • Profile Display Options
    • Labels: _No Labels (default is Complete Label Set - this adds slopes and grade break labels to the existing ground which is not wanted)
  • Pipe/Pressure Network
  • Data Bands
    • Select band set: EG-FG Elevations and Stations
    • Pick Band Style: Elevations and Stations
  • Profile Hatch Options
  • Multiple Plot Options
  • Reference
  • Open C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2018\C3D\Help\Civil Tutorials\Drawings\Profile-5E.dwg

Profile Settings

Profile Layers

  • Profile View Grid - Transparency = 80%
    • C-ROAD-PROF-GRID-MAJR
    • C-ROAD-PROF-GRID-MINR
    • C-ROAD-PROF-TICK (vertical line in the data band, separates EG and FG elevations)
    • C-ROAD-PROF-TTLB
    • C-ROAD-PROF-VIEW (profile title and vertical elevation labels on the sides) keep at transparency 0
  • Plan and Profile Layout Guidelines - 11×17
    • 1.5 inches from left viewport edge
    • 0.15 inches above bottom viewport edge
    • Layer G-ANNO-NPLT. Alignment plan and profile stations (10+00) with these guidelines.

Profile View Properties

How to change the Grid Y-Axis Major and Minor Tick Intervals

  • Select the profile view grid
  • Right click, select Edit Profile View Style…
  • Summary tab
    • Alternative is the Vertical Axes tab
      • Major tick details
        • Interval: 5.00'
      • Minor tick details
        • Interval: 1.00'
      • Profile Major Tick Intervals
  • Left Axis
    • Major Tick Interval 5.00' (for 1”=50')
    • Minor Tick Interval 1.00' (for 1“=50')
  • Right Axis
    • Major Tick Interval 5.00' (for 1”=50')
    • Minor Tick Interval 1.00' (for 1“=50')
  • Profile Major Tick Intervals

How to change the height of the profile view grid?

  • Select the profile view grid
  • Right click, select Profile View Properties…
  • Elevations tab
    • User specified height (if option is grayed out, then change minimum and maximum y values)
      • use 4-ft intervals
      • Height: 32.00' (for 1”=100')
      • Height: 16.00' (for 1“=50')
    • checked on Split profile view (this should already be checked on if you did CREATEMULTIPLEPROFILEVIEW
      • Manual
        • Adjusted Datum
  • Profile View Properties - Height

How do I change the vertical elevation labels on the sides of the profile view grid?

  • Select the profile view grid
  • Right click, select Profile View Properties
    • Elevations tab → Profile View Style
  • Vertical Axes tab
    • Left
    • Major tick details
      • Text height: 0.08
      • Text style: ArialNar08ptx01
    • Minor tick details
  • Profile View Style - Vertical Axes

How do I change the horizontal elevation labels and stations on the bottom of the profile view grid?

  • appears to be a bug, values won't change

How do I change the profile elevation labels in the data band?

  • Select the profile view grid
  • Right click, select Profile View Properties…
  • Bands tab
  • Style heading → Elevations and Stations (very small and difficult to see)
  • Band Details tab → Compose label… button (located on the middle right side)
    • General tab
      • Text Style: ArialNar07ptx01
    • Layout tab → Component name → EG Elevation → Text Height 0.07”
    • Profile EG Elevation Labels

How do I change the horizontal station labels on the bottom of the profile view grid?

  • Select the profile view grid
  • Right click, select Profile View Properties…
  • Bands tab
    • Select band style: Elevations and Stations → Add
  • Profile Data Band Style - Elevations and Stations (click Paper and Pencil button just to the right of Elevations and Stations)
    • Band Details tab
      • Labels and ticks section → Major Station
        • Compose label…
          • General tab
            • Text Style - ArialNar07ptx01
          • Layout tab
            • Text Height: 0.07“
            • Y Offset: -0.04” (distance between horizontal station values and bottom of profile view grid)
  • Profile Station Label
  • EG Profile Station Label

How do I display both EG and FG elevation labels on the profile

  • Select the profile view grid
  • Right click, select Profile View Properties…
  • Bands tab
    • scroll to the right
    • Profile1 - EG
    • Profile2 - FG
  • EG and FG Profile Station Label

Profile Labels

  • Right click on FG Profile Label → Edit Labels
    • Lines
    • Grade Breaks
      • Style heading - Station over Elevation (very small, difficult to see)
      • Edit (button with pencil)
      • Layout tab
        • Component name: Line
          • Fixed Length: 0.75“
        • Component name: PVIS
          • Text Height: 0.07”
          • Contents
            • PVI Station
            • STA <[PVI Station(Uft|FS|P0|RN|AP|Sn|TP|B2|EN|W0|OF)]>
              • Precision 1
        • Component name: PVIE
          • Text Height: 0.07“
          • Contents
            • ELEV <[PVI Elevation(Uft|P2|RN|AP|GC|UN|Sn|OF)]>
              • only need to type ELEV, auto text within <> is automatically generated
            • Precision 0.01 (need to click white arrow to copy into display window)
      • Profile Finish Grade - Grade Break Labels
    • Crest Curves
    • Sag Curves
  • Create custom text Vertical Grade Break (VGB) at end of line
    • Profile Finish Grade - Grade Break Labels - VGB

Profile View Style

Used to change the vertical exaggeration of a profile view grid

  • Select the profile view grid
  • Right click, select Edit Profile View Style…
  • Graph tab 1”=100'
    • Vertical scale: 1“=10'
    • Current horizontal scale: 100
    • Vertical exaggeration: 10
    • Custom scale: 10
  • Graph tab 1”=40'
    • Vertical scale: 1“ = 4' from the drop down list
    • Current horizontal scale: 40
    • Vertical exaggeration:

How do I remove the gap between the profile view grid and the profile band?

  • Select the profile view grid
  • Right click, select Edit Profile View Properties
  • Bands tab
    • Style - Elevations and Stations (very small, difficult to see)
    • Edit
    • Band Details tab
      • Band height: 0.6”
      • Text box width: 2.0“
      • Offset from band: 0.0
  • Profile Band Gap

How do I change the profile title?

  • Select the profile view grid
  • Right click, select Edit Profile View Styles…
  • Title Annotation tab
  • Text style: Arial12ptx01
    • Text height: 0.12”
  • Title content: S TIGER PROFILE
    • Parent Alignment
    • Profile View Start Station
    • Profile View End Station
    • Drawing Scale
    • Graph View Vertical Scale
  • Title position
    • x offset=0.0“
    • y offset=0.12”
  • Profile View - Graph View Title
  • Profile View - Graph View Title with Station and Scale

How do I change the vertical axes labels?

  • Select the profile view grid
  • Right click, select Edit Profile View Style…
  • Vertical Axes tab
  • Left - Major tick details
    • Tick Justification: Right
    • Text height: 0.07“
    • Text style: ArialNar07ptx01
    • X offset: -0.05
    • Y offset: 0.0
  • Right - Major tick details
    • Tick Justification: Left
    • Text height: 0.07”
    • Text style: ArialNar07ptx01
    • X offset: 0.05
    • Y offset: 0.0
  • Profile View Style - Vertical Axes

How do I change the existing center line alignment to a dashed and faded line on the profile view grid?

  • Should already be a dashed line, check LTSCALE = 30 (for 1“=100') and PSLTSCALE = 0 (appears I have to do for each viewport)
  • LAYER
    • C-ROAD-PROF (EG or existing)
      • Linetype - DASHED2 (default DASHED)
      • Transparency 70% (80% is too light and 50% is too dark)
    • C-ROAD-PROF-PROP (FG or proposed)
      • Linetype - continuous
      • Transparency 0%

Create Split Profile View

  • Step 0) have existing profile that needs to be split
  • Step 1) Create new Profile View Styles (left, center, right) to move the elevation labels
    • Toolspace → Settings → Profile View → Edit Feature Settings - Profile View
      • Default Profile View Styles
        • First View - assign left style
        • Full Grid
        • Intermediate View - assign center style
        • Last View - assign right style
        • Major Grids
        • Profile View
  • Step 2) Split profile view
    • Select the profile and right click → Profile View Properties
    • Elevations tab
    • check on Split profile view
    • Manual radio button
    • Add button (white plus on right side)
      • select horizontal x-axis location on the profile view grid
      • select minimum elevation y-axis
      • Profile View Properties - Split Profile View

Display Pipes in Profile

Pipe Crossings

  • Ellipse
    • Different vertical and horizontal scales
    • Existing Pipe (dashed linetype)
      • change LTSCALE on individual pipe, something like 0.1
    • 'PSE transparent command
      • select profile view
      • enter 1234 for station 12+34
      • elevation 1834.25
    • Minor Axis enter 5 if pipe diameter is 1' and vertical scale is 1”=5'
    • Major Axis enter 1 if pipe diameter is 1' and vertical scale is 1“=50' (still don't understand this)
  • Label in modelspace
    • Multileader Style Manager
      • mlsMTextArialNar07pt-anno set current
    • MLEADER
      • click pipe invert
      • EX 12” CMP CULVERT
      • Profile Pipe Crossing

