Civil Designer 6.4 Strings
Soon to be released
today’s newsletter, we take a closer look at the
newly developed Strings tool for Civil Designer
6.4, their multiple uses, how it may be
manipulated to suit specific needs and how it
The Strings tool is used to facilitate easier
design. It works in a similar way to a 3D
polyline in that it consists of a sequence of 3D
points called vertices. It also differs from
polylines in that multiple strings have an
effect on each other in a hierarchical manner.
This hierarchical structure is the reason for
the String’s dynamic nature.
String is not a CAD entity, nor is it a sequence
of DTM points. It is a separate object stored in
a separate file but may be created from CAD
entities or a series of DTM points. A String can
either form a closed figure or an open route.
Strings interact with one another in a
hierarchical manner. A newly created or isolated
String is known as a platform or master string.
Once this string has been created, you can
attach a second string called the child string,
which in turn can have its own children. The
relationship of the platform string to the child
string is usually described as the platform
being a parent to the child.