When earthwork movement has been processed and we wish to calculate another phase of movement that follows the last phase (Ex: A partial cut in a cross section and another process cut or a fill of the complete cross section), Auto Cad Civil 3D doesn’t recognize the Actual surface to obtain the current cut or fill volume.
For this to be done, we have to merge surfaces from different earthwork phases (Ex: Phase 1, which could be a cut, and phase 2 that could be a fill for the sub base).
And if the Project needs a lot of earth movement (Ex: In different areas in a cross section), we have to merge a surface for each part of the project, what results very annoying and unpractical.
In other programs, like Eagle Point, it recognizes the Actual surface automatically, what results great and very practical to calculate the volume in cubic meters (To Cube, or to make Requisitions).
We have tried every possible way to make Civil 3D emulate the same command that other programs facilitate to calculate earthwork movements in different phases of a project, but we still haven’t came across with any practical conclusions.
Is there any way to do this earthwork calculation (or we can call it Earthwork Calculation Phase by Cross Sections) in Civil 3D, other than Merging surfaces (That’s not practical at all).
I hope to hear from you guys soon, I waiting for this to complete a project….
Franklin F. Alvarez D.
(((Here is a little sketch foor you guys to understand better.....)))