# How do you add boundaries to surface in Civil 3D?

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## How do you create boundaries on a surface?

Solution:

1. Select the surface in the drawing.
2. Click the “Extract from Surface” button in the contextual surface ribbon tab.
3. Choose the “Extract objects” option. Check “Border” in the window that follows and click OK:

## What are boundaries in Civil 3d?

A boundary affects the visibility of the surface triangles inside it. When you create boundaries, you specify whether they use arc tessellation and non-destructive breaklines. Surface boundaries are defined from closed polygons, such as a closed polyline or a parcel, or from surfaces.

## How do I add a boundary to a corridor surface?

To interactively add a boundary to a corridor surface

1. In the drawing, click the corridor, then right-click and click Corridor Properties. …
2. Click the Boundaries tab.
3. Right-click the corridor surface to which you want to add a boundary. …
4. In the drawing, click a corridor feature line that will form one side of the boundary.

## How do you clip boundaries in Civil 3d?

See To Add Boundaries to a Surface. In the Prospector tree, expand the Surfaces collection, right-click Surface Properties. In the Surface Properties dialog box, click the Definition tab. Select the Add Data Clip Boundary operation and click to move it to the top of the list.

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## How do you extract a surface in Civil 3D?

1. In the drawing, select the surface.
2. Click TIN Surface tab >> Surface Tools panel >> Extract from Surface drop-down >> Extract Objects >> Find.
3. The Extract Objects From Surface dialog box lists all of the surface properties that are visible in the currently selected surface style. …
4. Click OK.

## How do you hide surface boundaries in Civil 3d?

In Toolspace, on the Prospector tab, under the Surfaces collection, expand the XGND surface. Under the XGND surface, expand the Definition collection. Right-click Boundaries. Click Add.

Exercise 3: Adding a Hide Boundary

1. Name: XGND-Pond Hide.
2. Type: Hide.
3. Non-Destructive Breakline: Selected.
4. Mid-Ordinate Distance: 1.0000.

## How does a hide boundary function?

A hide boundary created using non-destructive breaklines: Note: When you use a hide boundary, the hidden surface area is not deleted. The full surface remains intact. If there are surface TIN lines that you want to remove from the surface, then use the Delete Line operation.

## How do you create a corridor from an alignment in Civil 3D?

To Create a Corridor

1. Click Home tab Create Design panel Corridor Find.
2. In the Create Corridor dialog box, specify the following parameters: …
3. Select Set Baseline and Region Parameters to add multiple baselines and regions, or modify the default frequencies or start and end stations. …
4. Click OK.

## How do you add an assembly to an alignment in Civil 3D?

To automatically add assemblies at offset geometry points using command settings

1. In Toolspace, click the Settings tab.
2. Expand Corridor Commands.
3. Right-click CreateCorridor, and click Edit Command Settings. …
4. Set the Value field for the Offset Target Geometry Points to Yes to enable this option.
5. Click Apply or OK.
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## Why is my Civil 3D file so big?

There are multiple causes for this behavior: All the “standard” Civil 3D styles and the AEC contents are being added to the file. A data referenced surface is being saved within the drawing. Accumulation of AutoCAD MEP styles and definitions.

## How do you clip a surface?

If necessary, change the objects’ order with the Send command (see Changing Object Stacking Order). Select the object to be clipped. Select the clipping object. Select Modify > Clip Surface.