Table of Contents

Civil 3D New Project Workflow

Landscape Architecture Workflow

  • Client Interview
  • Site Visit/Documentation
  • Base Plan/Topo - survey all existing features
  • Analysis/Inventor - existing issues and opportunities for improvement
  • Bubble Diagram - programming space
  • Concept Development - multiple ideas (good, better, best), identifies shape and materials
  • Master Plan - refining concept, dimensioned, specific, constructable, labeled
    • Landscape Plan
    • Irrigation Plan
    • Demolition Plan
  • Construction Documents - specifications, details, cost estimate
  • Site Overview - inspections, project management

Civil Project Directory Naming Convention

Civil Design Typical Project Files - City of Jerome

  1. Project Manual
    1. Word doc gives scope of work/work plan – corporate memory on the project, objectives/purpose, deliverables, milestones, team members
    2. Policies and Procedures
  2. Admin Office
    1. Budget, Engineering cost estimates
    2. Invoices, billings, disbursement requests
    3. Memos, meeting minutes, emails
    4. Correspondence and Transmittals
    5. Owner/Client/Funding Agency, in-house review
    6. Public meetings/City Council Presentations
  3. Planning and Zoning
    1. Development requirements (e.g. notice of final action)
  4. Grant Applications/Finance
    1. TAP, LHTAC, DEQ
  5. Research/Standards/References
    1. MUTCD, ISPWC, ITD, 10 State Standards (water & sewer)
  6. Project Management
    1. List of tasks
    2. Gantt Chart, Microsoft Project
    3. Schedule
  7. Survey
    1. Site/Field visit photos
    2. points file
    3. topo/linework
    4. Boundary, ROW, legal descriptions, horizontal control plan
    5. Call before you dig
    6. external data in raw/unedited form
  8. GIS
    1. Shapefiles, aerial photos, TIN, exhibits & maps
    2. external data in raw/unedited form
  9. CAD (drafting)
    1. Sheet sets created by Civil 3D
    2. blocks, templates, hatches, plotstyles, AutoLISP/VisualLISP programs
    3. External References/Published Datasets/Data Shortcuts/Background DWGs/Base DWGs
      1. x-parcel
      2. x-parcel-labels
      3. x-scl
      4. ds-tin
      5. ds-align
  10. Civil (Civil/Municipal Design)
    1. Grading plan, site plan, plan and profile, details, cover sheet
    2. Design Revisions/Milestones - work in progress, archive/copy the different DWG iterations of the project (e.g. 50% complete)
      1. Current version
    3. PDF - stamped plans, submittals
  11. Consultant
    1. Architect - site plan, floor plan
    2. Landscape Architect - irrigation, tree planting, details
    3. Surveyors
    4. Electrical Engineer
  12. Engineering Studies and Calculations
    1. Traffic Study
      1. Capacity, ESAL, Safety, Warrants
      2. Traffic Count Data
      3. Trip Generation
    2. Drainage Studies - hydrology & hydraulics
    3. Geotech Report
    4. Water & Wastewater - studies & models
  13. Utilities
    1. Coordinate project with Idaho Power, Intermountain Gas, etc. drawing markups/redlines
  14. Bid
    1. Bid Package (specs, drawings, addendum)
      1. Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC)
    2. Estimated quantities - ITD published bid results
    3. Bid Advertisement - Plan Holders (need to notify if any updates to Bid docs)
    4. Pre-bid meeting
    5. Bid Opening
    6. Bid tabulation/comparison of results
    7. Contract approval by City Council
    8. Bid Notice of Award
  15. Construction
    1. Permits (DEQ, Building)
    2. Testing - QA/QC
    3. Pay request, change orders
    4. Request-For-Information (RFIs) and Submittals
    5. Meeting Minutes
    6. Inspection Diaries
    7. Photos (naming convention Year-Month-Day 2017-07-04 for 4 July 2017)
    8. Progress Reports
    9. Punch Lists
    10. As-built/Record Drawings/Conformed set of drawings

Project Folder Structure - City of Jerome

  • Figure 1-0 Project Folder Structure
  • Docs-Office
  • DWG-XREF
    • Contains base/background drawings
      • x-aerial
      • x-parcel
      • x-parcel-labels
      • x-sewer-lines
      • x-sewer-lines-labels
      • x-sewer-manholes
      • x-sewer-manholes-labels
      • x-scl
      • x-scl-labels
      • x-topo
      • x-water-lines
      • x-water-lines-labels
    • Contains Datashortcut drawings
      • ds-surface
      • ds-align

Project Folder Structure Template

  • Figure 1-0 Project Folder Structure
  • “…identify the project folder so that files can be shared with all users. The next level of subfolders could consist of names identifying the progression of the project files according to their development phase.” (National CAD Standard - V6: Uniform Drawing System - Module 1 - Drawing Set Organization)
    • 1PREDES - programming and predesign phase
    • 2SCHEM - schematic design and concept phase
    • 3DESDEV - design and development phase
    • 4CONDOC - construction document phase
    • 5CONTRAC - constract submittal phase
    • 6RECORD - record document phase
    • 7FACMAN - facility management phase
  • Parent Folder Name
  • Project Folder Name (e.g. 17005-NorthPark)
    • Docs-Applications-Grants
      • ITD Grants
    • Docs-Bid
    • Docs-Construction
    • Docs-Office
      • General office related policies, procedures, forms, etc.
      • 01-ProjectManual (move this to the project directory so it's easy to find)
      • Correspondence with Architect, Contractor, Reviewing Agency, Owner, and so on
    • Docs-Geotech (soils report)
    • Docs-Planning
    • Docs-Research
      • contains scans of other projects that are related
      • pictures from site visit
      • referenced standard drawings and specifications
    • DWG-Architect
    • DWG-Blocks
      • set working folder to S:\Projects
      • set datashortcuts folder to S:\Projects\17000-NorthTiger
    • DWG-Electrical
    • DWG-Engineering
    • DWG-Landscape
    • DWG-Survey-ROW
    • DWG-Survey-Topo
      • field survey data, pictures, topo
      • Utility coordination?
    • DWG-XREF
      • this could be the place to publish final drawings. Advantage is easily see the latest dwg and won't get confused with “work in progress” (WIP) drawings that might exist is DWG-Survey-Topo. Also GIS files shouldn't be saved in DWG-Survey-Topo, makes more sense to put in DWG-XREF
      • Which makes more sense?
        • DWG-XREF\x-topo.dwg
        • DWG-Survey-Topo\x-topo.dwg
    • GIS
      • Assessor Parcels/Lots
      • Aerial Photo (aerial2016.tif)
      • watermains.shp
      • streets.shp
      • sewer-mh.shp
      • Drawing Set Organization
        • Cover Sheet
          • G-001
        • G-General
          • G-002 General Notes
          • G-003 Site Key Plan
        • V-Survey/Mapping
          • V-01 Horizontal Control
            • OWNERSHIP MAP - Reference ownership and deeds
            • Basis of Bearing, Benchmark, existing monuments
            • Figure 1-0 Ownership Map - 8th and Lincoln to Date and Main, City of Jerome ID
        • B-Geotechnical
        • CD-Civil DemolItion
        • C-Civil (Sheet Index)
          • C-04 Overall/Sheet Index Plan
          • C-05 Plan and Profile (1 of 5)
          • C-06 Plan and Profile (2 of 5)
          • C-07 Plan and Profile (3 of 5)
          • C-08 Plan and Profile (4 of 5)
          • C-09 Plan and Profile (5 of 5)
          • C-10 Pavement Markings and Street Light Plan (1 of 3)
          • C-11 Pavement Markings and Street Light Plan (2 of 3)
          • C-12 Pavement Markings and Street Light Plan (3 of 3)
          • C-13 Landscape and Irrigation Plan (1 of 3)
          • C-14 Landscape and Irrigation Plan (2 of 3)
          • C-15 Landscape and Irrigation Plan (3 of 3)
          • C-16 Details (1 of 3)
          • C-17 Details (2 of 3)
          • C-18 Details (3 of 3)
        • L-Landscape (see LandFX Drawing Naming Conventions and Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards, p. 209 for small projects)
          • L0-00 Cover Sheet (might be general sheet)
          • L0-01 Site Hardscape reference plan
          • L0-02 Site Softscape reference plan
          • L0-03 Site Key Plan
          • L0-04 General Information Sheet
          • L0-04-?? Concept Plan
            • Green - Play Field/Grass Sports/Game Areas
            • Dark Green - Shade Area/Trees
            • Orange - Ornamental/Curb Appeal
            • Red - Picnic/Eating Area/Gathering Area/Congregate/Socialize
            • Brown - Restroom/Bathroom
            • Light Brown - Path/Entrance
            • Blue - Water Play/Splash Pad
            • Cyan - Play Area age <3, enclosed with only one entrance/exit, seating for adults
            • Pink - Play Area teenage
            • Gray - Monument/Statue/Plaque/Signage
            • Yellow - Path, dashed line
          • L1-xx Plant Protection and Removal Plan
          • L2-xx Site Demolition Plan (may be completed by civil engineer)
          • L3-xx Site Materials Plan
          • L4-xx Site Layout Plan
          • L5-xx Site Grading and Drainage Plan (may be completed by civil engineer)
          • L6-xx Site Lighting Plan (may be completed by electrical engineer or lighting designer)
          • L7-xx Composite Sections
          • L7-xx Site Details (includes sections, elevations, 3D drawings, and detail-related enlargement plans)
          • L8-xx Tree Planting Plan
          • L9-xx Shrub and Groundcover Planting Plan
          • L10-xx Site Soils Plan
          • L11-xx Planting Details
          • see Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards, Publisher Wiley, p. 209
          • Sub Consultant Drawings
            • C-xx Civil Plans and Details
            • E-xx Site Lighting and Electrical Plans and Details
            • M-xx Site Mechanical Plans and Details
            • WF-xx Water Feature Design and Engineering Plans and Details
            • SP-xx Swimming Pool Design and Engineering Plans and Details
            • A-xx Architectural Plans and Details
            • S-xx Structural Plans and Details
        • S-Structural
        • A-Architectural
        • I-Interiors
        • Q-Equipment
        • F-Fire Protection
        • P-Plumbing
        • M-Mechanical
        • E-Electrical
        • T-Telecommunications
        • X-Other Disciplines
          • Layer names starting with X imply External Reference (Xref)
          • X-topo
          • X-aerial
          • X-align
          • X-grade (contours and structures)
          • X-util
          • X-lscape
        • Z-Contractor/Shop Drawings
        • O-Operations
        • see The Architect's Guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard, p. 14
    • PDF-Submittals (bold require signatures)
      • 50%
        • In house - Water, Sewer, Planning, Fire, Admin, Jerome Recreation District, Urban Renewal Agency (URA)
        • Agencies - Jerome Highway District, Idaho Power, ITD, Northside Canal Company, Intermountain Gas
        • Communications - Century Link, Cable One, PMT, Quest
      • 100%/FINAL
  • References

Project Directory Structure - Review

City of Jerome Idaho - North Park Landscape Design

Project Setup

Template - LineTypes

  • File Explorer
    • copy M:\dwg\shapes\eop-hatch.shp to C:\Users\jjensen.CI\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\C3D 2018\enu\Support\
    • copy M:\dwg\shapes\eop-hatch.shx to C:\Users\jjensen.CI\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\C3D 2018\enu\Support\
    • copy M:\dwg\civil-coj.lin to C:\Users\jjensen.CI\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\C3D 2018\enu\Support\civil-coj.lin
      • Bad definition of EOP-HATCH at line 50 of file C:\Users\jjensen.CI\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\C3D 2018\enu\Support\civil-coj.lin (this will happen if you don't copy the .shx and .shp fonts)
  • open Layer Manager
    • Select Linetype > Load…
    • File… > civil-coj.lin

