Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Onsite this past week a client asked if there was any way to delete a style that was being USED in the drawing.
I answered; sure if you can find it. Next time I will ask what version are you running?

Finding Where Styles Are Used in a Drawing
1. Simple right click the style in use and select Find Reference
(marked by a yellow triangle ).

2. Double-click an item in the dialog box to navigate to the reference in Toolspace.Typically works well, but some user input may be required. (see attached)

Had to right click View Frame Group and edit feature settings.

**NOTE:The right click menu also offers a REPLACE option.
Also checkout importing and purging styles. Download Civil 3D 2012 and New Feature Videos

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Civil 3D Profile Ground Labels

Was hoping we could select no labels for profile 2 in Civil 3D 2012, maybe in 2013. Super simple Solu-around still required to show existing elevation and easily add finshed ground profile labels.

Solution: Import a new band to add FG labels to existing profile. See steps below for actual steps.

1. Create a profile band displaying existing grades only called EG elevations only.

2. Copy this existing style, rename it EG with FG elevations and add finish grade labels to the band.

3. Create existing ground profile and apply the EG elevations band only.

4.  Design finish ground profile, then select profile grid and click profile view properties.

5. Locate the band tab, click Import Band Set......

6. Select EG with FG, scroll over and update the profile 2 column.