Surface Stitcher

Surface Stitcher

Win64, English

civil+plus
Merge surfaces end-to-end with smooth blending across gaps and transitions; Use SmartPaste to combine surfaces with interior voids.

General Usage Instructions

Surface Stitcher is amazingly simple to use. Commands and workflow considerations are briefly explained below.  Please refer to the online documentation for more information.

Join Surfaces

Join Surfaces will create a new surface. For example, if you are combining surfaces 'A' and 'B', you will get a new surface called 'A + B'. The default style for new surfaces will be used.

SmartPaste

SmartPaste enables you to combine a design surface with a copy of existing ground (EG) to produce a final surface which can be blended, and can preserve EG data within voids/interior 'hide' boundaries within the design surface. The basic workflow is (assuming your design is complete enough to merge):

  1. Create a new surface FinishedGrade (or similar)
  2. Paste EG into FinishedGrade to effectively create a copy of EG.
  3. Run SmartPaste
  4. Select FinishedGrade as the 'target' surface and your design surface as the 'paste' surface
  5. Configure options and press OK.

Full documentation may be found here.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

CPLS_SS_SmartPaste

Launches the SmartPaste dialog, which allows you to combine surfaces with interior voids and preserve existing ground data within the pasted void area.

CPLS_SS_JoinSurfaces

Launches the Join Surfaces dialog wherein you may join two surfaces end-to-end. Overlaps are resolved and gaps infilled automatically using methods of your choice.

Installation/Uninstallation

Installation is performed using a downloaded, digitally signed MSI file. There are no configuration options presented during the install process.  All files for all supported versions of Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® are included in the installation.

Admin permissions are required for installation and licensing.

Additional Information

Surface Stitcher is compatible with Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2013-2016, 64-bit only.

Known Issues

When activating Surface Stitcher, make sure you are not connected to the internet using tethering or a 'surf stick' like device, else the license may be prevented from properly binding to your computer (resulting in a 'license not found' error and an inability to use the application until resolved).

Contact

Company Name: civil+plus
Support Contact: support@civilplus.net

Author/Company Information

civil+plus

Support Information

For product support, please email us using the link provided on our support web page

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.0.2

New Features

 

  • Added check for empty surface data (+ command line notification) that occurs prior to attempting to merge/paste.
  • Updated common assembly references to the latest versions for side-by-side compatibility with:
    • Subassembly Studio (all variants) v8.0.23
    • Visual Report Designer v4.0.23
    • Pond Volume Calculator 1.0.2
    • Terra Power Tools 2.0.23.
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