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Introducing AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2010 by Rick Graham, James Wedding

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Chapter 7. Surfaces

This chapter is about working with surfaces in Civil 3D. Most land development and civil engineering projects wind up as surfaces eventually. This surface can be a water surface, the top of a new landfill, a rock layer, or airspace above an airport. Surfaces help engineers understand the relationships between the horizontal control data and the vertical elevation data.

In Civil 3D, you have a myriad of ways to interact with surfaces. In this chapter, you'll explore using surfaces as preliminary design tools and performing some basic land analysis. You'll then look at building surfaces from Google Earth, survey, and point information. You'll take this information and edit it for accuracy and clarity, including some labeling concepts. ...

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