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Cross sections from right to left in Autodesk Civil 3D

In some cases you want to design in Autodesk Civil 3D the water channel to get your cross sections drawn from right to left in the reverse direction than usual.

If you want to (or have to) get the cross sections in the reverse direction you can use this method
and get them quite fast making small changes here and there.

The alignment reference station system

If you want to design one Alignment with several reference segments in Autodesk Civil 3D you can do it fast and easily.
This method is useful in some cases when you want to design something in the reference station system in spite of the global station system.

Major section grade break Labels with a Percent Controller

If you want to add grade break labels to the major section grade only (where the difference is greater than 1%) you can add labels with an offset and an elevation to hundreds of crosses sections for a surface and change a percent controller globally in Autodesk Civil 3D.

Dynamic corridor elevations descriptions

If you want to describe elevations of a pavement on a site plan by elevation points (not by a contours plan) you can do it in Autodesk Civil 3D by adding some particular points which will be:

Create cross sections reversed to a stations

In most cases cross sections are consistent to a stations direction.
You can change this order e.g. in hydrology projects where a constrution work direction is reversed to a river flow direction in Autodesk Civil 3D.