Reverse Engineering with Subassembly Composer for AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
Lecture    CI3001
Kati Mercier
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Subassembly Composer for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 software provides users with an easy-to-use interface for visually creating complex subassemblies without the need for advanced programming knowledge. While you will sometimes find yourself starting with a clean slate, other times you may find yourself needing to modify a Subassembly Composer PKT file created by another user. Intended for existing Subassembly Composer for AutoCAD Civil 3D users, this class explores how to break apart an existing Subassembly Composer flowchart and make it your own. You will see the problems and pitfalls that can make your own flowcharts difficult to understand. You will also learn tips and tricks for making your flowcharts easy to share and be further enhanced by coworkers, colleagues, and the Civil 3D community at large.

Key Learnings

  • Combine components of multiple PKT files together into a composite subassembly using various workflow elements
  • Create clear and concise flowcharts that will enhance a your ability to understand and modify your subassembly in the future
  • Deconstruct an existing Subassembly Composer PKT file to identify its functions
  • Create new subassemblies to perform custom functions by making modifications to existing PKT files


 Kati Mercier
Kati Mercier
Kati Mercier is a Professional Engineer licensed in the states of Connecticut and New York. Since 2004 she has served as a project engineer at Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates, Inc., a civil and environmental engineering firm that provides engineering, review, and design consultation to local municipalities and other clients. Most recently, Kati has coauthored Mastering AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2013. She is an AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional, presented at Autodesk University 2011, and currently operates civil4d.com, a leading site for the discussion of Civil 3D and other civil engineering topics.

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