How To Create a Profile in Civil 3D

I hope your week is going well and things are productive! It’s been a busy few weeks around here, between working on replacing an old deck at my house I’ve also got a handful of projects on the go at work with fast-approaching deadlines.

This is a great reminder of just how helpful it can be to learn new productivity tips as a designer and slowly implement them into your daily workflow.

If you’ve been following along on the channel or blog you’ll know I love to share helpful tips and trick when it comes to AutoCAD and Civil 3D that are sure to speed up your work.

That’s why, in this week’s video, I wanted to answer a super common question when it comes to Civil 3D.

In fact, when you search “Civil 3D How To…” typically one of the top results is asking about how to create Profile Views in C3D.

This is because Profiles are really the starting point and building block of the majority of Civil Design within C3D.
Before we can start getting complicated with road design, site grading, or even utility layouts, the first step is almost always to cut a profile in the area we’re interested in to see what the existing ground is doing.

As I’m sure you already know (I tend to mention it often haha…) my day job is as a Senior Civil Designer and I’ve used C3D Daily for well over a decade.
Which is why I’m always so excited to share Civil 3D tips and today’s video is no exception.

If you need to create a quick profile in Civil 3d today’s tutorial will get you started in no time!

Whether you use Civil 3d all the time or are just looking to learn something new, check out today’s video here:
Civil 3D How To Create a Profile – Quick Profile Views & Tips For C3D!

Hopefully, you enjoyed the video and are one step closer to designing in civil 3D!

I also want to thank Plex Earth for sponsoring today’s video. I know I’ve mentioned Plex Earth multiple times on the blog and newsletter, but if you’re unfamiliar with it or haven’t checked them out yet. Plex Earth is an AutoCAD and Civil 3d plugin that helps bring additional data and visualization to your project including Imagery, Surface Data, and Integration with Google Earth.

If you’d like to learn more and try out Plex-Earth you can use the link here to start a free trial now:

That’s all for today, I hope you were able to take something away from the tutorial, and if you have any questions be sure to leave a comment or reach out on Twitter @cadintentions.

As always, thank you so much for reading, I am excited to be back and posting regularly on the blog and hope you all will follow along.

Cheers and happy Drafting!

PS. If you are looking to learn more about Civil 3D and get a complete Crash course, check out my Civil 3D Crash Course here:

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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: