Exercise 1: Creating User-Defined Properties

In this exercise, you will learn how to create a user-defined property classification and add items to it.

For more information, see the AutoCAD Civil 3D Help topic User-Defined Property Classifications.

Create a user-defined property classification

  1. Open Points-4a.dwg, which is located in the tutorials drawings folder .

    The drawing is similar to the ones you used earlier in the Points tutorials, except only the points for storm manholes and the detention pond are visible.

  2. In Toolspace, on the Settings tab, expand the Point collection. Right-click User-Defined Property Classifications. Click New.
  3. In the User-Defined Property Classification dialog box, enter Manhole UDP.
  4. Click OK.

    The new classification is created and added to the list of user-defined property classifications.

  5. Repeat Steps 2 to 4 to create an additional user-defined property classification named Trees.

Define classification properties

  1. On the Settings tab, expand User-Defined Property Classifications. Right-click Manhole UDP. Click New.
  2. In the New User-Defined Property dialog box, for Name, enter MH_Pipe In Invert.
  3. In the Property Field Type list, select Elevation.
  4. Use the default values for all other properties. Click OK.

    The property is added to the list of Manhole UDP properties.

  5. Repeat Steps 1 to 4 to add additional properties to the Manhole UDP classification, using the following parameters:

    The next exercise uses Points-4b.dwg, which contains all of the properties and classifications. To save time, you can skip Steps 5 and 6 and proceed to Exercise 2: Creating a Label Style That Displays a User-Defined Property.

    Name Property Field Type
    MH_Material String
    MH_Diameter Dimension
    MH_Pipe In Diameter Dimension
    MH_Pipe In Material String
    MH_Pipe Out Invert Elevation
    MH_Pipe Out Diameter Dimension
    MH_Pipe Out Material String
  6. Repeat Steps 1 to 4 to add properties to the Trees classification using the following parameters:
    Name Property Field Type
    Tree_Common Name String
    Tree_Genus String
    Tree_Species String
    Tree_Diameter Dimension
    Tree_Height Distance

To continue this tutorial, go to Exercise 2: Creating a Label Style That Displays a User-Defined Property.