How to Create Quantity Takeoffs from AutoCAD Objects in Civil 3D 2018

How to Create Quantity Takeoffs from AutoCAD Objects in Civil 3D 2018

– [Ron Couillard] Hi, in this video, we’re gonna talk about
how to pull quantities from plain AutoCAD objects
that are in Civil 3D. So, obviously we should
be able to pull quantities from civil objects, but I’m gonna show you
how to pull quantities from plain AutoCAD objects. So, maybe you get a
drawing from a consultant and they didn’t use Civil 3D and you wanna pull those quantities. I’m gonna show you the
process for doing that. So, I’m gonna go over to my drawing here and this drawing has a subdivision, and you can see that we
have things like blocks in the case of this fire hydrant. We’ve got polylines in the case of a curb and gutter over here. We do have some civil objects. But we’ve also got polylines
where we’ve got enclosed areas. So, in Civil 3D with the
use of the QTO Manager, first thing I need to do
is open up the QTO Manager. I’m gonna turn off the categorization that the QTO Manager comes with. And, from here, the first step is to open up a Pay Item file. If you’re not familiar with Pay Items, these are categorized item
lists that get assigned to items during construction of a project. There is one that comes with
Civil 3D right out of the box. But it has close to 4000 items. So, what I’m gonna do is, I have one that is a paired down version of it. And this is kinda what it looks like but it’s in a .CSV file. So, typically, I view this in Excel. But you can see it’s a
much more paired down list. So once I bring this into the QTO Manager, you can see that my Pay
Item lists are now present. So, what I’m gonna start off with is I’m gonna show you the process. I need to attach Pay Items
to my AutoCAD entity. So, I’m gonna select a block,
in this case it’s hydrant. I’m gonna right-click and select similar. And from here you’ll notice that we have seven or eight hydrants selected. So from here I’m gonna go over to my Pay Item list in the QTO Manager. I’m gonna right-click on the
Pay Item for fire hydrant and I’m going to assign the Pay Item. Once I do that and I hover over a block, you can see at the bottom it
has a Pay Item of fire hydrant. Real quickly, I’m gonna do that with my polylines which are my curb. And I’m gonna right-click
the curb Pay Item and assign Pay Item. So now I hover over it, it has a Pay Item. Last but not least, you can
select multiple Pay Items. In this case, I’ve got
a couple of median areas that need seeding and top soil. So I’m gonna use Assign Pay Item to Area. I’m gonna select the inside
areas of both of these polylines and just like that, the
hatch area now shows. See if I could get this to show for you. And it just doesn’t want
to show at this point. And now zooming in, let’s see if I got it. There it is. So you can see that these
areas now have two Pay Items. So from here, I can close my QTO Manager, go to the TakeOff button. I’m gonna do a Summary Report, I’m gonna uncheck selected items only, I’m gonna hit compute. I’m going to choose
the format that I want, in this case HTML. And there is my quantity take off. Now from here, I can hit the
draw button and then place that as an AutoCAD table in my drawing. So there you have it. I pulled quantities
with plain AutoCAD items like blocks and polylines and
you can see that it quantified each and every one of them for me.


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