Jerome Skate Park

GIS

  • Civil 3D
    • Save as DWG-Engineering\siteplan.dwg
    • Layer V-GIS-XREF (create and make current)
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS - Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
      • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • LAYER V-XREF-LOTS
    • XREF DWG-Survey\xref-lots.dwg
      • Path type: Relative path
      • Reference Type: Overlay
    • LAYER V-XREF-WATR
    • XREF DWG-Survey\xref-water.dwg
      • Path type: Relative path
      • Reference Type: Overlay

Text Modelspace vs PaperSpace

  • Fixed Modelspace Text Size
    • example ONLY pavement marking
    • text STYLE standard
  • Fixed Paperspace Text Size
    • example dimensions, want 8 pt text size, no mater what the viewport scale is
    • text STYLE annotative

XREF Attach Nested

  • S:\Projects\xref-master\x-base.dwg
  • S:\Projects\xref-master\x-base-img.dwg
  • References
      • “When you attach an xref, the names of its blocks, dimension styles, layers, linetypes, and text styles are differentiated from those in the current drawing.”
      • “Layer Properties Manager, the xref-dependent named object that is a layer named STEEL in a referenced drawing called stair.dwg is listed as STAIR|STEEL.
        • To avoid this, I put everything on Layer 0, but what happens to text styles? Try using XBIND
        • AutoCAD 2018 Help - XBIND
        • “Keep the names of layers, dimensioning styles, text styles, and other named elements in your drawing separated from those in referenced drawings.”
          • xAerialNar08pt-anno
          • refAerialNar08pt-anno

Project Boundary

  • Recommend minimum 400 ft width for corridor projects because issue getting parcels and parcel labels to show up in plan and profile
  • Purpose
    • Create a boundary for a TIN surface
    • Create a CLIP boundary for Aerial photos
    • Create a CLIP boundary for external references (Jerome TIN)
  • LAYER 0
  • RECTANGLE
  • WBLOCK
    • DWG-XREF\x-bndy.dwg
    • (old) DWG-Survey-Topo\xref-boundary.dwg

Aerial Photos

old stuff

  • Copy \\jeromefs01\GIS\jerome\aerials\2016\Vector Data\160007_Jerome_flightindex.dwg to S:\Projects\ProjectFolderStructure\DWG-Survey\BackgroundDWGs\xref-aerial-index.dwg
  • Naming Convention EWNS.tif
    • First two digits are East of Prime Meridian
    • Last two digits are North of Baseline
    • Main and Lincoln NE - 1322.tif
    • Main and Lincoln NW - 1222
    • Main and Lincoln SW - 1221
    • Main and Lincoln SE - 1321
  • File Explorer - copy \\jeromefs01\GIS\jerome\aerials\2016\Raster Data\Orthos\1318.tif, .tfw, .xml to S:\Projects\CountryAutoFireHydrant\GIS\
  • New drawing based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt”
    • AutoCAD Civil 3D DWG-engineering\siteplan-C3D.dwg based on DWG-Blocks\COJ-CoverSheet-11×17-C3D.dwt
  • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS ID83-CF
  • SAVE AS DWG-XREF\x-aerial.dwg
  • LAYER 0
    • (skip) LAYER V-GIS-AERIAL
      • Transparent 60
  • MAPIINSERT GIS\1318.tif
    • Correlation Source: World File
    • Insertion Point should be x ~ 1,5000,000 and y ~ 385,000
    • Units: Feet
    • repeat for each titled image
  • (skip) FADE 60%
    • use layer transparency instead
  • (skip) LAYER V-GIS-AERIAL-CLIP, color 211, No Plot, current layer
  • RECTANGLE - draw around area of interest
  • IMAGECLIP
    • select image to clip (can only clip one image at a time)
    • New boundary
    • Select polyline
    • repeat for any other titled images
  • IMAGEFRAME 0 to turn off
    • 2 = image frame visible but will not plot
    • system variable, you can control the visibility of the clipping boundary
    • I don't know how this works XREFs
  • WBLOCK entire drawing
    • DWG-Survey-Topo\xref-aerial-cur.dwg (cur = Current or Latest version)
    • removes all unused layers, preserves ID83-CF coordinate system
  • DWG-Engineering\siteplan-cur.dwg
  • LAYER V-GIS-AERIAL, current, fade 60%
    • (skip) MAPIINSERT
  • XREF
    • xref-aerial-cur.dwg
  • DISPLAY ORDER Send to Back
  • LAYER manager (will hide all xref layers such as “xref-aerial|1223”)
    • Filters, click “All non-Xref Layers”

Bing Aerial Photos

Bing Aerial and Local Coordinates

Contours - 2D Polylines with Elevation

  • Problems
    • 2D polylines have Elevation value of 0, so unable to label contours
    • 3D polylines do NOT support linetypes, so can't make dashed. Can label using Line and Curve with the General Z segments either start or end
    • Workaround is to use both
  • COPY \\jeromefs01\gis\jerome\aerials\2016\Vector Data\160007_Jerome_2D.dwg to S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\3-GIS\160007_Jerome_2D.dwg
  • Civil 3D Open 160007_Jerome_2D.dwg
  • LAYER XREF color red lineweight 1.0 mm
  • XREF x-bndy.dwg
  • WBLOCK
    • window crossing select everything in boundary
    • S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\5-CAD\xref\xref-contours.dwg
    • Insert units: Feet
  • Civil 3D New Drawing based on _AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt
  • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS
    • USA, Idaho, NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot, ID83-CF
  • SAVE AS S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\5-CAD\xref\xref-contours2d.dwg
  • XREF
    • xref-contours.dwg
    • BIND → x Insert
  • EXPLODE
    • Contour layers
      • TOPO_CONT_INTER_LIN - intermediate contour
      • TOPO_CONT_INTER_DEP_LIN - depression intermediate contour
      • TOPO_CONT_INDEX_LIN - index contour
      • TOPO_CONT_INDEX_DEP_LIN - depression index contour
  • LAYER
    • V-GIS-TOPO-MINR, color 9 (light gray), linetype DASHED, lineweight default, transparency 50
    • V-GIS-TOPO-MAJR, color 8 (med gray), linetype DASHED, lineweight 0.3, transparency 30

Display Contours

  • OPEN x-contours.dwg
  • QSELECT color 8 (C-TOPO-MAJR)
  • WBLOCK
    • Base point keep at 0,0,0
    • Objects → Retain from QSELECT above
    • S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\5-CAD\xref\x-18002-cont-majr
    • Insert units: Feet
    • Include AutoCAD Map info
  • Open S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\6-Civil\civil.dwg
  • LAYER C-TOPO-MAJR
    • color 8 (default is 9)
    • Linetype DASHED2
      • need to make linetype DASHED4 (0.25x)
    • Lineweight 0.30mm
    • Transparency 60
    • make Current
  • LAYER C-TOPO-MINR
    • color 9 (default is 8)
    • Linetype DASHED2
    • Lineweight default
    • Transparency 70
  • XREF

TIN Surface

  • Background
    • Jerome TIN surface is 3D polylines, bring these in as breaklines in the surface definition
    • Extract out the portion of the surface of interest using 1) window select and 2) WBLOCK
  • copy \\jeromefs01\GIS\jerome\aerials\2016\Vector Data\160007_Jerome_TIN.dwg to R:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\3-GIS
  • Open DWG-Survey\BackgroundDWGs\160007_Jerome_TIN.dwg
  • XREF DWG-XREF\x-bndy.dwg
  • Window select area of interest (zoom into one corner to start the marque window select with clicking the TIN or XREF)
  • detach XREF
  • WBLOCK
  • close DWG-Survey\BackgroundDWGs\160007_Jerome_TIN.dwg (don't save)
  • Open DWG-Survey\BackgroundDWGs\xref-tin-GIS.dwg
    • Move everything to Layer 0
    • Delete other Layers
  • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS > ID83-CF
  • Save
  • Close DWG-Survey\BackgroundDWGs\xref-tin-GIS.dwg (remember no Civil 3D styles in this drawing)
  • New drawing based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt”
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS > ID83-CF
  • LAYER V-GIS-TOPO-BREAKLINES
  • XREF
  • EXPLODE (takes a 1-3 minutes, depending upon size of TIN clip)
  • SAVE AS DWG-XREF\ds-tin-eg.dwg
  • TOOLSPACE
  • Create Surface
    • Name: EG
    • Description: Jerome TIN 3D polylines
    • Style: Contours 1' and 5' (Background)
  • Add breaklines
    • EG > Definition > Breaklines > right click Add
    • Description: Jerome3Dpolylines
    • Type: Standard
    • Breaklines - add all the 3D polylines using Window Select
    • Doesn't allow you to select XREF
  • Edit Civil 3D Style
    • C-TOPO-MINR change color to 9 (default 8 medium gray)
    • C-TOPO-MAJR change color to 8 (default 9 light gray)
  • Save DWG-XREF\ds-tin-eg.dwg
  • Datashortcuts
    • 1-Set Working Folder - R:\Projects\17000-10thSidewalk
    • 2-New Data Shortcuts Project Folder - DWG-DataShortcuts (or)
    • 2-Set Data Shortcut Folder - DWG-DataShortcuts
    • 3-Create Data Shortcuts - check on EG
    • 4-Create Reference - DWG-Engineering\CivilDesign\civil.dwg
  • Save DWG-XREF\ds-tin-eg.dwg

TIN Surface - Labels

  • Open DWG-Survey-Topo\xref-tin-cur.dwg
  • STYLE ArialNar08pt-anno
  • Toolspace > Settings tab
    • Copy Styles
      • Surface > Label Styles > Contour > Existing Major Labels copy to COJ-Existing Major Labels
      • Surface > Label Styles > Contour > Existing Minor Labels copy to COJ-Existing Minor Labels
    • Surface > Label Styles > Contour > COJ-Existing Major Labels > Edit
      • General tab
        • Text Style: ArialNar08pt-anno
      • Layout tab
        • Text Contents (click to reveal … button) - Format tab
          • highlight text on right, click B for Bold on bottom left corner, OK
        • Text Contents - Properties tab
          • Properties drop down - Surface Elevation
          • Property - Surface Elevation: Precision 1
          • Select text on right
          • click white right arrow
        • Text Height 0.08”
        • Apply, OK
    • Surface > Label Styles > Contour > COJ-Existing Minor Labels > Edit
      • General tab
        • Text Style: ArialNar08pt-anno
      • Layout tab
        • Text Contents (click to reveal … button) - Properties tab
          • Properties drop down list, select Surface Elevation
          • Property - Surface Elevation: Precision 1
          • highlight text on right
          • click white right arrow
        • Text Height 0.0800“
        • Apply → OK
  • Annotate → Add Labels → Surface → Contour - Multiple
    • Draw line across contours
  • Properties
    • Display Contour Label Line - False
    • Surface Contour Label Style Major: COJ-Existing Major Labels
    • Surface Contour Label Style Minor: COJ-Existing Minor Labels
  • Freeze layer V-GIS-TOPO-BREAKLINES
  • open DWG-Engineering\CivilDesign\civil.dwg
    • XREF DWG-XREF\ds-tin-eg.dwg
    • So it looks like we have two contours, 1) DataShortcut surface and 2) XREF ds-tin-eg.dwg, so the question is does DataShortcut preserve contour labels?
    • (?) Freeze layer xref-tin-cur|V-TOPO-BREAKLINES

