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Minnesota Quick Reference Guides

Minnesota Civil 3D, Survey and Geographical Information System (GIS) Quick Reference Guides

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100 - Survey

  • File Description

    • Download ALL Survey files Here (PDF; 4,570 KB)
    • 100.0 Minnesota Standard Survey Point Codes Preview (PDF; 44 KB)
    • 110.0 GPS Survey Manual – VRS Blackberry Startup Procedures Preview (PDF; 321 KB)
    • 111.0 GPS Survey Manual – VRS TSC2 and Job Startup Procedures Preview (PDF; 219 KB)
    • 112.0 GPS Survey Manual – Begin Survey Procedures  Preview (PDF; 158 KB)
    • 113.0 GPS Survey Manual – Initialization Procedures Preview (PDF; 93 KB)
    • 114.0 GPS Survey Manual – Measure Points Procedures Preview (PDF; 469 KB)
    • 115.0 GPS Survey Manual – Downloading Points from Controller Preview (PDF; 361 KB)
    • 116.0 GPS Survey Manual – Measure Codes Procedures Preview (PDF; 98 KB)
    • 117.0 GPS Survey Manual – Stakeout Procedures Preview (PDF; 197 KB)
    • 118.0 GPS Survey Manual – Method for Setting Tribrach Over Established Point  Preview (PDF; 57 KB)
    • 119.0 Trimble Equipment Setup Using VRS Survey Style Preview (PDF; 21 KB)
    • 130.0 Downloading Survey Text File from TSC2 Data Collector Preview (PDF; 21 KB)
    • 131.0 Downloading Through Survey Link Preview (PDF; 107 KB)
    • 132.0 Importing a Field Book File Into a Drawing Preview (PDF; 66 KB)
    • 140.0 Trimble Link – Civil 3D Setup Preview (PDF; 105 KB)
    • 141.0 Trimble Link - Downloading GPS Survey Data Preview (PDF; 594 KB)
    • 142.0 Trimble Link – Downloading Total Station Survey Data Preview (PDF; 561 KB)
    • 143.0 Trimble Link – Exporting Corridors Preview (PDF; 249 KB)
    • 150.0 Correct GPS Coordinates to the OPUS Solution Preview (PDF; 291 KB)
    • 151.0 Adjusting Total Station Coordinates to GPS Coordinates Preview (PDF; 177 KB)
    • 170.0 Trimble Reports - Custom Export Style Sheets Preview (PDF; 748 KB)
    • 171.0 Trimble Reports - Using Custom Export Style Sheets Preview (PDF; 43 KB)
    • 180.0 Roads Module – Creating a Road Preview (PDF; 868 KB)
    • 181.0 Roads Module – Staking a Road Preview (PDF; 826 KB)

    200-General

    • File Description

      • Download ALL General files Here (PDF; 1,376 KB)
      • 200.0 The Civil 3D 2010 Ribbons Preview (PDF; 811 KB)
      • 201.0 The Civil 3D 2010 User Interface Preview (PDF; 218 KB)
      • 202.0 Common Drafting Commands and Shortcuts Preview (PDF; 20 KB)
      • 210.0 Moving Around in the Drawing Preview (PDF; 26 KB)
      • 211.0 Snap and Tracking Preview (PDF; 95 KB)
      • 220.0 Basic Linework and Drafting Objects Preview (PDF; 33 KB)
      • 221.0 Move, Copy or Modify Objects Preview (PDF; 45 KB)
      • 240.0 Annotation – Text and Leaders Preview (PDF; 37 KB)
      • 241.0 Annotation - Dimensioning Preview (PDF; 78 KB)
      • 242.0 Annotation - Tables Preview (PDF; 132 KB)
      • 243.0 Text Fields Preview (PDF; 103 KB)
      • 250.0 MN Drawing Template Layers Preview (PDF; 25 KB)
      • 251.0 Using Layers Preview (PDF; 152 KB)
      • 252.0 Layer Filters Preview (PDF; 53 KB)
      • 253.0 Plotting Preview (PDF; 51 KB)
      • 260.0 Model Space and Layouts Preview (PDF; 170 KB)
      • 260.1 260.1 Aligning Model Space Objects in a Viewport Preview (PDF; 107 KB)
      • 260.2 Assign a Page Setup to a Layout  Preview (PDF; 49 KB)
      • 261.0 Design Center Preview (PDF; 137 KB)
      • 262.0 Working with Tool Palettes Preview (PDF; 57 KB)
      • 263.0 Setting Up MN NRCS Customized Tool Palettes Preview (PDF; 85 KB)

    300-Points

    • File Description

      • Download ALL Points files Here (PDF; 430 KB)
      • 300.0 Using Point Styles Preview (PDF; 121 KB)
      • 301.0 Importing Survey Points From a Text File Preview (PDF; 117 KB)
      • 302.0 Linking to Survey Points in an External Text File Preview (PDF; 118 KB)
      • 310.0 Default MN Drawing Template Point Groups Preview (PDF; 24 KB)
      • 311.0 Working with Point Groups Preview (PDF; 118 KB)
      • 312.0 Controlling the Display of Point Groups Preview (PDF; 34 KB)
      • 313.0 Creating a New Point Group  Preview (PDF; 120 KB)

     

