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.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

RTCL_C3DSurfTogl

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

RTCL_GradeSlopeAlongSurface

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

RTCL_SetUserContours

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

RTCL_SURFSTATLABEL

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

RTCL_IMPORTLBLS

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

RTCL_EXPORTLBLS

Exports selected labels by style and surface to text file.

RTCL_EXPORTSLOPEARROWANAL

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

RTCL_ImportSlopeArrowAnal

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

RTCL_EXPORTSLOPEANAL

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

RTCL_IMPORTSLOPEANAL

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

RTCL_EXPORTELEVANAL

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

RTCL_IMPORTELEVANAL

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

RTCL_EXPORTDIRECTIONANAL

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

RTCL_IMPORTDIRECTIONANAL

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

RTCL_EXPORTCONTANAL

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

RTCL_IMPORTCONTANAL

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

RTCL_INVERTANALYSISFILE

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.

RTCL_TraceProfile

Traces profile with a polyline between selected stations.

RTCL_CRLPROF

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.

RTCL_FLSTEPOFFSETEXTENDED

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

RTCL_EXTRACTCONTOURS

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

RTCL_ExtractSurfaceBorder

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

RTCL_AssociatedStyles

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.

RTCL_MatchProfileViews

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.

RTCL_ReplicateProfileViews

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.

RTCL_DrawPlanLineFromProfile

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

RTCL_CREATEMULTIPLEVOLSURF

This tool allows for copying and modifying the settings of an existing volume surface since 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.

Installation/Uninstallation

Installation

1. Download the MSI installer from the Autodesk App Store – it may have already started downloading after purchasing.

2. Close Civil 3D.

3. Install the MSI installer downloaded in step 1. The application will install to the directory below – all contents will be held within a respective bundle folder.

     a. C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins

4. At this time, it is important to determine if you desire a network license installation or a standalone license installation. Please see the respective links below based on your determination of license type. Additionally, please read the up about Red Transit Consultants, LLC licensing on our website; link provided below.

     a. Standalone License Instructions

     b. Network License Instructions

5. Launch Civil 3D. Depending on which licensing option chosen, you may be prompted to select your license file. You should see a ribbon tab called Surface Productivity Tools containing all of the tools the app provides.

Additional Information

Known Issues

None at this time.

Contact

Company Name: Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Author/Company Information

Red Transit Consultants, LLC

Support Information

At any time, simply email support@redtransitconsultants.com, 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

1.0.0.0

Initial release.
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