XCLIP - Doesn't Work

  • New drawing based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt”
  • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS ID83-CF
  • LAYER anything different color than TIN, make it current layer
  • XREF - Jerome-TIN.dwg (goes really slow)
  • XREF - attach project boundary (say from Aerial photo clip xref-aerial-cur.dwg)
  • XCLIP
    • Problem - not a real clip but a mask so the if you EXPLODE or WBLOCK get the entire dataset
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
  • XREF detach xref-aerial-cur.dwg
  • (skip) WBLOCK
    • Source - Entire drawing (doesn't work with XREF, still attached xref in the output WBLOCK)
    • DWG-Survey-Topo\xref-tin-cur.dwg
    • Yes - Include AutoCAD Map information in the export
  • XREF bind insert (moves very slow, AutoCAD unresponsive, takes 30 min or longer)
  • (skip) EXPLODE (moves very slow, AutoCAD unresponsive, takes 1 hour or longer)
    • BURST is used instead of EXPLODE if you want to retain the Block attributes
  • SELECT all objects
  • WBLOCK
    • Source - Objects
    • Base point 0,0,0
    • Objects > Retain
    • Destination - File name and path: DWG-Survey-Topo\TIN-GIS-C3D.dwg
    • Feet
  • Open TIN-GIS-C3D.dwg
    • LAYER 0
    • SAVE
  • Civil 3D New based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt”
  • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS
    • USA, Idaho - NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot, ID83-CF
  • Save As DWG-Survey-Topo\TIN-GIS.dwg
  • LAYER V-TOPO-BREAKLINES
  • XREF attach TIN-GIS-C3D.dwg
    • Bind > Insert
  • EXPLODE
  • Create Surface
    • Name: EG
    • Description: Jerome TIN 3D polylines
    • Style: Contours 1' and 5' (Background)
  • Add breaklines
    • EG > Definition > Breaklines > right click Add
    • Description: Jerome3Dpolylines
    • Breaklines - add all the 3D polylines
    • Doesn't allow you to select XREF
  • Save As DWG-Survey-Topo\xref-tin.dwg
  • Datashortcuts
    • 1-Set Working Folder - R:\Projects\17000-10thSidewalk
    • 2-New Data Shortcuts Project Folder - DWG-DataShortcuts
    • 3-Create Data Shortcuts - check on EG
    • 4-Create Reference - DWG-Engineering\siteplan.dwg

Assessor Parcel Lots

  • (optional) GIS stuff
  • Civil 3D - new based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt” (don't use this based on inches AutoCAD Template\acad.dwt)
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS - Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
      • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • Layers use Layer 0
      • You can also control the fade display of the DWG xref. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage for all DWG xrefs.
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\lots\xref-lots.dwg
  • Civil 3D
    • LAYER 0 (skip V-GIS-LOTS)
    • MAPIMPORT GIS\lots.shp
    • ZOOM EXTENT
    • (optional) POLYDISPLAY Edges only
    • REGEN
    • SAVE
    • Close
  • Create clean xref (only layer 0)
    • Open DWG-Survey\BackgroundDWGs\xref-lots-C3D.dwg
    • WBLOCK
      • Select only the parcels of interest
      • S:\Projects\xref-master\x-parcel.dwg
      • Insert units: Feet
    • Don't use the acad.dwt as it uses units of inches instead of the acad-c3d.dwt which uses units of feet. Unknown how to fix the scaling problem so just avoid acad.dwt in Civil 3D.

Assessor Parcel Labels

  • Background Assessor Data
    • Parcel Number example: RP08S17E202426A
      • RP = real property?
      • 08S = Township 08 South
      • 17E = Range 17 East
      • 20 = Section 20
      • 2426 = number displayed on Assessor Parcel maps
      • A = original or parent, if divided gets assigned B ???
    • Multiline Text
      • 1st Line: ADD_NO (Street Number)
      • 2nd Line: PROP_ID (Parcel Number)
      • 3rd Line: OwnerName
  • How do view stacked text in AutoCAD Map?
      • Select Parcels within area of interest
      • Export to GIS\lots-extr.shp
    • Label Features (TOC > right click lots > check on Label Features)
    • Label Features - modify the text string
      • TOC > right click lots > Properties…
      • Labels tab
      • Label Expression (copy and paste the following)
    • right click select lots > Data > Export Data > All features In View Extent
    • Use Data Frame coordinate system
      • Output: S:\Projects\17000-NorthPark\GIS\lots-extr.shp
  • Civil 3D - new based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt” (don't use this based on inches AutoCAD Template\acad.dwt)
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS - Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
      • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • Layers use Layer 0
      • You can also control the fade display of the DWG xref. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage for all DWG xrefs.
    • Save As S:\Projects\gisdata\lots\xref-lots-labels.dwg
  • Map 3D - label features
    • MAPWSPACE On
    • Display Manager tab > Data > Connect to Data…
      • Add SHP Connection
        • Connection name: SHPparcels
        • Source file or folder: (click SHP button) GIS\lots-extr.shp
        • Connect button
        • Add to Map button
        • close Data Connect
    • Display Manager tab
      • select lots (so it becomes highlighted)
      • Style button above it
        • Feature Label (click … button to the right of None)
        • Size context: Map
        • Unit: Feet
        • Add Label
        • Unit: Feet (seems it gets changed to inches)
        • MTEXT
        • Arial Narrow, 3.2 (8 pt x 1”=40' scale), text color yellow (white plots white)
          • use 6 pt font size instead when plotting on 11×17
        • Text content: Use Expression from the drop down list
        • Advanced (repeat-using this or fixed location)
        • Apply button
        • close Style Editor
      • LAYER 0 (not V-GIS-PARCEL-ANNO)
      • MAPLABEL2ANN
        • Convert labels to: MTEXT
        • Select a source feature layer: lots-extr
        • Select the target: 0 (skip V-GIS-PARCEL-ANNO)
        • Selection scope: All existing labels from the selected feature layer
    • Change Labels from color ByBlock to ByLayer
      • Not sure what is going on, so double check all annotation labels are color ByLayer so the .ctb file works to fade/screen the text
    • Turn off (issues with lines and mtext disappearing when only the map features should be turned off)
    • WBLOCK
      • Base point (keep default 0,0,0)
      • Objects - select objects
      • File name and path: S:\Projects\xref-master\x-parcel-labels.dwg
      • Insert units: Feet
      • Yes - Include AutoCAD Map information in the export?
    • CLOSE
    • Open DWG-XREF\x-parcel-labels.dwg
      • LAYER 0
        • move all annotation labels to layer 0
        • Delete V-GIS-PARCEL-ANNO layer
      • STYLE ArialNar08pt-anno
      • Select all
      • change textstyle to ArialNar08pt-anno
      • Annotation Scale
        • 1“ = 20'
        • 1” = 30'
        • 1“ = 40'
        • 1” = 50'
        • 1“ = 100'
        • 1” = 200'
      • QSAVE
  • Jonathan Hearn with COJ does the line locate for sewer mains (not laterals), water, city owned fiber & power, and storm drain

Building Footprint

  • Not really a good layer showing all business names but best we got
  • Current Workflow
    • Add parcel lots layer
    • Go to the field and write down business names
    • Edit business boundary in AutoCAD (merge parcels)
  • ArcMap select city_blgs.shp Data > Export Data > All features In View Extent
    • Use Data Frame coordinate system
    • Output: S:\Projects\17000-NorthPark\GIS\city-blgs-extr.shp
  • Civil 3D - new based on acad.dwt
    • Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
    • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • SAVE AS DWG-Survey\xref-city-blgs.dwg
  • Civil 3D
    • skip - LAYER V-GIS-BLDG-FOOT
    • MAPIMPORT GIS\city-blgs-extr.shp
      • Drawing Layer - 0
      • Data - Create object data
      • Import polygons as closed polylines
    • ZOOM EXTENT
    • SAVE DWG-Survey\xref-city-blgs.dwg
    • Close
  • Civil 3D - XREF into siteplan.dwg
    • create Layer V-GIS-CITY-BLGS and make current
    • XREF
      • Reference Type - Overlay

Communications

  • phone - CenturyLink
    • Tenille Sorenson, tenille.sorenson@centurylink.com, 208-921-1317
  • cable - CableOne
    • Jeff Schamber, 208-434-7387, cell 208-430-1333, jschamber@pmt.coop
  • ArcMap select CenturyLinkFiber Data > Export Data > All features In View Extent
  • Civil 3D - new based on acad.dwt
    • Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
    • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • MAPIMPORT FiberOpticPMT_extr.shp
    • Layers use Layer 0
      • You can also control the fade display of the DWG xref. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage for all DWG xrefs.
    • TEXTSTYLE ArialNar08ptx40-anno
    • MTEXT “CENTURY LINK FIBER”
    • Linetype by Object - DASHED2
    • Save As GIS\communications\xref-comm-century.dwg

Fire Hydrants

  • ArcMap select Hydrant Data > Export Data > All features In View Extent
  • Civil 3D - new based on acad.dwt
    • Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
    • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • INSERT Existing Hyd block
    • MAPIMPORT hydrants_extr.shp
      • Layers use Layer 0
        • You can also control the fade display of the DWG xref. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage for all DWG xrefs.
      • Use “Existing Hyd” block instead of ACAD Points
    • Change scale of Blocks to 200
    • Save As GIS\firehydrants\xref-hydrants.dwg

North Side Canal Company

  • Alan W. Hansten, PE, Manager, 208-329-9485 (mobile), ahansten@cableone.net

Idaho Power

Parks

Irrigation

Sewer Lines

  • Civil 3D - new based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt” (don't use this based on inches AutoCAD Template\acad.dwt)
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS - Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
      • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • Layers use Layer 0
      • You can also control the fade display of the DWG xref. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage for all DWG xrefs.
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\sewer\xref-sewerlines.dwg
  • Civil 3D
    • LAYER 0 (skip V-GIS-SEWER-ANNO)
    • MAPIMPORT
      • select S:\Projects\gisdata\sewer\sewerlines.shp
      • Drawing Layer - 0 (skip V-GIS-SEWR)
      • Input Coordinate System - ID83-CF
      • Data - Create object data > Select Fields (default all fields selected)
    • ZOOM EXTENT
    • QSave S:\Projects\xref-master\sewer\xref-sewerlines.dwg
    • WBLOCK
      • Base point (keep default 0,0,0)
      • Objects - select objects
      • File name and path: xref-master\x-sewerline.dwg
      • Insert units: Feet
      • Yes - Include AutoCAD Map information in the export?
    • Open xref-master\x-sewerline.dwg
    • STYLE (if you don't do this, will get error loading linetype below)
      • NCS, Arial, non-annotative, 0 height and width factor 1.0

