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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016: Autodesk Official Press by Ishka Voiculescu, Cyndy Davenport

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Chapter 6Alignments

When working on a linear project, whether it be the renovation of an old New England cow path or a network of new subdivision roads, you will need to convey the horizontal layout information to the contractor. This horizontal layout is called an alignment and drives much of the design. This chapter teaches you how to create alignments, how they interact with the rest of the design, how to edit and analyze them, and finally how they work with the overall project.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Create an alignment from an object.
  • Create a reverse curve that never loses tangency.
  • Replace a component of an alignment with another component type.
  • Create alignment tables.

Alignment Concepts

Before you can efficiently work ...

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