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Easily connect 3D points in Civil 3D.

A - answer AutoCAD Civil 3D allows (anywhere it asks for a coordinate) to use a transparent command returning the coordinate from the point number (PN) or from the point name (PA).

E.g. if you have the following points in the points list of your drawing/project:

numbernamecoordinates
11point11XYZ1
12point12XYZ2
13point13XYZ3
14point14XYZ4
15point15XYZ5

You can e.g. draw a line from the 2nd to the 3rd point with:

_LINE 'PN 12 [esc] 'PA point13 [esc] [enter]
But you can also create quickly a 3D polyline going through (connecting) the whole series of points - with a single simple command:
_3DPOLY 'PN 11-15 [esc] [enter]
Civil will even skip possible missing points in the specified series (from-to).
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See also:
Tip 11564:Avoid name collisions between AutoCAD font- and symbol files (SHX).
Tip 11511:Assigning elevations to 2D contours (isolines).
Tip 11246:Easier hatching between two polylines - Hatch2L.
Tip 11076:Reading 3D point matrix from a CSV file.
Tip 11054:Difference volume (3D solid) between two TIN surfaces (sets of coordinates)


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