Sewer Line Labels

    • Add Data S:\Projects\gisdata\sewer\sewerlines.shp
    • Label Features (TOC > right click SewerLines > check on Label Features)
    • Label Features - modify the text string
      • TOC > right click SewerLines > Properties…
      • Labels tab
      • Label Expression (copy and paste the following)
        • [SIZE_IN] & “-IN SEWER MAT-” & [MATERIAL] & “ SLOPE ” & [SLOPE_PER] & “%”
        • zoom in ArcMap to review labels
    • Open Attribute Table (TOC > right click SewerLines > Properties…)
      • Add Field, CADanno, Text, 80 length
      • Add Field, AnnoSS, Text, 5 length
        • Field Calculator “SS”
      • Add Field, AnnoSizeSS, Text, 10 length
        • Field Calculation [SIZE_IN] & “-IN SS”
      • Add Field, AnnoFull, Text, 80 length
        • Field Calculator
          • [SIZE_IN] & “-IN SEWER MAT-” & [MATERIAL] & “ SLOPE ” & [SLOPE_PER] & “%”
      • MATERIAL
        • blank
        • C-900
        • CONCRETE
        • HDPE
        • SDR-35
        • Unk
        • V C
      • SIZE_IN
        • 0
        • 4
        • 6
        • 8
        • 10
        • 12
        • 14
        • 15
        • 16
        • 18
        • 24
    • right click select SewerLines > Data > Export Data > All features In View Extent
    • Use Data Frame coordinate system
      • Output: S:\Projects\17000-NorthPark\GIS\sewer_extr.shp
  • Civil 3D - new based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt” (don't use this based on inches AutoCAD Template\acad.dwt)
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS - Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
      • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • Layers use Layer 0
      • You can also control the fade display of the DWG xref. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage for all DWG xrefs.
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\sewer\xref-sewerlines-anno-ss.dwg
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\sewer\xref-sewerlines-anno-sizess.dwg
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\sewer\xref-sewerlines-anno-full.dwg
  • Map 3D - label features
    • MAPWSPACE On
    • Display Manager tab > Data > Connect to Data…
      • Add SHP Connection
        • Connection name: SHPsewerlines
        • Source file or folder: (click SHP button) S:\Projects\gisdata\sewer\SewerLines.shp
        • Connect button
        • Add to Map
        • close Data Connect
    • Display Manager tab
      • select SewerLines (so it becomes highlighted)
      • Style button above it
        • Feature Label (click … button to the right of None)
        • Size context: Map
        • Unit: Feet
        • Add Label
        • Unit: Feet (seems it gets changed to inches)
        • MTEXT
        • Arial Narrow, 3.2 (8 pt x 1“=40' scale), text color yellow (white plots white)
        • Text content: CADanno or AnnoSS or AnnoSizeSS or AnnoFull
        • Advanced (repeat-using this or fixed location)
        • Apply button
        • close Style Editor
      • LAYER V-GIS-SEWR-ANNO
      • MAPLABEL2ANN
        • Convert labels to: MTEXT
        • Select a source feature layer: SewerLines
        • Select the target: 0 (V-GIS-SEWR-ANNO)
        • Selection scope: All existing labels from the selected feature layer
    • Turn off (issues with lines and mtext disappearing when only the map features should be turned off)
    • SELECT SIMILAR all sewer line annotation/text
    • WBLOCK
      • Base point (keep default 0,0,0)
      • Objects - select objects
      • File name and path: xref-master\x-sewerlines-anno-ss.dwg
      • Insert units: Feet
      • Yes - Include AutoCAD Map information in the export?
    • CLOSE
    • Open DWG-XREF\x-sewerline-anno-ss.dwg
      • STYLE ArialNar08pt-anno
      • SELECT ALL using Select Similar
      • Properties
        • Annotation Scale
          • 1” = 20'
          • 1“ = 30'
          • 1” = 40'
          • 1“ = 50'
          • 1” = 100'
          • 1“ = 200'
        • LAYER 0 - add all annotation
        • Background mask: Yes check on Use background mask, fill color check on Use drawing background color
      • Delete layer V-GIS-SEWR-ANNO
  • Jonathan Hearn with COJ does the line locate for sewer mains (not laterals), water, city owned fiber & power, and storm drain

Sewer Manholes

  • ArcMap select Manhole Data > Export Data > All features In View Extent
  • ArcGIS Sewer Manhole Symbol
    • Font Arial 8 pt, color black
      • Figure 1-0 ArcMap Manhole Symbol - Text
    • Circle 14 pt, color black
      • Figure 1-0 ArcMap Manhole Symbol - Outline
    • Solid fill dot, 14 pt, color Light Apple (RGB 163, 255, 115)
      • Figure 1-0 ArcMap Manhole Symbol - Fill
  • Civil 3D - new based on AutoCAD Template\_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS - Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
    • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • Layers use Layer 0
      • You can also control the fade display of the DWG xref. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage for all DWG xrefs.
    • Save As xref-master\sewer\xref-sewermanholes.dwg
  • Civil 3D
    • LAYER 0 (skip V-GIS-SEWER-MH)
    • INSERT
      • skip DWG-Blocks\COJ-SSMH.dwg (annotative blocks don't work with MAPIMPORT and BLOCKREPLACE, proposed workaround is save DWG, exit and reopen)
      • DWG-Blocks\333000-001-ID UTIL SAN MH.dwg (insert unit feet (default was inches and use BEDIT to convert to feet)
    • DELETE COJ-SSMH block instance (reference still in DWG)
    • skip ANNOTATION SCALE 1”=40' (MAPIMPORT does NOT work with annotative blocks)
    • MAPIMPORT
      • select GIS\Manholes.shp
      • Drawing Layer - 0 (skip V-GIS-SEWR)
      • Input Coordinate System - ID83-CF
      • Data - Create object data
      • Points - 333000-001-ID UTIL SAN MH
    • ZOOM EXTENT
    • BSCALE Absolute 40 (or whatever scale 1“=40')
      • x 40
      • y 40
    • BLOCKREPLACE Express Tool - does NOT work with annotative blocks
    • BSCALE Express Tool
    • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 Help
    • Save DWG-Survey-Topo\sewermanholes.dwg
    • WBLOCK
      • Base point (keep default 0,0,0)
      • Objects - select objects
      • File name and path: 5CAD\xref\x-sewerman.dwg
      • Insert units: Feet
      • Yes - Include AutoCAD Map information in the export?
    • CLOSE

Sewer Manhole Labels

  • New Drawing based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt” template
  • SAVE AS S:\Projects\xref-master\sewer\xref-sewermanholes-anno.dwg
  • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS
    • USA, Idaho
    • NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot
    • ID83-CF
  • STYLE
    • New: ArialNar08pt-anno
    • Font Name: Arial Narrow
    • Size
      • Annotative (checked on)
      • Paper Text Height: 0.08
  • MAPIMPORT
    • S:\Projects\gisdata\sewer\manholes.shp
    • Drawing Layer: 0
    • Data: Create object data
  • ZOOM EXTENT
  • MAPWSPACE ON
    • Data → Connect to Data
      • Connection name: SHPmanholes
      • Source file or folder: S:\Projects\gisdata\sewer\Manholes.shp
      • Connect
      • Add to Map
      • close Data Connect
    • select Manholes to activate the Style button on the MAPWSPACE task pane → Style
    • Style Editor dialog box
      • Feature Label click … button
      • Size context: Map
      • Unit: Feet
      • Label and style
        • Select symbol: MTEXT
        • Arial Narrow 3.2
        • color: yellow
        • rotation: 45
        • Text content: Use Expression from drop down
          • CONCAT('ID: ', MH_ID, '\P', RIM_ELEV)
          • Validate button (should then see 'The expression is valid')
          • OK
    • Figure 1-0 Manhole Labels
  • MAPLABEL2ANN
    • Convert labels to: Mtext
    • Select a source feature layer: Manholes
    • Select the target: 0
    • Selection scope: All existing labels from the selected feature layer
    • Figure 1-0 Manhole Labels to Annotation
  • SELECT ALL
    • select one label, then right click Select Similar
    • Properties
    • Style: ArialNar08pt-anno
    • Annotative: Yes
    • Justify: Middle left
    • Rotation: 45
  • MOVE
    • move labels 5 feet at a 45 degree angle to make room for the sewer manhole block
    • CIRCLE 5
    • LINE at center circle @10<45
    • SELECT SIMILAR all labels
    • Figure 1-0 Manhole Labels Move
  • WBLOCK
    • Objects: Retain
    • S:\Projects\xref-master\x-sewermanholes-anno.dwg
  • COPY S:\Projects\xref-master\x-sewermanholes-anno.dwg to S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\5-CAD\xref\x-ssmh-anno.dwg

Sewer Manholes Labels - Custom Block References

  • Issue - cannot explode these blocks and use as XREF annotation, so look at doing MAPIMPORT instead. Even EXPORTTOAUTOCAD doesn't convert the blocks
  • Open xref-sewermanholes
  • STYLE ArialNar08ptx40 height 0.08 x 40 = 3.2
    • STYLE ArialNar08pt-anno (Issues, text comes in very small on block, think need to use STANDARD text height)
  • 1) Define Annotation Template (blocks with attribute tags)
    • MAPANNTEMPLATE
      • New > template name: SSMH-LABEL
        • Figure 1-0 Define Annotation Template
      • opens up Block Editor
      • close block editor, should then open Define Annotation Template
    • MAPANNTEXT (can also be used to edit existing annotative text in the block editor)
      • press Enter to create new annotation and open the Annotation Text dialog box
      • Tag: MH_ID
      • Value: :MH_ID@Manholes
      • Text options
        • Style: ArialNar08pt-anno
        • Height: 0.08
        • Rotation: 45
        • Justification: Left
        • Figure 1-0 MAPANNTEXT
      • Specify left point of text: enter 4.25,4.25 (use 0,0 when label isn't applied to a block symbol) and press Enter
      • click «OK» in the Define Annotation Template dialog box to save the template
      • Save the drawing
  • 2) Insert Annotation
    • MAPANNINSERT
      • check on SSMH-LABEL
      • click «Insert»
      • window select all manholes
  • 3) Update/Refresh Annotation
    • MAPANNREFRESH
  • Label Fields
    • MH_ID = WA34-0300
    • RIM_ELEV = 3737.417
  • WBLOCK
    • DWG-Survey-Topo\xref-ssmh-anno.dwg
  • Open xref-master\x-sewermanholes-anno.dwg
  • STYLE ArialNar08pt-anno
  • SELECT ALL
    • They are blocks and if I explode them, then I lose attribute values, how do I convert blocks to text?
  • set annoscale
    • 1”=40'
    • 1“=20'
  • all objects on Layer 0
  • close
  • References

Storm Drain and Irrigation

Street Center Line

  • (Optional) ArcMap select “Jerome City Streets” Data > Export Data > All features In View Extent
    • Use Data Frame coordinate system
    • Output: S:\Projects\17000-NorthPark\GIS\streets-extr.shp
  • Civil 3D - new based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt” (don't use AutoCAD Template\acad.dwt based on inches)
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS - Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
    • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • Layers use Layer 0
      • You can also control the fade display of the DWG xref. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage for all DWG xrefs.
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\scl\xref-scl.dwg
  • Civil 3D
    • LAYER 0 (skip V-GIS-SCL)
    • MAPIMPORT S:\projects\gisdata\scl\streets_latest.shp
      • Drawing Layer - 0 (skip V-GIS-SCL)
      • Data - Create object data
      • OK
      • should get 1122 objects inserted
    • ZOOM EXTENT
      • If north-south streets are not vertical, reimport but try without setting the Project information
    • Save DWG-Survey\BackgroundDWGs\xref-scl-C3D.dwg
    • (optional) select only lines of interest
    • WBLOCK
      • S:\Projects\xref-master\x-scl.dwg
      • Insert units: feet
      • Include AutoCAD Map information in the export? Yes
    • CLOSE

