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  CMI Tools for Civil 3D
CAD Masters, Inc. (CMI) has created CMI Tools for Civil 3D to enhance the capabilities of Civil 3D and fill in some of the gaps of the software. CMI Tools are included as a free benefit for customers who purchase their Autodesk Subscription for Civil 3D from CAD Masters. Or it can be purchased for $99/seat. Ever wish that you could create a point table that references stations and offsets for an alignment? Do you want more control over your styles and the ability to find and replace them, or globally edit them? Alignment and profile tools increase productivity in labeling, creating offset or intersecting profiles, and generating profiles from 3d polylines.


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Contents:

Style Utilities
Find and Replace Styles  
Edit All Styles 
Edit All Table Styles

Import Styles

Template Utilities
Export and Import Object Layers 
Import Survey Settings 

Alignment Utilities
Alignment Staking 

Profile Utilities

Create Crossing Profile 

Create Profile from 3d Polyline or Points

Create Offset Profile

Mark Key Points from an Alignment on a Profile

Shift Profile

Corridor Utilities
Rename Subassemblies 
Delete Unused Subassemblies 

Point Utilities
Point Table Creation 

Surface Utilities
Export Surface to XYZ 

AutoCAD Utilities
Dview Twist Utilities

Find and Replace Style Components
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This routine will allow you to search all Civil 3D styles in a drawing for a particular layer, text style, or block.  You can also replace the layer, text style, or block as desired.

Find and Replace Style Components

Modify All Styles

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This command is used to simply add or remove a prefix to the names of all the styles. It can also be used to change name of the person that created the styles.

Modify All Styles

Modify All Table Styles

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This command is used to modify all of the table styles in the drawing template.

Modify All Table Styles

Import Styles

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Import/Export styles from a drawing or template to one or more other drawings.

Export and Import Object Layers

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Export the default object creation layers found in Drawing Settings, edit them in Excel and import them back.

Export and Import Object Layers

Import Survey Settings

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Imports description keys from an Excel spread sheet.

Import Survey Settings

Alignment Staking

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Alignment staking creates Civil 3D points for your alignment based key geometry. These points can be used for reports, used in the drawing or in the field.

Alignment Staking  

Alignment Staking 2

 

Create Crossing Profile

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Use this command to find all intersecting alignments and extract the elevations from the corresponding profiles to create a new profile.

Create Crossing Profile

Create Offset Profile

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Use this command to create a new profile based on relationships with other adjacent alignments and profiles.  This tool is great for curb return profiles.

 

Mark Key Points From an Alignment on a Profile

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Mark points on a profile using the stations of an alignment.  Obtain the elevations from a neighboring profile.  Create superimposed profiles where you are in control.

Mark Key Points From an Alignment on a Profile

Create Profile From 3D Polyline Or Points

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If you do not need an entire existing ground DTM, you can use this utility to create a profile from a 3D polyline or point objects.  It's perfect for using an alignment and profile as a cross section. CMI Tools will calculate the station of each vertex or point and add this information to a layout profile.

Shift Profile

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Stretch a profile positive or negative station within a certain station range while maintaining the elevations.  This routine can save a lot of time when making changes to the alignment and need to update the profile to compensate.

Rename Subassemblies

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When copying assemblies in Civil 3D, the subassembly names can get unruly. This routine will allow you to globally rename subassemblies based on a pattern of AssemblyName-SubassemblyName-Side. 

Rename Subassemblies

Rename Subassemblies

Delete Unused Subassemblies

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Use this command to delete unused assemblies in your drawing. If an assembly exists in the drawing and is not used in a corridor, it will be deleted. 

Point Table Creation

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Create a table within your AutoCAD drawing that shows point information – northing, easting, elevation, description. You can even include stations and offsets to a reference alignment: 

Point Table Creation


Point Table Creation 2

 

Export Surface to XYZ

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This command quickly creates an ASCII text file that contains all the eastings, northings and elevations for all the points used to build a surface.  This command is great for creating modified large text files that spreadsheet software would not be able to handle.

Dview Twist Utilities

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These utilities will allow you to set a dview twist angle simply by picking two points.  You can also automatically rotate text or point objects such that they "line up" with the current twist angle.

 

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