    400-Surfaces

    • File Description

      • Download ALL Surfaces files Here (PDF; 1,647 KB)
      • 400.0 Styles - Surface Styles Preview (PDF; 297 KB)
      • 410.0 Setting Up the Standard Existing Ground Surface Preview (PDF; 59 KB)
      • 411.0 Creating a Surface From a Point Group Preview (PDF; 46 KB)
      • 412.0 Creating a Surface From 2D Polyline Contours Preview (PDF; 43 KB)
      • 413.0 Creating a Surface from a DEM Preview (PDF; 239 KB)
      • 413.1 Creating a Surface from a DEM with ArcMap Tool Preview (PDF; 210 KB)
      • 414.0 Creating a Surface from a Shapefile Preview (PDF; 215 KB) *
      • 415.0 Creating a Surface from an adf File Preview (PDF; 68 KB) *
      • 420.0 Cleaning Up a Surface – Breaklines Preview (PDF; 181 KB)
      • 421.0 Cleaning Up a Surface – Boundaries Preview (PDF; 155 KB)
      • 430.0 Surface Labels - Contour Labels Preview (PDF; 93 KB)
      • 431.0 Surface Labels - Spot Labels Preview (PDF; 49 KB)
      • 440.0 Viewing a Surface in 3D Preview (PDF; 90 KB)

     

    500-Alignments

    • File Descriptions

      • Download ALL Alignments files Here (PDF; 420 KB)
      • 500.0 Styles - Alignment Lines  Preview (PDF; 12 KB)
      • 501.0 Styles - Alignment Station Labels  Preview (PDF; 93 KB)
      • 510.0 Creating an Alignment from Objects  Preview (PDF; 78 KB)
      • 511.0 Creating an Alignment Using Alignment Creation Tools  Preview (PDF; 113 KB)
      • 512.0 Create an Offset Alignment  Preview (PDF; 93 KB)
      • 513.0 Editing Alignments – Alignment Layout Tools  Preview (PDF; 185 KB)

     

    600-Profiles

    • File Description

      • Download ALL Profiles files Here (PDF; 495 KB)
      • 600.0 Styles - Profile Line Styles
      • Profile From a 3D Polyline  Here (PDF; 12 KB)
      • 600.0 Styles - Profile Line Styles Preview (PDF; 18 KB)
      • 601.0 Styles - Profile View Styles Preview (PDF; 48 KB)
      • 602.0 Styles – Profile Label Sets Preview (PDF; 26 KB)
      • 610.0 Profile from a Terrain Surface Preview (PDF; 59 KB)
      • 611.0 Developing a Finished Ground Profile Preview (PDF; 105 KB)
      • 620.0 Profile Views Preview (PDF; 173 KB)

     

    700-Sections

    • File Description

      • Download ALL Section files Here (PDF; 406 KB)
      • 700.0 Styles – Section View Styles Preview (PDF; 39 KB)
      • 701.0 Styles – Group Plot Styles Preview (PDF; 122 KB)
      • 702.0 Styles – Section Band Sets Preview (PDF; 21 KB)
      • 710.0 Creating Sample Lines Preview (PDF; 60 KB)
      • 711.0 Plotting a Single Section Preview (PDF; 129 KB)
      • 712.0 Plotting Multiple Sections Preview (PDF; 134 KB)

     

    800-Grading

    • File Description

      • Download ALL Grading files Here (PDF; 29 KB)
      • Grading a Simple Storage Pond Preview (PDF; 31 KB)
      • 810.0 Grading Groups Preview (PDF; 29 KB)

    900-Corridors and Assemblies

    • File Descriptions

      • Download ALL Corridors and Assemblies files Preview (PDF; 216 KB)
      • 910.0 Creating an Assembly Preview (PDF; 25 KB)
      • 911.0 Editing an Assembly Preview (PDF; 86 KB)
      • 912.0 Conditional Cut or Fill Subassembly Preview (PDF; 34 KB)
      • 920.0 Simple Corridors Preview (PDF; 53 KB)
      • 930.0 Corridor Example – Waterway Preview (PDF; 58 KB)
      • 940.0 Assembly Guide – Simple Waterway Preview (PDF; 22 KB)
      • 941.0 Assembly Guide – Cond CutFill Wway Preview (PDF; 31 KB)
      • 942.0 Assembly Guide – Cond CutFill Wway wTile Preview (PDF; 36 KB)

     

1000-Quantities

  • File Description

    • Volumes Between Surfaces Preview (PDF; 54 KB)
    • Volumes from Sections Preview (PDF; 75 KB)

 

1100-Data Sharing and Transfer

  • File Description

    • Download ALL Data Sharing and Transfer files Here (PDF; 224 KB)
    • Transferring Data Using XML Files Preview (PDF; 482 KB)
    • 1101.0 Linking Drawing Files Using Data Shortcuts  Preview (PDF; 224 KB)

1200-Images and GIS Files

  • File Description

    • Download ALL Images and GIS files Here (PDF; 1,923 KB)
    • 1200.0 Inserting Georeferenced Images and Shapefiles Preview (PDF; 60 KB)
    • 1201.0 Adding WMS Image to Civil 3D Preview (PDF; 30 KB)
    • 1202.0 Clipping WMS Images Preview (PDF; 463 KB) *
    • 1203.0 Connect to Shapefile Preview (PDF; 77 KB) *
    • 1204.0 Task Pane Preview (PDF; 818 KB) *

 

1400-Customization

  • File Descriptions

    • Download ALL Automation files Here (PDF; 964 KB)
    • 1400.0 Workspaces and Customization Preview (PDF; 512 KB)
    • 1401.0 Transferring Customization Settings   Preview (PDF; 429 KB)

1500 – Automation

  • File Descriptions

    • Download ALL Automation files Here (PDF; 76 KB)
    • 1500.0 Plan Production Example – Cross Section Sheets   Preview (PDF; 76 KB)

Updated 05/7/2013