Street Centerline - Civil 3D Alignment

  • Redraw SCL as it has several node breaks between intersections which is a pain when doing offsets
  • Civil 3D - new based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt” (don't use AutoCAD Template\acad.dwt based on inches)
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS - Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
    • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • Layers use Layer 0
      • You can also control the fade display of the DWG xref. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage for all DWG xrefs.
    • Save As DWG-XREF\ds-align.dwg
    • XREF DWG-XREF\x-scl.dwg
    • XREF DWG-XREF\x-bndy.dwg
    • draw PLINE for alignment
    • STYLE ArialNar08pt-anno
    • CREATEALIGNMENTENTITIES (Home tab → Create Design panel → Alignment → Create Alignment from Objects)
      • Xref
      • select the road centerline
      • Press enter to accept alignment direction or Reverse
      • Create Alignment from Objects dialog box
        • Name: align-10th-GIS
        • Type: Centerline
        • Description: Jerome GIS street centerline, enter date
        • Starting station: 10+00.00'
        • Alignment style: Existing
        • Alignment label set: Major and Minor only
        • uncheck Add curves between tangents
        • check Erase existing entities
        • Object style: Existing
        • rest is defaults
        • OK
    • Civil 3D Styles
      • Settings → Alignment → Label Styles → Label Sets → Alignment Labels
      • select alignment labels (e.g. 18+00) → right click Edit Alignment Labels
        • Major Stations
          • Major Station Label Style: Parallel with Tick
          • Edit icon button
            • General tab: Text Style → ArialNar08pt01x
            • Layout tab: Text Height 0.08”
      • select horizontal PI labels (e.g. PI: 10+71.00)
        • Geometry Points
          • Perpendicular with Tick and Line
          • Edit icon button
            • General tab: Text Style → ArialNar08pt01x
            • Layout tab: Text Height 0.08“
    • XREF
      • detach x-scl and x-bndy
    • SAVE
    • Datashortcuts
      • 1-Set Working Folder - R:\Projects\17000-10thSidewalk
      • 2-New Data Shortcuts Project Folder… - DWG-DataShortcuts
      • 2-Set Data Shortcuts Project Folder…
      • 3-Create Data Shortcuts - check on align-10th-GIS
      • 4-Create Reference - DWG-Engineering\CivilDesign\civil.dwg
        • Toolspace → Data Shortcuts → Alignments → Centerline Alignments → align-10th-GIS → right click Create Reference…
        • keep defaults

Street Centerline - Civil 3D Alignment - Old Stuff

  • open DWG-Survey-Topo\xref-streets.dwg and save as DWG-Survey-Topo\xref-align.dwg
  • draw a polyline (start left to right or bottom to top) to represent road centerline
  • delete everything else
  • have alignment on layer 0
  • new DWG-Engineering\alignment.dwg
  • XREF in DWG-Survey-Topo\xref-align.dwg
  • CREATEALIGNMENTENTITIES
    • Name: Align-Tiger-GIS
    • Type: Centerline
    • Description: Alignment South Tiger Drive - source GIS streets-latest.shp 9/26/2017
    • Starting station: 10+00.00'
    • uncheck “Add curves between tangents”
    • check Erase existing entities
  • Save As DWG-Engineering\align-10th-GIS

Street Signs

  • installed by Randy in Public Works - Roads

Street Centerline Labels

  • Issues
    • Currently text is Mixed case, should I convert to all UPPERCASE. Yes fixed, using expression below
    • How do I edit the xref in place? Can do it but seems slow.
  • (optional) GIS stuff might already been done
  • Civil 3D - new based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt” (don't use this based on inches AutoCAD Template\acad.dwt)
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS - Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
      • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • Layers use Layer 0
      • You can also control the fade display of the DWG xref. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage for all DWG xrefs.
    • Save As S:\projects\gisdata\scl\xref-scl-labels.dwg
  • Map 3D - label features
    • MAPWSPACE On
    • Display Manager tab > Data > Connect to Data…
      • Add SHP Connection
        • Connection name: SHPstreets
        • Source file or folder: (click SHP button) GIS\streets_latest.shp
        • Connect button
        • Add to Map
        • close Data Connect
    • Display Manager tab
      • select streets_latest (so it becomes highlighted)
      • Style button above it
        • Feature Label (click … button to the right of None)
        • Size context: Map
        • Unit: Feet
        • Add Label
        • Unit: Feet (seems it gets changed to inches)
        • MTEXT
        • Arial Narrow, 3.2 (8 pt x 1”=40' scale), text color yellow (white plots white)
        • Text content: Use Expression
          • Upper ( NAME_IMS )
          • click Validate button on bottom of dialog box
          • OK
        • Advanced (repeat-using this or fixed location)
        • Apply button
        • close Style Editor
      • LAYER 0 (skip V-GIS-SCL-ANNO)
      • ZOOM till you see one street name between intersections, appears the MAPLABEL2ANN is dependent on zoom scale
      • MAPLABEL2ANN
        • Convert labels to: MTEXT
        • Select a source feature layer: streets_latest
        • Select the target: 0 (skip V-GIS-SCL-ANNO)
        • Selection scope: All existing labels from the selected feature layer
    • skip - Turn off (issues with lines and mtext disappearing when only the map features should be turned off)
    • skip - STYLE ArialNar08pt-anno
    • SELECT ALL street names (right click Select Similar)
    • WBLOCK
      • Base point (keep default 0,0,0)
      • Objects - select objects
      • File name and path: S:\Projects\xref-master\x-scl-labels.dwg
      • Insert units: Feet
      • Yes - Include AutoCAD Map information in the export?
    • MAPWSPACE > Data > Connect to Data
      • right click SHPstreets Disconnect
      • right click SHPstreets Delete
    • CLOSE
  • Open xref-master\x-scl-labels.dwg
    • Problem - don't see any text but SELECT ALL shows objects exist
    • STYLE xArialNar08pt-anno
    • Select similar (SELECT all street labels)
    • PROPERTIES
      • Style = ArialNar08pt-anno
      • Annotation Scale
        • 1“ = 10'
        • 1” = 20'
        • 1“ = 30'
        • 1” = 40'
        • 1“ = 100'
        • 1” = 200'
    • SAVE
    • LAYER 0
    • delete all other layers (if any exist)
  • Open S:\Projects\xref-master\x-base.dwg
    • XREF x-scl and x-scl-labels
      • Reference Type: Attachment
      • Path type: Relative path
    • To change the size of text in model space
      • CANNOSCALE 1“ = 100'

SCL Vicinity Map

  • Problem
    • If I xref in x-vicinity.dwg then it creates the long layer names: x-vicinity|VIC-MAP-CITY
    • I'm having problems with layer transparency and drawing order of layer.
  • Proposed solution
    • put all objects on layer 0 - should solve long layer names
    • xref bind insert all layers (S:\Projects\xref-master\x-vicinity-bind.dwg)
    • use object transparency instead of by layers
    • disadvantage - not sure how updates to GIS layers will work
  • x-vicinity.dwg
    • LAYER
      • VIC-MAP-CITY, color 8, transparent 90
      • VIC-MAP-ROAD-CNTR, color 8, transparent 20
      • VIC-MAP-ROAD-CNTR-HWY, color 30, transparent 50
      • VIC-MAP-ROAD-CNTR-I84, color 150, transparent 50
      • VIC-MAP-ROAD-NAME, color 8, transparent 20
      • VIC-MAP-RR, color green, transparent 50
      • VIC-MAP-SCALEBAR
      • X-VIC-MAP-WATR-IRR, color 4 (cyan), transparent 70
  • x-scl-labels-vicinity.dwg
  • STYLE
    • xArialNar04pt200x
    • xArialBlack12pt400x
  • x-scl-i84
  • x-scl-hwy
  • x-scl-rr

Survey Points

  • Problem
    • x-points-topo.dwg - Have topo points used to create a surface
    • x-points-pothole.dwg - Have pothole points that need to be excluded from surface
    • Problem is Civil 3D includes all points no matter what point group they are in and this All Points is typically used to create the surface
  • New drawing based on Civil 3D style
  • SAVE AS x-points-pothole.dwg
  • STYLE
    • ArialNar07pt-anno
  • ANNOSCALE 1”=50'
  • IMPORTPOINTS
    • point group: pothole
  • Convert Points to Blocks
    • Home tab → Points → Create Blocks from COGO Points
  • Might need to add other annotation scales
  • Delete Civil 3D points
  • WBLOCK x-18002-points-pothole.dwg

Water Main Lines

Water Main Line Labels

  • Labels
    • W (x-water-anno-w.dwg)
    • 4“ W (x-water-anno-sizew.dwg)
    • 8” C-900 W (x-water-anno-sizetypew.dwg)
    • Add Data S:\Projects\gisdata\water\WaterMains.shp
    • Open Attribute Table (TOC > right click Water Main > Properties…)
      • Add Field, AnnoW, Text, 5 length
        • Field Calculator “W”
      • Add Field, AnnoSizeW, Text, 10 length
        • Field Calculation [Size_Inch] & “-IN W”
      • Add Field, AnnoFull, Text, 50 length
        • Field Calculator
          • [Size_Inch] & “-IN ” & [MATERIAL] & “ W”
          • example: 8-IN C-900 W
  • Civil 3D - new based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt” (don't use this based on inches AutoCAD Template\acad.dwt)
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS - Drawing Settings - USA, Idaho
      • ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • Layers use Layer 0
      • You can also control the fade display of the DWG xref. The XDWGFADECTL system variable defines the fade percentage for all DWG xrefs.
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\sewer\xref-water-anno-w.dwg
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\sewer\xref-sewerlines-anno-sizew.dwg
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\sewer\xref-sewerlines-anno-full.dwg
  • Map 3D - label features
    • MAPWSPACE On
    • Display Manager tab > Data > Connect to Data…
      • Add SHP Connection
        • Connection name: SHPwater
        • Source file or folder: (click SHP button) S:\Projects\gisdata\water\WaterMains.shp
        • Connect button
        • Add to Map
        • close Data Connect
    • Display Manager tab
      • select WaterMains (so becomes highlighted)
      • Style button above it
        • Feature Label (click … button to the right of None)
        • Size context: Map
        • Unit: Feet
        • Add Label
        • Unit: Feet (seems it gets changed to inches)
        • MTEXT
        • Arial Narrow, 3.2 (8 pt x 1“=40' scale), text color yellow (white plots white and if you keep default black then blends in with background)
        • Text content: AnnoW or AnnoSizeW or AnnoFull
        • Advanced (repeat-using this or fixed location)
        • Apply button
        • close Style Editor
    • LAYER 0
      • MAPLABEL2ANN
        • Convert labels to: MTEXT
        • Select a source feature layer: WaterMains
        • Select the target: 0
        • Selection scope: All existing labels from the selected feature layer
    • Turn off (issues with lines and mtext disappearing when only the map features should be turned off)
    • SELECT SIMILAR all sewer line annotation/text
    • WBLOCK
      • Base point (keep default 0,0,0)
      • Objects - select objects
      • File name and path: xref-master\x-water-anno-w.dwg
      • Insert units: Feet
      • Yes - Include AutoCAD Map information in the export?
    • CLOSE
    • Open DWG-XREF\x-sewerline-anno-w.dwg
      • STYLE ArialNar08pt-anno
      • SELECT ALL using Select Similar
      • Properties
        • Style: ArialNar08pt-anno
        • Annotative: Yes
        • Justify Middle center
        • Annotation Scale
          • 1” = 20'
          • 1“ = 30'
          • 1” = 40'
          • 1“ = 50'
          • 1” = 100'
          • 1“ = 200'
        • LAYER 0 - add all annotation
        • Background mask: Yes check on Use background mask, fill color check on Use drawing background color

Water Valves

  • TYPE_DESCR
    • blank
    • AIR RELIEF
    • BLOWOFF
    • BUTTERFLY
    • CURB
    • DEAD END
    • GATE
    • METER
    • PIV
    • PRV
    • RISER
    • SAMPLE TEST VAU
    • SPRINKLER
    • TANK MAIN
  • (skip don't like the NCS block) COPY S:\Projects\ProjectFolderStructure\5-CAD\blocks\220523-005-ID GTV.dwg S:\Projects\xref-master\water\220523-005-ID GTV.dwg
  • Open S:\Projects\ProjectFolderStructure-201801a\5-CAD\blocks\v-survey-blocks-ehm.dwg
    • BEDIT change color from ByBlock to ByLayer
    • Annotative set to No (problem with Anntotative blocks now showing up in Layouts because annoscale of block doesn't match viewport scale)
    • Block scale default is 40 but change to 100 if using 1”=100'
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\water\V-WaterValve.dwg, units feet
  • Civil 3D
    • New → _AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\water\xref-wv.dwg
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS
      • USA, Idaho
      • NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot
      • ID83-CF
    • INSERT V-WaterValve.dwg (skip 220523-005-ID GTV)
    • DELETE the block (should still be in the drawing, open DC under blocks, should see V-WaterValve)
    • MAPIMPORT
      • S:\Projects\gisdata\water\All_Valves.shp
      • Drawing Layer: 0
      • Data: add object data
      • Points: V-WaterValve (skip 220523-055-ID GTV)
    • WBLOCK
      • S:\Projects\xref-master\x-wv.dwg
      • feet
    • COPY S:\Projects\xref-master\x-wv.dwg to
    • OPEN S:\Projects\xref-master\x-wv.dwg
      • BSCALE
        • x: 120 (default was 12)
        • y: 120 (default was 12)
        • z: 120 (default was 12)
    • OPEN x-base
      • LAYER V-GIS-WV, color cyan, linetype DASHED, lineweight Default, Transparency 60
  • How do I edit the xref in place? Can do it but seems slow.

