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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014: Autodesk Official Press by Eric Chappell, Cyndy Davenport, Louisa Holland

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Chapter 12

Cross Sections and Mass Haul

Cross sections are used in the AutoCAD® Civil 3D® program to allow the user to have a graphic confirmation of design intent as well as to calculate the quantities of materials used in a design. All that is needed for section creation is an alignment and a surface. Other objects, such as pipes, structures, and corridor components, can be sampled in a sample line group, which is used to create the graphical section displayed in a section view. These section views and sections remain dynamic throughout the design process, reflecting any changes made to the sampled information. The result is a plot-worthy set ...

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