Chapter 8 Displaying and Annotating Profiles

Now that you have captured the nature of the existing ground along the road centerlines using surface profiles, and you have reshaped it using layout profiles, it’s time to specify how you intend your design to be built. A wavy line in the drawing simply isn’t enough information for a contractor to start building your design. You need to provide specific geometric information about the profile so that it can be re-created in the field. This is done with various types of annotations available in the AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software.

It’s also important that the framework in which the profiles are displayed is properly configured. As you learned in the previous chapter, the grid lines and grid annotations ...

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