Water Meters

  • METER_TYPE
    • blank
    • CHURCH
    • COMMERCIAL
    • DOMESTIC
    • INDUSTRIAL
    • SCHOOL
    • SPRINKLER
  • (skip don't like the NCS block) COPY S:\Projects\ProjectFolderStructure\5-CAD\blocks\220523-005-ID GTV.dwg S:\Projects\xref-master\water\220523-005-ID GTV.dwg
  • Open S:\Projects\ProjectFolderStructure-201801a\5-CAD\blocks\v-survey-blocks-ehm.dwg
  • Civil 3D
    • New → _AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt
    • Save As S:\Projects\xref-master\water\xref-watermeter.dwg
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS
      • USA, Idaho
      • NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot
      • ID83-CF
    • INSERT V-WaterMeter.dwg (skip 220523-005-ID GTV)
    • DELETE the block (should still be in the drawing, open DC under blocks, should see V-WaterValve)
    • MAPIMPORT
      • S:\Projects\gisdata\water\AllMeters.shp
      • Drawing Layer: 0
      • Data: add object data
      • Points: V-WaterValve (skip 220523-055-ID GTV)
    • ZOOM EXTENT (having problem blocks not displaying)
    • SELECT ALL
    • WBLOCK
      • S:\Projects\xref-master\x-watermeter.dwg
      • feet
    • COPY S:\Projects\xref-master\x-wv.dwg to
    • OPEN S:\Projects\xref-master\x-watermeter.dwg
      • SAVE AS S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\5-CAD\xref\x-watermeter.dwg
      • BSCALE
        • x: 120 (default was 12)
        • y: 120 (default was 12)
        • z: 120 (default was 12)
    • OPEN x-base
      • LAYER V-GIS-WATERMETER, color cyan, linetype DASHED, lineweight Default, Transparency 60
      • XCLIP
  • How do I edit the xref in place? Can do it but seems slow.

Crashes

Civil 3D - Plan and Profile

  • Step 1 - civil.dwg
    • New drawing based on “_AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt”
    • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS > ID83-CF
    • Save As S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\6-Civil\civil.dwg
    • XREF use Reference Type Overlay instead of Attachment to avoid nested XREFs
  • Step 2 - setup plan and profile template
  • LTSCALE 100
  • PSLTSCALE 1 → 0
  • Step 3 - x-bndy
    • layer V-GIS-BNDY, color 211, lineweight 0.50, no plot layer
    • XREF x-bndy
  • Step 4 - x-parcel
    • layer V-GIS-PARCEL, color 3 (green), linetype PHANTOM
    • XREF x-parcel
    • XCLIP
  • Step 5 - x-parcel-anno
    • layer V-GIS-PARCEL-ANNO, color 2 (yellow)
    • XREF x-parcel-labels
  • Step 6 - x-water.dwg
    • layer V-GIS-WATR, color 4 (cyan), linetype DASHED, transparency 60
    • XREF x-water
  • Step 7 - x-water-anno
    • layer V-GIS-WATR-ANNO, color 4 (cyan), transparency 60
    • XREF x-water-anno-w
  • Step 8 - x-watermeter
    • layer V-GIS-WATR-METR, color 4 (cyan), transparency 60
    • XREF 5-CAD\xref\x-watermeter.dwg
    • XCLIP
  • Step 9 - x-wv
    • layer V-GIS-WATR-VALV, color 4 (cyan), transparency 60
    • XREF 5-CAD\xref\x-wv.dwg
    • XCLIP
  • Step 10 - Aerial
    • LAYER V-GIS-AERIAL, color 2 (yellow), Transparency 60
    • MAPIINSERT 3-GIS\1420.tif
    • IMAGECLIP, new boundary, rectangular
    • MAPIINSERT 3-GIS\1421.tif
    • IMAGECLIP
    • MAPIINSERT 3-GIS\1422.tif
    • IMAGECLIP
    • MAPIINSERT 3-GIS\1520.tif
    • IMAGECLIP
    • MAPIINSERT 3-GIS\1521.tif
    • IMAGECLIP
    • MAPIINSERT 3-GIS\1522.tif
    • XREF panel, change from absolute to relative path
    • Display Order → send to back
    • IMAGEFRAME 0 or 2 so the frame doesn't plot
  • Step 11 - Sewer Mainline
    • LAYER V-GIS-SEWR, color 92 (med green), linetype DASHED, transparency 60
    • XREF 5-CAD\xref\x-sewerlines.dwg
  • Step 12 - Sewer Mainline Anno
    • LAYER V-GIS-SEWR-ANNO, color 92 (med green), linetype DASHED, transparency 60
    • XREF 5-CAD\xref\x-sewerlines-anno-ss.dwg
  • Step 13 - Sewer Manholes
    • LAYER V-GIS-SSMH, color 92 (med green). linetype DASHED, transparency 60
    • XREF 5-CAD\xref\x-sewermanholes.dwg
  • Step 14 - COJ Survey Topo
    • LAYER V-COJ-TOPO, color red
    • XREF 4-Survey\topo.dwg
  • Step 15 - Datashortcut alignment
    • Edit Alignment Labels → Major Stations → Parallel with Tic style
      • General tab: Text Style Standard → ArialNar04ptx01
      • Layout tab: Text Height → 0.04“
    • Edit Alignment Labels → Minor Stations → Tick style
      • General tab: Text Style Standard → ArialNar04ptx01
      • Layout tab: Text Height → 0.04”
  • Step 16 - Datashortcut surface
  • Step 17 - create existing surface profile
  • Step 18 - create view frames
    • CREATEVIEWFRAMES
      • Template for Plan and Profile sheet: templates\COJ-PlanProfile-11x17x100-C3D.dwt
  • Step 19 - create sheets
    • CREATESHEETS

XREF Base Layers

  • Problem - XCLIP Performance Problems
    • Civil 3D is very sluggish when using XCLIP on GIS layers, so trying to make a subset/extract of data
    • x-18002-parcel.dwg
    • x-18002-parcel-anno.dwg
    • x-18002-scl.dwg
    • x-18002-scl-anno.dwg
    • x-18002-sewerlines.dwg
    • x-18002-sewerlines-anno.dwg
    • x-18002-ssmh.dwg
    • x-18002-ssmh-anno.dwg
    • x-18002-waterlines.dwg
    • x-18002-waterlines-anno.dwg
    • x-18002-watermeter.dwg
    • x-18002-watervalves.dwg
  • Create x-base-all.dwg
    • WBLOCK so it only has layer 0
    • Use Civil 3D default template
    • Save As 5-CAD\xref\x-base-all.dwg
  • STYLE (text styles)
    • xArialNar08ptx40
    • xArialNar08ptx100, text height 8
    • xArialNar08pt-anno
  • LAYER
    • V-GIS-BNDY, Color 211, Lineweight 0.50, No Plot Layer (turn LWDISPLAY ON to make visible)
    • V-GIS-AERIAL, Transparency 60
      • (skip) V-GIS-AERIAL-INDEX
    • V-GIS-PARCEL, color green, linetype PROPERTY LINE or PHANTOM
    • V-GIS-PARCEL-ANNO, color yellow
    • V-GIS-SCL, linetype CENTER
    • V-GIS-SCL-ANNO, color yellow
    • V-GIS-SSMH, color 200 (purple), transparency 60
    • V-GIS-SSMH-ANNO, color 200 (purple), linetype Dashed, transparency 60
    • V-GIS-WATR, color cyan, transparency 60
    • V-GIS-WATR-ANNO-W, color cyan, transparency 60
    • C-SSWR-PIPE (should already exist)
    • C-SSWR-TEXT (should already exist)
      • (alternative create Layer V-GIS-SEWR-ANNO) and make current
      • color yellow
      • transparency 60

XREF Project Boundary

  • LAYER V-GIS-BNDY, Color 211, Lineweight 0.50, No Plot Layer (turn LWDISPLAY ON to make visible)
  • copy x-bndy.dwg to 5-CAD\xref\x-bndy.dwg
  • XREF
    • 5-CAD\xref\x-bndy.dwg
  • Zoom Extents

XREF-Aerial Photo

  • copy 1223.tif, .tfw, .tif.xml to 3-GIS\
  • LAYER V-GIS-AERIAL, Transparency 60
  • MAPIINSERT
    • from XREF panel, change from absolute to relative path
    • (old) XREF DWG-Survey-Topo\xref-aerial-cur.dwg
  • Display Order → send to back
  • IMAGECLIP (need to do each image one at a time)
    • select image boundary
    • New boundary
    • (doesn't work on XREF) Select polyline
    • Select Rectangular
  • IMAGEFRAME 0 or 2 so the frame doesn't plot
  • (skip) XCLIP
    • select object on XREF layer
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
  • References

TIN Surface

  • Create Reference to Data Shortcut
    • Contours 1' and 5' (Background)
  • Contour Surface Labels do NOT come with Data Shortcut, need to add to the XREF or siteplan.dwg

XREF-Assessor Parcels

  • copy x-parcel.dwg to 5-CAD\xref\x-parcel.dwg
  • Civil 3D - XREF into 6-Civil\C04pp.dwg
    • create Layer V-GIS-PARCEL or V-GIS-LOTS and make current, color green
      • linetype PROPERTY LINE or PHANTOM
    • XREF
      • 5-CAD\xref\xref-parcel.dwg
      • Reference Type - Overlay
    • LTSCALE 20 (if using 1“=20')
    • PSLTSCALE 0
    • Problem - Parcel Lots have duplicate boundary lines instead of shared, so will get overlapping text for “PROPERTY LINE” linetype
  • XCLIP
    • select object on XREF layer
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
  • References

