March 23, 2011

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 – Import Styles and Settings

So here is the scenario. You need to reuse a topographic survey done earlier in Land Desktop. You open the legacy Land Desktop survey drawing in and create a Civil 3D surface from the data therein but you don’t see the Civil 3D surface contours. The reason is that this drawing, being legacy, does not have the, much needed, object display styles. So what would you do now?

Relax; Civil 3D 2012 has your answer. Hi, I am Gaurav Bagga, Application Specialist Infrastructure at Ideate in San Francisco. I have been training and implementing Civil 3D since its first release. Yes, with Civil 3D 2012 you can now import styles and settings from the project template or a project drawing with the required styles and settings using the Import Styles command located in the Manage tab, under Styles panel.

Similarly, you can purge unused styles using the Purge styles command also located in the Manage tab, under Styles panel.

Don’t forget to look through other great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2012 releases for Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, AutoCAD, Navisworks and more:

Gaurav Bagga

Infrastructure Solutions Application Specialist

Gaurav works as a civil application specialist for Ideate. In addition to having a degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Construction Management, Gaurav has over 13 years of experience in the construction industry including 7 years with Ideate as an Autodesk Certified Instructor and Autodesk Civil 3D Implementation Certified Expert. During his tenure at Ideate, Gaurav has presented and taught at several conferences and CAD Camps. He has also taught and supported hundreds of students in Civil 3D and Land Desktop, has developed Ideate's custom Civil 3D curriculum and has helped over a dozen small, medium and ENR 500 engineering, surveying and planning firms successfully complete Civil 3D pilot projects. Follow Gaurav on Twitter: @BeGeez

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