Sheet Set Manager Tutorial

  • Tutorial Folder
  • Verify template exists
    • C:\Users\jjensen.CI\AppData\Local\Autodesk\C3D 2018\enu\Template\Plan Production\Civil 3D (Imperial) Plan and Profile.dwt
  • Open C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2018\C3D\Help\Civil Tutorials\Drawings\Plan Production-View Frames-Create.dwg

Sheet Set Manager (SSM)

  • Background
    • Automate page layouts and callouts
      • No need to manually control border information, page numbers, section/detail callouts or other marginally stuff that changes between sheets
    • View Frames
      • can move or rotate view frames but you cannot change the size of a view frame because the view frame is based on the size of the viewport it references (About View Frames and View Frame Groups for Plan Production)
      • “View frame groups are not dynamically associated with the sheet files that are created from them. Updating a view frame group, moving match lines, or moving view frames will not affect the sheet files. The same is true with the sheet files created from the view frame groups. Updating the sheet files has no impact on the view frame groups.
    • Create a Sheet Set folder
    • FIELD command
    • VIEW command
    • XREF command
  • Items Needed
  • Step 1 - make general drawing template (.dwt)
    • Template must have ATTDEF so I can INSERT FIELDs
    • SSM or Ctrl+4 or Home tab > Palettes drop down > Sheet Set Manager - to open the Sheet Set Manager
    • Application Menu > New > Sheet Set
    • C:\Users\jjensen.CI\AppData\Local\Autodesk\C3D 2018\enu\Template\Plan Production\Civil 3D (Imperial) Plan over Profile.dwt
    • OPTIONS > Files tab
      • Template Settings
        • Drawing Template File Location
        • Sheet Set Template File Location
  • Step 2 - Sheet Subsets (used to organize design project into categories)
    • Default
      • Grading Plans
      • Utility Plans
      • Roadway Plans and Profiles
      • Drainage
      • Sanitary and Sewer
    • Alternative
      • Title Sheet
      • Site Plans
      • Details
      • Working Files (do not publish sheets)
  • Step 3 - Page Setup
    • PAGESETUP
  • Step 4 - Import Layout as Sheet… (right click on layout tab)
  • Step 5 - Sheet Set Custom Properties
  • Step 6 - Save As (.dwt)
    • Sheet Set Template (.dst)
  • Step 8 - Create View Frames
    • Output > Create View Frames
    • Alignment > Align-10th-GIS
      • Description: 11/6/2017
    • Sheets > Plan and Profile
      • Plan and Profile - have templates saved by viewport scale
        • M:\dwg\COJ-PlanProfile-11x17x20-C3D.dwt
        • M:\dwg\COJ-PlanProfile-11x17scale30-C3D.dwt
        • M:\dwg\COJ-PlanProfile-11x17scale40-C3D.dwt (~ 500 ft alignment length per sheet)
    • View Frame Group (VFG) > align-10th-VFG
      • Name: VF-<[Next Counter(CP)]>
        • Starting number: 1 and Increment value: 1
    • Match Lines
      • Positioning
        • Check on - Snap station value to the nearest 25 feet
        • Check on - Allow additional distance for repositioning (increases view overlap) use 10 feet for 11×17 and 50 feet for 24×36
          • “Allow Additional Distance For Repositioning (Increases View Overlap): Because the location of match lines is calculated automatically, it is possible that after you might need to move the match line slightly. For example, in some cases match lines or match line labels may be obscuring data of interest. You can use this option to increase the margin by which you can move (reposition) match lines. Using this option will have a side-effect of increasing the overlay area of view frames. When this check box is selected, you can move the match lines in plan view by the distance specified with this option. This ensures that the match line remains within (between) the intersection of the two neighboring view frames. You should enable this option if you want to be able to move the match lines by a certain distance. Note that having this option enabled is useful if you need to force an overlap of view frames when, on a straight alignment, adjacent edges or sides of two view frames are at the same location, thereby not allowing enough room for labels.” (To Create View Frames for Plan/Profile Sheets)
      • Match Line Name: ML-<[Next Counter(CP)]>
        • Staring number: 1 and Increment value: 1
    • .dwt must have viewports already defined
    • Where do you set the scale (1”=20') of view frame group? Think this is defined in the template viewport scale
  • Step 9 - Create Sheets
    • Output > Create Sheets
      • View Frame Group and Layouts
        • View Frame Group = Align-10th-GIS-VFG
        • View frame range: All
        • Layout Creation: All the layouts in the current drawing
        • Choose the north arrow block to align in layouts: north-arrow-circle-coj
      • Sheet Set
        • Add to existing sheet set: R:\Projects\17000-10thSidewalk\PDF-SheetSet\10th-sheetset
      • Profile Views
      • Data References
  • Step 10 - Label Styles
    • Civil Left
    • Civil Right (use for matchlines and which one is displayed in the viewport)

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