XREF-Assessor Parcel - Labels

  • copy x-parcel-labels.dwg to 5-CAD\xref\x-parcel-labels.dwg
  • Open 6-Civil\C04PP.dwg
  • LAYER V-GIS-PARCEL-ANNO and make current
    • color yellow
  • XREF
    • attach 5-CAD\xref\x-parcel-labels.dwg
    • Reference Type: Overlay
    • Path type: Relative path (must save current drawing first, else will force to using Full Path)
  • ZOOM EXTENT
  • Skip
    • XREF bind > insert
    • EXPLODE
    • MOVE from layer 0 to V-GIS-PARCEL-ANNO (use MOVE instead of grip move which only moves a single annotation scale)
    • ANNORESET (so you move all labels at different scales)
    • LTSCALE 30 (if using 1”=30')
    • PSLTSCALE 0
  • XCLIP
    • select object on XREF layer
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
  • ANNOALLVISIBLE 1 (this should solve the problem of annotation labels not displaying in layout)
  • References

XREF-Street Centerline

  • copy to 5-CAD\xref\x-scl.dwg
  • Open 6-Civil\C04PP.dwg
    • create Layer V-GIS-SCL and make current
      • linetype CENTER or RW CENTERLINE
    • XREF DWG-XREF\x-scl.dwg
      • Reference Type - Overlay
    • LTSCALE 20 (if using 1“=20')
    • PSLTSCALE 0
  • XCLIP
    • select object on XREF layer
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
  • References

XREF-Street Centerline Labels

  • copy to 5-CAD\xref\x-scl-labels.dwg
  • Open 6-Civil\C04PP.dwg
    • create Layer V-GIS-SCL-ANNO and make current
      • color yellow
      • linetype Continuous
    • Appears I don't need to create STYLE Arial08pt-anno, seems like is include
    • XREF
      • attach 5-CAD\xref\x-scl-labels.dwg
      • Reference Type: Overlay
      • Path type: Relative path
    • LTSCALE 30 (if using 1”=30')
    • PSLTSCALE 0
  • XCLIP
    • select object on XREF layer
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
  • ANNOALLVISIBLE 1 (this should solve the problem of annotation labels not displaying in layout)
  • References

XREF-Sewer Lines

  • copy xref-master\x-sewerline.dwg to 5-CAD\xref\x-sewerline.dwg
  • open x-base.dwg
  • (skip) STYLE (if you don't do this, will get error loading linetype below)
    • NCS, Arial, non-annotative, 0 height and width factor 1.0
  • LAYER V-GIS-SEWR-MAIN (alternate C-SSWR-PIPE) make current
    • Color ACI 92 (dark Green)
      • (bug in AutoCAD - color RGB 0,153,0 (Dark Green) will plot in color instead of grayscale using monochrome.ctb or does screening only apply to 255 color?)
    • linetype DASHED (to show existing)
    • lineweight 0.50 mm
      • remember to turn on Linetypes in drafting settings to see
    • Transparency 50
    • (skip) linetype
      • Load M:\dwg\civil-coj-6pt.lin
      • SEWER-06PT-EX
  • XREF
    • attach DWG-XREF\x-sewerline.dwg
    • Reference Type: Overlay
    • Path type: Relative path
  • ZOOM EXTENT
  • LTSCALE 30 (if using 1“=30')
    • seems AutoCAD gets stuck, try LTSCALE 20, then do LTSCALE 40 and then saw dashed lines
  • Layout > From Template
    • M:\dwg\COJ-TitleBlock-C3D.dwt > layout name: 11×17
  • PSLTSCALE 0
  • PLOT
    • error “Unreconciled new layers exist in the drawing. The properties of these layers should be evaluated to ensure they display as intended in paper space viewports and in layer states. View the list of unreconciled new layers in the Layer Properties Manager?
      • xref-sewerlines-text-C3D|V-GIS-SEWR-ANNO
    • Solution XREF > Bind > Insert (this will delete the xref-sewerlines-text-C3D|V-GIS-SEWR-ANNO layer)
  • XCLIP
    • select object on XREF layer
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
    • manually click lower left corner and upper right corner of boundary
  • References

XREF-Sewer Line Labels

  • copy xref-master\x-sewerlines-anno-ss.dwg to 5-CAD\xref\x-sewerlines-anno-ss.dwg
  • Open x-base.dwg
  • LAYER V-GIS-SEWR-MAIN-ANNO-SS
    • Color 252 or 8 (med gray) (use NCS.ctb plotstyle)
      • Problem - Color ACI 92 (dark Green) - don't use as plot TRANSPARENCY is being applied to text mask so text label has a faded mask over the sewer line
      • (bug in AutoCAD - color RGB 0,153,0 (Dark Green) will plot in color instead of grayscale using monochrome.ctb or does screening only apply to 255 color?)
    • linetype: continuous
    • lineweight: default
    • transparency: 50
  • XREF
    • attach 5-CAD\xref\x-sewerlines-anno-ss.dwg
    • Reference Type: Overlay
    • Path type: Relative path
  • XCLIP
    • select object on XREF layer
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
    • click lower left corner and upper right corner
  • ANNOALLVISIBLE 1 (this should solve the problem of annotation labels not displaying in layout)
  • REFEDIT clean up edits, move and delete labels using
    • need to close x-sewerline-labels or will get this error
      • “Xref cannot be checked out for editing: R:\Projects\17000-10thSidewalk\DWG-XREF\x-sewerline-labels.dwg A file lock already exists on the drawing.”
    • REFCLOSE (Geolocation → Edit Reference panel → Save Changes)
  • References

XREF-Sewer Manholes

  • Civil 3D - XREF into DWG-Engineering\siteplan-cur.dwg
    • create Layer V-GIS-SSMH and make current
      • color 92 (med green)
      • linetype Continuous
      • lineweight default
      • transparency 50
    • XREF
      • attach DWG-Survey-Topo\xref-sewerman.dwg
      • Reference Type: Overlay
      • Path type: Relative path
      • Will have to XREF BIND INSERT EXPLODE if want to query an of the attributed data, such as rim elevation
    • LTSCALE 30 (if using 1”=30')
    • PSLTSCALE 0
  • XCLIP
    • select object on XREF layer
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
  • References

XREF-Sewer Manholes Labels

  • Open S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\5-CAD\xref\x-base.dwg
  • LAYER V-GIS-SSMH-ANNO, color 92 (med green), transparent 60, current
  • XREF
    • x-sewermanholes-anno.dwg
    • Relative path
    • Overlay
  • XCLIP
    • select object on XREF layer
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
  • References

XREF-Water Main Lines

  • COPY
    • S:\Projects\xref-master\x-water.dwg to S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\5-CAD\xref\x-water.dwg
  • Open S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\5-CAD\xref\x-base.dwg
  • LAYER V-GIS-WATR, color 4 (cyan), linetype DASHED, lineweight 0.50, transparent 60, current
  • XREF
    • x-water.dwg
    • Relative path
    • Overlay
  • XCLIP
    • select object on XREF layer
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
  • Drafting Settings → Lineweights (LWDISPLAY ON)
  • References

XREF-Water Main Line Labels

XREF-Water Valves

  • COPY
    • S:\Projects\xref-master\x-wv.dwg to S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\5-CAD\xref\x-wv.dwg
  • Open S:\Projects\18002-STigerReconstruct\5-CAD\xref\x-base.dwg
  • LAYER V-GIS-WV, color 4 (cyan), linetype DASHED, lineweight default, transparent 60, current
  • XREF
    • x-wv.dwg
    • Relative path
    • Overlay
  • XCLIP
    • select object on XREF layer
    • New boundary
    • Rectangular
  • Drafting Settings → Lineweights (LWDISPLAY ON)
  • References

Datashortcut - Alignment

  • copy ds-align to 5-CAD\xref\ds-align.dwg
  • open 6-Civil\C04PP.dwg
  • Set Data Shortcuts Project Folder…
    • Step 1) Set Working Folder…
      • R:\Projects\17010-10thSidewalk\5-CAD
    • Step 2) New Data Shortcuts Project Folder… (if already did this, use Set Data Shortcuts Project Folder…)
    • Step 3) Create Data Shortcuts
      • check on “AlignTiger-GIS” or “align-10th-GIS” whatever the alignment name is
  • Open 6-Civil\C04PP.dwg
    • Step 4) Create Alignment Reference
      • Name: align-10th-GIS
      • Alignment style: Existing
      • Alignment label set: Major and Minor only
  • STYLE ArialNar08pt-anno
  • Edit Alignment Labels

Other Stuff

  • Create centerline alignment based on GIS streets layer
    • Set Data Shortcuts Project Folder…
    • Step 1) Set Working Folder…
    • Step 2) New Data Shortcuts Project Folder… (if already did this, use Set Data Shortcuts Project Folder…)
    • Step 3) Create Data Shortcuts
      • check on “AlignTiger-GIS” or whatever the alignment name is
  • Siteplan.dwg
    • Data Shortcuts
      • Step 4) Create Reference

Rotate Viewports

  • Layout/Paperspace
  • MVSETUP ALIGN ROTATE
    • specify a base point for rotation
    • specify a rotation angle counterclockwise is positive direction
  • UCS PREVIOUS to restore previous UCS

Plan and Profile Sheets

GIS Data in Idaho

Conceptual Design

  • Framework and Parti Diagrams. The objective of this task is to establish the key organizational structure of the design proposal and identify critical relationships between proposed functions and spaces. The 'parti' or big idea rationale is a diagrammatic depiction of the most fundamental organizing philosophy of the proposal. The parti announces the driving force behind the emerging schematic idea, in a simple yet compelling fashion. (Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards, p. 114)
  • Tree Symbols to be removed
  • Figure 1-0 Tree Symbols to be Removed

Bubble Diagram

  • Every space needs to have a purpose/use
    • Example uses - play field, privacy hedge screening, ornamental curb appeal, picnic/eating area
  • Use different colors for each purpose/use
  • Use arrows to show movement/flow of people
  • Table giving justification of each purpose/use, that is the reason why
    • which use needs to have direct access
  • Make several bubble diagrams showing different scenarios
  • notes taken from discussion with Chance Munns at CSI on 9/26/2017. Email cmunns@csi.edu, 208-732-6431

Land F/X Concept Plans

Groundcover - Grass

Retention Facility - Detention Basin

  • Jerome Idaho City Code - Title 16 Subdivision Regulations
  • Detention Basin Calculations
    • City of Jerome requires drainage facilities to retain 25 year storm frequency, 24 hour event, or 1.60 inch depth
    • Q = CIA
      • Q = Peak Flow in cubic feet
      • C = Runoff Coefficient
      • I = Total Precipitation is 1.6” = 0.133 ft (for residential)
        • I = Total Precipitation is 1.9“ = 0.158 ft (for commercial)
      • A = area in square feet
    • Total Runoff Developed = C * Area * P
      • C is the composite value
        • C = 0.95 for impervious area
        • C = 0.65 for gravel area
        • C = 0.35 for landscape area
      • Figure 1-0 City of Jerome - Mountain View Equipment - Detention Basin Calculations
    • Figure 1-0 Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Roadway Design Manual - Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curve

Details

Match Lines

  • “You can specify a label style for the label that will be displayed on the left side of a match line or on the right side of a match line. Since each individual match line is displayed in two sheets, it's convenient to have the ability to set label styles differently for the label that will be displayed on the left side of the match line, and another label style for the label that will be displayed on the right side of the match line.” (AutoCAD Civil 3D - About Match Lines)
  • LAYER C-ANNO-MATC-TEXT
  • Sheet Size 24×36
    • STYLE ArialNar36ptx01 (non-annotative)
    • STYLE ArialNar36pt-anno
  • Sheet Size 11×17
    • STYLE ArialNar18ptx01
    • STYLE ArialNar18pt-anno
    • MTEXT “MATCH LINE” justification bottom center
    • MTEXT “SEE XX/X-XXX” justification top center
  • LAYER C-ANNO-MATC
    • Linetype CENTER
    • Lineweight 0.70 mm
  • Line width of Match Lines is Extra Wide (0.70 mm) with Text 13 mm (1/2 inch) 36 points to 25 mm (1 inch) 72 points
  • Figure 1-0 NCS Match Lines
  • “Key Plans: Show clearly the relationship among the elements of complex projects or where the size of one element requires two or more drawings to delineate a level. Include a column adjacent to match lines and corners; do not label rooms or departments.” (NCS - 4.3.2 Sheet Type 1 - Plans)
  • Figure 1-0 NCS Match Line Detail

