Create a Civil 3D Plan Profile Drawing From Within a InfraWorks Model

Picture this – you are in InfraWorks and have the 3D model of your proposed project created. A project stakeholder understands the 3D model but wants to see a plan profile sheet of the proposal to merge with other project data available in CAD. This task becomes humongous, particularly, if project is large because you need to import the model into Civil 3D and then create sheets manually or by using the plan production tool in Civil 3D.

You can avoid the above by using InfraWorks which has that command built in for you. Access the command from the Roadway Extension per the figure below.

This will display the Create Civil 3D Drawings wizard as below…

You would then need to pick the design road, the surface, and some Civil 3D option such as the scale, station start and end value, etc. The system will then create a drawing DWG file and a sheet set DST file with the plan profile sheets for you.

And that’s all – with a few picks and clicks you get a plan profile sheet from an…

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