Inserting Subassemblies on Right and Left Sides of a Corridor

 
 
 

Some subassemblies use a Side input parameter to specify inserting the subassembly on the right or left side of a corridor; other subassemblies allow you to do this by specifying a positive or negative value for the insertion point input parameter.

Subassemblies that contain a Side input parameter let you specify which side the subassembly is inserted by setting this parameter to Right or Left. By default, this parameter is typically set to Right. Change it to Left to insert the subassembly onto the left side.

The Auto-Detect Side command setting enables AutoCAD Civil 3D to apply the side parameter of the subassembly to which a new subassembly is attached. For more information, see Edit Feature Settings - Subassembly Dialog Box.

Other subassemblies, such as LinkOffsetAndElevation, do not contain a Side input parameter. However, you can insert the subassembly onto the right or left side of a controlling baseline by entering a positive or a negative value for the insertion point input parameters. A positive value for this parameter inserts the subassembly onto the right side of a corridor, or of a controlling baseline. A negative value inserts the subassembly onto the left side. The insertion point input parameter could be named any of the following, depending on the function of the subassembly: Insert Point Offset, Sample Point Offset, Daylight Offset from Baseline.

The following are examples of subassemblies that do not contain an input parameter named Side. For these types of subassemblies, you specify the side by using positive and negative values for the insertion point input parameter.

You can also use the Mirror option to automatically copy a subassembly, or multiple subassemblies, from one side of an assembly to the other. For more information, see Creating an Assembly

To insert a subassembly on the left side of a corridor using the Side parameter

  1. Click Home tabCreate Design panelAssembly drop-downCreate Assembly.At the Command prompt, enter CreateAssembly.
  2. In the Create Assembly dialog box, accept the default settings. Click OK.
  3. When you are prompted to specify the assembly baseline location, click a point in the drawing to insert the assembly.
  4. In the Tool Palettes window, open the Imperial - Basic tool palette by clicking the Imperial - Basic tab. (To display the Tool Palettes window, click Home tab Palettes panel .)
  5. Click the BasicLane subassembly. The Properties dialog box is displayed for the BasicLane subassembly. Note that the Side parameter is set to Right by default.
  6. Click on the assembly. The BasicLane subassembly is inserted onto the right side of the assembly.
  7. On the tool palette, click the BasicLane subassembly again. Again the Properties dialog box is displayed.
  8. In the Properties dialog box, in the Advanced section, click the value for the Side parameter and change it from Right to Left.
  9. Click on the assembly. The BasicLane subassembly is inserted on the left side of the assembly.

To insert a subassembly on the left side of a corridor using (negative) insertion point values

  1. Click Home tabCreate Design panelAssembly drop-downCreate Assembly.At the Command prompt, enter CreateAssembly.
  2. In the Create Assembly dialog box, accept the default settings. Click OK.
  3. When you are prompted to specify the assembly baseline location, click a point in the drawing to insert the assembly.
  4. In the Tool Palettes window, open the Imperial - Daylight tool palette by clicking the Imperial - Daylight tab. (To display the Tool Palette window, click Home tab Palettes panel .)
  5. Click the DaylightToOffset subassembly. The Properties dialog box is displayed for the DaylightToOffset subassembly. Note that the Daylight Offset from Baseline parameter is set to 10 by default.
  6. Click on the assembly. The DaylightToOffset subassembly is inserted onto the right side of the assembly.
  7. On the tool palette, click the DaylightToOffset subassembly again. Again the Properties dialog box is displayed.
  8. In the Properties dialog box, in the Advanced section, click the value for the Daylight Offset from Baseline parameter and change it from positive 10 to negative 10.
  9. Click on the assembly. The DaylightToOffset subassembly is inserted on the left side of the assembly.

To insert a subassembly on the left side of a corridor using Mirror

  1. Click Home tabCreate Design panelAssembly drop-downCreate Assembly.At the Command prompt, enter CreateAssembly.
  2. In the Create Assembly dialog box, accept the default settings. Click OK.
  3. When you are prompted to specify the assembly baseline location, click a point in the drawing to insert the assembly.
  4. In the Tool Palettes window, open the Imperial - Basic tool palette by clicking the Imperial - Basic tab. (To display the Tool Palette window, click Home tab Palettes panel .)
  5. Click the BasicLane subassembly. The Properties dialog box is displayed for the BasicLane subassembly. Note that the Side parameter is set to Right by default.
  6. Click on the assembly. The BasicLane subassembly is inserted onto the right side of the assembly.
  7. On the assembly, right-click on the BasicLane subassembly and click Mirror. The BasicLane subassembly is inserted on the left side of the assembly. Note that the Mirror option is only available for subassemblies that contain a Side parameter.

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Home tab Create Design panel Assembly drop-down Create Assembly

Home tab Palettes panel

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Corridors menu Create Assembly

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