Detail Naming Convention

  • Figure 1-0 Detail Naming Convention

Conventional Break Symbols

  • “Conventional breaks are used for revolved section views or for shortening the view of an elongated part, such as a shovel handle or vehicle axle. Shortening the length of a part leaves room for the part to be drawn to a larger scale. The printed dimension specifies the true length. (Figure 14.49) Examples of the conventional breaks used for different materials and cross sections are shown in Figure 14.50. Cylindrical or tubular material is represented as a figure “8” or “S.” For very small parts, the figure “8” can be drawn freehand or using an irregular curve. With CAD, the SPLINE command can be used to create irregular curves. For larger parts, the figure “8” is drawn using a template or compass, following the procedures shown in Figure 14.51. These same procedures are followed with CAD, as well. Breaks for rectangular metal or wood are drawn freehand, whether using traditional tools or CAD.” (Technical Graphics Communication by Bertoline, Wiebe, Miller, Nasman, ISBN 0-256-11417-X, p. 678-9)
  • BREAKLINE
    • SIZE = scale/5 so if 1”=20' then use size = 4

Tree Tie and Staking

Tree Staking - Angled

  • Example of what not to do
    • Problem 1: Tree cannot bend and flex but is held ridge by a non-flexible strap secured firms against the stake.
    • Solution 1: Use a flexible/rubber strap to assist the tree from topping over by high wind speeds.
  • Figure 1-0 Tree Staking - Angled 1
  • Figure 1-0 Tree Staking - Angled 2

AutoCAD Plant Legend

  • Plant Blocks/Symbols
    • Use simple shapes to represent trees. This avoids confusion with leader lines use to specify the tree attributes. Also typically have shrubs under the tree canopy, if using a detail tree block, won't be able to see the underlying shrubs.
    • Scale tree symbols to their mature size, not planted size
    • Confusion can occur when the plant legend shows the tree block/symbol because the legend isn't to scale. Also Landscape Architects might use the same tree block/symbol for multiple plants. In the plan this is acceptable because they will be of different size and have a different callout, Problem is the legend will show the same symbol for each tree. So the easy thing to do is 1) don't show symbols in the legend, or 2) if you must show symbols in the legend don't use the same symbol for multiple plants and state symbol isn't proportional/to scale. Also can cause problem with legend size if you have more than 10 different plants on the project.
  • Plant Legend should include the following
    • Graphic plant symbol, to distinguish each type of proposed tree
    • Plant name, including both botanical and common names
    • Trees - Plant size, heights, caliper, box, and the like as required to adequately specify intent
    • Shrubs - Plant size, heights, container size, flats, and so on as required to adequately specify intent
    • General comments, to describe key aspects associated with installation, for example, full specimens, straight trunk, multi-stem, lowermost limb height requirements, and so on.
  • Site Plan
    • Existing conditions - screened back maximum 50 percent as the original unaltered survey, in order to better highlight proposed landscape requirements.
    • Proposed contour grading - also screened as necessary to illustrate intended relationships between planting design and grading and drainage plans.
  • Plant Blocks
    • Deciduous trees - illustrated with diverse but simple symbols to distinguish each tree type or species. Note that the Schematic Design Planting is inherently illustrative in order to highlight design intent at a glance. Shadows should be included on trees to reinforce three-dimensionality. Deciduous tree symbols should read differently than evergreen tree symbols.
    • Evergreen trees - illustrated with a simple circle with lines radiating from the center, as a default symbol. Shadows should be included on trees to reinforce three-dimensionality.
    • Figure 1-0 Example of a Plant Legend Graphic: Deciduous and Evergreen Trees, p. 169
    • Figure 1-0 Example of a Plant Legend Graphic: Shrubs, Perennials, Vines, Groundcovers, and Grasses, p. 173
    • Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards - Principles, Guidelines, and Best Practices, publisher Wiley, p. 168-9, 173
    • Figure 1-0 General Notes, p. 244
    • Figure 1-0 Plant List, p. 369

Land F/X

Land F/X Details

Sheet Setup

    • Create Templates
      • 1 - just with units and plotter, keep simple just Layer 0, UNITS = Architecture is inches, PSLTSCALE = 1 and LTSCALE = 1, UCSFOLLOW = 0, (for imperial units MEASUREMENT = 0, MEASUREINIT = 0), UCS World, save as “Sheet Setup Architectural Inches.dwt”
      • 2 - just with units and plotter, keep simple, UNITS = Decimal is feet, PSLTSCALE = 1 and LTSCALE = 1. UCSFOLLOW = 0, (for imperial units MEASUREMENT = 0, MEASUREINIT = 0), UCS World, save as “Sheet Setup Decimal Feet.dwt”
      • 3 - PAGESETUP layout tabs (8.5×11, 11×17, 24×36) with all the title blocks, UCS World (in case a DVIEW twist is used), save as “Sheet Setup All Title Blocks.dwt”
      • Options > File > Templates
    • Setting up your Title blocks
    • Xrefs - use Overlay (single) instead of Attachment (Chain or nested xrefs)
      • Each layout sheet is it's own DWG so if they get corrupt, only lose one sheet instead of the entire project, xref it in
        • 1 DWG = 1 Sheet (where the DWG has been xref in, so many can work at the same time)
        • 1 DWG = Many Sheets (avoid doing this)
    • Drawing Cleanup
    • Viewports
    • Design
    • Questions

Plant Palette

  • Trees - Deciduous (shedding the leaves annually) Shade Trees
    • Acer x freemanii 'Jeffersred' (Autumn Blaze Maple)
    • Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis (Common Honeylocust)
    • Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova)
  • Trees - Coniferous (evergreen)

Plant Categories

Trees

  • Species
    • Variety/Cultivar
  • North Park in Jerome Idaho - Species
    • Arborvitae (Thuja)
      • Figure 1-0 Arborvitae Tree at North Park in Jerome Idaho
      • Issue with bore insects, recommend removing by Steve Hoffman, City of Jerome Arborist
      • Figure 1-0 Ash Trees at North Park in Jerome Idaho
    • Elm (Ulmus)
      • Issue with bore insects, recommend removing by Steve Hoffman, City of Jerome Arborist
      • Figure 1-0 Elm Trees at North Park in Jerome Idaho
    • Maple (Acer)
      • Figure 1-0 Maple Tree at North Park in Jerome Idaho
    • Pine (Pinus)
      • Figure 1-0 Pine Tree at North Park in Jerome Idaho
    • Spruce (Picea)
      • Figure 1-0 Spruce Tree at North Park in Jerome Idaho

Shrubs

Shrub Areas

Ground Covers

Land F/X Support

Land F/X Projects

  • Appears landscape data is stored/linked in a Land F/X Project instead of in the AutoCAD drawing which has the following issues
    • End users will need a license to Land F/X to view, my goal is to use Land F/X for design then email the dwg to the architect and contractor who owns AutoCAD, but not Land F/X
    • Can only have one Land F/X project assigned to a dwg

F/X Admin

  • Project Setup panel > Scale
    • Units - Imperial, 1“=40' (should match data frame viewport scale), Drawing units=decimal feet

AutoCAD Options

  • Open and Save tab
    • ObjectARX Applications
      • Demand load ObjectARX apps: Command invoke
      • Proxy images for custom objects: Do not show proxy graphics

F/X Planting

  • Need to setup F/X Project and Scale before adding plants (trees - blocks, shrubs - blocks, shrub area - line types, ground cover - hatches)
  • Adding New Plants
    • New button
      • Genus (how do you search for Common Name)
      • Species
      • Cultvar (cultured variety)
    • Add to project
    • Land F/X Master Plant Database is wiki based

Idaho

Oregon

Caltrans Landscape

AutoCAD Color Book

Training

Streetscape

    • Street Type A
      • Class I: Pyrus calleryana, Acer ginnala, Malus spp.
      • Class II: Tilia cordata, Acer platanoids, Fraximus pennsylvanica 'Patmore', Acer miyabei 'Morton'
    • Street Type B
      • Class I: Acer rubrum 'Bowhall', Malus spp.
      • Class II: Liquidamber styraciflua 'clydesform', Acer saccharum 'commenoration', Gleditsia triacanthos 'skycole'
    • Street Type C
      • Class I: Pyrus calleryana, Prunus sargentii 'Columnaris'
      • Class II: Carpinus betulus 'fastigiata', Acer s freemanii 'jeffers red', Tilia tomentosa
    • Parking Lot Tree List
      • Class II: Celtis occidentalis, Zelkova serrata
  • Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Idaho Roadside Revegetation Handbook

Weather

Plant Blocks

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

Education

  • CSI.edu
    • HORT 132 Intro to CAD - 3 credits
      • “This course explores the interface and tools related to current software used for drafting landscape plans and other design work. Students will explore the software and master basic tools and hot keys to help them set up, design, and plot landscape plans and drawings while creating their own blocks and symbols.”
    • HORT 147 Landscape Planning & Design - 3 credits
      • “Using plants and landscapes, students solve biological, economic, environmental and cultural problems through projects with real property lines and clients. This practical approach introduces the principles, elements and techniques involved with the design process and gives students the experience needed to read, bid, and consult on landscape plans for residential and commercial properties.
    • HORT 247 Applied Landscape Design - 3 credits
      • “As an extension of HORT 147 Landscape Design Principles and Elements, Applied Landscape Design stretches the student imagination with creative design ideas and requires applied drafting and CAD technology application in the design process. This course is offered as a culminating design student experience to prepare for the landscape design industry and possible continuation in a University Landscape Architecture program. Prerequiste: HORT 147 and DRAT 132.”
    • HORT 160 Introduction to Gardening - 1 credit
      • “This course covers the fundamentals of vegetable and flower gardening. Topics include understanding how plants grow, soil amendments, types and styles of gardening, planting techniques, water and fertilizer management, pest recognition and control, and weed control. Students will also have the opportunity to start plants from seed in the Horticulture Program greenhouse. This is a 6-week course.”
      • “This course examines plant reproduction by sexual (flower to seed) and asexual (vegetative) means. Included are discussion and hands-on learning of seed production, collection, and germination along with cuttings, division, layering, grafting, budding, and micro propagation of herbaceous and woody plants.
    • HORT 204 Plant Materials
      • “Plant Materials offers opportunities to study herbaceous and woody plants used for food, timber, drugs and ornamental landscapes both indoors and out. Students will research over 120 plants in depth to understand their identity, history and potential use in the landscape for different situations. Plant categories include native, indoor, medicinal, bedding, timber, nursery stock and produce.

Textbooks

  • Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propogation and Uses by Michael A. Dirr (amazon.com)
  • Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrate Encyclopedia by Michael A. Dirr (pdf)
  • The Ortho Problem Solver, 7th Edition by Michael D. Smith (Editor)
  • Wild Trees of Idaho by Fredric D. Johnson, 1995, University of Idaho Press, ISBN 0-89301-145-2
    • By far the best book dealing with trees native to Idaho and those introduced trees which now grow on their own.
  • Twin Falls Idaho - Parks and Recreation

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