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Sometimes we need to export our drawing files from Civil 3D to plain vanilla AutoCAD. This may be necessary for a variety of reasons: the client or another consultant doesn’t have Civil 3D and they aren’t able to install the Civil 3D Object Enabler, or you are producing an archive set and don’t want to risk future versions of AutoCAD being unable to read old Civil 3D data. Also, given that Civil 3D surfaces take longer to load, you might want to produce vanilla AutoCAD versions of your design surfaces and pipe networks for use as base files on your plan set.

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I’ve discovered a few issues with exporting from Civil 3D 2008 to vanilla AutoCAD, and have some workarounds.

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