Surface Productivity Tools

Surface Productivity Tools

Win64, English

Red Transit Consultants, LLC
Productivity Tools for Surfaces and Profiles.

General Usage Instructions

Find the tools on the ribbon tab called Surface Tools and use them whenever you are working with Surfaces or Profiles.

See each individual command description for specific instructions.



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Toggles various surface plan/model view display components from the command line.


Creates a 3D polyline at a desired grade or slope along the tin surface.


Quickly isolates a range of contours by setting up the user contour analysis for a range of elevations.


Generates an Autodesk® AutoCAD® label of a selected surface's statistics.


Imports labels from selected text file and allows for new surface selection.


Exports selected labels by style and surface to text file.


Exports selected surface's slope arrow analysis properties to a text file.


Imports slope arrow analysis text file and applies new surface analysis with inherited properties to a selected surface.


Exports selected surface's slope analysis properties to a text file.


Imports slope analysis text file and applies new surface analysis with inherited properties to a selected surface.


Exports selected surface's elevation analysis properties to a text file.


Imports elevation analysis text file and applies new surface analysis with inherited properties to a selected surface.


Exports selected surface's directional analysis properties to a text file.


Imports directional analysis text file and applies new surface analysis with inherited properties to a selected surface.


Exports selected surface's contour analysis properties to a text file.


Imports contour analysis text file and applies new surface analysis with inherited properties to a selected surface.


Allows for inverting the colors, linetypes, and lineweights of ranges assigned in an analysis file. The file can then be reimported with one of the import commands with the inverted analysis.


Traces profile with a polyline between selected stations.


Creates a copy of selected dynamic surface profile and adds/subtracts entered value to all PVIs, raising or lowering the copied profile and sets it to static mode.


This command allows for performing multiple preset stepped offsets all in one execution. Allows for saving design settings for future use.


This command allows for quickly extracting multiple surface contours as polylines across multiple surfaces at once.


This command allows for quickly extracting multiple surface borders at once as 2D or 3D polylines.


This command allows for assigning associated surface styles and applying. Begin with a surface style and set the associated label, profile, and cross section styles of objects referencing sufaces using the selected surface style. Allows for saving preset settings file for standard compliance.


Select a source profile view and then select a destiation profile view. The command will then look through all surface profiles and match styles based on reference surfaces and then match profile view style settings.


Beginning with a source profile view, the command will search for all surface profiles and create new surface profiles on additional alignments and generate new profile views using all the same styles ands settings as the source profile view.


Draws a line perpendicular to the alignment at a specified point in a profile view.


This tool allows for copying and modifying the settings of an existing volume surface since Autodesk® Civil 3D® nor the API allow for modifying the base and comparison surfaces of volume surfaces. The tool also allows for creating multiple volume surfaces at once to allow for mass execution.



The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.


You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.


To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

After opening Civil 3D, look for the ribbon tab called Pipe Network Tools. Note that if your screen size is small, you may have to use the >> button on the ribbon tab to find the installed tab. This app is a licensed app per computer, please click the Label Pipe Crossings button to initiate the license dialog - and email will come from Red Transit Consultants, LLC website with a link to your license for activation and further instructions.

Additional Information

Known Issues

None at this time.


Company Name: Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Author/Company Information

Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Support Information

At any time, simply email, and provide the application plugin name or command name and a detailed description of the error that occurred.

We will get back with you as soon as possible and determine a solution to the issue.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

Upgraded for 2024 product (No change in version number).
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